2010 Spartan Hall of Fame Inductees

Designed to recognize the hard work and talents of past and present Milton Hershey School®  community members who have brought honor to the School through athletics and visual and performing arts, the Spartan Hall of Fame program provides inspiration to MHS students and staff of today and tomorrow.
Spartan Hall of Fame Inductees 2010

Inductees and student hosts, front row, from left, Edyth Kern, Travis McDaniel ’41, Kenneth Brady ’40, Richard Wolf ’40, Howard Adams ’40, Ralph Boettger ’40, Raymond Croak ’42, senior Amela Hunter. Middle row, from left, sophomore Desirae Jones, junior Ariana Neely, senior Rasheeda McLean, junior Ashlynn Trimmer, sophomore Tierney Walls, Cynthia Morris ’87, senior Heather Doll, sophomore Nicole Velez, senior Andrew Altman, Glenn Alexander ’67, Ralph Tomassi ’73, Christopher Sletten ’95, senior Chanel Moffitt, sophomore Manny Garcia. Back row, from left, Virgil Whitsett ’81, Andrew Allessie, Mike McMillen, senior Arman Asemani, junior Paul Lyons. Shaniqua Long ’01 and freshman Kayvon Asemani were not available for the photo


 

Visual & Performing Arts

HIS Glee Club State Champions, 1939-41

Vocal Music

  • For 3 consecutive years, placed first in the Pennsylvania Music and Forensic League.
  • Started in 1935, the Glee Club became one of the most prominent of the MHS extra-curricular organizations.
  • Traveled approximately 500 miles on visits to various parts of the state to give winter concerts.
  • During one day of the competitions, each group was given a new song to learn within a few hours and then sing as part of the group’s presentation before the judges.
  • For some period of time, the Glee Club once a week would perform live on WHP radio in Harrisburg. The presentation originated from the music room in the tower of HIS Junior/Senior High School.

Christopher Sletten 1995

Instrumental /Vocal Music, Drama

  • In Middle School, participated in Chorus, County Chorus, Choir, Band, Jazz Band. First Chair, County Band.
  • Band, Marching Band, County Band, District Band, Lebanon Valley College “Elite Band,” Grades 11, 12
  • Choir and New Horizons, Grades 10, 11, 12
  • Dickinson College “Sound of Music” European tour, placed 4th nationally and toured throughout Europe, Summer 1994
  • Title role of “Jesus Christ” in MHS Passion Play, 1994
  • MHS Louis Armstrong Jazz Award Recipient, 1995

Cynthia (Schull) Morris 1987

Vocal Music, Drama

  • Chorus & Varsity Choir, Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Spartan Players, Grades 10, 11, 12
  • International Thespian Society, Grades 10, 11, 12
  • 1st place in each category, Art and Craft Show, 1985
  • Honorable Mention, Susquehanna Litho Club

Doran Whitfield 1948

Vocal Music

  • From 1944-1948, he was the sound and sight of the HIS Glee Club, Octet, and School Chorus. He was exceptionally large and had a huge, resonant voice.
  • Remembered by contemporaries as an amazingly gifted tenor.
  • State Champion Tenor, Grade 12
  • Choir & Glee Club, Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Octet, Grade 11
  • When MHS performed at small country churches, Doran’s solo in Mendelsohn’s “If With All Your Heart You Truly Seek Me” literally shook the rafters.

Shaniqua Long 2001

Theater, Music, Dance

  • International Thespian Society
  • Played “Nurse Ratched” in internationally recognized performance of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”
  • Performed in “The Lion King,” “Pretty Fire,” “A Piece of My Heart,” MHS Passion Play
  • Member of Kaleidoscope & Spartan Players
  • Sang with New Horizons, Varsity Choir, Gospel Choir
  • 1st place, regional NAACP vocal contemporary
  • Member, MHS Dance Team
  • Gold key winner for original essay, National Honor Society

Athletics

Glenn Alexander 1967

Wrestling

  • 33-8 as 3-year starter; one loss senior year. Six of the losses are from first year on varsity team as a sophomore. The other two were to the same person his junior and senior years.
  • Won the National Prep School Championships at 138 pounds at Lehigh University, 1967
  • Named to the All-Spartan Wrestling Team
  • Co-Captain, Wrestling Team, 1966-1967
  • Received Varsity H Award

Andrew Allessie

Wrestling Coach

  • Record as coach, 126-78
  • Second most wins in School history
  • 2005 Mid-Penn Capital Division Champs
  • 2007 District III Section II Champs
  • Holds record for most wins in 1 season (19)
  • 15 Sectional champs
  • 4 District III Champs
  • 12 State qualifiers
  • 2 State place winners
  • 3 Patriot News Big 14 All-Stars
  • 7 District III AA All-Stars
  • 2 100-match winners
  • 4 District III Team qualifying teams

Virgil Whitsett 1981

Track

  • Intermediate Hurdles – Undefeated two consecutive years in dual meet competition.
  • Varsity H Letter, 1979, 1980, 1981
  • Set School record at Ephrata Relays, 40.6 sec., Intermediate Hurdles, 1980.
  • 1980 Capital Area Conference Champion, High & Intermediate Hurdles
  • 3rd Place, District III Intermediate Hurdles, 1980
  • 7th Place, State AA Boys Intermediate Hurdles, 1980
  • Member, First AA Boys State Championship Team in School history, 1980
  • Set meet records at 1981 Ephrata Relays as member of Spartan 800 Relay Team and in Intermediate Hurdles; lowered MHS record to 39.4 sec.
  • 1981 CAC Champion, Intermediate Hurdles, 1st place time of 38.91 sec.; set conference record
  • 1981 CAC Championship Meet , 2nd place, High Hurdles, 14.58 sec.; set School record that stood for 28 years
  • 1981 District III AA Boys Champion, Intermediate Hurdles; set District III AA Boys record of 38.7 sec. that stood for 28 years
  • 3rd Place, District III AA Boys High Hurdles, 1981
  • Member, District III AA Boys 400 Relay Championship Team, 1981
  • Member, 6th Place AA State Boys 400 Relay Team, 1981
  • 1981 AA Boys State Champion, Intermediate Hurdles; set State and School record of 38.5 sec. that stood for 28 years

Ralph Tomassi 1973

Baseball, Basketball, Football

  • 3-yr. starter in football, basketball, baseball; also team captain
  • Set record for 256 assists in basketball
  • Led basketball team to second in play-offs
  • Outstanding Capital Area Conference base stealer; hit for a .345 average
  • First recipient, Larry Hollingshead Memorial Award for Basketball
  • Named to the “Big 11″ Central PA Baseball Team
  • First recipient, John S. Davis Award for Sportsmanship
  • CAC Batting Champion, 1973, 0.479 average
  • First MHS student to play American Legion Baseball; All-Star team, 1972, 1973
  • Big 15 Honorable Mention for basketball, Harrisburg Patriot News
  • Received baseball athletic grant in aid to Ashland University; captain and 4-year letterman

John Reed McMillen 1966 (deceased)

Football, Basketball, Track

  • Set individual basketball scoring record (819 points) at MHS, 1966.
  • Starter, varsity basketball, 1964-1966
  • Basketball team leader, co-captain, 1965-66
  • Leading rebounder in 1966, averaging 22 rebounds and 16 points per game; finished 2nd in CAC individual scoring despite being double- and triple-teamed.
  • All Area Selection, one of the Top 14 basketball players
  • Honorable Mention, All State Basketball Team
  • Top 100 Pennsylvania High School Basketball Players, 1965-66
  • Top 500 High School Basketball Players in USA, 1964-65, 1965-66
  • Received more than 100 college scholarship offers; finally accepted The University of Delaware offer where he was three-year letter winner, captain senior year
  • Received “Varsity H” Award, considered the highest honor bestowed on those who earned 2 varsity letters in same year
  • Co-Captain of three sports, senior year
  • Earned 3 varsity letters in track. Ran High and Low Hurdles; performed Triple Jump and High Jump, in which he set MHS records
  • Earned two varsity letters for football as linebacker and quarterback