2009 Hunter Hall of Fame Ceremony
Photos by Butch Williams
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Joe Vukelich presents a Hall of Fame plaque to
Bill Westholm speaks after accepting a Hall of
Fame plaque for Marie Saltwick.
Rev. Clyde O. Rogers, president of the class
of 1953, accepts the Hall of Fame plaque for the late Lenore Snodgrass.
The Hall of Fame event closed with an historic
moment, as members of the Denfeld family met members of the Hunting
family for the first time. Denfeld High School is named after the
former Superintendent of Duluth Public Schools, Robert E. Denfeld,
who died in 1921. The school gets its nickname, "The Hunters,"
from former teacher and coach Walt Hunting, who was at Denfeld from
1927 to 1956.
Denfeld Alumni Association President Joe Vukelich
shares a laugh with the Denfeld and Hunting families.
Duluth Mayor Don Ness (a fourth generation graduate
of Central High School) declared it Robert Denfeld and Walt Hunting
Day in the city. He also spoke in favor of Denfeld High School retaining
its name when Central closes and some of its students attend Denfeld
as part of the school district’s long-range facilities plan.
Denfeld all-star choir.
Members of the old Raleigh Street Gang: Michael
Colalillo, Al Amatuzio, Helen Lind and Duane Kerin.