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Hall of Achievement

Welcome to the Vandalia-Butler Hall of Achievement! Here, we recognize our fellow alumni and cherished district retirees for significant accomplishments in their fields and/or service to their communities. Their leadership, personal integrity, and outstanding character inspire and strengthen us all. These individuals’ contributions form the foundation of our legacy of Aviator excellence, and we are truly grateful.

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Hall of Achievement Members

Ken Perkins

Inducted in 2023

Science Teacher/Planetarium Director

Camp Director - Multiple Organizations

Community Volunteer

22 Year VB Educator

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Larry Lutz

Inducted in 2023

20 Year VB District Educator

Award Winning Athlete and Coach

Dedicated Mentor, Motivator, and Role Model

Class of 62

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Jean Maychack

Inducted in 2023

Accomplished Business Professional and Mentor

Second Generation Local Business Owner

Award-Winning Community Volunteer

Class of 76

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Linda Karns

Inducted in 2023

30 Year VB District Educator

Dedicated Community Volunteer

Lifelong Learner, Teacher, Reader, Crafter

Class of 67

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Bill Moore

Inducted in 2022

30 Year VB District Educator

Award Winning Athlete and Coach

Dedicated Mentor, Motivator, and Role Model

Class of 69

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Jack Lowell Shirley

Inducted in 2022

Dedicated Civic Leader

30-Year Naval Reserve Veteran

Loyal Community and School District Supporter

Class of 56

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Larry Thompson

Inducted in 2022

Influential Executive and Collegiate President

Decorated Humanitarian and Philanthropist

Innovative Fundraiser and Cultural Arts Champion

Class of 65

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Nancy Bocskor

Inducted in 2022

Public Service Leadership Mentor

Award-Winning Global Speaker

Democracy Coach, Fundraiser, and Author

Class of 75

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Jennifer Jordan-Lock

Inducted in 2021

Experience Design Visionary

Business Strategist and Entrepreneur

Live Event Producer

Class of 81


Harold Wherry

Inducted in 2021

Progressive Educator

Innovative High School Administrator

Recognized Community Leader/olunteer

19 Year VB Principal


James Swearingen

Inducted in 2021

Award Winning Arranger/Composer

Nationally Recognized Music Educator

Famed Conductor, Adjudicator, and Educational Clinician

Class of 65


Art Van Atta

Inducted in 2021

Award Winning Outdoorsman

Innovative Motivator

Dedicated Physical Education/Recreation Educator

30 Year VB District Educator

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