John Glenn High School held its first-ever Elwood Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony on April 28, honoring remarkable alumni from the Class of 1964 through 2012 as well as exceptional coaches. The Hall of Fame was created to recognize the achievements of these cherished individuals associated with the school’s successful athletic programs. A rigorous nomination process culminated with the Hall of Fame Committee selecting 37 highly deserving individuals, some of whom traveled across the country to attend the ceremony, and many of whom had not been back in Elwood in years.
Student inductees included Joe Busi (Class of 1964), Bruce Braciskewski (Class of 1964), Steve Carlson (Class of 1964), Peter Mosca (Class of 1965), William Massaro (Class of 1965), Patrick Favale (Class of 1966), Craig Carlson (Class of 1966), Larry Hill (Class of 1966), Michael Perfit (Class of 1967), Jeffrey Petry (Class of 1968), Arthur Schnepp (Class of 1968), John LoPipero (Class of 1969), Paul Tellarico (Class of 1974), Matt Senk (Class of 1976), Fred Leone (Class of 1978), Chuck Choinski (Class of 1980), James Reilly (Class of 1981), Cynthia Quinlan (Class of 1986), Cindy Spera (Class of 1988), John Garside (Class of 1991), Michelle Casey-Wheeler (Class of 1998), Christopher Miltenberg (Class of 1998), Ony Momah (Class of 2001), Katherine Litras-Brady (Class of 2002), Harmonie Calinda-Sumpter (Class of 2005), Caila Desroches-Kazakos (Class of 2006), Ifeanyi Momah (Class of 2007), Trevor Coston (Class of 2007), Jackie McKenna (Class of 2009), Ryan Reilly (Class of 2011) and Allison McKenna (Class of 2012).
Coaches inducted included Bob Cox (retired 1986), Jack McCormack (retired 1992), Anthony Cerullo (retired 1999), Frank Mammano (retired 2000), Andrew Athanas (retired 2016) and Kevin Harrington (retired 2022).
“What an amazing collection of talent from across the decades,” Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Bossert said.
“John Glenn has a rich history in athletics, and we were pleased to have had a chance to honor athletes from the last 50 years,” said Athletic Director Dave Shanahan, who served as the event’s master of ceremonies. “It really was a stellar night.”