Hall of Fame

The Auburndale High School Hall of Fame is a tribute to our alumni and faculty who, through commitment and dedication, have attained exceptional personal or professional achievements and have made significant contributions in either their careers, community, nation and/or world.

The Hall of Fame provides for a unique opportunity to honor graduates and faculty for outstanding accomplishments. It will also convey these successes to the present and future students and the faculty of their own achievement possibilities. The Hall of Fame provides a visible record of these remarkable individuals and will serve as an inspiration to Auburndale High School students and faculty.

Colonel Baker Hall of Fame Induction Speech

Auburndale Graduate from 1984

Colonel Baker's Speech at the 2013 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony from Polk County Public Schools on Vimeo.

Hall of Fame Nomination Process (2023 information):

Nomination forms are available to anyone wishing to nominate a person who has brought great credit to Auburndale High School. Candidates should have distinguished themselves through their accomplishments or service in the arts, business, technology, education, public service, or other profession. Nomination forms are available at this link: Hall of Fame Application 2023. Applications may be personally delivered or mailed to Auburndale High School, 1 Bloodhound Trail, Auburndale, FL, 33823. Applications may also be scanned and emailed to [email protected]. All nominations must be received by the AHS Selection Committee no later than Friday, March 3, 2023. Inductees will be determined and invitations will be mailed to Honorees the following week. The recognition event will be held on March 30, 2023. In addition to recognizing our Hall of Fame inductees, the top 20 students in each class, based on their cumulative GPA as of the 3rd grading period, will be honored and presented with academic letters.

Nomination Criteria:

The following criteria is provided for guidance in submitting nominations:

  1. The Nominee must be either:
    • A graduate of Auburndale High School for at least 10 years.
    • A past/present faculty member
  2. The Nominee must have distinguished him/herself in their chosen career or profession by significant accomplishments or remarkable achievements on a local, state, national or international basis (known as 'Success Model').

  3. The Nominee must demonstrate outstanding personal integrity and be recognized and well-respected by his/her colleagues, peers or the general public (known as 'Role Model').

  4. The Nominee must display personal attitudes consistent with the ethics and beliefs that reflect the philosophy of Auburndale High School.

Nominees may be either living or deceased. * Nominees not selected for induction in a given year remain in nomination status for 5 years.

Nomination Application



David Byrd
Class of 1971; former AHS faculty

Col. Kevin Robbins
Class of 1983


Michael Coe
Class of 1994

George Kirkland
Class of 1968


Kim Scheffler
Class of 1986


Susan Copeland
Class of 1984

Eric Robinson
Class of 1990


Guy Jennings
Boys Soccer Coach


Dr. Kenneth Hodges
Class of 1990


Dr. Jessica Pryce
Class of 2003


Dr. Chris Whaley
Class of 1972

Patricia Trejo
Class of 1995

Dr. Kathleen C. Lopez
Class of 1992


Ernest Bostelman, Jr.

Richard A. (Dick) Brown
Class of 1960


Robert J. (Bob) Hartley
Class of 1972

Julie Knapp Jennings
Class of 1985


Paul D. Green
Class of 1973

Lt. Col. James A. Conley
Class of 1992


Patricia H. Butler
Faculty 26+ years!

Robert Stackhouse
Class of 1960


CSM Jack La Don Clark, Jr.
Class of 1971

Karen Pixley
Class of 1975

Cynthia Andrews Price
Class of 1970


Bobby Braddock
Class of 1958

Earnest Mercer
Class of 1950

Karol Sir
Faculty Member since 1982


Joseph A. Parrish
Class of 1961; Former Faculty

Tommy L. Ray
Class of 1970


Peter B. (Pete) Davidsen

Kenneth Harrison
Class of 1972; Faculty Member for 36 Years


Wilmer Thomas 'Tommy' Bowman

Dr. William E Sterling, Jr.
Class of 1967


Otis Boggs
Class of 1937

Sanford Meeks
Class of 1986


Iris Boland Abernathy
Faculty (23 years)

Colonel Timothy E. Lynn
Class of 1974

Charysse Wiley O'Donnell
Class of 1983


Major James E. Baker, Jr.
Class of 1984

William Walton Vaughan, PH.D.
Class of 1948


J. Darrell Kirkland
Class of 1971

Clarence W. Hardiman Ph. D.
Class of 1944

Richard Lee 'Dick' Myers
Faculty (24 years)


Billy B. Turner
Class of 1956

Teresa R. Williford
Class of 1982

Eddie L. Hughes
Class of 1967

Walter H. Hudson
Class of 1952


Mary Dunson
Faculty (35 years)

C. Fred Jones
Class of 1948

Dr. Lynn M. Berringer
Class of 1970

Dr. Henry M. Haire
Class of 1961


Dr. Michael L. Washington
Class of 1987

Robert R. (Bobby) Green
Class of 1976

Marvin H. Wiley
Marvin H. Wiley

Dr. Edward Dobson
Class of 1957