Six to be inducted into ISD 88 Hall of Fame

NEW ULM – The ISD 88 Foundation and its Alumni Committee on Thursday announced the selection of six individuals into the inaugural ISD 88 Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame seeks to honor individuals who have succeeded above the norm and who have made a difference in the communities in which they live, or lived.

The individuals selected are:

David Benson (deceased), a 1961 New Ulm High School graduate who overcame numerous physical disabilities. He spent 25 years teaching and aiding children with disabilities in the Robbinsdale Area Schools.

Wanda Gag (deceased), a 1912 NUHS graduate who became an American artist, author, translator, and illustrator. She is most famous for her children’s book “Millions of Cats.”

Kirk Gregg, a 1977 NUHS graduate who currently is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Corning Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in New York

Joe Harman (deceased), a teacher and coach at New Ulm High School from 1928 until his retirement in 1966. He also started and directed the New Ulm Park & Recreation program.

Nancy Noyes Silcox, a 1963 NUHS graduate who obtained early success in music, speech, and the arts. She was a Peace Corps elementary teacher and served as a Head Librarian in schools throughout the world.

Terry Steinbach, a 1980 NUHS graduate who became a major league baseball player. He was an All Star MVP and won a World Series ring with the Oakland Athletics. He is currently the bench coach for the Minnesota Twins.

An induction ceremony and banquet will be held Sept. 20, coinciding with ISD 88’s Homecoming. More information on the ISD 88 Hall of Fame and the Sept. 20 event can be found at

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