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Four to be named to Oklahoma City Public Schools Wall of Fame

The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools has announced the four inductees who be added to the Wall of Fame during a ceremony in October.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: August 18, 2012

Three alumni and one educator will be added to the Oklahoma City Public Schools Wall of Fame this fall.

The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools recently named the four inductees: the Hon. Timothy DeGiusti, the late Prentice Gautt, Joyce Henderson and Thom Shanker.

The 2012 honorees will be recognized at a reception Oct. 24 at the Devon Tower and then at a dinner Oct. 25 at the Skirvin Hotel. For tickets or sponsorships, call 879-2007.

The Hon. Timothy D. DeGiusti is a U.S. district judge for the Western District of Oklahoma. He attended Columbus Elementary, Jackson Middle School and Douglass High School. He earned his bachelor's and law degrees from the University of Oklahoma. He worked in private practice and as an Army prosecutor before becoming a federal judge.

Prentice Gautt was a professional football player and coach. He attended Page Woodson Elementary and Douglass High School, where he played in Oklahoma's first integrated high school football game. He was the first black football player at the University of Oklahoma and was named an Academic All-American. Gautt died in 2005.

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