Hall of Fame Dinner

See Our Park Hill Hall of Fame Program Honorees
Hall of Fame 2019 logoThe Park Hill School District will present its top awards for alumni and community supporters at our 13th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Dinner on Jan. 23. 

The program honors those who have contributed to Park Hill’s success through their service, example and support. The program inducts honorees into the Alumni Hall of Fame, announces the 2019 Business of the Year, Partner of the Year and Super Booster awards, recognizes students who received national honors in 2018, and features a student musical performance. 

ALUMNI INDUCTEES

Kenneth L. Kieser, Park Hill High School Class of 1971
Mr. Kieser's passion for the outdoors has led him to author books, write for national publications and lead programs to connect children to nature. Mr. Kieser's book on Missouri’s Great Flood of 1993 is the focus of a St. Joseph Museum exhibit and a similar exhibit in the Kansas City Museum and Library that will open this year. He was named the 2014 Conservation Communicator of the year in Missouri and received the same honor in Kansas in 2015. 

Julie Seifert Robinson, PHHS Class of 1982
Mrs. Seifert Robinson, senior vice president and director of client services at Trozzolo Communications Group, shares her insight on advertising and public relations with national companies, which helped Trozzolo record its best year in 2018.

Mrs. Seifert Robinson's award-winning career includes recognition as part of the Kansas City Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business, which honors the top 25 women in the Kansas City business community. She also served as marketing committee chair for the Powell Gardens board of directors and on the marketing committee for Boys and Girls Clubs of Kansas City.

John Tawney, PHHS Class of 1982
Mr. Tawney, founder of Common Ground footwear, draws on his experiences engineering shoes for Nike to create Common Ground's different collections. Mr. Tawney's shoe designs encourage being kind and finding common ground with others. 

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Pro Athlete 
Founded by a Park Hill family, Pro Athlete is a sporting goods store that supports our students and staff members' professional development.
 
Scott Hedrick, Pro Athlete CEO and 2013 Park Hill Alumni Hall Of Fame inductee, gives students the opportunity to grow from hands-on career experiences through our Professional Studies program. The business also participates in our Teacher Externship program, which gives our staff members the opportunity to visit area businesses and learn about aligning classroom competencies with the skills necessary to compete in a real-world, professional environment. 

PARTNER OF THE YEAR

Riverside Fire and Police Departments
The City of Riverside's fire and police departments are critically important to our safety, and they also help our students gain valuable professional experiences.  

The Riverside Police Department was one of the first public safety agencies in the area to put a full-time safety resource officer in a high school when Park Hill South High School opened up in 1998. 
 
Both the police and fire departments help with safety logistics and provide support, including a school resource officer stationed at one of our schools, active shooter training, Arrive Alive events and the Handle with Care program, which helps students who have experienced trauma at home. Both departments give Professional Studies students experiences they can use to decide their future career paths.

SUPER BOOSTER

Susan Mason
As a Park Hill parent, Mrs. Mason is an invaluable contributor to the district. Mrs. Mason has made a difference in Park Hill, working with the Citizens for Park Hill No-Tax-Increase Bond Issue group in 2017, joining the Park Hill Partners group to learn more about district operations and serving on the calendar committee, Hopewell Elementary naming committee and the redistricting committee. 

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Registration is open until Jan. 18 to attend the program, which is at 6 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Embassy Suites, 7640 NW Tiffany Springs Parkway. The evening starts with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.