The Highland Local School District Athletic Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2021 Hall of Fame Class. The class induction will be Dec. 3 at Highland High School.
The ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Inductees will be recognized between the junior varsity and varsity game, approximately 7 p.m.
Inductees are as follows:
2006 Boys Baseball Team: State Final Four
Ronda Heimlich: Volleyball Coach
Mark Harrell: Cross Country/Track Coach
Paul “Buddy” Salyer: Football/Football Coach
Highland Athlete Inductees:
Garrett Ulrey (2011): Baseball/Basketball
Kelsey Burt (2011): Cross Country-Basketball-Track-Soccer
Travis Hutchins (1996): Wrestling
Clifford Perkins (1956 Chesterville): Football/Basketball/Baseball
Athletic Hall of Fame Committee Chair Tim Hilborn is very pleased with the work of the committee in selecting such a diverse and deserving group to add to the Highland Local School District Athletic Hall of Fame.
“This year’s class of Hall of Fame Inductees covers multiple sports and generations of great Highland teams, contributors, and athletes,” Hilborn said. “The committee has a difficult job of selecting members that are worthy of being called a Hall of Famer. This year’s inductees are all excellent additions to our Athletic Hall of Fame.”
Highland Athletic Director Mike DeLaney hopes current student athletes pause and celebrate the careers of those who came before them.
“These former Highland athletes have stories to tell about their times in high school athletics,” DeLaney said. “I believe their stories will empower and inspire our current student athletes to work harder and dream bigger.”
The purpose of the Highland Athletic Hall of Fame is to foster the athletic programs of Highland High School by properly honoring and recognizing those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Athletic Department.
Information received from Mike DeLaney.