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

2019 Hall of Distinction Inductees

The Monticello Central School District inducted four outstanding individuals into its Hall of Distinction ceremony in the Arnold Packer Hughs Auditorium at Monticello High School on Friday, Nov. 1 at noon. Travis Brust (Class of 1999), Paul Dollard (Class of 1968), Lori Leshner (Class of 1979) and Dan Smalls (Class of 1988) received the honor.

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

Nominate someone

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, 237 Forestburgh Rd., Monticello.

Hall of Distinction Committee

Lori Orestano-James, chairperson
Alyce Van Etten
Jonathan Farrow
Lewis Kaufman
Martin Miller
Shirley Hornbeck
Crystal Tweed
Kelly Cooke
Denise Frangiapane
Marvin Rappaport
Stephen Wilder, HS Principal, facilitator