Class of 1969
After graduating from Donnelly, George Breidenthal continued his education at what was then Kansas State Teachers College at Emporia where he majored in history and earned a teaching degree in secondary education. After two years as a substitute teacher he joined six generations of family banking, working his way up and eventually buying a bank with some partners, which he then sold in the 1990’s. In 2015 when George passed away he left behind a legacy of service to his community; he served for 32 years on the USD 500 School Board, 24 years as a member and former chairperson of the Donnelly Board of Directors, and was a long-time appointed member of the KCK Landmarks Commission.
“Donnelly was very diverse in 1969 and it’s still that way today which makes it a really great place to learn about the world and learn about yourself.”
George Breidenthal Jr. was inducted in 2017.