2017
Bedford County Sports Hall of Fame
Special Recognition Award
Bedford County Sports Hall of Fame
Bedford County, Pennsylvania
Johnny Howard
Bedford Area School District
Johnny moved to Bedford in 1990 and graduated in 1994. He is an enthusiastic sports fan that has helped to manage the high school football, baseball, and basketball teams.

William Kelly
Tussey Mountain School District
William has been a member of the Saxton Volunteer Fire Company for 70 years. He has also been a member of the Saxton Ambulance Association since its inception. He has served as president, EMT, and driver. William has given countless hours providing ambulance coverage for football and other sports at Tussey Mountain. Bill has been a great leader and worker at Immaculate Conception Church in Dudley, Bill has been deeply involved with the local foodbanks in the Saxton area. Bill was also involved with the Saxton Borough. He provided valuable leadership and knowledge to the town of Saxton.

Bruce Mueller
Chestnut Ridge School District
Bruce has been a strong supporter of Chestnut Ridge Athletics for many years. He operated the clock at football games for 31 years and was recently honored by the Chestnut Ridge School District.

Paul Price
Everett Area School District
Paul Price is an almost lifetime resident of Everett and graduated from Everett High School in 1972. A part of the business community since the age of 14, he currently is employed at the Bedford Gazette as an Advertising Account Executive. There, he is also a sometimes photographer and columnist in The Shoppers Guide, highlighting local history and many personalities from the area. He was also selected as one of the Top 100 Graduates from Everett High School. He was involved in the Renaissance Program for the first several years of its existence, providing many of the photos that line the halls of EAHS.  Twice, he was honored as the Citizen of the Year, first by the Everett Lions and then by the Bedford Elks. He served in the Everett Fire Company. for over 20 years and currently is an EMT and Board Member of Raystown Ambulance Service. But perhaps he is best known for the red suit he has donned each Christmas season for over 30 years. During his trip into town, he rides through the streets of Everett, decorated for the holiday season using ornaments purchased beginning in 1976 when Everett teacher and friend Beth Engle wrote "Ghostly Reflections" to commemorate the Bicentennial. Those funds raised were the beginning of the Everett Area Christmas Lighting Committee's funds.

Bob and Sylva Willison
Hyndman Area School District
Both individually and as a couple, the Willisons have contributed so much to the Hyndman community at large, and particularly to the Hyndman-Londonderry school system. Bob played a major role in the formation and growth of the Scouting programs in Hyndman from Cub Scouts through Boy Scouts and Explorers, and he has served in various leadership positions in the Boy Scouts of America. He has also been the driving force in the establishment of the Hyndman Area Rescue Squad and the Hyndman Lions Club's Annual "Hee Haw"Show that has resulted in great financial support to multiple charities in the area. Bob's wife Sylva was a long-time educator and administratorin in the Hy-Lo Elementary School system, and she was an inspirational mentor to countless young Hornet students over the years.