Wall of Success


BADGER HIGH SCHOOL WALL OF SUCCESS


The “Wall of Success” program honors outstanding graduates of Badger High School, as well as Genoa City High School and Lake Geneva High School.

The committee solicits nominations from the community.  If you have someone you would like to nominate for the Wall of Success, please contact Badger High School at 262-348-2000 or click here

FEATURED RECIPIENTS

Neal Aspinall

Badger High School Graduate – 1982 

During his years at Badger High School, Neal Aspinall was an active participant in student life.  He was on the golf team for four years, and after three years he lettered as a member of the diving team.  In addition, he was active in the local Junior Achievement Chapter for three years.  As a budding artist, Mr. Aspinall began to accrue honors, being chosen to do the title slide for “Project 82” and also receiving the Walworth County Fair Grand Prize for artwork.

After graduating from BHS, Mr. Aspinall attended the Art Institute of Colorado and was subsequently inducted into their hall of fame in 2007.  While in Colorado, Mr. Aspinall was chosen to do illustrations by the Coors Brewing Company, and in the early years of his career went on to work for all of the major breweries.  Some of early clients included companies such as Kimberly Clark, Kohler, Miller Brewing Company, Wisconsin State Fair, and Harley Davidson.  His work has appeared in several professional graphic design publications.  In 1994 Mr. Aspinall began freelance illustrating, and his list of national clients includes such prestigious names as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Coca Cola, "USA Today", Ford Motor Company, IBM, John Deere, Facebook, and the National Park Service.  Mr. Aspinall’s roots in the Lake Geneva area are especially evident in his work, as he has designed logos and posters for Black Point Historic Preserve, Water Safety Patrol, Lake Geneva Antique and Classic Boat Show, Lake Geneva Library, The Abbey Resort, Yunker Industries, Geneva Lake Conservancy, Chuck’s Lakeshore Inn, and the annual Lake Geneva Visitor’s Guide.  Mr. Aspinall's artistic works are known nationwide. We are proud to honor him on the Wall of Success.

Inducted, April 2012


John “Ike” Bailey

Bader High School Graduate – 1973

John “Ike” Bailey treasures his fond memories of attending Badger High School where he established “that forever special bond” with his classmates.  In high school as a member of the Badger Golf Team, he was already pursuing what would be a lifelong passion for the game of golf.  After graduating in 1973, Ike attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh where he played on the men’s golf team.  Upon graduating from college, Ike set out determined to fulfill a dream of working in the golf industry for a living.  He successfully completed the PGA business school program, and in 1980 he was elected to membership in the Professional Golfers’ Association of America.  By 1992 Ike had established himself as a golf professional and returned to his home of Lake Geneva to assume the position of head golf professional at Big Foot Country Club where he oversees all golf and tennis operations.  He also oversees the management of the junior golf program and the historic Big Foot Country Club caddy program.  In 2009 Ike received the honor of being elected president of the Wisconsin PGA and subsequently was a key figure at the 2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits Golf Club.  Ike Baily considers himself extraordinarily fortunate to have been able to remain in the golf industry for thirty-five years and to serve in a professional capacity and as a volunteer with the Professional Golfers’ Association of America.

Inducted, April 2011

Anne Brunk Barrow

Badger High School Graduate - 1973

Anne Peterson-Barrow’s search for excellence is exemplified by her accomplished broadcasting career.  Anne graduated from Northwestern University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech.  In 1978, Anne began reporting for WNDU-TV, the NBC affiliate in South Bend, Indiana.  In 1979, Anne moved to Kansas City where she has since worked for KCTV5, a CBS affiliate, first as a co-anchor for the 6 and 10 0’clock news and for the past five and a half years as an anchor for the 5 o’clock news.  Anne was the first anchor/reporter in Kansas City to focus on family/health reporting.  Her community service activities include spearheading in the 1993 “City of Peace Rally” in the Kansas City metropolitan area focusing on the need to calm gang unrest.  Anne initiated a program to increase the awareness of self-breast exams in the fight against breast cancer.  This effort has been adopted by television stations across the nation.  Currently, Anne is involved with the Mid-American Heart Institute to have automated external defibrillators in all public places in the Kansas City Metro area.  An avid triathlete, Anne carried the Olympic Torch in Kansas City prior to the 1984 Summer Olympic Games.  She passed the torch to the oldest torchbearer in the country – 100 years old – who passed it on to the youngest who was 6 years old.  Anne Peterson-Barrow’s career has been one of passing onto others the lifetime gifts of service to her community.

Inducted, May 2002

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