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Globe honors and remembers its finest

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 26th, 2012

Holly Sow/ Arizona Silver Belt
Jimmy Lopez, a member of the Globe High School Hall of Fame inaugural class received his plaque in person after not being able to attend last year’s ceremony. Twenty new inductees were recognized Monday night at Globe High School.

Globe — It was a night of great inspirational story-telling as the 2012 Globe High School Hall of Fame inductees were each recognized for their accomplishments both in high school and after graduation. Twenty inductees were honored in the second annual induction ceremony held Monday, Sept. 24 in the Globe High School gymnasium. Master of Ceremonies, Eddie Lopez, of the class of 1993, introduced each inductee with a summary of his or her accomplishments before the inductees were called forward to accept a plaque recognizing the distinguished contributions these 20 individuals made to Globe High School and society.

The evening began by recognizing the inaugural inductees, many of whom were present. A special presentation was made to one Hall of Fame class of 2011 inductee, who was unable to attend in person last year. Jimmy Lopez, the U.S. Marine and Globe graduate who fought to protect the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979 and helped rescue over 50 people before being taken a prisoner of war, received his plaque as well as a standing ovation from the more than 200 guests at the banquet.

This year’s inductees are:

Tom Aguirre, Educator

H.A. “Fat” Bennett, Community Service

Lillian Carrillo, Community Service

Norman Clements, Educator

Arizona Cubitto, Educator

Clarence “Clay” Freney, Sports

Stan Gibson, Community Service

Ronald Knight, Educator

Martin “Pug” Marich, Sports

Pete Oddonetto, Community Service

John Pavlich, Sports

Jim and Nancy Phillips, Community Service

Angela Ruiz Tewksbury, Community Service

Andy Tolson, Educator

Jack Tomes, Community Service

Charles Tyler, Community Service

Parke Vickrey, Educator

Cephus Weatherspoon, Sports

Ed Weatherspoon, Sports

Lupe Vasquez Yanez, Community Service

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