2013 Hall of Fame Inductee
Congratulations to the
inducted members of the Alumni Hall of Fame for 2013:
The Rich History
1980 Mildred Turner and Loren Shirar established the John Muir
Pride Task Force. The purpose was to improve school pride and
campus beautification. They did this by making spirit buttons,
painting the campus, creating murals, planting projects and
various fundraisers and other events to help fund the many ideas
to improve the school. Then in 1988, the Alumni Hall of Fame was
created to further demonstrate the potential of the students.
The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to honor our alumni that
have had an outstanding career in their chosen profession and to
use them as an example to Muir students that they have the
potential to succeed just as these alumni have done.
The criterion to be inducted is as follows: The recipient
must be a graduate of John Muir Tech, John Muir College or John
Muir High School in Pasadena, California and not be employed at
Muir for at least one year. The candidate must have or had an
outstanding career in their chosen profession which has resulted
in a direct and significant impact in their field for at least
five (5) years. The categories in which the candidate can be
recognized are: Business, Community Service, Education,
Government Service, Performing Arts, Science (Medicine or
Health), Sports & Coaching, Visual Arts, and Writing (Author or
Reporter). Up to seven alumni could be inducted into the Hall of
Fame each year. Two additional awards may also be awarded: the
Rufus Mead Award is bestowed upon alum that has made
overwhelming contributions in either of the above categories.
And the Jim Brownfield Service Award was created to honor
non-alumni that have shown extraordinary and sustained service
to the students and the school.
The inductees are selected by a committee which includes
teachers, students, administrators, other HOF inductees and
Association Board members. This committee meets privately to
review the profiles of those nominated and work independently to
choose the most worthy candidates for the Hall of Fame. The
inductees are then officially inducted in a ceremony at Muir
during homecoming week. The inductees are also honored during
half-time at the Turkey Tussle on the Rose Bowl field. Then the
inductees photograph is mounted next to other members on the
"Wall of Fame" at Muir where it will be displayed for all time.
And finally, we honor them here for the entire world to see how
much we care about our alumni and their achievements.