Woodrow Wilson High School recognizes past graduates at Hall of Fame dinner

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Even though Youngstown’s Woodrow Wilson High School was torn down in 2008, the school still remembers its best and brightest.

Saturday night, another class of graduates was inducted into the high school’s Hall of Fame.

There were 12 people recognized dating back to the class of 1957.

“I want to thank all of you for always encouraging and supporting me and pushing me to do more. You never settled for mediocracy and you have taught me to continue striving and to do well,” said Youngstown Councilwoman Basia Adamczak, who graduated in 2002.

Woodrow Wilson had its first graduating class in 1939 and at one time was one of six public high schools in Youngstown.

Among the group of 12 there also was:

  • Thomas M. Pokabla, class of 1957
  • James Burnham, class of 1959
  • Nick Milasnovich, class of 1960
  • John Anderson, class of 1969
  • Patsy Palombo, class of 1969
  • Michael Braydich, class of 1970
  • Linda Motosko, class of 1972
  • Clarence Cipkala, class of 1975
  • Brian Meenachan, class of 1975
  • Elaine Koutsounaris Ruse, class of 1979
  • Carole Gale McDonough, a former Woodrow Wilson teacher and librarian

All proceeds from the event go toward the Woodrow Wilson Legacy Scholarship at Youngstown State University.

The event was held at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center in Boardman.

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