By Tim Roe
Who better to be on the ground floor than those who were in on the ground floor?
Will C. Wood High School will honor its first-ever hall of fame class next month, just two months before the school honors its 25th graduating class. And while Wood organizers spent several sessions sifting through names of special athletes, coaches and volunteers, the committee leaned heavily toward recognizing those who spearheaded the school’s transition from a junior high school to a high school.
“I think when you look at the first class, you see a lot of people who were instrumental in getting it all started,” said Mark Wudel, the school’s athletic director and a key member in the drive to begin a Wildcat Hall of Fame.