Distinguished and honorary Arcanum Trojans

Arcanum News for the 7 days of April 25, 2022

By Vickie Rhodehamel

At the Arcanum Trojan Homecoming (previously identified as the Arcanum Alumni Banquet) were the Distinguished and Honorary Trojans awards. The administration of Arcanum-Butler Schools is happy to induct Mr. Phil Garbig as the most the latest inductee into our Distinguished Alumni Corridor of Fame. His dedication to our neighborhood and colleges can make him very deserving of this honor.

Phil is a 1970 graduate of AHS and then ongoing his education and learning at The Ohio Condition College the place he been given his bachelor’s degree in enterprise then acquired his law diploma from Funds University Law University. Immediately after obtaining his regulation degree, he returned to Arcanum to serve purchasers in his hometown as this is wherever he wished to get the job done and elevate his family.

In the earlier few of a long time, Phil has retired from his legislation practice and most of these boards, passing reigns of leadership to the following technology. Even so, his passion for local community involvement has not altered and his endeavours have been concentrated right right here in Arcanum. In 2010-2011, Phil labored on the committee that campaigned and built our K-12 Arcanum College Creating that you are sitting down in this evening. All over again in 2019, Phil stepped up and spearheaded the marketing campaign for the Arcanum Faculties Multi-reason developing in an effort to offer a modern facility for our agricultural programs and FFA as very well as a new coaching center for our student athletes. Although Phil and his spouse, Karen, ended up donors, most importantly he labored with legislative liaisons to get government funding for agricultural training and talked endlessly with group associates about offering their fiscal assistance to the undertaking. In the winter of 2019, this desire grew to become a fact as the administration and committee customers had been able to open the doorways to this new constructing that would support our ag schooling and FFA applications that had just been not too long ago reinstated.

Phil’s loyalty and aid to the Arcanum university district has been unwavering considering that his graduation in 1970. In 1973, he married fellow Arcanum alumni Karen Stephens. They are the mother and father of 3 kids who they lifted in the Arcanum educational facilities. Carrie and her spouse Craig reside here in Arcanum with their three youngsters. Carrie adopted in Phil’s footsteps by attending regulation college and heading into law exercise with her father. Their son also life in Arcanum. Ben is a Sergeant with the Miami County Sheriff’s Section and spends his spare time coaching the Trojan Varsity Softball team and his spouse Jaimee is a teacher appropriate in this article at Arcanum Center College. Phil and Karen’s son, Zach was a fifth grader at Arcanum Elementary when he handed absent after a multi-organ transplant. His legacy is ongoing with the fifth grade Zachary Garbig award supplied every year to a fifth-grade boy who has prevail over obstacles and reflects the distinctive character that Zach had. Phil and Karen are very pleased grandparents of 6 and can nonetheless be discovered paying out their cost-free time in the bleachers cheering on their grandchildren, fundraising for faculty tasks, and supporting our Trojans. Phil’s contributions to our neighborhood and college for the past 45 several years are immeasurable and we are honored to induct him into our Alumni Corridor of Fame.

When selecting an inductee for honorary Trojan it is dependent on any of the pursuing requirements:

A local community member who provided incredible services to our college, a previous personnel member who supplied outstanding support to the school district and its college students, and/or lives out the mission of Arcanum Butler Local Schools. Our 2020 inductee (awarded in 2022 due to the pandemic) embodies these requirements. John Hennemyre used 27 several years working to improved our school and group as a instructor, coach, and volunteer.

Mr. Hennemyre arrived to Arcanum in 1965 exactly where he taught chemistry, physics, and physical instruction. He was a beloved teacher between college students, and he confirmed a whole lot of tolerance working with learners in chemistry labs with open flames and chemical compounds! Although an educator he also committed time as a mentor. He spent 3 yrs as a baseball coach and 17 years as a basketball coach. For the duration of his tenure as a basketball coach, he had the honor of coaching in a few point out tournaments, 1967, 1969 and 1976. During his time as Advertisement was when the original sports activities functioning track was developed. He served create the athletics athletic boosters. In 1978 he co-launched the Cross County Convention and served as secretary-treasurer of the conference for 13 many years. In 1972 the Arcanum sports activities park was built at the south conclude of Arcanum which was a leading ballpark amid other universities and communities with 4 ball diamonds, centralized concession stand, real loos, and parking large amount! It would be amazing to know the selection of youngsters that have played ball and the several hours that have been put in in the stands cheering on little ones and grandkids at our ballpark just on the south stop of city and John participate in a vital part in that project.

John also engaged in our community where by he was a member of the Lions Club and served as an EMT on the Group Rescue in the 1970s and 1980s.

John retired from Arcanum in 1992. He is married to Laverne, and they have two young children, Jon and Beth. Mr. Hennemyre even now attends Arcanum basketball online games to cheer on our Trojans and of training course when we have our Night of Champions honoring our regional and state championship groups he is there to reminisce with his former gamers.

Thank you Mr. Hennemyre for all your several years of services and going higher than and further than by investing not only in the college students you taught but generations following that have prospered due to the fact of your perseverance to this school and neighborhood.

Vickie Rhodehamel is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Everyday Advocate viewers weekly with her Arcanum group column. She can be achieved by contacting 937-423-3763, by e mail at [email protected] Viewpoints expressed in the post are the get the job done of the author. The Every day Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the unbiased things to do of the author.