Click on an image to see it full size.
2012 Alumni Hall of Fame Reception and Introductions - October 14.
The West High School Alumni Association
proudly honored their 2012 Hall of Fame Honorees.

Accepting for Richard Hoover '43 (deceased) his daughter - Terry Hoover
Earl "Wimpy" Potts '43
John Glass '48 Jan.
accepting for Dana Deshler '55 (deceased) his classmate - Gail Lamb Nash

Bios for the 2012 Alumni Hall of Fame Honorees are posted in the website Hall of Fame 'room.'


The program was held in the West High Library.
Every seat was filled with family and friends of the Honorees, including several alumni..
2011-2012 Alumni Association President
Baileen Gary Dodd '48
welcomes everyone.
Honoree John Glass '48 Jan. with his family and friends. His son, Father James Glass, is seated to his right.

Honoree Earl Potts '51 Jan. in the brown suit with Annette Beatty Jefferson '63 in the orange suit.
2012 West Principal Jason Johnson addressing the group.

Retired West teacher, and 2012 Alumni Hall of Fame Chair Sara McPeek Sampson '69, on the right.

2000 Hall of fame Honoree, Lois Hunter Neff '55 talks about her classmate and 2012 Hall of Fame Honoree Judge Dana Deshler '55.
Former West Principal Dan Martin '72, talks about his former friend, Judge Dana Deshler '55.
The many attendees listen as Dan Martin speaks about Dana Deshler.

Gail Lamb Nash '55 accepts on behalf of the Dana Deshler family.

2011 Hall of Fame Honoree Robert Kern '55 talks about his friend, Richard Hoover '43, and their time together during their Columbus Police Dept. days

Bob Kern shows Terry Hoover, daughter of Richard Hoover, the plaque presented to her family.
2007 Alumni Hall of Fame Honoree Felix Hoover '67 talking about his long-time friend -
Earl "Wimpy" Potts '51 Jan.

Annette Beatty Jefferson '63 talks about Earl 'Wimpy" Potts, who she nominated for the Alumni Hall of Fame.
2012 Honoree Earl "Wimpy" Potts '51 Jan.
Annette and Felix present Wimpy with his plaque.
Wimpy telling the group about some of his experiences as a postal delivery person on the Hilltop and delivering flowers the past few years for the Hilltop Florist. He said he has nominated several for the Alumni Hall of Fame, but he never thought he would be honored in such a group.
Sara Sampson '69 holds the microphone for Terry Hoover as she thanks the Alumni Association for giving this recognition and honor to her father, Richard Hoover.
Father James Glass introduces his father, 2012 Alumni Hall of Fame Honoree John Glass '48 Jan.
John Glass talks to the group about his days at West and the many friendships he developed during that time.
John Glass accepts his plaque from Sara Sampson as Father James Glass shows the plaque to the group.
John Glass
John Glass was introduced to quartet singing by his West Choir director.
He has continued singing throughout his life.
He invited some Columbus friends, members of the Ohio Barbershop Singers Association,
The Singing Buckeyes, to sing for our group.
The singing was so soothing, it lulled a small attendee to sleep!
John just couldn't help himself.
He joined the group for their 2nd song.
The Singing Buckeyes are made up of Dave Kindinger, Hank Schuster, Jim Ruisinger, Rick Howard, and, of course, John Glass.

(We apologize that we don't have the names of the quarter in order of how they are standing.
John is the 2nd from the left.)
Two Hall of Fame Honorees - Lois Hunter Neff '55 and Paul Pennell '57
Previous Alumni Hall of Fame Honorees in attendance:

from 2010 - Wilfred "Willie" Evans '50 Jan.;
from 2011 - Robert Kern '55;
from 2000 - Lois Hunter Neff '55;
from 2007 - Felix Hoover '67;
from 2002 - Lois Farrand Sensenbrenner '50 Jan.; from 2010 - Dr. Forrest Flewellen '46;
from 2003 - Mary Carter Glascor '34;
from 2006 - Paul Pennell '57,
from 2002 - Rev. Ed Sensenbrenner '50 Jan.

We were so pleased to have so many former Honorees in attendance this year.
2012 Alumni Hall of Fame Honoree the Honorable
Judge Dana A Deshler '55
(deceased)
2012 Alumni Hall of Fame Honoree John Glass '48 Jan.
2012 Alumni Hall of Fame Honoree Richard "Dick" Hoover '43 (deceased)
2012 Alumni Hall of Fame Honoree Earl "Wimpy" Potts '51 Jan.
The following pictures were provided by Baileen Gary Dodd '48

West Principal Jason Johnson
Sara Sampson addressing the group
Baileen Dodd '48 welcoming the group
Alumni Association Treasurer Bob Roach '57, 2002-2004 Alumni Association President Nancy Hardy Smith '50, Baileen Gary Dodd
 
The Registration table. In the background, 1996-1999 Alumni Association President Ed Schmidt '56
 
 
 
 
Baileen Gary Dodd