Video Stream: Beaver Dam High School ‘Wall Of Fame’ Induction Ceremony

(Beaver Dam) There will be two years’ worth of videos released this week recognizing the Beaver Dam School District’s Wall of Fame inductees. Each year, a committee inducts an ‘Outstanding Alumni’ along with several ‘Friends of Education.’ The 2019 and 2020 ceremonies were scaled back this year and recorded in front of a small audience.

The video released on Tuesday (6/1) features 1958 graduate John B. McKinstry. As a local businessman, he has ensured that his family’s furniture store – the oldest family-owned, home furnishings store in the state – remains a staple in Beaver Dam. McKinstry is also a philanthropist who was instrumental in establishing several local non-profits including the Beaver Dam Area Community Theater and the new Dodge County Humane Society. Three Friends of Education will also be inducted tonight: Lisa Killingsworth, Jeff and Sue Eberle and Metalcraft of Mayville.

The video released on Wednesday (6/2) will see the release of the video inducting 1972 graduate Mark Malak as the 2020 Outstanding Alumni. Malak spent 15 years in the Grammy-winning, western swing band Asleep at the Wheel, recording over 30 albums and playing alongside some of the biggest names in country music. Three friends of education will also be recognized: Nate Dassler, Laura Goral and Breuer Metal Craftsman.

The videos can be found beginning at 7pm each day on the district’s website and Facebook page.