WEIRTON — Six new members had been inducted into the Weirton Madonna High School Hall of Fame throughout a ceremony Nov. 5 on the Williams Golf and Country Club.
The Class of 2022 is notable for being the primary class composed solely of Madonna alumni.
Lisa Conti, a 1975 graduate and 2020 Hall of Famer inductee, hosted the ceremony and skim highlights of every new member’s biography, adopted by a video presentation.
The Madonna High School Hall of Fame exists to acknowledge excellent alumni and faculty supporters for his or her achievements and contributions to Madonna High School.
This 12 months’s inductees included:
Athletic Achievement: Craig Rumora, Class of 1975, who was a standout athlete in basketball and baseball. He was named to the All-OVAC First Team for basketball and baseball, the Catholic State Basketball All-Tournament Team, and obtained recognition from the West Virginia All-State First Team. He additionally performed baseball at James Madison University and West Liberty University, obtained WVIAC First Team All-Conference honors, and served as group captain in 1979.
Public Service: Katie Deter Dahlheim, born 2000, who based the non-profit group Lend-A-Hand Appalachia in 2005. In 2017, she began the Lowcountry Blessing Box Project to assist with meals insecurity in Charleston, SC. Six blessing packing containers and has grown to greater than 250 within the Charleston space and greater than 400 all through South Carolina. She is the writer of “Building a Kindness Army.”
School service: the late Al Boniti, Class of 1969, who was half of the 1966 Catholic State runners-up soccer group, the 1967 OVAC AA Championship group, and the 1968 Catholic State Championship group. He was principal of St. Joseph the Worker Grade School from 1987 and served as interim principal at Madonna in 1988. Boniti helped coach Madonna from the late Seventies via the early Nineteen Eighties, serving as assistant and head baseball coach, assistant soccer coach, and assistant basketball coach. He was additionally the Junior Dons athletic director and head coach of Junior Dons Football. He was a sports activities reporter for WEIR Radio for 25 years. Boniti’s introduction was accepted by his spouse Patty and niece Rebecca Garan.
School Service: Dr. Samuel D. Licata, born in 1982, was a group physician for almost 20 years, engaged on the touchline throughout video games, arranging annual physicals, and advising coaches. He performed the same position when a gaggle of Madonna college students went on a visit to Europe. Over the years, quite a few Madonna college students and alumni have accompanied Licata within the working room, and he has supplied suggestions to many who’ve pursued careers within the medical subject.
Lifetime work: Dr. John Przybysz, born in 1968, is a pacesetter within the subject of superconductivity. His experience in physics has resulted in 42 US patents within the fields of semiconductors, superconductors, nanotechnology and quantum info, together with one which varieties the premise of the US commonplace AC Volt. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers and present President of the IEEE Council on Supraconductivity. He and his spouse Lauri had been twice invited to the Vatican to seek the advice of with the Pontifical Council on the household and served as moderator of the English-language dialogue group for the 2015 synod on the household.
Lifetime Achievement: Ronald Rogowski, born in 1969, has a 44-year profession in drugs, analysis and growth within the fields of water, sports activities drinks, meals product growth and technical administration. He started his profession at Culligan USA conducting analysis into the removing of chlorinated hydrocarbons from consuming water provides. He was a member of the US Drinking Water Advisory Council to Congress. He additionally spent 24 years at Quaker Oats, turning into vp of analysis and growth and supporting Quaker and Gatorade analysis actions in product growth, engineering, bundle diet, high quality assurance and train science.
Financial assist for the launch was supplied by Michael and Robin Nogay and Trinity Health System.
Nominations for the 2024 class might be accepted starting fall 2023.