Garden City High School Hall of Fame To Honor Two Former Graduates

Garden City High School Hall of Fame To Honor Two Former Graduates
Posted on 04/04/2017

The Garden City High School Hall of Fame Committee has selected Todd Tichenor, local inductee, and Mark A. Schreiber, out of town inductee, to be inducted into the Garden City High School Hall of Fame on Friday, May 12, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., in the Garden City High School Commons Area.  The public is invited to attend the ceremony.

Tours of the high school will be offered at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 12th, and a buffet dinner will be served promptly at 6:30 p.m. in the high school Commons Area, prior to the induction ceremony.  Reservations for dinner are required.  Cost of each dinner is $12.00, payable in advance.  For dinner reservations or more information, call Theresa Meng, Garden City Public Schools, at 620-805-7013.

Todd Tichenor is a 1995 graduate of Garden City High School.  He received his associate’s degree from Garden City Community College and is a graduate with honors from the Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring.  Mr. Tichenor is currently a Major League Baseball (MLB) umpire.  Some of the highlights in his career as an MLB umpire are being nominated by his peers for one All-Star Game and six playoff games after only two years in the Major League.  He was an umpire in the 2014 All-Star Game, 2015 Wild Card Playoff Game and was an assistant replay official in the 2016 World Series.  He has also given back to the community of Garden City through his service to many organizations that inspire children to be successful.

Mark A. Schreiber is a 1974 graduate of Garden City High School.  He graduated with an Associates of Arts degree from Garden City Community College, Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in biology and a master’s degree with honors in biology from Emporia State University and has continued his studies at the University of Kansas.  He had a successful and tenured career at the Wolf Creek Generating Station and Westar Energy.  He currently is the representative for the 60th District in the Kansas House.  He has also given back to the community through his service to many associations and organizations that he has served. 

 

GCHS Hall of Fame Background

In 1984, an idea was conceived among administrators and Board of Education members of the school district, to recognize past graduates of GCHS who had gone on to distinguish themselves through outstanding accomplishments.  This idea was brought into action the following spring, when the first members of the Garden City High School Hall of Fame were inducted.  The purpose for the formation of this select group is twofold:  It is to honor past graduates of the school for their accomplishments in their chosen professions.

It is also to present positive role models to the current graduating seniors as well as to the rest of the student body.

It is the Hall of Fame's purpose to communicate to Garden City residents and the rest of the world that Garden City High School produces graduates who are second to none.

Each year two distinguished graduates of Garden City High School are added to the Hall of Fame. To date sixty-two people have been inducted into the Garden City High School Hall of Fame.