2005 INTERBORO HALL OF FAME
Robert T. Lythgoe, Jr.
Robert “Bobby” Lythgoe, a 1967 graduate of Interboro High School, enrolled at the Spring Garden Institute of Technology, but put his education on hold to enlist in the United States Marine Corps where he served until 1972 earning numerous commendations. After completing military duty, he enrolled in the Pennsylvania State Police Eastern Training Center graduating first in his class. Upon graduation, he joined the Tinicum Township Police Department, moving up the ranks to his appointment as Chief in 1986. During his 18 years as Chief, he assumed many leadership roles to the benefit of county residents, including the founding of the Tinicum Township Athletic Association and the development of the DARE Program at the Tinicum School.
Dorothy B. McKnight
“Prospect Park Class of 1953”
Dorothy B. McKnight graduated from Prospect Park High in 1953 matriculating to Ursinus College where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree. A Master’s Degree from Temple and post graduate work at the University of Maryland would follow, as would teaching and coaching experiences at Interboro High School, Michigan State University, and the University of Maryland, where she also coordinated the women’s athletic program. After leaving intercollegiate athletics, she continued to support women in athletics as Executive Director of the National Association for Girls and Women in Sports (NAGWS); and the United States Women’s Lacrosse Association. Ms. McKnight has won numerous awards including the Presidential Award from NAGWS and was inducted into the University of Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame as coach and administrator.
During his 32 years of service to the Interboro School District, the consummate “Interboro Buc” fulfilled the roles of teacher, principal, coach and mentor. Jamie brought a strong work ethic, sense of fairness and humor, and verve for education to his students on a daily basis. Among his many accomplishments as a building principal were the renovation of the Prospect Park School and the infusion of technology. Despite his rigorous daily schedule, Jamie found the time to be a devoted coach, trainer, volunteer and mentor to countless student athletes. After his retirement from active coaching, he could still be found on the sidelines or in the stands supporting “our kids.”
Jacob A. and Dorothy M. Rennard
Jacob and Dorothy Rennard served the Interboro School District together for 58 years before Mr. Rennard’s untimely death in 1971, after which Mrs. Rennard retired. Mr. Rennard taught at Glen-Nor from 1945 until 1955 when he became the Principal of the “new” Interboro Junior High School. Mrs. Rennard taught first at Glen-Nor and then at Interboro from 1949 to 1971. The Rennards were appreciated by students, staff and community for their expertise as educators and mentors. They served as class sponsors many times and the Glen-Nor Class of 1953 nominated them by a proclamation, which was signed by sixty-four members of the class at their 50th reunion.
Elizabeth D. Stewart
Elizabeth “Betty” Stewart began her tenure as a professional office employee in 1945 and retired 47 years later in 1992, having risen to the highest professional position that can be held by a support personnel employee, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent and Board of School Directors. Her ascent was accomplished through hard work, professionalism and an enormous heart, now widely known as “emotional intelligence.” Betty was the “personnel department” for many years. She was the first person you met when applying for a job or registering your most “prized” possession for kindergarten. Betty Stewart’s love and devotion to the Interboro School District showed and she made you proud to be part of the “Interboro Family.”
John D. Unangst
“Interboro Class of 1964”
John D. Unangst is a graduate of the Class of 1964. He was commissioned a Lieutenant in the US Army at 20 years old rising to the rank of Captain. He served in Vietnam in 1968/69 as an Artillery Forward Observer and Division Air Observer. John received the Silver Star (the Nation’s 3rd highest award) for heroism in ground combat, the Bronze Star and an Air Medal for Valor while adjusting artillery in support of ground troops, along with the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry. He was the 1969 Prospect Park Citizen of the Year and went on to graduate from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. John is very active in the community and has served on numerous national, state and local boards. For over 30 years, John has been President/CEO of Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union and was instrumental in developing a Financial Literacy Program with a student-operated Credit Union Branch at Interboro High School.