As the winter sports seasons come to an end, McNicholas will hold its annual Hall of Fame induction in the Café and Student Union on Thursday, Feb. 25.
Through nominations submitted by fellow alumni, the inductees chosen by the Hall of Fame review committee include Cathryn Humphries Lest ’09, Kevin Huber ’04, and Chris Gatio Haynes ‘74. Lest and Huber will be recognized for their athletic careers while Haynes will receive the Good Fellowship Award for her dedication to McNick’s athletic program.
As a Rocket, Lest was a two-time state champion in Track and Field, she placed first in the 100m and 200m dash and still holds the record at McNicholas. She continued her track career at Hillsdale College in Michigan and is now a science teacher at McNick. “I feel really honored to be inducted. I’m very grateful for all the teachers and coaches that have gotten me this far. I never could have done any of this without the help and support of my family, friends, and the rest of the McNicholas community,” Lest said.
Huber, who is the current punter for the Cincinnati Bengals, will be inducted at the annual event for being a standout football player in his years at McNicholas, the University of Cincinnati, and as a Bengal. He was chosen in the fifth round draft by the Bengals and has been repeatedly rewarded for his efforts such as earning first-team All-Pro honors from Sporting News.
The Good Fellowship Award will be presented to Haynes for her many years of support and dedication to the athletic program. She has been a consistent supporter of the Rocket Athletic program for years, working gates, bingo, and various other events.
Tickets are available presale for $25 or $35 at the door. Presale tickets can be purchased online with a credit card or ticket requests can be made in person in the athletic office during regular school hours or via U.S. mail. The doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner is served at 7 p.m. For more information, please contact athletics assistant Susan Rohlfs at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the McNicholas website.
The Hall of Fame induction occurs Thursday, Feb 25 at 6 p.m. in the McNick Cafe and Student Union. Bengals Punter, Kevin Huber ’04 and McNicholas science teacher, Cat Lest ’09, will be inducted at the event. Chris Gatio Haynes ’74 (not pictured) will also receive the Good Fellowship Award. For ticket information, visit the McNicholas website.