BHS to Induct Three Graduates into “Hall of Honor” – October 4

BHS to Induct Three Graduates into “Hall of Honor” – October 4

Sep 27, 2019

Friday, October 4th, Bettendorf High School will honor three outstanding graduates as new members of the school’s Hall of Honor during a ceremony at BHS Commons.

2019 Hall of Honor Inductees

Martha Mull Belluschi

Class of 1966


  • Executive Director of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for Illinois
  • Special Assistant to the Illinois Secretary of State for Drunk Driving Prevention
  • Alcohol Programs Coordinator for the Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Coordinator of the Illinois Governor’s Alcohol Abuse Task Force
  • Provided impaired driving prevention presentations to more than 120,000 students

David Millage

Class of 1971


  • Admitted to the bar to practice law by the Iowa Supreme Court, 1978
  • Admitted to the bar of the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa and the Central District of Illinois
  • Elected as a member of the Iowa House of Representatives from 1990 to 2002 Chair, House Appropriations Committee
  • Partner in the Bettendorf law firm of Gallagher, Millage and Gallagher

Jason Reading

Class of 1989


  • International Disc Golf Hall of Fame, 2018
  • Iowa Disc Golf Hall of Fame, 2016
  • 100+ Professional Tour Wins, 2002 - Present
  • 5X PDGA World Putting Champion, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014
  • 3X PDGA Mixed Doubles World Champion w/Des Reading, 2002, 2006, 2008
  • PDGA Bob West Sportsman of Year, 2007
  • Open Doubles World Champion w/Michael Olse, 2006
  • Hosted segments on PDGA Radio and ZoneDriven
  • Authored columns in DiscGolfer Magazine, Flying Disc Magazine
  • Co-Author “Getting the EDGE” Teaching Curriculum (Library of Congress) 2003

“The Bettendorf High School Hall of Honor is a testament to the excellence our alumni pursue beyond their high school days to positively impact their career fields and communities” said Joy Kelly, Principal. “It is an honor to welcome these three honorees back to Bettendorf High School and celebrate this tremendous honor with them and their families. This recognition is also a celebration of the magnificent opportunities Bettendorf High School staff and the entire school community makes possible for all students”

Bettendorf High School established the "Hall of Honor" recognition program in 1992 to honor graduates who have achieved a noticeably high level of performance in career or profession, influenced the lives of others in some positive manner, and achieved a place of distinction in the area of public or community service.

Nominees must have:

• Graduated from Bettendorf High School more than 10 years prior to the induction

• Achieved outstanding success in his or her career

• Made a significant contribution to the community or to society

• Demonstrated distinction in professional, public, and/or community service

• Demonstrated a positive influence on the lives of others

Plaques are presented to each individual at the induction ceremony during Homecoming week every other year. The engraved plaque containing a photograph and citation for each nominee is posted on permanent display at the high school, 3333 18th St. Bettendorf.

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