Published in The Chagrin Valley Times
May 24, 2018
The Kenston Alumni Association announced the Distinguished Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class of 2018. The newly established Hall of Fame has been created to celebrate and pay tribute to alumni and staff who have earned distinction in their lives and careers and in the Kenston community.
Kenston Alumni Association President Drew Tewksbury said, “It is with great pride that we recognize the accomplishments of individuals who have contributed to the Kenston Schools, our country and community.”
The program was developed by a planning committee with representatives from the Kenston Alumni Association and the school district including teachers and students. Honorees were selected through a nomination and application process.
The inaugural class of 2018 honorees are: Alan Hrabak (1953), retired Kenston teacher, coach, athletic director and maintenance and grounds director; John Althans (1973), retired U.S. Naval Lieutenant Commander, principal and co-owner of Althans Insurance Agency; Judge Charles “Chip” Henry (1976) Assistant Geauga County Prosecutor, Ohio State Senator and Geauga County Common Pleas Court Judge (deceased); Kevin Lombardo, Lt. Col, USAF (1990), Chief, Nuclear Weapons Security, U.S. Strategic Command; and Justin Herdman, (1993), U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.
Alumni and community members will be invited to attend the induction ceremony and related activities taking place during homecoming Sept. 26-28. The Hall of Fame photos and biographies of the honorees will be viewable via digital screen in the high school and will be a tremendous source of pride and inspiration for Kenston students.