Tonawanda News

January 15, 2013

Local school accepting award nominations

Staff Reports
The Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — Kenmore East High School and the Kenmore East Alumni Association are accepting nominations for the school's hall of distinction, which honors former accomplished students.

Nomination forms can be found at or those interested may call the school at 874-8402. 

The Hall of Distinction has been established to honor former students who have exhibited values, qualities and characteristics fostered by Kenmore East High School throughout their lives.

To qualify for consideration, the individual must have graduated from Kenmore East at least 15 years ago.

"Nominees for this honor shall have exhibited those traditional Kenmore East values and qualities in an unusual and sustaining manner, and in so doing, have not only influenced others, but have also contributed in a significant way to his or her community," a statement from the school reads.

The deadline for nominations is Feb. 15 and the induction ceremony is scheduled for May 10 in the Kenmore East auditorium at 7 p.m. 

2012 inductees include:

• James Burns, class of 1967, Vietnam veteran, community servant

• Carl Calabrese, class of 1970, consultant, former Deputy County Executive

• Dr. Robert Greene, class of 1969, biology department chair, Niagara University

• Melissa Lin Jones, class of 1998, administrative appeals judge

• Dr. Deborah Myers, class of 1973, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, Brown University

• James Oberg, class of 1962, space engineer, consultant

• Andrew SanFilippo, class of 1969, New York State Deputy Comptroller

• Frank Williams, class of 1960, former regional vice president, The Marriott Corp., community servant

"We congratulate those who have been selected and have served their community nurtured by the ideals fostered by the Kenmore East High School," the statement reads.