2012 Alumni Day/Hall of Fame Event – Thank You

Our Third Annual Alumni Day/Hall of Fame event was held Friday, May 11, 2012. It began with a reception in the lobby of the auditorium, followed by a luncheon in the south courtyard which was prepared and served by the Thornton culinary arts students.

Dozens of photos, and more, in the TALF Newsletter – Summer 2012 (click image to download and view)

The program moved to the beautiful, newly renovated auditorium where TALF’s Executive Director, Kay Rampke, ’70, provided opening remarks. Principal Tony Ratliff, ’80 and TALF’s President Eric Fox followed stating their appreciation for all those that have supported the Alumni Day/Hall of Fame event as well as the Thornton Alumni Legacy Fund in general.

Dr. Guthrie Ramsey, a member of the class of 1976, was the guest speaker. His message to the audience and especially the students in attendance was the following: Dream – Plan – Execute. His advice was to have big dreams, develop a specific plan of action and follow through to implement and execute the plans you have made. Very wise advice!

The dinner/dance was held at Idlewild Country Club with 300 guests in attendance which included current students and staff from TTHS. The evening provided many to share their memories they had while attending Thornton Township High School, connect with classmates and faculty they may have had while attending TTHS. This was a day that many generations of alumni, family and friends could enjoy. The highlight of the day and evening is the induction of the honorees. Inductees were from classes of 1940 – 1995. There careers vary but all had the same message to the audience –Thornton had a tremendous impact on their lives and careers.

Thank you to all attended and supported this event! Without your support, Thornton Alumni Legacy Fund would not be able to give back to the students at Thornton High School. The administration, staff and students THANK YOU for another successful event! We look forward to seeing you at the 2013 Alumni Day/Hall of Fame event.

Thank you to the following for sponsorships/donations

J. David NelsonDr. Michael Thomas

Napoleon Harris

Mrs. Roberta Moody

Dr. William Bielby

Carl Durnavich

Dr. Milton Davenport

Jane Halagiere Martin

The Small Family

Clifford Chatman

Mary Boyer

Ann Holtgren-Pellegreno

James Strezinski

Dr. Louis Mansky

Kay Benacka Rampke

Frank Zuccarelli, Thornton Township SupervisorJohn McConnell

Beatrice Vandenberg

C. Mahaffay

Ron Ferguson

Dr. Vince J. Geraci

Chris & LaMarr Thomas

Larry Halagiere

Judge James H.Varga

Ken Jackson

Dr. Gregory T. Jackson

Leon Newbern

Emily Knight Shierk

Vanessa Robinson-Mootry

Mary Lou Falica