Congratulations! 2020 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Approximately 250 attendees gathered to honor a distinguished group of four individuals as The Foundation for the Benefit of Helias Catholic High School and Helias Catholic High School inducted the newest class into the Helias Hall of Fame during the third annual Legacy Celebration at Capitol Plaza Hotel on Saturday, February 29, 2020. Helias is honored to recognize this exceptional class of inductees, each of whom has given so much of themselves to both Helias and the community.
The purpose of the annual Legacy Celebration is to raise money to support the endowment and thus help keep tuition low, and to recognize those who have made a lasting impact on Helias and the Helias community. This celebration for education also highlights various aspects of the Helias educational experience in order to make the greater community aware of the benefits of a Helias education.
In an effort to recognize outstanding individuals whose lives have helped to establish Helias Catholic High School, the Helias Hall of Fame began in 2008. This year Helias proudly honored four such individuals: Joyce Amick, John Bryan, Louis Vetter and Jeremy Winegar.
Joyce E. Amick
Joyce Amick is the daughter of Donald J. and Alice L. Schell. She is married to Dale Amick. They have four children: Christopher J. Amick (Kathleen), John W. Amick (Melissa), Matthew J. Amick (Kate), and Brian J. Amick. Joyce and Dale have five grandchildren.
She graduated from Helias Catholic High School in 1968. She attended the University of Saint Mary, Leavenworth, KS from 1968-1970 and earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 1972 from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Joyce began her employment as a teacher with St. Stanislaus School 1972-1974, followed by an Admissions Clerk position with Lincoln University in 1974-1975. She currently works as an assistant with Dale A. Amick and Associates since 2000.
Joyce is a member of St. Peter Parish in Jefferson City, Missouri, where she has served on the parish council (President in 1999), Past President of the Home and School Association, Past Director of the Confirmation Team, and CRHP 2009-2010. She currently sings in the parish choir since 1991, is a Eucharistic Minister since 2000, is a Perpetual Adoration Participant since 1996, and member of the Ladies’ Sodality, Card Party Chairman and Welcoming Committee. Her community involvement includes being a St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary Member, Interparish Guadalupe Circle Member and current President, American Heart Association Neighborhood Collector and a University of Missouri Extension Homemakers Member from 1980-1995.
Joyce’s involvement with Helias Catholic High School includes being a Mother’s Club Member and Past President, Project Graduation Committee for several years, Golden Gala Committee Member, Class of 1968 Representative, and 50th Class Reunion Chairman in 2018. Joyce has given numerous hours over many years to the Foundation during Annual Fund Drive time.
Mrs. Amick’s continued commitment to Helias, the Jefferson City community, and her parish reflects great credit upon herself and her character, and is in keeping with the highest traditions of the Helias Hall of Fame.
John D. Bryan
John Bryan is the son of Wilda Lee and David Lee Bryan. He has two children: Grant Alexander Bryan and Rachel Lee Bryan.
He is a 1975 graduate of Jefferson City Senior High School and earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics from University of Missouri-Columbia.
Upon graduation, John moved to Dallas, Texas where he worked for United Technologies building semiconductors. Currently, he is the Executive Director of Missouri Poultry Federation where he has worked for the last 20 years. Mr. Bryan handles the daily operations in the state and is their chief Missouri lobbyist, where he updates Missouri legislators and regulators of current happenings in Missouri’s poultry industry.
John is a member of Immaculate Conception Parish in Jefferson City, Missouri. His community involvement includes providing turkeys for I.C.’s Thanksgiving Dinner for the Needy and donating to the Samaritan Center and Salvation Army, and helping at the state track meet. He previously was involved with Mizzou’s Children’s Hospital, Leukemia Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation, St. Jude’s Hospital, and Habitat for Humanity.
John developed a love for photography when his children were born and as they grew he continued to photograph their sports and activities which is when he began taking photos for Helias. John has taken and shared millions of photos of a wide variety of Helias activities ranging from track and field, to cross country to football to the homecoming parade and graduation. He has done all of this completely voluntarily and with the graciously, befriending many Helias students and families along the way. Now that his children have graduated, he continues to support Helias through his photography and has become a familiar face in the Helias community.
His dedication to the school and sports program, year in and year out, without expectation of thanks or recognition is to be greatly commended.
Louis H. Vetter
Louis Vetter is the son of Francis and Anna Schrimpf Vetter. He is married to Naomi Sommerer Vetter. They have seven children: Darren Vetter, Derrick Vetter (Barbara), Gregory Vetter (Irene Kosturakis), Phillip Vetter, Tiffany Vetter (Chris Petro), Tracy Vetter (Curtis Allen) and Vincent Vetter (Deceased 02-12-2015). Louis and Naomi have five grandchildren.
He graduated from St. Peter High School in 1955. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Building Engineering, graduating with honors in 1960 from Lincoln University and his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, graduating with honors in 1962 from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Louis, now retired was the Co-founder and co-owner of Central Missouri Professional Services, Inc. an engineering, surveying and soil testing company. He was also Co-founder and co-owner of CMPS Development Co., Inc. who developed numerous subdivisions in Jefferson City and Cole County to include the design and construction of the streets, storm water system, sanitary sewer system, as well as water supply and fire protection system. Louis is a State of Missouri retired registered Engineer, P.E. and retired, registered Land Surveyor, R.L.S. He is also a licensed electrician in Jefferson City, Missouri and currently owns and manages 26 residential rental units.
Louis is a member of Immaculate Conception Parish in Jefferson City, Missouri, where he served as an altar boy for 8 years, as well as being a member of the Holy Name Society, served on the Parish Council and volunteered to help on numerous work parties. He served six years on the Jefferson City Planning and Zoning Commission, three years on the Jefferson City Parking and Traffic Committee and was Past President of the East Side Business Association.
Louis’s involvement with Helias Catholic High School includes two, three year terms on the Helias School Board where he also served as Vice President and President. He was a member of the design team for Rackers Fieldhouse and donated a complete typographic survey of the entire complex. Louis donated his time and energy over the years for many work parties and construction projects. He also donated his tractor and tiller, backhoe and dump truck various times for projects on campus.
Louis served four years Lincoln University ROTC. Commissioned a Second Lieutenant in June, 1960 during graduation ceremony. He spent thirty-three years in the United States Army Reserves to include two years active duty artillery air defense in Germany (1962-1964) and retired in 1993 with rank of Colonel.
Mr. Vetter’s dedication to the betterment of his community and this school is a shining example of how one person giving their time, talent and treasure can make a lasting and positive impact on those around him and generations to follow.
Jeremy Winegar is the son of Larry and Diane Winegar. He is married to Jill Burkett Winegar. They have four children: Maggie, Grace, Lily and Burke.
He graduated from Helias Catholic High School in 1993. He attended Northeast Missouri State University and Lincoln University.
Jeremy worked in sales from 1996-2009 for Nu Way Concrete Forms, Inc. and from 2009-2013 he was the Operations Manager at Midwest Block and Brick. From 2013-2019 Jeremy was Vice President of Sales for Midwest Block and Brick Central/St. Louis Region and is currently the Vice President of Sales at Midwest Block and Brick Division for Quickrete Holdings Company.
Jeremy is a member of St. Peter Parish in Jefferson City, Missouri, where he has served on the School Advisory Board, Parish Council, and served as the Advisory Liaison to the Property and Finance Committees. He currently sits on the Education Foundation Board. His community involvement includes four years of service on the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, one year on the Executive Committee Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce, past member of the Missouri Concrete Association Board of Directors, Products Division Chair from 2013-2017, member of the Eastside Business Association, Knights of Columbus, and the National Concrete Masonry Association.
Jeremy’s involvement with Helias Catholic High School includes volunteering to work numerous events and miscellaneous needs of the school, past member of the Helias Foundation Board of Directors, current member and treasurer for the Helias Catholic High School Advisory Board. Jeremy has also been a Youth Coach for basketball and football in the PAL Program.
Jeremy is a great example of those who go unnoticed while providing backbone support to our Helias and parochial school community. His numerous years of volunteering at Helias, as well as helping with PAL athletics has impacted many of us either as athletes, parents or administrators.