Edgewater High School plans to induct 10 notable alumni into its Hall of Fame next month. The group includes the director of the of the United States Secret Service, Julia Pierson; Tony-nominated Broadway actor Norm Lewis; attorney and nationally-known commentator Mark NeJame and Scott George, founder of Community Food & Outreach Center in downtown Orlando, which provides food, medical care and support services to families in need.
A reception and induction ceremony will be held Saturday, April 12 at Edgewater High. A permanent display of honorees will be presented in the new O. R. Davis Auditorium. Proceeds from the sale of tickets to The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will go to The Edgewater High School Foundation. The Hall of Fame inducted its first class in 2011.
This year's honorees are:
Bob Dolce, a former Edgewater High School athletic director, coach and teacher. He led the school to metro conferences, state playoffs and was inducted into the Metro Conference Hall of Fame in 1982.
Dennis Cone of the Class of 1965, founded the Professional Caddies Association, which has over 17,000 members. He is an inductee into the Caddie Hall of Fame, Past President of the Junior Golf Association of Central Florida and author of two books.
Scott George of the Class of 1979, is a co-founder of Community Food & Outreach Center and is Senior Pastor of Pinecastle United Methodist Church in Orlando. His nonprofit serves thousands of families a month, helping with food, medical care, crisis intervention and education.
Tony Imbriani of the Class of 1983 has coached Edgewater wrestling since his days as a student. He has been has been a beloved mentor and part of every wrestling team championship in Edgewater history, with a career record of 246-57. Coach Imbriani has had an even bigger impact mentoring the wrestlers he has coached.
Norm Lewis of the Class of 1981 is an actor who had been performing on Broadway for more than two decades. 20 years. A Tony-nominated performer, his credits include performances in Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Dream Girl and Porgy & Bess. He has also made guest appearances on shows including The Cosby Show, As The World Turns, and All My Children. He will be performing soon at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre.
Roy Anderson "Chip" Lilley of the Class of 1976 was one of the founding partners of CNL Commercial Real Estate in Orlando after many years of employment with Trammell Crow Co. and Flagler Development Co.
Cindy Zellner Mackinnon of the Class of 1960 is a former lawyer and judge who serviced on the Florida 9th Circuit Court from 1993 to 2010. She served as President of the Junior League of Greater Orlando, and was First Vice President of the International Associaton of Junior Leagues. Mackinnon was on the inaugural staff of Valencia Community College as an English professor and later was the first paid executive director of Hospice. She has also served on several community nonprofit boards.
Mark NeJame of the Class of 1972 is a high-profile Orlando trial attorney, businessman and television legal analyst. He founded NeJame Law in 1995 and rose to national prominence with commentary on the Casey Anthony case. He and his wife run a nonprofit that raises money for pediatric cancer research and assistance.
Julia Pierson of the Class of 1977 is the director of the United States Secret Service. She was appointed by President Barack Obama and became the 23rd director and the first woman to head the male dominated agency.
Bob Swoszowski of the Class of 1957 has been a McDonald's franchise owner/operator in Georgia for more than 40 years, and is also known for educational advocacy and community service.
The Edgewater High School Foundation board will also induct staff and teachers with 25 years served at the school into the "Quarter Century Club."
Source: Orlando Sentinel