The Ichabod Crane Central School District held its 2021 Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony on the evening of Tuesday, April 27. The district inducted two members of the school community: Melissa Murray in the Distinguished Faculty/Staff category and NYS Police Captain David Kolb in the Distinguished Alumni (Ichabod Crane Class of 1984) category. You can read more about Ms. Murray and Captain Kolb here.
Due to New York State safety restrictions on public events during COVID-19, the ceremony was not open to the general public this year. Each inductee’s party was allowed a limited number of guests who worked with the district ahead of time to reserve physically distanced seating in the High School Auditorium. Since the ceremony was not open to the general public, the district live streamed the event on YouTube.
The ceremony began with welcoming remarks from Superintendent of Schools, Suzanne Guntlow, before moving onto the induction of the 2021 Wall of Fame honorees. Each honoree was inducted by one of the individuals who nominated them for the Wall of Fame. Ms. Murray, who passed away in 2018, was inducted by her former Ichabod Crane colleague, Todd DiGrigoli, and Captain Kolb was inducted by his sister, Charlene Kolb Gaylord.
Mr. DiGrigoli presented Ms. Murray’s family with her framed Wall of Fame Certificate, after which Ms. Murry’s mother, Marylynn, gave a thank you speech on the family’s behalf. Ms. Kolb Gaylord presented her brother with his certificate, after which Captain Kolb gave his own thank you speech.
Ms. Guntlow returned to the stage to introduce Board of Education President, Matthew Nelson, who gave the closing remarks and thanked Ms. Murray’s family and Captain Kolb for all they have done for the Ichabod Crane school community.
Both 2021 inductees now have a permanent place on the Ichabod Crane Wall of Fame (located in the front entrance lobby of the High School) where each has a plaque commemorating some of their notable achievements.