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James Childre

Photo courtesy of www.berryacademy.com.

Not long ago, we were pleased to share the story of an impressive group of Berry Academy alumni celebrating the golden anniversary of their championship basketball season. Now an effort is underway to recognize the achievements of the many men and women who excelled as high school athletes during that special era in Berry history.

The new Berry High School/Academy Athletic Hall of Fame is meant to honor alumni who achieved at a high level and gained notable recognition in an official school-recognized sport; received a varsity letter or the equivalent; and demonstrated the highest levels of integrity, character and sportsmanship. Nominations may be submitted electronically or by mail to Berry College Athletic Department, Hall of Fame Selection Committee, P.O. Box 495015, Mount Berry, Ga., 30149. The deadline for consideration is Oct. 6.

If you’re not familiar with Berry’s proud heritage in high school athletics, click here to learn more.

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Alumni Weekend is a memorable experience for all involved, but as the newest inductees in Berry’s Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame, John W. Coleman (04C), Amy Moskovitz Williams (03C) and Thomas Ray Fewell (58C) found it truly unforgettable.

John, a published author who recently completed both his MBA and MPA from Harvard University, was honored with this year’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award. Amy, wife of 2010 Outstanding Young Alumnus Michael D. Williams (03C), claimed the Distinguished Service Award for her commitment to global volunteerism in the area of public health. Ray, meanwhile, took home the Distinguished Achievement Award in recognition of his considerable accomplishments as a physicist and innovator in radiation measurement. He is the seventh member of his college class to win a Distinguished Alumni Award (and the third to be honored for Distinguished Achievement). You can read more about this amazing class in the fall issue of Berry magazine.

John, Amy and Ray were recognized during a May 18 gala that also featured Golden Guard inductions for the high school and college classes of 1962. Representatives of those two classes, Bob Williams (62H) and Yoniece Miller (62C), had the special honor of presenting a combined gift of more than $3 million to Berry from the high school, academy and college classes that celebrated reunions during Alumni Weekend 2012 and Mountain Day 2011.

The Friday night gala set the stage for a full weekend of reunion activities attended by nearly 500 alumni and friends.

More coverage (including photo gallery).

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