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Hall of Fame

Central Valley School District Hall of Fame honors alumni of Ilion, Mohawk, and Central Valley schools through their careers, athletics, and community service.

To learn more about the requirements for consideration to the Hall of Fame and to apply, please review the application online or download form (PDF).

Class of 2017

Dr. James Anderson (Ilion ’36)

Distinguished Alumnus- Humanitarian/Community Service Achievement

  • University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
  • Conducted his dental practice in Ilion for over 30 years
  • Served as an Ilion BOE member, Chairman of HCCC Board, Board of the Cogar Foundation, Annunciation Church Parish Council and named to the Eriritus Board of Directors
  • World War II Veteran and a POW

Brian Angelichio (Ilion ’91)

Distinguished Alumnus -Athletic Achievement
Distinguished Alumnus -Professional/Career Achievement

  • St. Lawrence University- 1995, Ithaca College – 1997
  • Three Sport Athlete and All League Star in High School
  • Varsity Football and Baseball Athlete at St. Lawrence University
  • Division 3 Football Coach at Ithaca College and Brockport State
  • Division 1 Football Coach at University of Pittsburgh and Rutgers
  • NFL Coach for Tampa Bay, Cleveland, and Green Bay

Charles “Boots” Day (Ilion ’65)

Distinguished Alumnus- Athletic Achievement

  • Three Sport Athlete in High School, Major League Baseball (1969-1974) for St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, and Montreal Expos
  • Baseball Scout, Instructor, and Minor League Manager for Detroit Tigers
  • 1993 Inductee into Greater Utica Sports Hall of Fame.

Rudyard Grayson Edick (Ilion ’97)

Distinguished Alumnus- Professional/Career Achievement

  • Syracuse University- 1987, Cornell University- 1997
  • Served 28 Years in the United State Air Force- Bio-Environmental Engineer
  • Senior Environmental Engineer for New York State
  • Received 19 distinguished service metals, awards and ribbons while serving in the Military

Richard C. Gerstenberg (Mohawk ’27)

School Supporter
Distinguished Alumnus -Professional/Career Acheivement

  • Graduate of Mohawk Central School-1927, University of Michigan- 1931
  • 42 year career with General Motors Corporation
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors 1972- 1974
    Chief Executive Officer 1972-1974
  • Sole contributor to the Gerstenberg Scholarship for over 50 years. This annual scholarship was a $1,000 a year award for 4 years of college for a graduate of Mohawk Central School

Gregory B. Jarvis (Mohawk ’62)

  • Distinguished Alumnus- Professional/Career Achievement
  • Northeastern University- 1969, West Coast University
  • Payload Specialist on Space Shuttle “CHALLENGER” which exploded on January 28, 1986
  • Recipient of Congressional Space Medal of Honor
  • Middle School is named in his honor

David M. Mills (Mohawk ’65)

Distinguished Alumnus -Athletic Achievement

  • Participated 4 years in High School Football, Wrestling and Baseball —earning Iroquois League All Star recognition – his football jersey #67 was retired and remains on display at the Middle School
  • Enlisted as a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps
  • Killed in action in Vietnam on December 15, 1966
  • Awarded the Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service and Vietnam Campaign Medals

Donald J. Taylor (Ilion ’47)

School Supporter
Distinguished Alumnus – Humanitarian/Community Service Achievement
Distinguished Educator – Coach

  • Served in the United States Army 1951-1956
  • 43 years dedicated to coaching CYO basketball at the Church of Annunciation Catholic School.
  • Their current gymnasium bears his name
  • Lifelong supporter of Ilion High School Sports Programs