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Athletic Hall of Fame

The Discoverers Athletic Hall of Fame will be inducting their 2017 class at a banquet on September 7, 2017 at the Ramada Inn. Tickets for the banquet are $28 and may be purchased at the CPS Administration Building, 2508 27 St., from Kim Kwapnioski. Tickets must be purchased in advance. There will be no ticket sales after September 1, 2017.

Those being honored this year are:

Colman Bieber -Meritorius

John Arlt – Wrestling 1982

Nate Blessen – Basketball 1996

Angie Iwansky Boucher – Soccer 2001

Bob Hegi – Football 1965

Dennis Hoyle – Tennis 1967

Mike Rambour – Wrestling 1980

Amanda Gates Sjuts – Volleyball 2005

Tom Woodward – Wrestling 1982

Doug Terry – Coach

1990 Girls Tennis Doubles Champions

1987 Boys Tennis Team State Champions

1982 Wrestling State Champions

For additional information, contact Steve Anderson at 402-563-1347.

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About US


CPS History
The Columbus Public Schools Alumni Association Association was formed in 1990. The first board members were President Steve Anderson ’68, Jim Ernst Sr. ’53, Gayleen Oppliger Hingst ’60, Dorothy Encinger Kyriss ’50 and Bob Jaeggi ’47. The first newsletter was published in 1990 and mailed to approximately 10,000 alumni.

The Alumni Association was incorporated in 1993. The purpose of the group is to support and promote activities and programs for the alumni, Columbus Public Schools Foundation, and the staff and students of the CPS district.

Today the newsletters is mailed two times a year to approximately 11,000 alumni and once a year is done electronically

The Alumni Association also assists with reunion planning. Reunion organizers can get a class list and mailing labels, use the non-profit bulk mailing rate, schedule tours for CMS and CHS and receive tips for planning the event.

For more information on the Alumni Association, contact Michelle Cruise at 402-563-7000 Ext. 10651 or email cruisem@discoverers.org.

Board of Directors


President Shelly Nielsen-Schmidt ’88
Vice President Anne Cruickshank Hughes ’90
Treasurer Gayleen Oppliger Hingst ’60
Steve Anderson ’68
K.C. Belitz ’86
Amy Busteed Blaser ’88
Tom Goc ‘81
Abbi Groteluschen Hellbusch ‘02
Morgan Pillen Kapels ’05
Miki Averett Naylor ‘80
Jim Schaefer ’70
Annie Slusarki Sokol ’98


Keeping informed

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