Hamilton Local School District recently lost Mark Frazier, a retired Ranger and community member. Mr. Frazier was instrumental in our music and drama departments for many years. He served as the HTHS Band Director for 31 years, and served as the district’s Musical Director for 22 years. Even after retirement, he still served as the Creative Director for the HLSD musicals. He has impacted many lives in our district, and our community.
On Monday, September 20, the HLSD Board of Education voted unanimously to name the Hamilton Township High School auditorium after Mr. Frazier - The Mark Frazier Memorial Auditorium.
“There was a lot of interest in doing something to recognize Mark,” said Superintendent Mark Tyler during Monday’s Board Meeting. “There was some discussion about naming the play after Mark but we ultimately settled on the auditorium. Everything in that auditorium was designed with a purpose - sound, lighting, whatever it took to make it a state of the art facility to produce the best quality show. Mr. Frazier put a tremendous amount of work into it and we would not have that facility without him.”
“Everyone has that certain individual or teacher - or maybe more than one teacher - that inspires them to be their best and overlooks their handicaps.” said HLSD Board President, Walley Obert. “And what I witnessed at Mr. Frazier’s Celebration of Life - if I have 5% of the people that could say nice things about me when it's over that Mark had, then I would have fulfilled my life. That man inspired a tremendous amount of people.”
The district is currently working on obtaining the appropriate signage for the HTHS Auditorium, and will have the auditorium officially named by January of 2023.