After a new gym and adjacent corridor were added to Del Val in 1979, the Sports Booster Club and some coaches decided that our top athletes deserved lasting recognition.
Led by assistant athletic director Tap Webb, they established the Hall of Champions for the display of photos of Del Val’s title-winning individuals and teams.
But in 2015 that hallway was put to a mundane but necessary use, and the photos of our sports heroes were taken down – with great regret.
Meanwhile, our Academic Hall of Fame suffered a similar fate. Established in 1990, it consisted of framed portraits of our straight-A students. The photos overflowed the entryway of the media center, and the new ones, hung inside the library proper, wouldn’t adhere to the walls. A few years ago, after many shattering experiences, the pictures were stacked and put away.
Now, both of these shrines to excellence have been resurrected digitally and can be accessed from special monitors inside the school or from anywhere else via the school’s website.
The necessary hardware was purchased with $2,000 from the Class of 2016 and $5,000 from Lou DiLullo, retired teacher, coach, assistant principal and curator of the old Hall of Champions. The content and programming are the work of Matthew Cirigliano, Carlos Webster, and Paul Tomko of our Information Technology Department.
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