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Bill Laude Inducted Into NFHS National High School Hall of Fame

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On Sunday, July 2, 2017, IHSA official Bill Laude was inducted into the NFHS National High School Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the NFHS Summer Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island. Laude is one of the most decorated officials in IHSA history. In his 50-year career he is one in a handful of officials to work state championships in three sports (Football, Basketball, Baseball), while

Below are photos from the event.

The photos from top to bottom include...
  • Laude with the 2017 NFHS National High School Hall of Fame class (top)
  • Laude speaking alongside the Hall of Fame class at an introductory press conference
  • Laude and his family at the Hall of Fame ceremony
  • Laude receiving his Hall of Fame plaque from NFHS Board President Gary Musselman (Kansas)
  • Laude with IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson after being presented with his Hall of Fame medallion
  • Laude chatting with attendees during an autograph session following the ceremony