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Del City presents academic letter jackets, inducts Hall of Fame members

Del City High School students received academic letter jackets last week. Photo by Stephanie Terry

Del City High School held its annual academic letter jacket presentation and Hall of Fame ceremony last Thursday at the school’s PAC. The Hall of Fame inductees were L. Dean Fisher, Jason Banister and Kevin Hill.

Captain John Keilty received the Robert Kalsu Community Service Award for his efforts to add a statue of Robert Kalsu to school’s football stadium that also bears his name.

Fisher is a 1981 DCHS graduate and currently serves as president of the College of Southern Idaho.
Banister, a 1997 graduate, is the founder of the Mary Banister Foundation which provides school supplies, food, living expenses and helps with medical needs for people in need in the community.

He was presented with the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award from President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in December and the Presidential Legacy Lifetime Achievement Award from President Barrack Obama.

Hill, a 1981 graduate, was a longtime teacher and principal at Epperly Heights Elementary School. He also served 25 years in the Oklahoma Air National Guard.

Students that received academic letter jackets were. Moises Casco, Kimberly Coats, Alexa Davila-Aguilar, Ashantrice Dennis-Webb, Shyanne Filippo, Eva Gonzalez, Ayah Hammoud, Miguel Ortiz, Rafael Ortiz, Julia Pershica, Phudis Radabutr, Elhassan Rashwan, Lilyanna Reece, Aubrionna Surrett, and Emily Williams.

To qualify for an academic letter jacket a student must have a 4.0 grade point average at the end of his or her junior year. They must also have completed or enrolled in college preparatory requirements and attended a Mid-Del school at least the preceding year.

Jason Banister was inducted into the Del City High School Hall of Fame. Photo by Stephanie Terry

Kevin Hill was inducted into the Del City High School Hall of Fame. Photo by Stephanie Terry

John Keilty receives an award from Gina Standridge. Photo by Stephanie Terry

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