Change in Hall of Fame Induction Cycle.
The El Segundo High School Alumni Association decided
at it's June, 2016 meeting, to modify the induction cycle for the Hall of Fame. We will postpone any inductions
planned for 2016 to 2017. This will allow our inductions to coincide with anniversary years for ESHS as 2017 will be
the 90th anniversary of ESHS. It will also coincide with El Segundo's 100th anniversary as well. Nominations currently
received, will be automatically in considerations for the 2017 induction. I apologize for any confusion this may have
El Segundo High School Alumni Association
Announces 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees.
El Segundo High School Alumni Association is pleased to announce the 2014 Hall of Fame inductees.
The induction ceremony will take place during a school assembly on Thursday, September
25th at 10:20am, in the El Segundo High School Auditorium.
This years inductees are:
Michael S. Kerr, Class of 1956
After graduating from
high school, Michael enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, while attending. California State University, San Diego where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He transferred from the Marine Corps and enlisted in the U.S. Air
Force and attended Officer Training School and was commissioned in September, 1964.
He was subsequently assigned to an RF4C Squadron in Thailand.
On January 16, 1967 his RF4C Phantom was shot down near Hanoi.
He was taken prisoner and confined to the “Hanoi Hilton” where he remained
until his release in March 1973.
Michael was still determined to serve his country, and continued his service in the Air Force
until his retirement in 1992. His dedicated service
resulted in his receiving: The Legion of Merit, The Distinguished
Flying Cross, Bronze Star (2), Purple Heart, USAF
Meritorious Service Medal, USAF Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service
Medal (with 14 stars)
Class of 1980
Upon graduation from El Segundo High School, Elise received
her B.A in Economics from the University of Southern California. She then attended the Southern California College of Optometry where she received her Bachelor of Science
in Visual Sciences and then her Doctor of Optometry with distinction in 1988.
Elise now operates her practice, Hollywood Vision Center Optometry, in Hollywood. She is also the director of Fountain of Health which is a multi-disciplinary
wellness Center integrating Optometry, Ophthalmology with Chinese medicine. She was the co-founder of the Rehabilitative Vision Clinic at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. She has also served as the team optometrist for the Mighty Ducks
of Anaheim and the Los Angeles Galaxy. She has
provided lectures and vision screenings to over 40 schools and film studios. She has also been a spokesperson for several professional organizations as well as appearing on major networks
discussing vision issues.
The El Segundo High School Hall of Fame was initiated to honor distinguished alumni who have led exemplary
lives and contributed to their respective community. Forty-four
alumni have been honored by induction to the Hall of Fame since it’s inception in 1982.
These distinguished alumni exemplify the El Segundo High School Motto “Enter to Learn,
Go Forth for Service”.
In Memory of Floyd Carr
The El Segundo Alumni Association
Board of Directors extends their deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Floyd Carr, Class
of 1939. Floyd spent his entire life in El Segundo, graduating from El Segundo High School in 1939. He married Helen Vandegrift
Carr, class of 1945. Floyd was a beloved member of the El Segundo community including a Board of Director of the El Segundo
Alumni Association. Floyd will be missed by all. Floyd Carr's obituary can be read at the El Segundo Herald. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Floyd and Helen Carr Scholarship fund at the El Segundo Education Foundation, El Segundo United Methodist Church and Rotary Foundation.
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