Pine River High School Hall of Fame


 December 20, 2019

 The Buck Pride Group and Pine River Area Schools proudly announces the 2020 Pine River High School Hall of Fame honorees.  We had a terrific response with so many great candidates and applications, but in the end The Buck Pride Group chose five individuals and one team for our fifth induction ceremony: Henry and Holly Schlusler, Mark Nixon, Patricia “Patt” Cooper, Dr. Lia (Jones) Palomino, Max Dean, and the 1991 Varsity Softball team. 

 On Friday night, February 7, 2020, Pine River High School will host Manton for a home junior varsity/varsity double-header basketball game.  PRAS thanks the Rangers for helping with this special night. 

 All community members, former HOF inductees, friends, and family are encouraged to be a part of our February 7 induction ceremony. 

 Schedule for February 7, 2020:

 5:30 p.m.       There will be reserved seating in the gym and a room set aside for  the inductees.

 6:00 p.m.       The boys junior varsity basketball game begins.  Pine River vs. Manton.

Between Games        Inductees announced and honored. 

7:45 p.m.       Approximately.  Boys varsity basketball.  Pine River vs. Manton. 

 Following the induction ceremony, The Buck Pride Group and the Pine River Area Schools will host a reception for the inductees, their families, and close friends.   

 Kim Miller, Buck Pride Group president stated, “As always we are excited to be part of honoring these great folks!  We believe this group exemplifies the kind of quality students, student-athletes, and professionals that are associated with the Pine River Area Schools.”

“Pine River is so happy to have the opportunity to honor alum and former faculty,” said superintendent Matt Lukshaitis.  “Having the ability to induct such great contributors to Pine River and our American society as a whole sets a great example for our current students and community.  We put in a concerted effort to make good things happen here and this is wonderful way to thank the folks who make Pine River Area Schools such a proud district.”


If you were part of the Pine River 1991 varsity softball team and have yet to be contacted, or know someone who should have been contacted, please call Kim Miller at 231-829-3141, ext. 8 or e-mail so we can ensure we have all the members of the team on our master list for this special night.

For more details and/or to nominate an individual or team for the 2021 Hall of Fame class, please see the Qualifications and FAQ sheet and Nomination form available on the Pine River Area Schools home webpage or the Buck Pride Group webpage

Physical copies of the Qualifications and FAQ sheet and Nomination form are also available at the business office and high school office located at 17445 Pine River Road, LeRoy, MI, 49655.