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Hall of Fame

 
In all facets of life, Battle Ground Academy alumni are making a difference in the world. Every year, BGA recognizes alumni who represent the best facets of the BGA experience - excellence in one's endeavors, great relationships with others, and a high level of character and selfless leadership.  Congratulations to the 2020 Hall of Fame inductees!

2020 Hall of Fame Inductees

Battle Ground Academy is honored to host the 2020 Hall of Fame Brunch and Induction Ceremony, Saturday, October 2 at 10 a.m. in The Sondra Morris and Robert N. Moore, Jr. '52 Center for Arts and Entrepreneurship.  Please click here to register.

Wallace Edward Lunn, Class of 1967 (Posthumously)

Wallace "Eddie" Lunn '67 was the co-creator, writer, and producer of the first Christian musical, Good News: A Christian Folk Musical. Throughout the years, he stayed active at BGA, serving as a past president of the BGA Alumni Board and as a trustee on BGA’s Board of Trustees from 2009-2017. While on the board, he served as chairman from 2012-2015, leading the school through a critical transitional period.
 

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BGA Hall of Fame Inductee Houston Moran

Dr. Houston Moran '71 was active on many fronts during his years at BGA, as a member of the Student Honor Council, vice president of FCA, a writer on the Wildcat newspaper staff, and tri-editor of the Cannon Ball. He excelled in athletics, participating in football, basketball, track, and cross country. He also attained the level of Eagle Scout while at BGA and was honored at graduation with the Paul Guffee Award and the Tommy Brown Christian Athlete Award.

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Rondal Keith Richardson, Class of 1987

Named “Friendliest” by his senior class, Richardson was the editor of the Cannon Ball and participated in track and cross country while at BGA. He was also a member of National Honor Society and Digamma. Richardson received the Bill Ross Spirit of School Award at graduation. Richardson graduated from Sewanee: The University of the South in 1991 and afterward became involved in the entertainment industry in Nashville. He was general manager for Wynonna Judd, a partner in Greater Purpose Productions, and chief operating officer for Onsite Workshops.

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Sports Hall of Fame Inductees

Susannah Ives Dennis, Class of 2009

Dennis was a standout on the pitch throughout her BGA girls soccer career, leading the team in goals scored each season. She was named All-District, All-Region, and All-State all four years. Dennis was the Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year in her junior and senior seasons and was also team captain for those years. In her junior season, she helped lead BGA to a state championship. The summer before her senior year at BGA, Dennis played for the 2011 National Champion Atlanta Silverbacks semi-professional women’s soccer team.

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Maurice Lamont Turner, Class of 1996

Turner played a role on some of the greatest BGA football and basketball teams in the modern era. In football, he was the 1995 team co-captain and the defensive MVP of BGA’s 1995 state championship game. The 1995 team posted BGA's best record ever with a perfect 15-0 season. In his high school career, his football teams had a combined record of 50-4 as his 1992 team made a championship appearance as well.  He played in the 1996 Tennessee vs. Kentucky All-Star game as RB and was named All-State, All-Midstate Defensive MVP, Region MVP, All-County LB, Nashville Civitan Club Sportsmanship Award Recipient, Wildcat Award (Team's Best Defensive Player) Winner, and the Knoxville News Sentinel’s No. 16 Top College Football Prospect for Tennessee. 

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Distinguished Young Alumnus

Peter A. Kropp, Ph.D., Class of 2008
During his time at BGA, Kropp served as senior class president and president of the Honor Council. He participated in football, cross country, and track, and was a member of the National Honor Society and Digamma.  Kropp received the inaugural Robin Altshuler Achievement award his senior year at BGA and at graduation was honored with the Durwood Sies Leadership Award.

Kropp received his undergraduate degree from Colgate University and his doctorate from Vanderbilt University. He is currently the chair of the Career Development Committee for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), with the National Institute of Health. He has been a co-chair for the Fellow’s Advisory Board with NIDDK and a committee member for the National Postdoctoral Association’s Resource Development Committee.

His mother, Abigail Kropp, is a former teacher in BGA's Middle School and is a member of the school’s Faculty Hall of Fame. His sisters are both BGA graduates, Sarah Kropp Pearce ’05 and Catherine Kropp ’10. 

Kropp and his wife, Holli Loomans-Kropp, live in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
 
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