Photo Credit Jan Garrison
Highest honor for civilians in Indiana
June 20, 2016

John and Pam Buxton each were honored Tuesday (June 14) with the Sagamore of the Wabash, one of the highest civilian honor that can be bestowed by the Governor of Indiana. The Sagamore is a personal tribute usually given to those who have rendered distinguished service to the state or governor. The awards were conferred in a small ceremony in the Head of Schools’ office. The Buxtons are among the few husband-wife teams believed to receive a Sagamore of the Wabash individually at the same time. The state does not keep a composite list of recipients, and the awarding is left to the discretion of each governor. Nomination of the Sagamore was made through the efforts of Jeff Honzik H’65, Marshall County Prosecutor Nelson Chipman (son of Eugene Chipman NB’44, ’45), Richard Sherlock ’76, the Academies’ Director of Publications Doug Haberland, and the office of state Sen. Randy Head (18th District).

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