Hall of Fame

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On October 6, 2018, a very select group of Omaha South high alumni were recognized by the Alumni Association as they inducted into their alma mater’s Hall of Fame.

The South High School Hall of Fame class of 2018 included Msgr. Richard Wolbach, Jim Fuxa, Jan (Meyers) Bausch, Andrea “Candy” (Fathey) Rezac, Paulette (Collins) Hammerstrom-Spath, and Tom Dickey.

Each inductee was recognized, during a brunch ceremony at the Livestock Exchange Building ballroom, for their high school accomplishments as well as their achievements since graduating from South.

Msgr. Richard Wolbach, class of 1942, still remembers when South was a catholic school rather than the large, public school it is today. he is a military veteran and a priest as well.

During the event, Packers like Jim Fuxa, a multiple-time state athlete in a variety of sports, reminisced with stories of their athletic days.

Paulette Hammerstrom-Spath, founder of Crane Coffee, Andrea Rezac, an OPS paraprofessional for 31 years, were inducted to the Hall of Fame in recognization of their successful careers.

Some of the inductees, like Fuxa and Bausch who graduated together in 1960, had not seen each other in years and spent the morning reconnecting.

Tom Dickey was inducted into Hall of Fame as recipient of the Distinguished teacher award.

Dickey’s wife, Thea, accepted the Distinguished Teacher award on behalf of her late husband, and her heartwarming acceptance speech brought joy to the hearts of those in attendance.

“Tom was a Packer at heart, pride and true, he had so much love for South High, and he put his heart into it everyday,” Thea Dickry said.

The 2018 Hall of Fame inductees join a long list of other Packers who have been and continue to be the pride of Omaha South High Magnet.