Riverside Hall of Fame
The Hall of Fame began during the 1995-96 school year as a way to recognize athletic accomplishment during and after a player’s years at Riverside. This portion of the Hall of Fame also recognizes the great coaches who have guided and developed the athletes.
The Alumni and Faculty/Staff categories were added a year later. The alumni arm of the hall recognizes those graduates who have gone on to succeed in their chosen careers, dedicated their lives to public and community service or shown other reasons to be so honored.
The Faculty/Staff category honors those who have demonstrated outstanding classroom results or reached out to help students prepare for the future.
In 2019, three alumni and three athlete alumni are recognized:
Ellen Arsulic Forbus, Class of 1980, has had a successful career in banking and finance. She also has been recognized for countless hours as a volunteer for organizations throughout Lake County.
Col. Brian R. Peterson, USMC, Class of 1989, has been a combat pilot and a commanding officer with five deployments in the Middle East. He received the U.S. Legion of Merit Medal.
Deborah Sorber Rosch, Class of 1980, is a product development engineer. She is also a founder, leader, and member of a K9 Search and Rescue Team for over 18 years.
Melissa Ezzo Latshaw, Class of 1993, excelled in track, cross country, and cheerleading. She achieved success in track on the state level and has competed in 17 marathons, including six in Boston. She has already qualified for Boston in 2020.
Russell Pernus, Class of 1991, had success in football and then went on in track to earn a state championship in the hurdles. He was a high school All American in Track and Field. He is currently an assistant coach for the track team at Riverside.
Nathan J. Tekavec, Class of 1997, lettered in basketball and baseball. He was a starting pitcher for Miami University and was a twelfth round draft pick for the Detroit Tigers, playing in their farm system for two years.
The 2020 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the Holiday Inn Cleveland Northeast - Mentor. More information on times and ticket prices will be coming mid-summer.
Nominate someone deserving today.
APPLICATION DEADLINE – JANUARY 31, 2021
Use these buttons to submit your nomination online
or download the Word versions below.
Since the recognition program began, 120 outstanding members of the Riverside community have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Additional nominations are being sought for future consideration.
These buttons will download a Word document of the nomination forms.
If you want to upload the document rather than mailing it, you may do so here: