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Sean Herbert is a 1984 graduate of AHS and is being inducted into the AHS Hall of Fame in the “Athlete” category.

Sean was a member of the Student Government Organization and participated in the baseball program through his junior year, but his true gifts were in the pool. He lettered in swimming all four years and earned team honors as Most Improved in his sophomore year and Most Valuable in his senior year. At the time, Sean was the New York state record holder in the 100 backstroke. Sean won many honors not only in the pool but also out of the pool. He was the team’s Most Valuable Swimmer in 1988 and was honored as the Most Outstanding Public Relations Student in 1987. Sean was also honored with a Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities in 1989. Sean graduated with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and recreation administration.

Sean lives in West Plam Beach, Fla., with his fiancee’, Jody Albert. Since graduation, he has worked in real estate sales and property management and is a realtor and owner of Empire Property Management Inc. He is actively involved as the chairperson of the Wheels for Kids Charities. In his spare time, Sean enjoys playing softball and swimming and playing his guitar. Pabis is being inducted into the AHS Athletic Hall of Fame in the “Honorary” category . He earned his bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from East Stroudsburg State College in Pennsylvania, his master’s degree in elementary counseling from Marywood College in Scranton, Pa., and pursued his doctoral studies in adult and continuing education at Temple University. coming to Auburn, he served as a recreation and PE instructor, a counselor, the director of pupil services at Groton, the principal of Groton Junior Senior High School and the superintendent of the Candor School District. also served as a certified football official for many years. served as an assistant superintendent from 2002 to 2006, and the superintendent of the Auburn Enlarged City School District from 2007 to 2012. dedicated his efforts to enriching students’ academic, co curricular and athletic experiences. believed strongly that sports participation was a student’s privilege rather than a right, and he expected athletes to be role models both on and off the field. was involved in many projects that benefited the overall Auburn athletic program. He secured land from the city near Herman Avenue Elementary School so that the district could develop regulation softball fields for our teams. negotiated a swap with the Fox dealership behind Auburn Junior High School that resulted in $750,000 worth of new and upgraded athletic fields and facilities for Auburn student athletes. was one of many that worked diligently to ensure that the Holland Stadium was refurbished and upgraded with new lights, a scoreboard and press box so that future generations of Auburn athletes can enjoy the full experience of the Auburn athletic tradition at Holland Stadium. and his wife Ellen have four children: Rachel, Jared, Jonathan and Marissa. is retired, living in Auburn, and enjoys sports, cars and listening to Jazz.

John Scanlan, or “Scan” as many people know him, or “Papa” as his 10 grandchildren now call him, is being inducted into the AHS Athletic Hall of Fame in the “Honorary” category . He is a 1965 graduate of Auburn East High School, where he participated in football, basketball and baseball. John continued his studies at Auburn Community College, Union College, Albany College of Pharmacy, SUNY Cortland and did post graduate studies at Cortland, Oswego, Elmira and Wells colleges. John worked at Southern Cayuga Central Schools in a variety of teaching positions during his career and served as the chair of the science department.

John was a member of the Auburn Sports Boosters for several years and served as president for most of his years on the Auburn Sports Boosters Board of Directors. His accomplishments while a member of the sports boosters include assuming the gate and admission responsibilities for AHS athletics, to help fund the needs of Auburn athletes; funding a majority of the labor to install drainage, irrigation and sod at Holland Stadium; and assisting in the development of the Cayuga Community College football program.

John has officiated college and high school football for 40 seasons and high school lacrosse for 27 seasons. During his officiating career, he has received many awards and honors such as: the Joe Schwarzer Memorial Award for representing what’s good about scholastic officiating: Honesty, Love of the game, Integrity and Dedication; the Larry Russell Memorial Award for outstanding and dedicated services to scholastic football; and CNY Lacrosse Officials Golden Whistle Award for outstanding and dedicated services to scholastic lacrosse.

Over the years, John has been and continues to be, involved in many community activities. Examples of this are his service as a St. Alphonsus lay minister, his role as Auburn CYO president and board member, a member of The Great Race Committee, and business manager and active member of the Owasco Watershed Lake Association and OWLA Lake Day planning committee.

John and his wife, Ann, live in Auburn and have been married for 42 years. They have four sons: Eric, Brian, Chris and Brendan and 10 grandchildren. John’s hobbies include his grandchildren and family, fishing with his grandchildren, boating on Owasco Lake, traveling with Ann, canoeing the long course of all 36 Great Races, reading and attending his favorite sporting events: Nazareth College lacrosse games, Army Navy football/lacrosse games and Union College vs. RPI “Dutchman’s Shoes” football games.

Paulette Kierst was born and raised in Auburn, and lived on Bradford Street with her parents, Paul and June Kierst, and her sisters, Maureen, Cindy and Abby. She is the third of the four Kierst girls. Paulette is being inducted into the AHS Athletic Hall of Fame in the “Athlete” category. She entered AHS in the fall of 1972. As a freshman, Paulette joined the field hockey team and went on to play varsity for the next three years as a right halfback. Under the leadership of Betty Lacey, the team had two undefeated seasons and one season with a single loss. During her three years on the varsity field hockey team, Auburn won three consecutive Section III championship titles and Paulette collected three Best Defensive Player trophies.

In the spring of 1973, Paulette made the varsity track team as a freshman and received the Most Improved award. Over the next three years, Paulette was awarded the Most Valuable Player and set several track and field records for both Auburn and the Central New York Cities League. Paulette set three records in one day at the CNY championship meet held at Corcoran High. Her events were the 100 and 220 yard dashes, and she also anchored the 440 relay team, and competed in the running long jump. In her junior year,
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Paulette qualified to run in the first intersection track meet hosted at West Point Military Academy where she placed fifth in the 100 yard dash and sixth in the 220 yard dash. In her senior year, she again qualified for the state meet held at Cornell University and placed third in the 100 yard dash, with a time of 11.4 seconds.

Allan Wilson from the Auburn Pulsars contacted Paulette after graduation. She, along with several other local athletes, competed in weeknight meets. In the summer of 1976, Paulette competed in the first CAN USA Games Superstar Competition hosted in Orillia, Ontario. She won the event and accepted the team trophy for the City of Auburn. Years later, Paulette learned that her dad kept a copy of the newspaper article in his locker at the fire station until the day he retired. Paulette’s father was her No. 1 fan.

She moved to California in 1979 and met her husband, Sterling. They raised two sons, Calen and Rawley, who played baseball in the Tri Valley Little league, chartered by several ambitious parents including herself, for the community of Fairfield. Paulette has held various volunteer positions in her local schools, church and sons’ sports organizations. She has learned that it takes many dedicated volunteers to line, chalk, time, score keep, measure and record all the necessary data so that one can leave their mark in a hall of fame. Paulette currently resides in Fairfield, Calif., with her husband of 31 years. They have acquired two daughter in laws in the past year, and she has been a merchandiser for American Greetings for the past 10 years.

Theodore “Ted” Hyle Jr. is being inducted into the AHS Athletic Hall of Fame in the “Athlete” category.

Ted played varsity baseball and basketball in his junior and senior years. On the basketball court, Ted was a stellar ball handler, playmaker and defenseman, but it was his deadly jump shot that separated him from his peers. Ted set a new school single game scoring mark when he scored 41 points against Rome Free Academy in 1957. He also set the school record for total points in a season with 348 points, and a terrific average of 19.3 points per game.

Ted went on and played guard on the freshman team at St. Bonaventure. Also, while at Bonaventure, he was a class officer for two years and was a recipient of a Who’s Who in American Colleges in 1961. Ted earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Bonaventure and a Master’s degree in business administration from Xavier University.

Ted served in the military from 1962 to 1964 and was stationed in Germany as a field artillery officer with the rank of first lieutenant. He then continued his military service with the Army reserves through 1967 with the rank of captain.

After the service, Ted worked for General Motors Corp. and was personnel director for the Vulcan Corp. and vice president of human resources for American Laundry Machinery until his retirement in 2000.

Ted lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with his wife, Joanne, and has five children: Ted III, Catherine, Tom, Jen and Steve. He is active in St. Ignatius Church, the Athletic Association, and coaching basketball and track. He is also involved with the United Way, the Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association and the Xavier Alumni Association. In his spare time, Ted enjoys traveling with Joanne, playing golf, reading and attending and watching sporting events.

Terry Winslow (“Whip”) is being inducted into the AHS Athletic Hall of Fame in the “Athlete” category. Terry graduated in the AHS Class 1977 and earned two varsity letters in the sports of gymnastics (1974 75), football (1975 76) and baseball (1976 77). Terry was also a Varsity Club member for three years.

In high school, Terry competed as an “all around” in gymnastics, meaning that he performed all six events during a meet. His strengths were floor exercise and the horizontal bar. Terry qualified for sectionals in both his freshman and sophomore years, but with the switch of gymnastics to a fall sport, he chose to play varsity football. He was a member of Coach Adams’ 1975 and 1976 football teams, the 1976 team being the last undefeated AHS football team to date. He was a 160 pound lineman and middle linebacker. Both the ’75 and ’76 teams were CNY Cities League Champions and maintained a win streak of 23 games. On the baseball team, Terry was a catcher who batted both left and right handed. Coast Guard, where he was promoted to an E6, first class petty officer within three years. Sports were a large part of camaraderie development amongst the crew and his baseball background allowed him a smooth transition onto the ship’s team. Upon returning to Auburn, he was employed with the Auburn Fire Department. He was very fortunate to be in the right place at the right time one evening ,when he and his partner were awarded the Department’s “Medal of Valor” for rescuing an unconscious woman.

Terry has given back to the community through youth sports involvement by coaching gymnastics, baseball, hockey, lacrosse, and also serving on several boards. He also served as an AHS ice hockey coach. Terry and his wife, Susan, reside in Auburn and have three children: Adam and his wife, Nicole, Chelsea and Kimberlee. Terry’s hobbies are his twin grandsons, Morgan and Mason.

Peter Corning is a graduate of Auburn East High School and is being inducted into the AHS Hall of Fame in the “Athlete” category.

Peter was a multiple letter winner, in multiple sports. Being an exceptional athlete, Peter was one of a few who were able to letter in four different sports: football, basketball, baseball and golf. Peter was a quarterback in his sophomore, junior and senior years. In his senior year, he played for the legendary Coach Dean. Peter quarterbacked the 1954 football team to an undefeated season. He received an Honorable Mention All State in 1953 in football. Along with football, Peter lettered in basketball in his sophomore and junior years. In his sophomore and senior years he lettered in baseball. In his junior year he was on the golf team. Along with his athletic abilities, Peter’s accomplishments included junior class president, president of Student Government Organization, and Hi Y 53 54. Peter participated in the American Legional Oratorical contest in 1954.
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