The 2008 Wall of Fame Class,
Clementine Paddleford ’17, Earl Woods ’49, Tom Romig ’66 and Michael Silva ’74, was inducted into the MHSAA Wall of Fame on January 9, 2009, at MHS. For plaque bios click Wall Of Fame; for longer bios please click Winter 2008 Alumni Mentor.
The 2009 Wall Of Fame festivities were held the evening of January 9, 2009 and began with a dinner at Della Voce restaurant attended by Wall of Fame Honorees Dean Thomas Romig and General Michael Silva, along with the relatives of Clementine Paddleford, friends of Earl Woods and MHSAA Members. The menu featured recipes from Clementine Paddleford’s Cookbook How America Eats.
Michael Silva’s table enjoys chef (and 1995 Manhattan High graduate) Noah Reagan’s delicious menu of potato and leek soup, chicken in sherry cream sauce or shrimp newburg, and marble cake with strawberry ice cream, all made or adapted from Clemetine Paddleford’s cookbook.
Tom Romig’s table held lively conversation throughout the dinner, as did the table not pictured with other friends of Romig and Silva, who told stories of (and on) the Wall of Fame honorees. Great fun and good food was enjoyed by all.
Michael Silva poses with Alumni Mentor Editor Janet Duncan ’58 and Don Slater ’57, the representative accepting the Wall of Fame award for Earl Woods.
A reception was held in the MHS West cafeteria before the 2009 Wall Of Fame Induction Ceremony. Mike Silva poses with his family, from left to right: Mike’s father Richard Silva, MHS class of 1950, Mike, Mike’s mother Genita Silva, Mike’s sister Janet Silva Perez class of 1974.
Tom Romig enjoys the reception with his mother, Mrs Ruth Romig Swart, and his wife, Pam (Shilling) Romig ’66.
Mike Silva’s Classmates from MHS 1974 join him at the reception to celebrate his Wall of Fame Honor. Standing, from left to right: Gayle Eyestone, Susie Agnew, Donna Crosby, Mike Mosely, Eric Peck, Mike Devin.
MHSAA Wall of Fame Chairman Dan Hall ’70 talks to relatives of Clemetine Paddleford, from left Joan Blakeley and Mary Jo Hageman.
Diane Gaede-Shilling ’65 and Jayne (Foster) Peterson ’66, two of a group of classmates and friends of Tom Romig, talk with Roger Brannon, former MHS teacher, debate coach, and influence in the life of Hall of Fame Honoree Mike Silva.
Clementine Paddleford graduated before Blue M yearbooks were established and Sr photos were printed, so this picture, given to MHSAA by the KSU Hale Library archives, is the closest we could find to represent her at that age. It is from Clementine Paddleford’s Varsity Wildcat basketball team photo.
Clementine Paddleford in 1958.
Earl Woods Blue M Senior Photo 1949
Earl Woods not long before his death in 2006.
Tom Romig Blue M Senior Photo 1966
Dean Thomas Romig, Washburn University Law School.
Mike Silva Blue M Senior Photo 1974
General Michael J. Silva before the 2009 Wall of Fame ceremony.
WALL OF FAME PLAQUE Each Wall of Fame recipient is given a bronze plaque and an identical plaque is permanently mounted in the main hall of MHS West. MHSAA inducted it’s third Wall Of Fame Class into the Wall of Fame were held January 9, 2009 at MHS West. Shown here is the plaque for Harold Robinson ’48, honored in the first Wall of Fame Class in 2007.
Michael Silva addresses the crowd after receiving his Wall of Fame award.
Tom Romig receives his Wall of Fame award, after which he spoke to the MHS students.
Don Slater accepts award on behalf of Earl Woods.
Relatives Bonnie Devore, Mary Jo Hageman and Joan Blakeley receive the award on behalf of Clementine Paddleford.