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L-R: John Inyart, David Carey, Jeanne Walters, Mary Ann Harrison, Don Booher, Joe Dively, Dann Gire and Tim McCollum. Not pictured: Steve Drake

This year's event honored the following CUSD#1 distinguished alumni and former educators.

  • Don Booher - Former Industrial Arts Teacher at Charleston High School
  • Dave Carey - Retired teacher and principal at Carl Sandburg
  • John Dively - CEO, First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust
  • Steve Drake - Owner, Drake Homes
  • Dann Gire - film critic, Chicago Daily Herald
  • Mary Ann Harrison - Senior Scientist, Matrix Research, Inc. (Ohio)
  • John Inyart - Owner, Inyart Tire and Auto, Former Charleston Mayor
  • Tim McCollum - Retired science teacher at the middle school
  • Jeannie Walters - Retired CUSD#1 Administrator