Plaques on curved wood-panel wall

Plaques honoring Plymouth High School Alumni Hall of Fame inductees hang in the main lobby.

PHS seeks Alumni Hall of Fame nominees

Posted February 27, 2023

The Plymouth High School Student Council is accepting nominations for the PHS Alumni Hall of Fame, which honors graduates with exceptional achievements.

Nominees must have graduated from Plymouth High School at least 10 years ago, and should be people who have made a difference, achieved a high level of success, exhibited leadership qualities, and served their community.

Nominations are due Friday May 5. The Student Council Hall of Fame Committee chooses the inductees, who are announced each year during the PHS Graduation ceremony in June and formally inducted during PHS Homecoming in the fall.

Learn more:
• View or download an Alumni Hall of Fame nomination form.
• Contact Student Council advisor Charlotte Anderson at 920-892-2661 x1219.
• Read bios of past inductees to the PHS Alumni Hall of Fame.
• Explore the Post-Graduate Success section of our interactive, award-winning District Report Card to learn more about how Plymouth grads are making an impact all over the world.

PHS Alumni Hall of Fame

The Alumni Hall of Fame was created in 2010 to honor excellence and celebrate the successes of PHS graduates. Inductees are meant to serve as role models and inspiration for current students and the extended community.

Plymouth Hall of Fame members

  • Gilbert G. Gilman, Class of 1940, banker, inducted in 2015
  • Dar Blanke, Class of 1941, bank president and civic leader, inducted in 2016
  • Carol Edler Baumann, Class of 1950, of the Class of political science professor, inducted in 2010
  • Timm A Zimmermann, Class of 1953, nuclear medicine pioneer, inducted in 2010
  • Luther Schriefer, Class of 1955, U.S. Navy Admiral, inducted in 2014
  • Dr. Kazuhiko Maekawa, Class of 1958, the first foreign exchange student at PHS, inducted in 2010
  • Dr. Philip M. Krueger, Class of 1958, ob/gyn and U.S. Forest Service Heritage Hero, inducted in 2011
  • David G. Wacker, Class of 1958, teacher and renowned photographer, inducted in 2014
  • Ed Brinkman, Class of 1959, PHS teacher and coach, inducted in 2021
  • Barbara (Koehler) Lavallee, Class of 1960, artist and book illustrator, inducted in 2011
  • Wayne Huberty, Class of 1960, certified public accountant, inducted in 2012
  • Nancy Blick Jusky, Class of 1960, community activist, inducted in 2013
  • Sister Kathryn Schilling, Class of 1961, who ministers to the poor in Nicaragua, inducted in 2011
  • Ralph C. Stayer, Class of 1961, head of Johnsonville Foods, inducted in 2018
  • Stan Struve, Class of 1964, youth coach and advocate for those with special needs, inducted in 2019
  • Lou Gentine, Class of 1966, owner of Sargento Foods, inducted in 2012
  • Thomas Kestell, Class of 1966, dairy farmer, inducted in 2016
  • Allen Nohl, Class of 1968, advocate for veterans, inducted in 2018
  • Keith Abler, Class of 1969, musician and civic leader, inducted in 2022
  • Tony Evers, Class of 1969, then-State Superintendent of Public Instruction and later Governor of Wisconsin, inducted in 2011
  • Scott Richards, Class of 1969, teacher and coach, inducted in 2022
  • Chuck Schumacher, Class of 1969, activist in Southeast Asia, inducted in 2020
  • Roger Boeckmann, Class of 1971, automotive technician, inducted in 2015
  • James Hemauer, Class of 1973, advocate for those with disabilities, inducted in 2013
  • Gary Gritt, Class of 1973, co-founder of High Tech Tool and Die, inducted in 2017
  • Joan Vorpagel, Class of 1973, Parkview Elementary School secretary, inducted in 2014
  • Dr. Sharon (Blanke) Chappy, Class of 1975, nursing educator, inducted in 2015
  • Bill Miller, Class of 1980, outdoors writer and expert, inducted in 2013
  • Laura Schwartz, Class of 1991, speaker and author, inducted in 2012
  • Dr. Joel Dudley, Class of 1995, professor of genetics and genomic sciences, inducted in 2017
  • Lisa (Peplinski) Jaster, Class of 1996, third woman to graduate from the Army Ranger Program, inducted in 2016
  • Beau Hoopman, Class of 1999, member of the 2004 and 2008 Olympic rowing teams, inducted in 2017
  • David Peters, Class of 2001, champion of those struggling with addiction and mental-health issues, inducted in 2021
  • April Doebert-Fischer, Class of 2004, occupational therapy professor and advocate for at-risk children, inducted in 2019