BHS Hall of Fame-Accepting Nominations Through March 31
BHS Hall of Fame
The Bement Board of Education began its annual Bement High School Hall of Fame Award in 1991, with the naming of Sereno Bodman and Gary Gallagher as it first members. Since its inception, fifty-nine Bement High School graduates have been named to the Hall of Fame.
Each year as many as two BHS graduates are selected to be honored. To qualify for membership a graduate or honorary alumnus must have achieved outstanding success in his or her career field, and/or contributed significantly to his or her community.
All nominations are reviewed in the spring and the honorees are announced in May. They are recognized and receive their award at the homecoming football game in the fall.
The Hall of Fame award is sponsored by the Bement Community Unit School District #5, Board of Education. This annual award has been established to honor a maximum of two Bement High School alumni or honorary alumni who have achieved outstanding success in his or her field, and/or contributed significantly to his or her community. The award will be presented at the annual homecoming festivities, and a plaque with the person’s picture, name, year and achievements will be placed in the school hallway.
Selection will be by a seven member committee, comprising two BHS graduates from prior to 1950. The remaining five members will be comprised of members from at least three different decades from 1951-2017.
In order to help the committee, if you have reason to believe a certain BHS alumni or honorary alumni deserves this award, please send the person's name and your reasons for nomination to the Hall of Fame Selection Committee, Bement High School, 201 S. Champaign, Bement, Illinois 61813.
Hall of Fame Members
|1991||William Sereno Bodman||Gary L. Gallagher|
|1992||Robert E. Bodman||Olin L. Day|
|1993||Carleton Smith||Arthur Scott Wilkinson|
|1994||Alfred E. Bodman||Helen Bowen Marx|
|1995||Waldo Lynn Born||William Edward Glennon|
|1996||Irene M. Hooker||Margaret "Margie" Frye-Wright|
|1997||Selby A. Clark||Clark "Dingy" Plummer|
|1998||Charlotte Rainey||John Pope|
|2000||Keith Bell||Ward Dare|
|2001||Martha Postelwait||Chalmer Hinton|
|2002||Robert "Barney" Camden||Emma E. Day|
|2003||William "Bill" Gorrell||Michael Walsh|
|2004||James D. Raglan||Jim Crim|
|2005||David P. Marker Sr.||George H. Wilkinson|
|2006||Robert R. "Bob" Postlewait||Doctor Zelma A. Lam Herndon|
|2007||John A. Lamb||Robert Allen Parrish|
|2008||James "Ebb" Hargrave||Sue Steidinger Reagan|
|2009||Sue Plummer Loveridge||Ralph Eugene "Gene" Wallace|
|2010||Lani Drake Barovick-Brown||Bruce Michael Hannon|
|2011||Steven R. Mills||James Olin Day|
|2012||Arthur R. Wilkinson||David Dobson|
|2013||Mark Flavin||Robert Jones|
|2014||Robert E. Glennon||Mary Hinton-Fogel|
|2015||Steve Gonzalez||Tonya Flavin|
|2016||Wayne Foran||William Ayers|
|2017||Nancy Ard||Robert Driskill|
|2018||Dana Foran||Wilma Fendley|
|2019||James K. Johnson||John Lyons|
|2020||James W. Fendley||Peggy Wright Wells|
|2021||Stephen Rittenhouse||William F. Tracy II|