The Bridgeport High School Alumni and Friends Foundation is pleased to announce its sixth class of Alumni and Friends Hall of Fame inductees. Honorees include Tom Mace '58, Janice Lough Warder '68, Coach Wayne Jamison and long-time journalism teacher Alice Rowe. They will be recognized at our annual Hall of Fame Dinner to be held on Saturday, September 8 at 6 p.m. at the BHS cafeteria.
Tom Mace was born in Anmoore in 1940 and graduated with the Class of 1958. He was a member of the 1955 state champion football
team. He began his career with the NASA Tour Center in the mid-60s and became manager of tour operations. In 1973, he was named operations manager for TWA for the Zion, Bryce and Grand Canyon National Parks, eventually being named vice-president. In 1981, he moved to Forever Resorts, becoming executive vice-president and also became executive vice-president of a health and beauty products company. Mr. Mace also started his own company, Grand Canyon Management, and has built hotels and restaurants in Arizona. He is now semi-retired but still builds homes here in the Harrison County area, 15 to date. He is married to the former Mary Ann McShane of Bridgeport. They have two children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Janice Lough Warder is a member of the BHS Class of 1968. She is currently the District Attorney of
Cooke County, Texas, having been elected in 2008. She served for over 14 years as the judge of the Criminal District Court of Dallas County, presiding exclusively over felony cases. Prior to that, she was a prosecutor with the Dallas County District Attorney's Office for 12 years, eventually serving as chief prosecutor in the 291st Judicial Court and the 203rd Judicial District Court. She also served as Division Chief of the Juvenile and Misdemeanor divisions and as an Administrative Chief Felony Prosecutor, supervising one fourth of the felony prosecutors in the Dallas office. Mrs. Warder has worked to improve the judicial system in her area by helping to develop programs for improved probation supervision and has worked to reduce drug addiction. She is married to Lee Warder, the retired president of a lamp company. They have one son and two grandsons.
Alice Rowe has been a teacher at Bridgeport High School for 44 years. She currently teaches journalism, photography and media and advises the school's award-winning yearbook, the Ki-Cu-Wa.
She also helps students prepare the daily television show, The Indian Insider, and oversees the weekly online paper, The Arrowhead Online. She has received numerous awards, including Harrison County Teacher of the Year Award in 1993 and 2001. She was one of seven finalists for West Virginia Teacher of the Year in 2001.In 1996, she was inducted into the West Virginia High School Journalism Teacher's Hall of Fame at WVU, and in 1994 she was honored as the Harrison County High School Language Arts Teacher of the Year. She serves as production supervisor for the theatre program at BHS and as the sponsor of the school's "Shop for Tots" Christmas gift program. Alice graduated from Morgantown High and WVU. She and her husband David reside in Bridgeport.
Coach Wayne Jamison graduated from Roosevelt-Wilson High School in 1948. After attending Salem
College, he joined the U.S. Navy in 1951, serving in the Atlantic Fleet in Malta. He was discharged as a Petty Officer 3rd Class in August of 1955. He returned to Salem College and graduated in 1957. He received a job offer to teach physical education and basketball in Chillicothe, Ohio later that year. A few days before leaving for Ohio, BHS principal Norman Tolley offered Wayne a job teaching social studies and math and coaching baseball and being the assistant coach for basketball and football. In 1960, he became head coach of the new junior high school football program and in 1963 became assistant varsity football coach. He also served as head basketball coach from 1963-1970. In 1970, he was named head coach for the varsity football team, a position he held until 1996. His teams won four state championships, two in Class AAA in 1972 & 1979 and two in Class AA in 1986 and 1988. His record was 230-71, a 76% winning percentage. He never suffered a losing season. He has three children, Jeff, Jill and Jay (deceased) and four grandchildren. He and his wife Fay reside in Bridgeport.
Tickets to the dinner are $25 each and can be purchased by calling 304-842-3474 or 304-842-6510.