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October 9th, 2014
Foundation names new SMHS distinguished alumni


The San Marcos Education Foundation will recognize a fresh crop of distinguished alumni next week before the Rattlers’ first football game in their new stadium.

Georgia Hoodye Cheatham (Class of 1963), Barbara Jones Chambers (1964), Jack Eben (1969), Hays County Court-at-Law Judge Linda Ann Rodriguez (1973), Javier Ledesma (1974), Maj. Gen. James William Hyatt (1976) and Elizabeth Crook (1977) have been named to the San Marcos High School Distinguished Alumnus Hall of Fame for “notable achievement, professional excellence and distinguished service to their communities,” said Margaret Lindsey, who chairs the education foundation’s board of directors.

Honorees will be inducted to their positions — and awarded a ceremonial key to the city — during a public presentation scheduled for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 in the high school’s Library Center at 2601 Rattler Road, formerly East McCarty Lane. A reception will follow.

Later that evening, during the first half of the San Marcos High School Rattlers’ bout with the Kerrville Tivy Antelope, new hall of fame inductees will be introduced to the hometown crowds from the field. The game is scheduled to mark the maiden voyage of the school district’s anticipated new athletics stadium after decades of sharing Texas State University’s Bobcat Stadium. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m.

Since 2004, the education foundation has named 67 alumni to the high school’s hall of fame. Photographs of honorees are on permanent display at the high school. SMEF is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization that administers teaching grants and student scholarships, among other initiatives, through its independent fundraising.

Go There

Distinguished Alumni Induction Ceremony
SMHS Library Center, 2601 E. McCarty Lane | Map
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17

San Marcos Rattlers vs. Kerrville Tivy Antelopes
Rattler Stadium, 2601 E. McCarty Lane | Map
7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17

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