The Woodrow Wilson High School Alumni Association will induct 14 people into the hall of fame this October as part of the school’s 90th birthday celebration.
The hall of fame was established in 1989 to celebrate the school’s 60th anniversary, and more than 100 individuals have been inducted.
Inductees are alumni, faculty and staff who have made significant contributions in their personal and professional lives or who have made extraordinary contributions toward the continued excellence of the school.
This year’s ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Oct. 26 at Woodrow during a weekend of activities to celebrate the school’s 90th birthday.
The following are 2019 inductees into the Woodrow Wilson High School Hall of Fame:
Marca Lee Bircher, Woodrow choir director and founder of The Variations show choir
Jarrell Gibbs, TXU president serving 9 million customers globally
The Rev. Paul Goodrich, Leader of the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church
Paul Harris, Dallas ISD principal serving Lakewood Elementary, J.L. Long and Woodrow from 1952-1970
Miriam Hiser, Trial lawyer and founder of the boutique law firm Law Offices of Miriam Hiser; lifelong mentor; open-water swimmer across the English Channel
Richard Maximoff, Internationally recognized concert artist, conductor and record producer; founder of the Grammy-nominated Hampton String Quartet
Dixon Moody, Professor emeritus of neuroradiology at Wake Forest University
Perry Nichols, Influential artist of the 1930s and ’40s who exhibited his work with other young Texas artists known as “The Dallas Nine”
Michael Orozco, Dallas County constable serving the Woodrow Wilson feeder pattern
Lawrence Payne, Executive vice president of Spurs Sports & Entertainment, which owns and operates the San Antonio Spurs
Col. George Royster, Legendary band director at Woodrow and J. L. Long from 1936-1967
Richard Vitale, Senior vice president at Bank of America Merrill Lynch; founding president of the Woodrow Wilson High School Community Foundation
Alfloyd Williams, U.S. Army Ranger and master parachutist who served five tours in Afghanistan and Iraq
Gerald Worrall III, President and CEO of WKA Architects and dedicated Dallas civic leader
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