2018 Hempfield Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 9/10/2018 1:45:00 PM

Congratulations again to all of our 2018 Hempfield School District Athletic Hall of Fame inductees! The induction ceremony was this past Saturday, September 8, 2108 at the Wheatland Federal Credit Union Hempfield High School Cafeteria. The celebration was a wonderful, inspiring, and tearful event. Inductees included:

  • Rob Cooper, Football, Basketball, Track & Field, Class of 1966
  • Joe Kinderwater, Swimming, Class of 2007
  • Luke Murray, Volleyball, Class of 2004
  • Lisa McDonnell Stough, Swimming, Class of 2006 

Barry Henry talked about the character of Rob Cooper and told why Rob deserved to be a member of our illustrious Hall of Fame. The words from Dawn Brill-Cooper and Rob Cooper II told about the heart and life of the man. Eighteen family and friends came out to support Dawn and Rob.

Swimmers Joe Kinderwater and Lisa McDonnell Stough are young, but both talked about their roots at Hempfield.  Steve Beck talked about the talent and hard work that  both demonstrated.  

And, Lisa Murray and Gary Vogel were superb as they described Luke Murray, inductee. Lisa (Luke Murray's mother) read a message from Luke that touched our hearts.  He too was very proud of his Hempfield roots.

Congratulations to all of the inductees! See a full gallery of photos from this event on the Hempfield School District Alumni Facebook Page.

Committee members stand with recipient holding a plaque award.  Recipients hold plaques with their coach.  Committee members stand with recipient's mother and friend holding a plaque award.