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.”
2021 Hall of Distinction Inductees
The Monticello Hall of Distinction Committee has chosen six accomplished individuals to this year’s class for 2021. The inductees are:
- Todd Cellini – Class of 1997
- Cindy Gilmour – Class of 1980
- Warren “Buddy” Goldsmith – Class of 1959
- Henry “Hank” Good – Class of 1972
- Mark Meddaugh – Class of 1971
- Seth Rausch – Class of 1996
The Hall of Distinction ceremony for 2021, which is usually held on the first Friday in November, will be held in the spring of 2022, according to Lori Orestano-James, chairperson of the committee and president of the Monticello Board of Education.
“The plan is to hold an in-person ceremony, complete with family, friends and the hope of the entire Monticello High School student body in attendance in the spring,” said Orestano-James.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Hall of Distinction was canceled.
Hall of Distinction Archives
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
MCSD will be accepting nominations for the Hall of Distinction from January through June.
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
Lori Orestano-James, chairperson
Stephen Wilder, HS Principal, facilitator