The Whitehall-Yearling High School Hall of Fame Selection Committee has announced their inductees for this year’s 2022 class. Mr. David Hutchison (class of 1978), Ms. Glenna Henson (class of 1964), and Dr. Randy Cooper (class of 1986) were selected out of a group of numerous, well-deserving nominees.Nominees were submitted by the general public and then voted on by the selection committee. To become eligible for the WYHS Hall of Fame, nominees had to have been an alum of Whitehall-Yearling for at least five years. They also had to display accomplishments in one or more of the following categories: extra-curricular activities, humanitarian pursuits, education, business/career, and service to school/community.
• David “Hutch” Hutchison was an highly decorated baseball and football player for the Rams in the mid to late 1970s. He continued his education and his athletic career at Capital University where he played baseball and football for the then Crusaders. Upon graduating from college, David came back to Whitehall-Yearling High School where he was a business/career teacher from 1983-2013. He received his Masters degree from Marygrove College in 2000. During his time at WYHS, David had a very successful coaching career as he coached the baseball and football programs at various positions. Most notabley, he was the head baseball coach from 1992-2004. David provided a tremendous amount of time and service to his school community through volunteering.
Many efforts from fundraising to building things to help improve programs at Whitehall City Schools fell under David’s purview.
• Glenna Henson graduated from WYHS in 1964. She immediately began her 31-year professional career with Ohio Bell Telephone Company. During her time with Ohio Bell, Glenna was President of The Ohio Bell Pioneers; a charitable organization within the company, leading 5,000 members. Glenna was a true advocate for volunteerism in the community she loved. In 1983, she was elected President of the Whitehall Civic Celebrations Association. After a few years, Mayor Bishop appointed Glenna to the Whitehall Parks and Rec Commission where she eventually became Chairperson. In the late 1980s she was appointed to Whitehall City Council citing her many accomplishments in the community. Throughout the years, Glenna has been recognized by the Whitehall Girl Scouts, Whitehall Historical Society, received the Whitehall Outstanding Citizen Award, received a City of Whitehall Flag (presented by the Mayor), has been Grand Marshall of the Whitehall 4th of July Parade, and continues to promote Whitehall in any way she can.
• Dr. Randy Cooper was an accomplished three-sport athlete at WYHS. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Toledo in 1990 with a BA in Biology while playing for the football team. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from The Ohio State University in 1994. Dr. Cooper became a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force and was stationed at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, in San Antonio, Texas, from 1994-2002. Was active duty during 9/11 and served as a member of the Critical Care Air Transport teams. Dr. Cooper has held numerous leadership positions at the University of Texas Health Science Center, the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Southwest Kidney Institute, DaVita Kidney Care, Phoenix-Tucson Integrated Kidney Care, and American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology to name a few.
The Whitehall-Yearling High School Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Friday, February 4th, at approximately 7:30 PM just before the boys varsity basketball game against Buckeye Valley.