Alumni Honor Perry Hall High Hall of Fame Inductees

The 2012 Hall of Fame inductees were honored at Perry Hall High School on Friday night.

A distinguished Air Force professor, a storied FBI agent, a fallen soldier and a beloved guidance counselor—the Perry Hall Alumni Association added three Perry Hall High School graduates and one retired faculty member to its Hall of Fame on Friday night. 

A reception held in the school's cafeteria showcased each of the inductees, along with speeches and statements from public officials, alumni association leadership and student musical performances. 

Three faculty members—Tony Mace, Richard Rosenthal and Jesse Wasmer—who are credited with stopping the student shooter on Aug. 27, were also honored and given plaques in the Hall of Fame. More details on their honors to come.

The following individuals were inducted into the Hall of Fame:

Lt. Col. Thomas Boushell

  • Class of 1989
  • Major accomplishments: Earned all-state honors in football, won the state wrestling championship, became a lacrosse All-American, graduated from U.S. Air Force Academy, became the second-ever Senior Military Faculty Professor in math at the U.S. Air Force Academy, impacted several programs.
  • Speech highlight: "I get to see a lot of the best and brightest from all around America and I'm reminded routinely how well prepared I was, and my brother Scott, to attend the Air Force Academy. Perry Hall High School and the Perry Hall community really prepared us well academically as well as athletically."

William Larsh

  • Class of 1980
  • Major accomplishments: Received seven varsity letters for indoor track, golf and football, graduated magna cum laude from Towson University, had a 28-year career at FBI, rescued a kidnapped baby and recruited spies from a hostile foreign embassy, involved in investigation of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
  • Speech highlight: "Getting my name on the Hall of Fame board tonight surpasses everything. I consider this a great honor and I hope some young people are inspired by seeing it, and the great opportunity I've had to work in a job where I can make a difference." 

Staff Sgt. Christopher Moudry

  • Class of 1993
  • Major accomplishments: Active on track team and in Boy Scouts, earned several military honors, including the Army service ribbon, Army Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Medal, the Purple Heart and others. He was killed in Taji, Iraq in 2006. He was a father to three children.
  • Speech highlight from his mother: "I do want to thank you for this honor for my son Christopher. The Army was everything to him. He was in Iraq two times and the second time, it was almost time to come home—and you know how it goes. Thank you again."

Nancy Eckels 

  • Retired faculty member
  • Major accomplishments: Began teaching biology at Perry Hall Junior High School, received her masters in counseling and transferred to Perry Hall High School as a guidance counselor, developed a peer counseling program that became a model across the state of Maryland, served on the Executive Board of the National Peer Helpers Association and president of the Baltimore County Association of Counseling and Development. 
  • Speech highlight: "I loved every minute of it. The only reason I retired was because I was starting to get tired ... I was in the Perry Hall community for six years at Perry Hall Junior High, and then 23 years up here, so this is really my second home."

Did you know or go to school with any of the inductees? Tell us more about them the comments.

VS November 04, 2012 at 01:07 PM
The event was lovely! The PH Alumni Association did a great job! One of my family members was inducted and I was honored to be there! Thank you!!
Pamela Minter-Wenger November 05, 2012 at 07:36 PM
I was lucky enough to know and attend school with Tom. Tom and his brother Scott, were the "nice guys". I don't think there is a soul out there that could say a bad word about either, and if someone did, it would be unbelievable. As for Mrs. Eckles. She was my Cheerleading Advisor (1986-1988). She always made time for the girls on the squad, above and beyond. She stepped up when no one else did and she made things fun! Perry Hall should be proud. Once a Gator, always a Gator. ~Pamela 1990


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