Alpena High School has a lot to celebrate going into homecoming tonight. The high school just inducted three new alumni into their hall of fame.
Randy Macaulay, class of 1970 and class of 1980’s Susan Petrisin and Teresa Szymanski, were inducted into the Alpena High School Hall of Fame earlier today.
In honor of these three, Alpena High School hosted a luncheon and homecoming assembly, and they will be recognized with an alumni hall of fame pre–game presentation before tonight’s football game at 7.
Each honoree said Alpena High School gave them the foundation that they needed to succeed in life, while encouraging the future generations.
“We as individuals need to give credit to where we came from, and to what we did and there are a lot of individuals who helped us along the way. Throughout the years you may not realize it when you’re here in school, but as you grow up and grow older, you realize the people that have impacted your life and it’s just a great opportunity to come back and give them credit for what they provided to you,” Petrisin said.
“Our young kids are our future. They’re economic development. They’re so talented, so smart, and creative. They can get a career whether that’s a skilled trade, or whether that’s a lawyer or doctor. There are so many opportunities, and we need that, and we need them engaged…they’re our future,” Szymanski said.
A former star athlete, honoree Randy Macaulay said students today; need to go after their dreams, and set goals.
“I would just say be yourself, follow your dreams, follow your passion,” Macaulay said.
Today’s honorees were picked out of 20 applicants. Their continued success after high school will be recognized on the hall of fame wall located at the main entrance of Alpena High School.
The Alpena High School Hall of Fame will end their full day of activities at tonight’s football game when the wildcats take on Petoskey.