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Alumni Association Inducts Newest Hall of Famer

Our newest Hamilton Township High School Alumni Hall of Fame Inductee is Dr. Kerry Anderson Crooks. Dr. Crooks graduated with the HTHS Class of 1973. While attending Hamilton Township High School, Kerry was active in the Science Club, In the Know team, Student Council, theatre and Stage Band. After graduation, he completed his BS, MA, and PhD degrees and conducted graduate research at Cambridge University in England. His professional and military careers include over thirty recognitions and awards for publications, research and teaching. Kerry was voted one of the Jaycees Ten Outstanding Young Men in America in 1982 and 1983.

His military service includes the Army, Navy and USAF as a Commander of strategic reconnaissance programs where he performed classified missions of historic, humanitarian, and international significance. Kerry was nominated by the USAF for a Ten Outstanding Young Men of America Award and was also awarded the Airmen’s Medal of Valor.

Kerry is currently a disabled American veteran as a result of injuries sustained from rescuing a fellow crewman from a burning aircraft. Local community service contributions include serving as President or Chairman of several committees or associations involving the arts, sports, orchestra, ROTC, budgets, Junior Achievement and 4-H. Two of Kerry’s brothers are also Hamilton graduates-Kenneth (1972) and Kelley (1974). Kerry is married and has two daughters, Tori and Kate.

Congratulations, Dr. Kerry Anderson Crooks!

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