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Community Hall of Fame

The North Branch Community Hall of Fame was founded by the North Branch Athletic Boosters in 2016 for the purpose of recognizing individuals or teams with significant achievement who have made outstanding contributions to North Branch Area Schools.
To discover more, and to download a nomination form for future years, visit: 

Criteria for Nominations  Nomination form  -


We are pleased to announce the inductees:


2023-2024 Inductees

2007 Volleyball Team

Catherine (Brusie) Dziardziel. 2011 Graduate, Athlete

Dorothy Martus, 1941 Graduate, Community Service

Louis Adams, Community Service

Dana (Skelton) Daniel, 2001 Graduate, Athlete


2022-2023 Inductees

2009 Volleyball Team

Tricia (Lake) Martus, 1994 Graduate, Athlete

Al Piwinski, 35 years Teacher, Principle, Superintendent

Dan Rowell, 1977 Graduate, Athlete

Rick Van Haaften, 1971-2002 Administrator, Community Service

Brian Wilson, 1999 Graduate, Athlete


2021-2022 Inductees

1966-67 Boys Basketball Team

2006-2007 Volleyball Team

Wells Castle, 1933 Graduate, Community Service

John Church, 1924-1955 Music Director

Chris Davis, 1985 Graduate, Athlete

Ralph Deshetsky, 1960 Graduate, School Board Member

Ed Krepps, 1947-1977 Teacher, Coach, Community Service

Molly Machinski, 2000 Graduate, Athlete

Brian Travis, 2002 Graduate, Athlete

Jack Vincent, 1949-1967 Teacher, Coach, Administrator

2019 – 2020 Inductees

2008 Volleyball Team

Don Smeznik, 1968 – 1991 Head Football Coach

Julie (Brusie) Morehead, 2003 Graduate, Athlete

Brandin Friske, 2007 Graduate, Athlete

Olivia (Kohler) Bosch, 2009 Graduate, Athlete


2018 - 2019 Inductees

Kara Baker, 1990 Graduate, Athlete

Samantha (Fish) Erger, 2007 Graduate, Athlete

Donald Gleeson, 1965 – 1995 Teacher, Principal & Superintendent

John Hogan, 1966 Graduate, Athlete

Gretchen (Presonius) Orr, 1954 – 1995 Teacher


2017 - 2018 Inductees

1952 Football Team

1953 Football Team

Glenn Crawford, 1931 Graduate, Athlete

Virgil Horton, 1955 Graduate, Athlete

John Ribner, 1958 Graduate, Athlete

Gary Sutton, 1957 – 1985 Director of Bands


2016 - 2017 Inductees

1954 Baseball Tam

1954 Football Team

Francis Baldwin, 1967 Graduate, Athlete

John Griffin, 1956 Graduate, Athlete

Richard Griffin, 1955 Graduate, Athlete

LeRoy Mayberry, 1960 Graduate, Athlete

Ronald Ward, 1961 Graduate, Athlete

Visit the "COMMUNITY HALL OF FAME" tab at to read information regarding each inductee.  A touch screen hanging in the High School lobby will features this same information. 




The touch screen and 1st year expenses to introduce our Hall of Fame were made possible by a generous private donation.  The Boosters extend our utmost gratitude.



Picture from Feb. 2014 North Branch All-State Athlete Ceremony. See list of athletes below.