Hometown Wall of Fame Inductee

Aug. 22, 2017 | By kgabel
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Rear Adm. Valerie Huegel was inducted into the Quakertown High School Wall of Fame by her high school alma mater in Quakertown, PA, on June 3, 2017. Quakertown Community School District Superintendent Dr. Bill Harner presented Huegel with the award on behalf of the Quakertown Community High School Alumni Association at the ceremony. The Wall of Fame honors those individual graduates who have demonstrated exceptional career achievement and/or contributed significantly to the welfare of the Quakertown community and beyond as a result of their post-secondary accomplishments. [caption id="attachment_6622" align="alignright" width="300"]
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Rear Adm. Huegel standing by the military memorial plaque that lists all the Quakertown Community Senior High School graduates who gave the ultimate sacrifice while in service to our country. Huegel was a member of the class of 1973. She completed Officer Candidate School in 1980 and continues to serve in the Navy Supply Corps. In her acceptance speech, Huegel spoke of honor, courage, and commitment, and of the Chief of Naval Operation's four attributes of integrity, initiative, accountability, and toughness. She went on to discuss how when she joined the Navy, because of family, friends, teachers and the community as a whole, she was taught these values at a very early age. Together as a team, they were all responsible for her success and the success of her classmates sitting in the audience. A plaque displaying the names of those Quakertown alumni who made the ultimate sacrifice going back to World War I was also unveiled at the ceremony. July/August 2017