Come join Portsmouth West Elementary teachers, staff and students for a fun-filled evening at our 4th Annual Math & Literacy Night. Teachers and students will share with you easy, effective and fun ways to boost your child's math and literacy skills. Cookies and drinks will be served during the event to all that attend. Also, parents get the chance to win gift cards from Weaver's on the West Side!
Don't miss out, come have fun and learn a thing or two with us next Tuesday, October 23rd, from 6-7 pm in the elementary gym!
Roger Tackett with his wife Martha - 2018 Alumni Hall of Fame
Mr. Roger Tackett, a 1964 graduate of West High School, was inducted into the West Alumni Hall of Fame this past August. Mr. Tackett enlisted in the Marine Corp in 1966, forgoing his college enrollment to fight for his country in Vietnam. He was critically wounded in action in 1967 which left him paralyzed from the waist down. In 1968, he received the Purple Heart for Military Service as a result of his valor in combat and the wounds he received.
He graduated from Wright State University in 1973, with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. Mr. Tackett ran for public office and was elected to serve as the Clark County Commissioner for six consecutive terms serving a total of 28 years. He oversaw the construction of the Clark County Administration Building and the Springfield Government Center during his tenure as County Commissioner. Mr. Tackett also served as Chairman of the Governor's office of Veteran's Affairs, and served on the Advisory Committee. During this time he helped elevate the Department of Veteran's Affairs to a cabinet level position and advocated a pay bonus for Iraq Veterans.
Mr. Tackett was twice named Ohio's Outstanding Disabled American Veteran and was also recognized or held office in the following:
Congratulations Mr. Roger Tackett in being inducted into Portsmouth West Alumni Hall of Fame and thank you for all the sacrifices you made for our country, our community, our veterans, and our families.
Dr. John Walker - 2018 Alumni Hall of Fame Inductee
Dr. John Walker is the 2018 Washington-Nile Alumni Hall of Fame recipient. He graduated from Washington High School as Valedictorian in 1955. Dr. Walker then graduated from McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, receiving honors with a B.A. in zoology. After graduating from McMicken, Dr. Walker attended the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine where he received his physicians doctorate.
He had a private practice in urology from 1968-1999. During this time he served as Chief of Staff at Mercy Hospital in 1973-1974, and served on the hospital's Board of Trustees from 1975 until it's merger with Scioto Memorial Hospital. He was also president of the Scioto County Medical Society in 1991. Certified by the American Board of Urology in 1972, he is also a member of the American College of Surgeons continuing with a senior membership to present day.
In the community, Dr. Walker has been a member of the Portsmouth Rotary Club since 1968. He served as team physician for Portsmouth West from 1968-1982 and then at Portsmouth High from 1983-1999. He was awarded the Ohio Outstanding Team Physician Award in 1995 by the Ohio State Medical Association and the Ohio High School Athletic Association. Dr. Walker was honored with star on the Portsmouth flood wall in 2000, and received the Outstanding Physician Award in 2005.
Congratulations Dr. Walker in all of your outstanding achievements and awards and in being a 2018 Washington-Nile Hall of Fame recipient!
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