Westerville North High School Hall of Fame inductees Molly Geyen Hartnell, Collins McGeorge and Annie Kafoure.
Westerville North High School inducted three alumni into its Hall of Fame at a luncheon and ceremony held April 19 – Molly Geyen Hartnell, Annie Kafoure and Collins McGeorge. The school’s Superintendent’s Student Advisory Committee selected those honored from a pool of applicants who graduated at least 10 years ago, have demonstrated success in their career, and have made significant contributions to their community.
Superintendent J. Daniel Good meets with the Student Advisory during the first five months of the year and he praised them for their honesty and respectful perspectives which help identify and find solutions to district-wide concerns. He thanked this year’s group of Hall of Fame inductees for the “indelible impact on others” that they make every day.
Molly Geyen Hartnell graduated from Westerville North in 1996. While in high school, she ran cross country and track. Hartnell also was a member of the National Honor Society and was a reporter for the school newspaper, The Odyssey. Participating in Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. Hartnell passed the Ohio Bar on her first attempt after graduating from Capital University’s Law School with a Juris Doctorate. Currently, she works as a Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy attorney. In this position, Hartnell helps local individuals and families reorganize their financial lives. She also serves as a plan analyst at the Chapter 13 trustee’s office. She resides in Westerville with her husband, Ben, and their son, Fraser. She was nominated for induction by Ben Hartnell.
Annie Kafoure, a 1997 graduate, wrote, illustrated and published a book, The Whale Dancers, while in high school. Attending Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, Kafoure graduated with highest honors and a triple major in English Literature, Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Westerville North’s only Rhodes Scholar, Kafoure earned a Master’s in English Renaissance Literature from the University of Oxford, in England. The prestigious Rhodes Scholar program, established in 1902, recognizes students’ intellectual ability, integrity and leadership potential. After graduation, Kafoure remained in England to teach at the Portsmouth Grammar School. In this capacity, she also served as an academic adviser and service learning coordinator. Currently, she is working with students at her alma mater, Miami University. There she serves as the senior assistant director for high ability recruitment and the junior scholars coordinator. Kafoure resides in Oxford, Ohio. She was nominated by Michelle Feige.
Collins McGeorge, a 1994 graduate, was a member of both the football and baseball teams. He was recognized as an Honorable Mention All-OCC for baseball. Working as an umpire, McGeorge also served as a spirit section leader while in high school. He later earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Returning to live in Westerville, McGeorge continues to give back to the community by volunteering with W.A.R.M and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Active in the Heritage Christian Church, McGeorge is a member of the Blendon Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons and serves on the board at Medallion Golf Club. He also works with Central Ohio children as a Youth I-9 football coach, and he previously coached Dublin Coffman High School’s baseball team. McGeorge currently is a district sales representative for Industrial Magnetics, Inc. He resides in Westerville with his wife and their three children – Emily, Grace and Clark. He was nominated by Stephanie McGeorge.