Alumni

Dean Giacometti is turning 100!



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RSVP by Monday, September 30

$100. Per Person




Beloved teacher, mentor, and Coach, Mr. Giacometti was inducted into the WHHS Alumni Foundation's 2011 Alumni Hall of Fame. Here is his bio from the Hall of Fame event:

Mr. Dean Giacometti is the embodiment of the Walnut Hills motto Sursum ad Summum “Rise to the Highest”.  Mr. Giacometti built an exceptional record of thirty-six years of service (1947-1983) as a teacher, coach, and senior administrator in the Cincinnati Public Schools.  Nineteen of these years were served at Walnut Hills High School. 

Mr. Giacometti taught social studies, coached varsity football and, as the head coach, earned six state tennis championships.  Dean exemplifies the best of Walnut by encouraging excellence both on the field and in the classroom.  His teaching, coaching, and mentoring touched hundreds of young men and women at WHHS between 1947 and 1966.

Since leaving, Giacometti has applied a unique combination of energy, enthusiasm, and just plain excitement as he advocates for Walnut Hills. Providing wisdom and support, Coach has maintained contact with literally hundreds of his protégés, following them through college and into the business world.

His legacy is reflected in the halls, the Honors Classroom carries his name, and each May the Dean Giacometti Scholarships helps two students pursue their dreams.


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US News - America's Best High Schools - Ranked 65th in USA and awarded Gold Medal status.
Newsweek - America's Best High Schools 2010 - Walnut Hills Ranked 66th in USA and #1 in Ohio!