A fallen Aurora police officer, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and a top APS staff member are the first outstanding Hinkley alumni to be honored in a grand way.
Hinkley students and staff will pay tribute to exceptional alumni who have contributed to their school through leadership, character or service through a newly created “Wall of Distinction.”
This is no ordinary honor wall. Instead of just creating a typical tribute display, the Hinkley selection committee decided to take the idea of an honor wall and bump up the technology in to the 21st century.
Students and Hinkley visitors alike will see the school’s new “Wall of Distinction” in the form of a large, flat-screen plasma television. The big LCD screen will provide a slide show presentation of the honorees’ names, pictures and biographies.
Not only does the wall honor the achievements of contributing alumni, but it will allow Hinkley students to realize their possible impact on their school and community.
The selection committee made up of Hinkley’s principal, staff and students chose this year’s honorees including and fallen Aurora Police Officer Mike Thomas, Nobel Peace Prize winner Maribeth Hunt and APS Chief Operating Officer Anthony Sturges as the first “Wall of Distinction” honorees.
Each year the school’s committee will elect new inductees to the “Wall of Distinction.”
The community is invited to the wall’s public unveiling on April 12, 6 p.m., at Hinkley high school auditorium.