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2019 Alumni Teacher Hall of Fame

Ruth Kernagis   1973-1995  Latin Ruth graduated from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa and received her Masters degree from IUN and Valparaiso University. Her teaching career began in Crete Illinois at Hubbard Trail Junior High teaching Latin1 and then in Crete-Monee … Continue reading

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2019 Crown Point High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame

Colonel John Ward Wheeler   Class of 1911 John Ward Wheeler, the son of John J. and Virginia (nee Ward) Wheeler, was born on May 31, 1893.  His family’s history in Crown Point is as old as the community itself.  He … Continue reading

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2018 Teacher Hall of Fame

Diane was born and raised in Gary, Indiana. She graduated from Lew Wallace High School in 1967 where she was a member of the National Honor Society, Girls’ Club Secretary and French Club Secretary. In 1969 she married John Lange, … Continue reading

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2018 CPHS Alumni Association Hall of Fame

Kara is the daughter of Dr. J. Robert and Carole Mayden and one of seven children. She attended St. Mary’s elementary school and was a cheerleader in both 7th and 8th grades. She was a member of the Women’s Varsity … Continue reading

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2017 Teacher Hall of Fame

Budd graduated from Lowell High School in 1958, where he participated in football, wrestling, track and baseball. Budd is an elected member of the Lowell Athletic Hall of Fame. He graduated Indiana State University in 1962 earning a B.S. degree … Continue reading

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2017 Alumni Hall of Fame

Mary Elizabeth Davis received both her name and a home when she came to Crown Point at the age of 6. She lived on Ellendale Farm in the care of Mary Ellen Davis, who adopted her at the age of … Continue reading

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2016 Alumni Hall of Fame

COL Andrew C. Dillon, Class of 1986 Mr. Dillon was born and raised in northwest Indiana, with the exception of being a Rotary Exchange student in Belem do Para, Brazil for his junior year of high school. He was active … Continue reading

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2016 Teacher Hall of Fame

David P. Schaeffer, 1957-1994 Mr. Schaeffer grew up in Hammond, Indiana and graduated from Hammond High School in 1950. He attended Indiana State University from 1950-1954 earning his BS in Education. While at Indiana State he was on the football … Continue reading

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CPHS Alumni Association Teacher Hall of Fame 2015

Deborah Taylor Cuffia, 1973-2013 English Born and raised in Ohio and Iowa, Deborah Cuffia graduated from Central High School in Sioux City, Iowa, and attended Indiana State University, earning a BS in education with a major in English. Deborah also … Continue reading

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2015 Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees

William F. Carroll Ph.D, Class of 1969 “Culture” Dr. William F. Carroll, Jr. holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Indiana University. He received his M.S. from Tulane University in New Orleans, and a BA in Chemistry and Physics from … Continue reading

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