Last Updated on February 17, 2022 – 12:52 PM CST
DUMAS, TX – The Dumas Independent School District (DISD) is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Dumas High School Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame honors DHS Alumni and faculty that exemplify Demon Pride in their life either during their time at Dumas High School or beyond. The original 2009 selection committee was given the task of selecting three members for the initial induction and two members to be chosen every other year.
A ceremony is held in the spring where the new members are awarded plaques for their induction to the Hall of Fame. Their pictures along with a short biography are placed in the Hall of Fame area in the school commons.
Alumni must have been graduated at least 10 years before nomination and faculty members must be removed from the school for at least three years before nomination. Nominations stay active for ten years.
To submit a nomination visit the Dumas High School Hall of Fame website. Nominations must be received by 4:00 p.m. Monday, February 28, 2022.
Nominations may also be mailed to:
Dumas High School
Attn: Patricia Sheldon
PO Box 615
Dumas, Texas 79029
The 2020 inductees (condensed biographies):
Dr. David Bonner
Bonner graduated from DHS in 1973 and his career consisted of a number of accolades including six varsity letters in football and tennis. Dr. Bonner, in fact, turned down many division one offers in football because he knew from a young age that he wanted to become a dentist. This drive took him to Mid Western State University and Steven F. Austin where he graduated in 1979. Dr. Bonner’s double major in Chemistry and Biology led to a bachelor’s degree in science and a ticket to the University of Texas Health Science Dental School in San Antonio, Texas. After graduating in 1980, Dr. Bonner, and his wife of three years, Gayla Bonner, moved back home to Dumas and has been here ever since.
Julian Jay “Pee Wee” Miller
Miller was an integral member of the 1961 state basketball championship under Don Haskins and the 1962 state basketball championship team coached by Jerry Hale. Pee Wee received the game ball from Coaches Bill Span and Burl Bartlett after successfully defending their state title in football in 1962. Dumas became the first school in the state to win both the football and basketball state championships in a single year. In 1963, Pee Wee’s baseball team took third in the state tournament under Coach Jerry Good.