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Dublin City Schools Pleased to Announce the Class of 2020 Hall of Fame
The Dublin City Schools Alumni Association is proud to announce six individuals have been selected for induction into the Dublin City Schools Hall of Fame Class of 2020.
This year’s Hall of Fame class includes three Distinguished Alumni Award winners, two Young Alumni Achievement Award winners and one Outstanding Service Award winner.
Greg Garvey, Scioto Class of 2000, Tom Landry, Dublin High School Class of 1992, and Vickie (Voeller) Easterday, Dublin High School Class of 1970, are the three Distinguished Alumni. Reilly Hickey, Scioto Class of 2015, and Imran Nuri, Scioto Class of 2016, are both recognized with the Young Alumni Achievement Award. District and public education advocate Deb Papesh is the winner of the Outstanding Service Award.
Garvey attended the United States Naval Academy and continued putting his time and talents into the Navy. He was a physicist on Special Operations Command electro-optics and then went on to be the Director of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Underwater Programs. He is also chairman of the Underwater Explosive Safety Working Group and is currently the US Northern Command Maritime Operations Center Fires Officer. His work aides the United States in response tactics if the country’s naval safety is compromised.
After earning degrees in Criminal Justice, Landry worked as an agent with the United States Border Patrol, before working for the United States Secret Service in Detroit. He advanced to Washington D.C., where he served on the Presidential Protective Division during both the President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama administrations. Landry then moved to Texas to be the Deputy Special Agent in Charge of the George W. Bush Protection Division. Recently, he was promoted to Special Agent in Charge of the St. Louis Field Office.
Easterday was an instrumental person for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. She was a member of RMHC for 30 years, including serving as president on two separate occasions. She helped with the Golf Classic, Sporting Clays Committee and the Share-A-Night program. She was also key in the Ronald McDonald House expansion, making it the largest RMHC House in the world. Easterday is being inducted into the Hall of Fame posthumously after passing away in 2017.
Hickey is the youngest Tony Award recipient in the history of the award. After graduating from Scioto, Hickey attended Pace University in New York City where she studied Arts and Entertainment Management. She was a producer on the 2017 revival of "Once on This Island" on Broadway, winning a 2018 Tony Award for "Best Musical Revival" at the young age of 21. Hickey began her career in casting after college, working on both Law & Order: SVU and FBI: Most Wanted.
Nuri has been spending the past few years giving his time, talent and treasure while redefining what it means to be a philanthropist through his nonprofit, The 52 Million Project. His project asks donors for $1 a week for $52 a year, with the long term vision of engaging one million people in the movement to collectively give $52 million each year. At Ohio State University, he got involved in BuckeyeThon, including a year as president. The year Nuri was president was the event's most significant fundraising year to date ($1,704,184.19).
Papesh has been devoted to Dublin City Schools and overall public education for several decades. Her family moved to Dublin in 1994 and she quickly got involved. Within an eight-year period of time, Papesh and her grant team garnered $260,000 in grant funds for Riverside Elementary School and Davis Middle School. She has assisted the District in the last two levy campaigns, including as Levy Co-Chair in 2018. She has served as PTO President multiple times and her passion has not waivered since her two daughters graduated.
“It is great to see our former students and community members accomplish such amazing feats all across the country and the globe,” Superintendent Dr. Todd Hoadley said. “I am confident that the Dublin City Schools Hall of Fame Class of 2020 will provide a light for our current students to follow.”