The Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame has announced its inaugural class of inductees.
The hall of fame, which was created last year, honors Brookfield High School graduates who have found success in their lives and made significant contributions to society.
“These people, Brookfield graduates, have made this world a better place in amazing ways,” said school Superintendent Velina Jo Taylor.
The inductees will be:
Elizabeth Drummond, class of 2003, who is a professional policy adviser for the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Armed Services. “She regularly represents the needs of our armed services to better provide for them as they defend our country,” Taylor said.
Barbara Gregorich, class of 1961, a teacher, activist and author of books of fiction and nonfiction for children and adults, and poetry.
Dr. Brian Noble Jones, class of 1993, Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Georgia. “He also raises money for cancer research and is part of a group that has contributed more than $100,000 to (Ohio State University) for the search for the cure,” Taylor said.
Francis McCabe, class of 1997, an attorney who attended Virginia Military Institute and was a Marine infantry officer for three combat tours in Iraq. “He provides free legal representation to people in need,” Taylor
Jonathan Sawtelle, class of 1998, a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force who served four deployments in Afghanistan and has worked as a personal adviser to two-star and three-star generals in the Pentagon. “Jonathan is creating an organization to help people who have lost family members while defending their country,” Taylor said.
Ray Rice, class of 1944, attorney and judge of Trumbull County Eastern District Court, Brookfield, He died in 1992.
The honorees will be inducted in September. They will be introduced at the Sept. 20 football game and celebrated at a brunch Sept. 21 at the Gentry in Hubbard. Ticket information is being formulated.