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Robert Powers

Robert Powers

Attendance Officer

December 25, 1926 - October 15, 1994

Mr. Powers was elected to the OUHS District Hall of Fame. Read the Biography


January 3, 2011

OUHSD Hall of Fame Committee
c/o Paula Blaney
2211 Washington Avenue
Oroville, CA 95966

Please accept my nomination of Robert J. Powers for membership in the Oroville Union High School District Hall of Fame.

Bob was a lifelong resident of Oroville, 1928-94, attended elementary and high school here, earning his diploma from Oroville High School in 1944. He was also a teacher and administrator in the District for thirty-two years until his retirement 1983. Bob meets the criteria as established by the OUHSD Hall of Fame Committee.

While attending OHS, Bob was active in baseball, basketball and a four year member of the Block O Society. He served as yearbook editor and was on the school executive committee during his last three years in school. He was Block O secretary as a senior.

Upon his graduation from OHS, Bob enrolled at Saint Mary’s College where he earned his BA degree in history in 1950. His education was briefly interrupted by his serving two years in the United States Army, one year being in the Philippines where he attained the rank of Tech Sergeant.

Bob began his educational career in the District in 1951, serving students at both Las Plumas and Oroville High schools as a teacher and administrator until illness forced his retirement in 1983. That year he was honored as Teacher of the Year at OHS, and in 1987 was the first recipient of the OHS Alumnus of the Year award. The Robert J. Powers memorial scholarship was established in 1995 and has been awarded annually since then.

Bob’s outstanding community service included being a charter member of the Butte College Board of trustees, a member of the Oroville Elementary School District Board of Trustees, member of the City of Oroville Planning Commission and Library Board. He was inducted into the Northern California Old Timers Sports Hall of Fame as a baseball player in 1988 and in 2000 into the Butte College Sports Hall of Fame for distinguished service to the college. Playing for the Oroville Olives baseball team was a thrill for Bob!

Bob Powers loved his home town of Oroville, served it well throughout his life and was dedicated to his family and community.  I feel Bob is a worthy candidate for the OUHSD Hall of Fame and hope you will see fit to make him a member of the class of 2011.

Very truly yours,
Ray Sehorn
Retired Educator and friend

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