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Dave Stassen The late Con Rettmer in 2014. Jim Vickerman

Learning experiences

Venture capitalist, EDA director &
state senator get 'Wall of Fame'

Both the young and not-so-young were honored at District 2904’s American Education Week banquet Thursday.

Students from grade-school age to senior high were honored for academic achievements.  Kudos were given to outstanding faculty and staff members, and three Tracy High School alumnae were inducted into the school’s “Wall of Fame.”

The Wall of Fame inductees were former state senator Jim Vickerman (THS ‘49); the late Conrad Rettmer (THS ’54), longtime Tracy EDA and Chamber director; and venture capitalist Dave Stassen (THS ’69).

Randy McIntire was honored as the high school’s “teacher of the year,” while Amber Altheide was the selection for Tracy Elementary School.

Gale Otto was given the school district’s Lifetime Service Award.

About 275 people attended.

Emcee Jesse James, a retired TAHS English teacher, thanked the crowd for coming out to support education.

Banquet theme was “Something Important Happens Here.  Something Unique.  Something Powerful. Something Precious.”  See pages 2-3 for more.


See stories on each in this week's Headlight-Herald.