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The intent of the HFCSD Wall of Distinction is to establish a tradition that honors highly successful graduates who have gone on to distinguished careers in various fields or who have become role models in the community. The Wall also demonstrates to students and the community the caliber of student produced by the Hudson Falls School District. The purpose of the Wall of Distinction is to provide inspiration and motivation for students to excel.
The next Wall of Distinction Induction Ceremony will be held in conjunction with the National Honor Society Induction on Sunday, November 4th, 2012 at 1:00pm in the High School Auditorium.
Candidates for the Wall of Distinction must:
~Have achieved a high level of professionalism, distinction, or prominence.
~Be of sufficient moral character as to represent a positive role model to students in the school district.
~Have graduated from Hudson Falls High School and have been out of school a minimum of fifteen years.
Wall of Distinction Inductees
The first ceremony was held in the fall of 2002, to coincide with the annual induction for the Sandy Hill Chapter of National Honor Society.
J. Andrew Collins '58 - Hudson Falls Merchant and former Executive Director of the Adirondack-Saratoga Chapter of the American Red Cross
Paul M. Dietrich '79 - Vice President and Partner of Carlton Funeral Home
Dr. Amy M. Fuller '81 - Musical Arts/Vocal Performance
Amy E. Hogan-Moulton M.D. '84 - Specialist in the field of Nephrology
Robert Hogan M.D. '82 - Specialist in the field of Cardiology
Rebecca Loftus Lusignan '93 - Physical Therapist
Tony DeSare ’94 – Recording Artist and Musician
Tedd Firth ’94 – Musician
David DeCamilla ’66 – President, DeCamilla Capital Management
Andrew M. Doty ’44 – Author
Ann M. (Flanigan) LaFave ’86 – Director of Student Services for Cornell University
Dr. Jesica Chard Trello Turner ’91 - Educator
Robert L. Desjardins '90 - Administrative Director, Image Guided Radiation Therapy of Latham, NY
Bertram J. Dube '35, posthumously - long time School District Attorney and Clerk of the Board of Education, Hudson Falls Central School District
Mark (Martin) C. Gage '72 - Deputy Minority Chief of Staff, Senior Policy Advisor, Director of European Affairs for the Committee on Foreign Affairs, United States House of Representatives
Nancy Gleason Groenwegen '75 - President of the Civil Service Commission, Commissioner of the NYS Department of Civil Service
James R. Ives '88 - Assistant Inspector General for Investigative Operations for the Department of Defense
Jonathan Newell '82 - Pianist, Guitarist, Composer, Instructor
Robert F. Bristol, '58 - Chair, CEO, and President, Saratoga Associates Landscape Architects, Architects, Engineers and Planners, P.C.
Synthia Woodcock-Dang, '62 - Retired English as a Second Language Teacher, K-12, University, and Adult Programs in U.S. A., Thailand, Laos, and Iran, Adjunct Professor at UMBC and Montgomery College
Holly Januszkiewicz Gregory, '74 - Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, L.L.P.
Mary Ellen Hafner, '64 - Executive Director, Warren County Head Start
Jill A. Jenkins, Ph.D., '77 - Research Microbiologist, National Wetlands Research Center
David P. Reed, '72 - President of North American Operations and Corporate Vice President, Ceradyne, Inc.
Richard Bartlett '85 – Managing Director, Head of Equities for the Americas, Citigroup
Dr. Amy Jane Cadieux '83 – Gynecology and Obstetrics Private Practice and Clinical Director of Obstetrics Rotation, University of PA
Robert Daly '48, posthumously – Dept. Chair, Mathematics Department, Hudson Falls Central School
Marcia Etu '72 – Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Practice of Dr. Joel Solomon
Joseph Murphy '56 – Elementary Teacher, Superintendent of Schools, Fort Edward and North Warren Central School District
Sean Ryan '90 – Quarterbacks' Coach, NY Giants Football Team
Kate Hogan '81 - Warren County District Attorney
Jennifer DePalo '92 - Ballerina, Soloist with the Martha Graham Dance Company
Russell Saville '86 - Cargill Animal Nutrition Dairy Management Consultant
Thomas Yole '48 - Past Principal of Hudson Falls Junior High School
Hal Mayforth '71 - Cartoonist
Joanne Pierce '59 - Head of Maternal & Child Healthcare,Newcomb Hospital, Vineland, NJ
Mary B. Cortese '50, Owner, Mary Cortese Dance Studio
Michael Jones '68, Owner, Niche Concepts and JonesCam Camera Systems
Jason E. Maynard '89, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Morris Nassivera '43- Partner, DeCaN Construction, Former Mayor of Hudson Falls
David H. Rozell '60, Retired Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services at WSWHE BOCES
Rear Admiral Almon C. Wilson '42, MC USN, Physician-Posthumous
Richard J. Carota ‘54
John J. Dickinson ‘74
Dr. Elizabeth L. Lewis-Michl ‘71
Dr. John C. Nassivera ‘68
Dr. Aileen T. Townsend ‘61
Mr. William E. Philion
Christopher Belden '78
Judith Bronk '59
Angelo Catalfamo '65
Lynda Karig Hohmann '64
Lee Potvin '51
J. Walter Juckett
Michael Cameron '77
Gary Wilson '67
Dan Cameron '74
Maureen Casey '80
Mary Cameron '74
William Bronk '34
Inaugural 2002 recipients:
John A. Leary '36
Anthony Luciano '40
Richard Hogan '48
Patrick McCullough '70
Anne C. Steele '66