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Gazette Premium Content Palmer High School alumni added to hall of fame

KRISTINA IODICE Updated: September 12, 2012 at 12:00 am

Palmer High School celebrates homecoming this weekend, and the alumni association will be inducting four members into the Alumni Hall of Fame as part of the festivities Saturday.

The ceremony is expected to start at 10:45 a.m. in the Palmer auditorium, after a brunch that begins at 9:45 a.m. in the school near the Weber Street entrance. The Palmer class of 1957 celebrates its reunion this year, but all past graduates of the school are welcome. Following the ceremony, alumni are allowed to ring the bell in the courtyard.

The Hall of Fame honorees are: Renny Fagan, class of 1974 from Golden; Jim Hartman, class of 1951 from Colorado Springs; Dorothy Maloney Woltemath, class of 1960 from Julesburg; and Jim Colbert, class of 1957 from San Diego, CA.

Fagan has served as a three-term state legislator, director of the Colorado Department of Revenue, Deputy Attorney General, and state director for a U.S. senator. He is chief executive officer of the Colorado Nonprofit Association.

Hartman was an Air Force pilot, and his high school football coaching career spanned more than 40 years. In that time, he brought three state titles to Mitchell High School.

Woltemath was an educator, counselor, former President of the Board of Education in Sedgwick County, and a victim advocate for two different sheriff departments.

Colbert was a standout athlete during high school and college, and a lengthy coaching career. He is an educator, martial artist, and San Diego City College athletic coach.

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