BHS Hall of Fame to induct new members

November 1, 2013 

Five new members will be inducted into the 2013 Belton High School Hall of Fame this weekend. The induction ceremony and luncheon will take place at noon Saturday, Nov. 2, in the BHS cafeteria. Tickets for the event are $15. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Belton Educational Foundation at 816-348-1151.

Greg Wallace,

Class of 1966

Wallace lettered in football, basketball and golf in high school. He also participated in choir and the boy’s glee club.

Upon graduation, Wallace attended Missouri Valley College where he lettered in baseball and football and was all-conference and all-district in football three times while earning a bachelor of science in economics. He earned a master of science in physical education at the University of Central Missouri.

Wallace was the head football coach at both Odessa and Sherwood High Schools, and he worked at Centre College in Kentucky for 10 years where he was the head baseball coach and assistant football coach leading both teams to win three conference championships.

Since 1988, Wallace has been a professor at Grinnell College in Iowa where he works as the director of athletics and recreation and chair of the physical education department. He served as the head football coach for 20 years, having the second only undefeated season in school history. Wallace was honored as the Midwest conference coach of the year three times and serves on the NCAA National Football Rules Committee.

Caroline Shisler Hale, Class of 1967

Hale was active in student council, captain of the varsity cheerleaders and a member of Pep Club, Beta Club, French Club and Cutlass Staff. She was selected as Beltonian Queen her senior year, wrote the weekly ‘Teen Talk’ column for the paper and graduated in the top three percent of her class.

Upon high school graduation, Hale attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she graduated cum laude with a bachelor degree in teaching. She married Harry Hale and has one son Travis.

Hale spent 20 years teaching in various districts in the Kansas City metropolitan area. During her teaching career, she continued her education by obtaining a master of arts in teaching from Webster University. After moving to Andover, Kan., Hale dedicated her time to serving on numerous community boards.

Ten years ago, Hale was elected to the city council, where she continues to serve as president. Hale also represents the City of Andover and Butler County as a transportation policy board member for the Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization.

Ret. Lt. Col. David Mosby, Class of 1970

Mosby attended Belton Schools for 13 years. While in high school, he was involved in band and played the trombone. He was a two-year letterman in basketball and was selected as co-captain his senior year.

Mosby attended the University of Missouri on a ROTC scholarship and was commissioned in the United States Air Force. He was an instructor pilot and flew the B-52, the T-37 and the KC-135 in Desert Storm Combat Operations. He also served as the Commander of the Air Force base on Ascension Island in the South Atlantic.

After retiring from the Air Force, Mosby served as director of the state of Missouri’s Division of Facilities Management, Design and Construction and through his leadership, reduced the Missouri State Government’s energy, real estate and facility operating expenditures by over $30 million annually.

Mosby now specializes in leveraging state-of-the-art technologies to reduce energy consumption and improve operational efficiencies for universities and state governments.

Todd Goffoy, Class of 1981

Goffoy was a member of the conference champion baseball team his senior year. He then attended Missouri State University where he obtained a degree in accounting.

After graduating, Mosby worked for the City of Belton eventually becoming the city’s director of finance. Goffoy then took a job with Zahner & Company, a Kansas-City based investment firm that was acquired by Piper Jaffray & Co.

For the last decade, Goffoy has focused his career in underwriting and financial advisory services to public entities throughout Missouri. Goffoy completed his education by obtaining a Masters of business administration from Rockhurst University.

Goffoy served on the Board of Education and was instrumental in the district’s first formalized strategic planning process. Through this process, the Belton Educational Foundation was founded and Goffoy served as its founding president.

Goffoy is active in the Belton-Raymore Rotary Club where he also served as president. He and his wife Missy’s four children, Emily, A.J., Grant and Mason, have attended Belton Schools.

Ret. Lt. Col. Phillip Trued, Jr., Class of 1983

Trued, Jr. graduated at the top of his class, receiving the honor of class valedictorian. He was a member of the wrestling team during his high school career.

Trued, Jr. continued his education at Missouri State University, graduating cum laude as a distinguished military graduate with a bachelor of science in chemistry. He entered the United States Army after graduation and later received a master of science in administration from Central Michigan University.

During his Army career of 21 years, Trued, Jr. served as Commander, Anniston Chemical Activity; executive officer, 3rd Chemical Brigade; Army G4 logistics officer, The Pentagon, and as the deputy chemical officer, Combined Forces Command and United States Forces, Korea.

Trued, Jr. earned the rank of Lt. Col. and received numerous military awards including the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Medal and three Meritorious Service Medals. He retired from active duty but continues to serve his country as a civilian in the role Anniston Army Depot Chief of Staff.

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