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Ilion Central School District Faculty and Staff obituaries/death notices are now presented on the consolidated Faculty/Staff Memorials page.
Bob Bush and son, Mareck, featured on CBS News - Good Sports.....
Ilion High Wrestling Coach and Math teacher, Bob Bush, was featured with his son, Sophmore Marek Bush, on the CBS Evening News. The story was also aired on the CBS Sunday Morning Show. CBS reporter Steve Hartman lauded Marek for his extreme sportsmanship in the CBS "On the Road" segment which aired in Jaunary 2019.. "As a state champion, Marek Bush has little competition. But when he faced a fierce component who got injured, he decided winning wasn't important. Steve Hartman has their story 'On The Road.'".
See YouTube version below.
The Utica Observer Dispatch first featured the story on January 10, 2019 - CVA wrestler takes intentional fall in display of sportsmanship. "Marek Bush received a standing ovation Saturday night at the 44th annual Leo Sammon Memorial Tournament for an incredible gesture during the match against Logan Patterson of Indian River, turning down a forfeit that would have wiped out an all-but-certain loss." The crowd watched on their feet and through blurry eyes as Marek lost the tournament but won the admiration of everyone in the gym, most especially from his dad, Bob.
(February 3, 2019)
Principal Jeremy Rich - 2017 New York State Elementary Principal of the Year....
Rush-Henrietta Sperry High School football family rallies for coach Werner Kleemann.....
Former Ilion High Football Coach, Werner Kleeman is especially thankful this Thanksgiving. "It has been a challenging and emotional year for the 75-year-old coaching icon and Section V Hall of Famer, .... who in May was diagnosed with NK LGL leukemia, a rare form of chronic blood cancer. His oxygen-carrying red blood cells are dying off and his body isn’t regenerating new ones. But that's just part of the story. There have been times when this devout hockey fan (his son, Brian, is Rush-Henrietta's head coach) has felt like he’s been playing this game to save his life with a short bench, coping with diabetes, slow-to-heal infections, a toe amputation, congestive heart issues and a heart attack all complicating the treatment of his cancer." Thank you to Dee Dee Fisher for sharing this story from the Democrat and Chronicle page. (November 24, 2016)
Tribute to Miss Ruth 'Goosie' Gordon .....
The Class of 1950 paid tribute to Miss Gordon during the 50th Class Reunion. "She was a legend to many of us.... 1918 Alumnus and Ilion High School American History Teacher - Miss Ruth 'Goosie' Gordon." (January 19, 2015)
1941 Faculty Photographs.....
Ilion Central School District Faculty pictures from the 1941 Yearbook were provided by by Paul McLaughlin '41. See them all on the 1941 Yearbook Faculty page.
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