Posted: Sep 8, 2012 7:26 PM by Beth Beechie - MTN News
Updated: Sep 8, 2012 7:48 PM
Dozens of former Montana School for the Deaf and Blind students are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Montana Association of the Deaf with its first Hall of Fame ceremony.
Jokes were made and memories were recalled as former stand-out athletes were honored in front of family and friends as athletes from different decades and different sports became hall of famers.
The coordinators said the wide range of age among athletes in the hall of fame created a bit of a division, but in a good-hearted way.
"So we have two groups. We have the old group, and the new, what we like to call, the younger and newer group. So we've got a mixture of both that'll be recognized," said hall of fame chairman Ed VanTighem.
VanTighem said it was more of a family reunion for former students and for some, it had been 40 to 60 years since they'd returned to the MSDB campus.
Administrators said they hope to keep adding to the hall of fame.
Saturday they unveiled old cheerleading uniforms and jerseys and they hope to keep adding to the collection.