Pine Valley holds Wall of Fame induction ceremony
SOUTH DAYTON – The Pine Valley Central School District held its fifth Wall of Fame induction ceremony on Sunday. The event was held in the Jr./Sr. High School Library at 11 a.m., to honor this year’s inductees – Thomas Allnatt and Kyle Sticek. The purpose of this program is to honor graduates from Pine Valley Central School, living or deceased, who have distinguished themselves in a specific field of endeavor, in civic affairs, in humanitarian affairs or in activities which merit special recognition.
Thomas Allnatt, Class of 1974: Allnatt served four years in the U.S. Army and at Ft. Knox, Ky., as a surgical assistant. At the completion of his enlistment he transferred to the Colorado Air National Guard in Denver, Colo., received his commission and completed Air Force undergraduate pilot training. After completing advanced training in the A7 Corsair, he returned to his squadron and served until his military retirement in 1994. During that time he completed advanced flight lead training and instructor pilot training in the A7 and then transitioned to fly the F-16 where he won the squadron Top Gun Award in 1993. In the late 1980s, he was appointed and served on the Military Academy Advisory Board for U.S. Representative Dan Schaefer of Colorado. In 1985, he was hired at Continental Airlines as second officer in the DC-10. Later he upgraded to First Officer on the MD-80. In 1994 he upgraded to captain and has flown in command of the McDonald Douglas MD-80 as well as Boeing B737, B757, B767 and B777 aircraft.
Kyle Sticek, Class of 1991: Sticek is currently employed by Harris Corporation – Harris IT Services. In support of its long-standing commitment to the Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs – Office of Consular Systems and Technology, he satisfies contract deliverables and reporting requirements in accordance with strict expectations and technical specifications. He serves as a subject matter expert for all consular systems employed at U.S. diplomatic missions; this includes studying systems integration of the consular systems with screening mechanisms including name checks against government lookout databases and biometric checks by facial recognition and fingerprint analysis. To accomplish mission tasks, Sticek consults with a range of Department of State diplomatic ranks including consul generals, consuls, directors, branch chiefs and information management officers. Sticek also acts in support of training initiatives at the Department of State’s National Foreign Affairs Training Center Foreign Service Institute.
These two join past inductees: Randy Allnatt, Bill Bergey, Bruce Bergey, Robert Brown, Tim Brown, Cindy Burkhardt, Rhodella (Ennis) Brown, Albert “Ab” Butcher, Ronald Chase, Betty (Hodges) Earle, Brenda (Young) Hendricks, Chuck Howard, Janet (Farley) Kirkton, Jeanne (Kendall) Matteson, Helen Merrill, Normal Merrill, Brenton Mosher, Herbert Nobles, Tim Nobles, Harold “Bus” Ray, Sylvia (Bergey) Reynolds, Genevieve (Earle Moffit) Rowland, James Sauberan, Albert “Willie” Sheldon, Craig Skurcenski, Karen Strickland and Larry Waite.
Mike Bailey, former Booster Club president, served as emcee. A buffet-style brunch prepared by The Mustard Seed was held in their honor. Plaques were presented to each recipient commemorating their induction. Check out the Wall of Fame page on the Pine Valley website, www.pval.org, for additional pictures from the induction ceremony. When you are in the Jr./Sr. High School, be sure to view the Wall of Fame located to the left of the new gym entrance (outside wall of the band room). There you will see plaques displayed for each recipient that include their name, date of graduation and year of induction along with picture.