Wildcats News · 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees

The De Soto High School Hall of Fame Committee announces the 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees.

Dr. William Hageman – DHS Class of 1995

A standout with all things “Academics” at DHS: National Merit Scholar Finalist, Presidential Scholars Program Candidate (Top 20 Scorer on ACT/SAT in Kansas), standout member of the Scholars Bowl Program, two-time Soccer letter winner, three-time Track letter winner. Will currently is an Assistant Professor and Burk Cornerstone Teacher scholar in the Department of Electrical/Computer Engineering at Kansas State University. Honors include: U.S. Paten Holder #7, 668,211, Distinguished Faculty Award Eta Kappa Nu (2014, 2019), Mortar Board Outstanding Faculty in Engineering (2018-19), Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in K-State Engineering (2019). Dr. Hageman also has had multiple academic publications.

Carrie Buckley – DHS Class of 1992

As a Wildcat a three-sport athlete participating in Volleyball, Basketball, and Track & Field from 1989 to 1992. Selected three times as an All League Volleyball player and All League basketball player. She was a two time State Champion in the Javelin and also a state placer in several other events in Track and Field. Selected for the Sports Illustrated Gatorade Circle of Champions as well as a 1st Provisional Olympic Qualifier. Carrie continued her Track and & Field career at Wake Forest University where she was an ACC Academic All American, broke the Javelin and Long Jump records, was selected as ACC 1st Team, and was a part of the 1993 ACC Championship team.

Ryan Johnson – DHS Class of 1992
DHS three-sport athlete participating in Cross Country, Basketball, and Track & Field from 1988 to 1992. Three-time state placer in Cross Country with a State Runner Up finish in 1991. Also a two time Track & Field state champion with the 1600m in 1990 and the 800m in 1991. He broke the DHS 800m, 1600m, and Cross Country 5K records over his high school career. Ryan continued his running career at the collegiate level at JCCC and K-State. Three-time All American at JCCC and then while at K-State he placed in the 800m at the All Big 8/Big 12 Conference meets in 1996-1997.

Patsy Lucas-Allenbrand – DHS Class of 1968
Distinguished Service

Member of Pep Club, Cheerleading, Band, Choir, Drama Club, Forensics, STUCO, Newspaper, FHA, NHS, and Science Club throughout her high school career. Pitt State University graduate with Bachelors of Science in Education. Taught at De Soto Elementary School; served as the DTA President for two years. She has devoted countless hours through her efforts at De Soto Baptist Church, De Soto Community Theater, De Soto and Monticello Historical Societies, and De Soto Alumni Association in which she serves as the chair  of the DHS Alumni Association VFW Scholarship. Patsy also assists DHS Alumni classes with their 50-year class reunions.

Please join us for the DHS Hall of Fame Recognition which will take place on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in the Main Gym in between the Varsity Girls & Boys Basketball Games. There will also be a banquet/reception held prior to the recognition in the Black Box for Hall of Fame Inductees, families,  and friends.

Nominations will be accepted for the DHS Hall of Fame Class of  2021 through September 30, 2020. Nominations can be made here: Hall of Fame Nominations