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2017 Alumni Hall of Fame
September 17

West High Library

OUR 2017 HONOREES

Robin Schmidt 1949 Jan.;

Susie Look Parsons '70 and Sandy Kennard Fisher '70 accepting for their classmate
Mei-Tei-Sing Smith 1970;

2017 Alumni Association President
Susie Katon Ward '70;

Adorea Jones Harris and Linda Moss Edwards accepting for their mother
Evelyn Cardwell Jones 1942;

Ellen Trout Bennett accepting for her father,
Dr. Robert Gates Trout 1940;

Robert Coles '65 and Dan Martin '72 accepting for Ming Corazon Smith 1965


(bios for all the 2017 Honorees will be added to the
Hall of Fame website section soon)



2002 Alumni Hall of Fame Honoree and former Association President Rev. Ed Sensenbrenner '50 Jan. welcoming everyone to this annual Alumni Association event followed by the invocation.
West Assistant Principal Ms. Erica Dotson. She shared information on a few of the programs at West and welcomed everyone to West High.

Presenting the Hall of Fame plaque for
Evelyn Cardwell Jones (deceased 7/1/14) to her family is 2017 Hall of Fame Committee Chair Sara McPeek Sampson '69.
Accepting are her three children (former West Assistant Principal) Adorea Jones Harris, Linda Moss Edwards, and Raymond Cardwell Jr.

Adorea Jones Harris thanking the Alumni Association for bestowing this honor on their mother.
Columbus Police Officer and West alum Melissa Adkins '70 attended the program to talk about how ladies like Evelyn Cardwell Jones led the way for her and others like her to become members of the police department.
Ms. Adkins brought specially minted coins from Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs. The coins were designed specifically for Chief Jacobs and are only given on very special occasions. Chief Jacobs sent one for each of Ms. Jones children plus other minted coins, with the Columbus Police Headquarters on them for other family members.
Mary Jo Dolby Buckingham '48 introducing Honoree Robin Schmidt '49
2017 Honoree Robin Schmidt '49


2017 Association President Susie Katon Ward '70 talks about her former classmate and
2017 Honoree Mei-Tei-Sing Smith.
Ms. Smith was unable to attend the program.
Robert Coles '65 talks about his former classmate, friend, and
2017 Honoree Ming Corazon Smith '65.



2017 Hall of Fame Committee Member and former West Principal Dan Martin '72 accepts the plaque on behalf of Ms. Smith who was unable to attend the program.

Ellen Trout Bennett accepts on behalf of her father 2017 Honoree Dr. Robert Gates Trout '70.

The family of Honoree Evelyn Cardwell Jones with Officer Melissa Adkins '70.

Part of the family of Honoree Robin Schmidt '49 Jan. (there were a total of 23 with his group).

Seated - Charlene Garrison.
Standing - Susie Look Parsons '70, Sandy Kennard Fisher '70, Vida Fulton Williams '73, Joye Garrison '66, 2017 Association President Susie Katon Ward '70,
and Greg Large '70 accepting for their classmate
and friend
Honoree Mei-Tei-Sing Smith 1970
Seated - Charlene Garrison.
Standing - Vida Fulton Williams '73, Joye Garrison, 2014 Honoree Dr. Annette Beatty Jefferson '63, Robert Coles '65,
and 2017 Association President Susie Katon Ward '70
accepting for their classmate and friend
Honoree Ming Corazon Smith 1970


2017 Association President Susie Katon Ward '70, Doug Bennett, Ellen Trout Bennett, and 2013-2014 Association President Dorance Nichols Hornsby '63 accepting for Honoree Dr. Robert Gates Trout '40