Hall of Distinction

The Monticello Central School District Hall of Distinction honors highly successful alumni, former Board of Education members and former employees who have achieved distinction, outstanding accomplishments or made significant contributions within their school, family, career, community and/or personal lives.

The Hall of Distinction was established by the board of education during the 2012-13 school year. The hall is located in the lobby outside the Arnold Packer Hughs Auditorium in Monticello High School. A ceremony is held each year in honor of the inductees.

Who is an alumnus? Webster’s dictionary defines an alumnus as “a pupil; especially, a graduate of a college or other seminary of learning.”

Nominate Someone

Do you know of a worthy candidate for the Hall of Distinction? Nomination forms are available here or at the Monticello Central School District Administration Office, 60 Jefferson Street, Suite 3, Monticello.

Hall of Distinction Committee

Matthew T. Evans, Ed. D.
Jonathan Farrow
Gary Furman, Ed. D.
Wendy Galligan Weiner
Kathleen Lara
Adrianna Mayson Greco
Erinn Morse
Lori Orestano-James
Lynka Rivera
Dana Taylor
Crystal Tweed

2023 Hall of Distinction Inductees

The Monticello Hall of Distinction Committee has chosen four accomplished individuals to this year’s class for 2023. The inductees are:

  • Ralph Breakey, Class of 1911
  • Julian Dawson, Class of 1999
  • Shirley Hornbeck, Class of 1953
  • Antoinette Williams, Class of 1986

The 2023 Hall of Distinction ceremony will be held on Friday, Nov. 3 at 4PM at Monticello High School in the Arnold Packer Hughs Auditorium. Families and friends of inductees, in addition to the Monticello school and local communities, are invited to attend and celebrate the exceptional impact each of these remarkable individuals has made in their respective fields.

“This year’s nominees span generations of Monticello High School alumni. These inductees have demonstrated distinction and excellence in their service to the community at large,” said Dr. Matthew Evans, Superintendent of Schools.

Click here to read more about the Hall of Distinction Class of 2023

Hall of Distinction Archives

Hall of Distinction 2021 Photo Gallery
Hall of Distinction 2021 Honorees Announced
Hall of Distinction 2019 Photo Gallery
Hall of Distinction 2019 Honorees Announced
Hall of Distinction 2018 Photo Gallery
Hall of Distinction 2018 Honorees Announced
Hall of Distinction 2017 Photo Gallery
Hall of Distinction 2017 Honorees Announced
Hall of Distinction 2016 Photo Gallery
Hall of Distinction 2016 Honorees Announced
Hall of Distinction 2015 Video Gallery
Hall of Distinction 2015 Photo Gallery
Hall of Distinction 2015 Honorees Announced
Hall of Distinction 2014 Photo Gallery
Hall of Distinction 2013 Photo Gallery