All Class Reunion/Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
The 2019 All Class Reunion and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on Saturday, October 19 at Belton High School in conjunction with Homecoming Weekend.
All classes welcome as we celebrate together with a special congratulations to the Class of 1969.
Doors to the event will open at 10:30 am and lunch will be served at noon followed by a program and induction of the 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees.
A tour of the old Belton High School (Pirate Pkwy) will be offered following the event.
Tickets on sale in August 2019.
2018 BHS Hall of Fame Inductees
The Belton Educational Foundation will honor three new inductees into the Belton High School Hall of Fame at the All Class Reunion and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 at the Belton Middle School and Freshman Center. This year’s inductees are:
Dr. William Kent Powell, DDS, Class of 1967
Dr. Powell attended Belton schools from kindergarten through 12th grade. During his time at BHS he was involved in the Latin Club, Choir, and Boy’s Glee Club. He is also an Eagle Scout. After graduation, he attended UMKC where he graduated from the UMKC School of Dentistry. He then served as Captain in the Air Force, where he practiced dentistry while stationed at Vance AFB in Enid, Oklahoma.
After leaving the Air Force, Dr. Powell moved to Excelsior Springs where he has successfully practiced dentistry since 1976. During that time, Dr. Powell has been very active in his community, serving on many local organization boards in Excelsior Springs including the Chamber of Commerce, Optimist Club, Shrine Club, and Education Foundation to name a few. He is currently President of the Excelsior Springs Health Care Foundation and an active member of First United Methodist Church.
Dr. Powell is very well respected in the dental community, serving as a member of the Lafayette County Dental Study Club for the past 42 years and as President of the Greater Kansas City Dental Society (2008-2009). He is also a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Powell and his wife, Sharon (BHS Class of ’69), have two sons, Tevor and Jeremy, and two grandchildren. Dr. Powell also cares for his 98 year old mother, Ernestine, also a Belton grad. He and his wife enjoy Community Theater and remain attached to their Belton roots, performing with the Belton Historical Society and Main Street Theater in Belton.
Anthony Flacco, Class of 1968
Anthony Flacco is an accomplished screenwriter, author, and public speaker. He graduated from BHS in 1968, where he was active in drama and music. After graduation, he went on to create a stellar career in the entertainment industry. A trained stage actor who put in nearly 2,000 performances in Actor’s Equity theaters all over the country, he moved into the screenwriting field when he earned his Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute Conservatory in 1990. Flacco was then selected for the Walt Disney Studios Screenwriting Fellowship and spent a year writing for the Touchstone Pictures division.
Drawing from his acting and screenwriting experience, Flacco published his first nonfiction book, A Checklist for Murder, in 1994, which he then adapted into a screenplay for a two hour television script and picked up by NBC for a movie of the week. He continued to work as a freelance script writer and story editor, which included works for the Discovery Channel and Court TV.
At the time of this writing, Flacco has continued to publish and receive critical acclaim for ten nonfiction books and historical novels so far, including Tiny Dancer, which was named by Readers Digest as their Editor’s Choice and “one of the 100 most noteworthy books” by the Kansas City Star in 2005. The book is an international bestseller with over 300,000 copies sold in translation. In 2007, his debut novel earned a New York Times rave review and an International Thriller Writers nomination. In 2013, his book Impossible Odds was a New York Times Bestseller.
Major Brian W. McBrayer, USMC (Ret.), Class of 1991
Major Brian McBrayer attended Belton schools from kindergarten through 12th grade. During his time at BHS, he was a member of the Letterman’s Club, the Art Club and the National Honor Society. He was also very active in sports, lettering in football, wrestling and track. During his senior year, he was honored by the Kansas City Star as a scholar athlete and runner up for the 1991 Youth of the Year in Belton.
After graduation, Brian attended Northwest Missouri State University where he participated on the track team and was a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity. He graduated in 1996 with a B.S. in geography and a minor in geology.
After graduation, Brian enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, where he trained as an Aviation Electrician. He was selected to attend Officer Candidate School and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1999. As an infantry officer, he served in leadership positions from Platoon Commander to Battalion Executive Officer. During his 20 years of service to the nation, he participated in 5 overseas deployments and 3 combat tours in Iraq. Brian is a decorated Marine, receiving many medals including the Meritorious Service Medal, 4 Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, and 2 Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals.
Brian retired from the Marine Corps in June 2016 and has taught 8th grade science for the past two years. He currently lives in Fallbrook, CA with his wife and 2 children.
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