VPA Hall of Fame

VPA Hall of Fame nominees have excelled in one or more high school athletic/fine arts programs sponsored by the VPA.

The VPA Hall of Fame was formed in January 2001 to honor and recognize outstanding individuals who have had a significant and lasting impact on the lives of Vermont students for their involvement in high school athletic and fine arts programs. 

  To purchase tickets by check deadline is April 25th. After deadline only credit card payments will be accepted. To pay by credit card please call the VPA Office and ask for Delina. 802-229-0547.
The Class of 2014 will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday, May 2, 2014 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel, 100 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602. A social hour will begin at 5:00 PM, with a meal and ceremony following at 6:00 PM.

Tickets must be purchased prior to the event. Send checks made payable to VPA and mail to VPA, Two Prospect St. Suite3, Montpelier, VT 05602. Tickets will be mailed upon receipt of payment. To pay by credit card please call 1-802-229-0547 and ask for Delina. HofFame Res. Form (Word version)                           HofFame Res. Form (PDF version)


Press Release

For Immediate Release 



The Selection Committee of the Vermont Principals’ Association Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the selection of the Class of 2014. The twelve members of this year’s class have distinguished themselves in schools, on courts and fields, and among their peers. This year’s inductees include:

Activities & Athletics

Danielle “Dani” Rayner, Bellows Falls Union High School – Basketball

Jevonne “Jevi” Rayner, Bellows Falls Union High School – Basketball

Scott A. Reed, Fair Haven Union High School – Three-Sport Athlete

Steve Lewis, St. Johnsbury Academy, Three-Sport Athlete

Matt Johnson, BFA St. Albans – Basketball


Stewart Schmidt, Ludlow, Vermont Soccer Official

Coaches & Activity Directors

Jim McLaughlin, Woodstock Union High School, Football Coach

Russell Pickering, Bellows Falls Union High School, X-C Running, Track, Basketball Coach

Stephen Dowd, Essex High School – X-C Running, Track & Field Coach

Mike Gonneville, Northfield High School, Girls’ Soccer Coach

David Kinsman, Rutland High School & MSJ, Boys’ Basketball Coach

Bruce Viens, Randolph Union High School, Boys’ Basketball Coach

Robert “Squeak” Gregory, Fair Haven Union High School, Boys’ Soccer & Girls’ Softball Coach

Robert Slayton, Mt. Mansfield Union High School, Baseball Coach


The VPA Hall of Fame was founded in 2003 to recognize the outstanding careers of educational leaders, participants in student activities and athletics, members of the media, and contributors from the public who positively impacted the lives of Vermont youth. For additional information, please contact Dave Cobb at the VPA at 802 229-0547
Last Modified on April 17, 2014