The Alumni Association Hall of Fame Induction will take place in the gymnasium at 10 a.m. This year's inductee is J. Leo Miller, P.E., who was the salutatorian of the Class of 1965 and a graduate of the University of Kentucky School of Engineering.
"We are pleased to add Leo to our Hall of Fame," says Lisa Abraham, alumni association president. "It is an honor to induct someone who is and has always been a great asset to his profession, his alma mater, and to his community."
Nominees for Hall of Fame membership are evaluated based on their personal and professional accomplishments, and community service.
Miller's accomplishments are numerous and notable. He has served as a Little League baseball coach, Scout Master (for a troop that produced six Eagle Scouts) and as a track and cross country coach at Harlan High School.
Currently, Miller is president of the Harlan Independent Schools Education Foundation and was instrumental in forming this organization.
He and his wife, Sandy Roark Miller, are members of Holy Trinity Church.
"Leo's love of Harlan High School and its students is well-known, but it has been difficult to get a complete list of things he has done over the years. He has provided scholarships for students, has been a mentor to many, and has volunteered for countless things at the school, but he isn't interested in recognition," says Abraham. "I think the true measure of generosity is in anonymity, and Leo has certainly remained an anonymous giver. I'm happy that we have a chance to show him how much he is appreciated."
Other featured events at this year's reunion include tours of the new arts and humanities building and the opening of the "Alumni Authors Exhibit" in the high school library.
The alumni association purchased books by published authors who are Harlan graduates, including Don Whitehead, winner of two Pulitzer prizes. Books, biographies and photos of the authors will be on permanent display. One author, Teresa Easley Reasor (Class of '74) will have a book signing during the reunion. Harlan Musettes alumnae are invited to an informal gathering and "sing-along" at 2 p.m. Lunch will be available for purchase at the high school from the varsity cheerleaders.
According to Abraham, "The Harlan Alumni Association wants the school reunion to be a fun and unstructured event where alumni and friends can gather at the school and enjoy visiting with each other at their leisure."