2019 Wall of Honor Inductees
A professor of experimental elementary particle physics, an internationally acclaimed playwright and a highly accomplished military officer will all be honored with induction into the Maine South Alumni Wall of Honor at a dinner on Thursday Oct. 3.
To attend the dinner please fill out the invitation here and return to Maine South.
Class of 2019 Inductees
|Dante Amidei (Class of 1974) conducts research in particle physics at the ATLAS experiment at the CERN, observing the results of proton-proton collisions at 13 TeV, the highest controlled interaction energy ever achieved. He is a full professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Michigan, a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a leading world expert on the top quark. Professor Amidei has previously worked on silicon detectors and precision tracking, techniques for b-quark tagging, and electronics for high energy physics.||George Brant (Class of 1987) is the author of several award-winning plays, most notably Grounded which played a London’s Gate Theatre and went on to be an off-Broadway production at The Public Theatre. The play won the National New Play Network’s 2012 Smith Prize and a Fringe First award at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Brant has written 11 plays and among the awards include a Lucille Lortel Award, an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, an Off-West End Theatre Award, an NNPN Rolling World Premiere, three OAC Individual Excellence Awards, and the Keene Prize for Literature.||Brian Humm (Class of 1983) is a submarine officer who commanded the nuclear fast attack submarine USS Buffalo (SSN- 715) and the nuclear guided missile submarine USS Ohio (SSGN -726). He also served as the Director of Operations for the Commander Submarine Forces, Atlantic Fleet. His final assignment in the Navy was as the Commodore of Submarine Squadron Nineteen. He is a 1987
graduate of the United States Naval Academy.
Distinguished Business Partner
|Avantara Park Ridge will be honored with the Business Partner Award. Avantara Park Ridge has welcomed and guided students from District 207 during the past three years as part of the District’s career and college advisement program.|
To read the Press Release click here.
The Wall of Honor, sponsored by the Maine Township High School District 207 Educational Foundation, was created in 2013 as part of the 50th anniversary of Maine South High School.
Maine South High School and the Wall of Honor Selection Committee recognize graduates for outstanding contributions to society through significant career accomplishments and/or community service. This serves the dual purpose of recognizing such accomplishments and presenting Distinguished Alumni as role models for current students at Maine South.
Nominees must meet the following criteria:
- Nominee must have graduated from Maine South High School.
- Nominee must be at least 35 years old. Nominee may be recognized posthumously.
- Nominee’s achievements have gone beyond a personal benefit and his/her contributions are of a significant nature for the community and society.
- Nominee’s contributions are recognized on a community, state-wide or national basis.
All nominations must be received by March 15, 2019 in order to be considered for Fall 2019 Induction.
Any questions may be directed via email to Chris Bednarek or 874-692-8206.