James River High School inducted one person into the school’s Knights of Distinction Hall of Fame on May 16. The Knights of Distinction Hall of Fame award is designed to recognize former students, teachers, and staff who have brought distinction to the school through their service to the school and community, contributions to society, personal character, honesty, and accomplishments in or out of school.

This year’s inductee was Sharon Coleman. Coleman graduated from James River in 1978. While at James River, she was a member of the Future Homemakers of America, serving as president from1977-1978, as well as serving as statistician for the wrestling team from 1974-1978. She is a retired dispatcher for the Botetourt County Sheriff’s Department. In service to her community, she has volunteered with the Botetourt County 4-H program and continues to volunteer with the Buchanan Theater and works tirelessly for her church, Buchanan Baptist.

The faculty, staff, and students would like to thank Coleman for her dedication to James River High School and her community.