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2016 William Howard Taft Hall of Fame Finalists Ready for you to VOTE!
Each of these 39 Taft Graduate Finalists and 34 Retired Teacher Finalists were the top nominees in the preliminary vote that took place from October, 2015 to February, 2016. 467 votes were cast for 177 GRADUATE ALUMNI and 244 votes were cast for 87 RETIRED TAFT TEACHERS.
The FINAL ELECTION will begin the first week of April and extend to the first week of June. The Top voted Inductees will be announced in mid-June and the 2016 William Howard Taft Hall of Fame Fundraiser Banquet will be in mid-September.
A Special Note to All Nominees: Please send a summary biography to this website by clicking on the CONTACT US tab at the top of this Home Page. Please keep your biography pithy and no more than 160 words. Thank you.
If anyone has any questions, please contact us by using the same CONTACT US tab at the top of this home page.
Thank you for voting and we look forward to your voting participation in the FINAL ELECTION beginning next month.
Taft Students in the "New" Black Box Theater
The Foundation is pleased to announce its most recent completed project at Taft High School. The refurbishment of the so-called BLACK BOX THEATER is located in the "new" addition of Taft High School completed in 1975, over 40 years ago. The wood floor had never been refinished and our team of specialists completed the work over the Christmas break in late December.
Photos of the renovated Black Box Theater
The Foundation Board of Directors:
Susan Miller Aldrich (1961 alumna)
Dave Barth (1962 alumnus)
Anita Bernacchi (Past President of the Taft PTSA, Board Member of the Taft Local School Council and Taft Parent)
Rich Bolinder (1970 alumnus)
Carol Gerhardt Horschke (1944 alumna) Honorary Director
Penni Isaacson (1959 alumna)
Dr. Sharon Manjack (Taft Special Education Teacher)
Ted Pirpiris (Local School Council Emeritus Chairman)
Dr. Art Tarvardian (Emeritus Principal of Taft High School)
Rick Winge (1970 alumnus)
Note: This is the foundation website for William Howard Taft High School located in Chicago, Illinois