Established in 2003, the Washburn Rural High School Hall of Fame honors graduates and staff members who excel and achieve significant accomplishments at the state, local, or national level. We are pleased to announce this year's Hall of Fame inductees:
✨Kelsey 'Chipman' Stringer – A Kansas Volleyball Association Hall of Famer, Stringer was named Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year and 6A State Player of the Year while at WRHS. She went on to compete for Kansas State University on a full-ride volleyball scholarship in the 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 seasons. During that time, she set numerous blocking records that still stand today. Kelsey stays connected to Kansas State University volleyball as a play-by-play broadcasting analyst for their televised matches.
✨2002 Boys Soccer Team – Led by Head Coach Lionel Suarez and Assistant Coaches Brian Hensyel, David Chooncharoen, and Louis DiLeonardo, the 2002 boys soccer team is the only undefeated soccer team in school history, city history, and Centennial League history. In addition, they are one of only four teams to go undefeated and win the class 6A state title.
✨1950 & 1952 Baseball Teams – Led by head coach Alton Haun, the 1950 team won the school’s first ever state championship and is the only undefeated baseball team in school history with a record of 11-0. Two years later, the 1952 varsity baseball team won the school’s second ever state championship. They only had one loss during the season, finishing with a 12-1 record.
You can read more about the inductees at https://usd437.net/wrhs/hall-of-fame/inductees/2024.
The 2024 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place tomorrow, February 16 at 5:00 pm in the WRHS Cafeteria. Inductees will also be recognized on the court in between the girls and boys varsity basketball games. Congratulations to our newest Hall of Famers!