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Four enshrined in RHS Wall of Honor

Tammy Menke, second from left, was tearful after receiving a Wall of Honor plaque honoring her late husband, Dan, on his induction. The ceremony was held Friday at Spartan Stadium before the homecoming game. (Photo by Russ Green/Richmond News)

By Russ Green/Senior Staff Writer

The four newest members of the Richmond Education Foundation’s Wall of Honor were recognized Friday night in front of a large Homecoming crowd at Spartan Stadium.

Former teacher Janice Driver, along with former teacher and head football coach Tom Adams, and two of his former players, the late Jeff “Puff” Adams and the late Dan Menke, were honored with a tailgate dinner before the game. The four inductees and their families were introduced by Foundation President Rob Swafford on the field before the annual Bell Game between the Spartans and Lexington Minutemen.

Driver spent 48 years in education – teaching her first class in the new Dear Elementary Building in 1966.

“My mouth just dropped and fell to the floor when they told me about this,” Driver said. “It was really nice to be honored with Tom because we both came here about the same time.”

Driver’s sister, Mary Fowler, said seeing familiar faces during the day brought back a lot of memories.

“She told me that she didn’t realize she would get emotional until she saw all the faces of a lot of her former students,” Fowler said.

Read the complete story in the Oct. 10 Richmond News.

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