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RPS Celebrates the Class of 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Richmond, Va. – A high school football star who co-founded the Arena Football League and served as a vice president for the National Hockey League. Twin brothers who excelled at track and field, graduated from Stanford University and became prominent physicians. A well-loved teacher, coach and administrator who is celebrating 51 years with Richmond Public Schools. These are just a handful of distinguished honorees who came from near and far to be celebrated at the 4th annual RPS Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee Reception this weekend at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center.

“It was an honor to be the recipient of an award like this one. Looking at the extraordinary men and women on the dais, it was humbling,” said Ellis (Skip) Prince, 2018 RPS Athletic Hall of Fame honoree. “But it was also an opportunity to get back home - I’ve been gone a long time - and appreciate again the place and people that gave me the education, training, and competitive edge I gained there.”

Founded in 2015, The RPS Athletic Hall of Fame was started to recognize graduates, administrators, coaches, staff members and volunteers who have made a significant impact on RPS Athletics and valuable contributions to their field and/or the community at-large by exhibiting outstanding leadership, character and service to community. 

Hall of Fame applications are accepted from alumni at participating schools through December 15 of each year. Using district-wide criteria, each school’s selection committee carefully chooses each inductee and announces their newest class at a home basketball game. Following the announcement, each honoree is celebrated at the Hall of Fame Inductee Reception and has a plaque enshrined on their alma mater’s Hall of Fame Wall.

RPS Superintendent Jason Kamras addresses the attendees at the event. The RPS Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2018 includes:

Armstrong High School
Warren Dance, Justine Green, Dexter Jackson, Dr. Melvin Rose

George Wythe High School
Herb Daniel, Jerry Lee Morton, Ellis Prince, Paul Susce

Huguenot High School
Bruce Branch, Renard Cox, Calvin A. Edwards, Jr., Chenelle L. Jones

John Marshall High School
Dr. Harold T. Green, Jr., Manesha Hardy, Dr. Travan Jasper, Dr. Travis Jasper, Vernon Rasberry

 
Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School
Archie Henderson, Dr. Howard Hopkins, John Parker, Dave O. Williams, 1975-1976 Men’s State Basketball – Championship Team

Thomas Jefferson High School
Krista Berryman, Bobby Bischoff, Brenda Brown, Jerome Morris, Bobby Muse, Kendrick Warren

To learn more about Richmond Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame, visit their page at rvaschools.net.