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Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees

 

The Distinguished Alumni Award (DAA) program was established in 1989 to honor outstanding individuals who attended or graduated from Kenosha High School/Mary D. Bradford High School.  That first year, 5 recipients were honored at the Annual Alumni Banquet in June.  This award represents people from many areas of society who have contributed significantly to their profession and are positive role models for Bradford High School students.

Each year, the Kenosha Bradford High School Alumni Association, Inc. (KBHSAA) presents the DAA to selected individuals, honoring them at an event that's been renamed the DAA Banquet and Silent Auction.  Proceeds of the auction benefit the KBHSAA Scholarship Fund.  At this event, we also recognize those seniors selected to receive a KBHSAA Scholarship.  Each year, we look forward to hearing from those young adults about to begin their college careers and, at the other end of the spectrum, from our DAA honorees who share some very touching memories of their years at Bradford and beyond. 

DAA honoree plaques had been on display at Bradford High School in the Auditorium hallway, but as of July 16, 2021, they have been taken down to be cleaned, photos restored where necessary and photographed.  Once all of the DAA plaques have been photographed, we will post those photos on our website, linking them to the DAA Honoree names below.  In taking the plaques down today, we found there were more than just the dozen photos we'd noticed previously which need replacement or restoration (which can be rather expensive).  Several photos were so badly deteriorated from exposure to the sun's UV rays, that they looked as if they had been shredded! 

The DAA plaques will once again be displayed at Bradford -- in a new location -- when the construction phase has been completed.  We'll provide updated information once the plaques have been rehung in the hallway in the school.   


D i s t i n g u i s h e d   A l u m n i   A w a r d   H o n o r e e s

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1952  John S. Gregory
1960  Michael H. Dean
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1940  Eugene L. "Gene" Woroch, Ph.D.
1969  Joanne "Jodi" Ritacca Carlini
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1955  Robert V. "Bob" Ryan
1973  Louis Covelli
1973  Vincent I. Ruffolo
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1949  Audrey A. Hains, Ph.D.
1950  Dominic G. “Don” Spera
1952  Earlene Jornt-Girman
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1936  Chester H. “Chet” Woroch
1947  William “Bill” Hart
1957  William R. “Bill” Serpe
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1949  Paul A. Capelli, M.D.
1957  Jerry Bain
1967  Keith Bosman
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1950  Ralph J. Tenuta
1983  Dr. Kurt Sinclair
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1956  Leo Chiappetta
1961  Robert Wirch
1990  Naheed Qureshi
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1956  Dennis M. Filippelli
1957  John W. Anderson, Sr.
1983  Carmelo D. Tenuta
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1948  Lloyd John Ogilvie
1957  Ernie Pellegrino, M.D.
1957  John Charles Wavro
1969  Dan Vaccaro
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1941  William Perry
1957  Carmella Ciotti Huser
1978  Barbara Osborne
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1953  Domenick Tirabassi, Jr.
1955  Dr. Eugene Krause
1956  Robert J. Nicolazzi
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1947  The Honorable Lowell A. Reed, Jr.
1951  Alan Ameche
1952  Dr. Robert Krause
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1933  Ione (Smith) Kreamer
1949  Mary (Hannenberg) Sauer
1956  Dr. Anthony Bisciglia
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1954  Ronald Ruble 
1956  Margaret McElwain Kemper 
1957  The Honorable S. Michael Wilk
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1945  Arcangelo "Congie" A. Romano
1954  John J. McEvoy
1958  Stephen A. Schmelling
1966  James J. Magnino, M.D.
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1944  Virginia Tenuta
1954  Ruth Höök Colby
1973  Peter W. Barca
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1944  Edward Weston Baumann
1954  Dr. Constance K. Petersen Knop
1958  Cyril "Cy" Pontillo, Ph.D.
1966  Frank Germinaro
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1941  Howard E. Bauman, Ph.D.
1941  Milton Lapidus, Ph.D.
1950  Robert Carbone 
1953  Joseph Greco
1953  Gary W. “Bo” Braze
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1940  Shirley Dorfman Schmerling
1942  William Huck
1948  Henry Bertholf “Spike” Robinson
1983  Guida (Rosalind G.) Brown
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1949  Roger E. Axtell
1973  Michael Martino
1974  Valentine Lagodich Hoff
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1947  Frank (Gerolmo) Gero
1958  John Cibrario
1969  Eddie Gene Bedford
1972  Steve Houghton
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1940  Sr. Jeanne C. Lippert
1952  George F. Cudahy
1958  Thomas Oakland
1977  Stephen Lesavich
1979  Dennis Lesavich
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1947  Richard C. Schneider
1952  Ruth I. Borg
1964  Robert F. Simons
1969  Craig J. Goodwin
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1936  Nick M. Butera
1960  Kenneth Cherry
1960  Dan J. Chubrilo
1961  Jim Zaleski
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1942  Harold A. Bastrup
1960  Cecile Gorski Lengacher
1964  Roger DeKok
1967  George W. Halldin
1971  Jeff Cesario
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1927  David L. Phillips
1935  Richard E. Ellison
1936  Melvin H. Garb
1940  Patricia Exton Taylor
1951  Lynn Rasmussen Owen
1964  Kenneth B. Lemke
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1929  Maclyn McCarty
1944  Emily Slamar Strahler
1947  Willis H. Schaefer
1956  William E. Scheckler, M.D.
1961  Karen Ostlund
1962  The Honorable James L. Carlson, OFS
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No Recipients
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1932  Louis K. Brandt
1936  Matthew C. Andrea
1940  John N. Richards, M.D.
1956  William J. White
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(N/A)  Mary D. Bradford
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1926  Zigmund Lebensohn, M.D.
1926  Phil Sander
1930  Warren J. Taylor
1931  Helen Grabner Hoffman
1936  Richard Wellman
1938  Al Molinaro
1939  Raffaele Suriano, D.D.S.
1941  Richard Trotta
1957  Judy Schmude, Ph.D.
1958  Daniel J. Travanti
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1916  Samuel Lepkovsky
1933  George Limpert
1936  Alfred S. DeSimone
1946  Joseph F. Andrea
1952  David A. Spera