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Willard schools establishes 'Distinguished W Alumni Award'

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Sep 19, 2018 at 9:00 PM

WILLARD — A tradition of excellence in Willard City Schools began in 1880.

Since that time, the district has helped produce civic and professional frontrunners in education, medicine, science, law, business, military, entertainment, art, literature and music. These former students have had a global impact and Willard teachers have inspired many to follow in their footsteps.

To honor and recognize these individuals, the Willard student council and Teen Leadership Corps have partnered with Willard City Schools to establish the “Distinguished W Alumni Award.”

The inaugural class of 2018 includes: Tony Award winner Randy Adams, retired U.S. Army Col. Daniel Barnett, retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Bruce Durr Sr., Willard City Manager Jim Ludban, Osman Hooper Award winner for news photography Jean Murray and retired U.S. Air Force colonel and former prisoner of war, Richard Vogel.

These recipients will be recognized at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Willard High School auditeria. The ceremony will be immediately followed by a small reception. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

All Distinguished W Award recipients will be recognized at halftime of the Homecoming football game with Sandusky St. Mary’s that evening.

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