15 added to Westinghouse Wall of Fame

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The Westinghouse Wall of Fame was started 13 years ago. Valeria Williams and John Brewer were the founders. The purpose of the Wall of Fame is to illustrate positive images of former Westinghouse High students throughout the school’s history who have had a positive impact on the local, national or international scene.

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HALL OF FAMERS— Seated, from left: Edward Ray, Robbin Floyd-Jones, Joseph T. Capone Sr., Floretta Irvin, Robert Randall, Cheryl Jones Banks, Barbara Phinisee and Elnora Fortson. Back from left: John Wallace Jr., Terrence Taylor, Dorien (Doc) Russell, Roderick Craighead Jr., Sylvia Burnett, niece of Fnetta Gordon-Nelson andRhonda Sears. Not shown is Brett C. Carter.

The Wall of Fame currently has 190 name that are on display at the high school and the Homewood Coliseum. They currently induct between 15 and 18 people every two years. When they were originally inducted they had a program every year. However, the committee decided to change to a two-year program.

 

The event is organized by members. The members are all volunteers with a wide range of backgrounds. The scholarship fund comes from an all- class reunion presented every year the day after Thanksgiving. Funds are donated to NEED and the members contribute to the school every year depending on student needs.

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