Hall of Famers go back to school

Grand Haven High School students learned from more than their teachers on Friday.
Krystle Wagner
Nov 11, 2012


Throughout the morning, the school's latest Hall of Fame inductees visited the school and spoke to students about their experiences and life after graduation.

The 13 inductees will be officially installed into the Hall of Fame tonight with a dinner in their honor.

Inductee Cecilia Potts said having her dad drop her off at the school on Friday reminded her of her high school days when they had breakfast together before he dropped her off at school.

“It was a walk down memory lane,” said Potts, a 1998 graduate.

Potts is a former professional cyclist. She was a member of the U.S. National Mountain Bike Team and the U.S. National Road Cycling Team.

During her discussion with the class, Potts talked about where her cycling career took her, yet she knew that she could always go home.

“Grand Haven is a special place to be,” she said.

Another inductee who spoke to students was L.J. “Midge” Verplank, a 1948 graduate. He is the co-chairman of Verplank Dock, Verplank Trucking and Asphalt Paving Inc.; and serves on the boards of Shape and Light corporations.

To read more of this story, see Saturday’s print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.




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