Harrison High School announced the honorees for the Harrison High School Hall of Fame, Class of 2018. The Harrison Hall of Fame honors distinguished individuals who exemplify outstanding achievement in their life’s work and who have made a positive impact on the greater community. It also emphasizes the importance of service to community and inspires Harrison students to seek excellence in their own education and careers.
Inductees of this year’s Harrison Hall of Fame include Judge Les Shively, Class of 1972; Kendra Colton, Class of 1978; Brigadier General Ondra L. Berry, Class of 1976; and Judge Wayne Trockman, Class of 1977. Colton and Judge Shively will be inducted during Harrison’s Class Day on May 22. Brigadier General Berry and Judge Trockman will be inducted during Harrison’s Commencement on May 23.
“We are so proud to announce the inductees for our Hall of Fame this year,” said Harrison Principal Elizabeth Wells. “The dedication and commitment these individuals have shown to their profession and to our community deserves to be recognized. We are extremely honored and proud to say that these four individuals are Harrison alumni.”
In order to be named to the Harrison High School Hall of Fame, individuals must have graduated 10 or more years prior to induction and made a positive impact on the community.
Ondra Berry, Brigadier General of the National Guard in Nevada; vice president of diversity and inclusion development at MGM Resorts International; and co-founder of Guardian Quest, is committed to helping others realize and unleash their hidden potential. Brigadier General Berry remains active in the Evansville community by serving on the board at the University of Evansville.
Honorable Wayne Trockman, judge of the Vanderburgh Superior Court, immersed himself in local community projects and positions as well as the field of law since his graduation from Harrison. He received the Randall T. Shepard Award for his “extraordinary efforts toward making legal services available to persons who otherwise could not afford them.” Wayne implemented the first drug treatment court in Indiana which serves as a role model for the state.
Kendra Colten is an accomplished soprano soloist and voice professor at Oberlin College and Conservatory. She has performed with the Boston, Indianapolis, Houston, San Francisco and National Symphony Orchestras, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra as well as other acclaimed orchestras. When she isn’t performing or recording, she serves as a member of the Oberlin faculty teaching others to perfect their singing and performances.
Honorable Les Shively, judge of the Vanderburgh Superior Court, is highly regarded in our community and legal field statewide. Prior to being appointed to the Vanderburgh Superior Court, Shively was well known as a tenacious, hard working lawyer and for his role on Shively and Shoulders, a local series focusing on current events and public affairs with fellow alum Pat Shoulders. Shively is very active in supporting many community organizations, including Harrison’s own Shepard Law Academy. Judge Shively also serves on the Board of Directors for Youth First and is an adjunct faculty member and former state trustee at Ivy Tech Community College.