Medina High School to honor 4 distinguished alumni

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 20 December 2022 at 8:55 pm

MEDINA – Medina High School will honor Distinguished Alumni in a ceremony at 2 p.m. Wednesday, according to principal Michael Cavanagh.

This year’s inductees into the Medina High School Alumni Hall of Fame are Elizabeth Cooper Leone, a local sculptor and designer of dolls. Her creations have been purchased by people all over the world, Cavanagh said.

Mercedes Holloway Wilson started a program, For Our Daughters, to encourage young girls’ interest in a healthy lifestyle. She did this while fighting breast cancer. She currently is a host on AM Buffalo and shares recipes for life weekly.

Kate Schirmer Messner is a well-known children’s author, with more than 50 books to her credit.

Christopher Parada is head of the Palace Theater and known for playing Santa Claus and building the Santa Cottage on Day Road, Lockport.

Inductees to the Alumni Hall of Fame are chosen based on excellence in their profession and contribution to humanity, Cavanagh said.