4 set to join SCHS Hall of Fame

Induction is part of school’s homecoming festivities

Leader Staff

Shawano Community High School will induct four athletes into its Athletic Hall of Fame at 12:45 p.m. Saturday on the football field prior to the team’s homecoming game against Xavier.

The inductees are Steve Buettner, Tera Burr, Kory Hyvonen and Roy Otto.

Buettner attended SCHS from 1976-80, participating in football, basketball and track.

Buettner was named the football team’s MVP in 1978 after rushing for 864 yards and being named to an all-conference team in the Wisconsin Valley Conference. He was also the MVP in 1979 after totaling 1,157 rushing yards and landing on the first team in the Bay Conference.

Burr graduated from SCHS in 2005. She was a three-sport athlete, playing tennis, basketball and softball, and earned 10 varsity letters by the time she graduated.

In tennis, Burr qualified for sectionals three times and was named the team captain and MVP along with earning second team all-conference honors in the Bay Conference during her time on the court. On the basketball court, she played point guard, was the team MVP as a junior and team captain as a senior.

On the softball diamond, Burr helped the Hawks win a state championship as a freshman and return to state as a sophomore. As a junior, she made the second team all-conference along with being named the team’s MVP. Burr made the first team all-conference team, WFSCA All-District team, second team All-State and Academic All-State team in her senior year. She was also invited to play in the WFSCA Senior All-Star Game and named the school’s Female Athlete of the Year and Female Scholar Athlete of the Year while earning the Don Martzke Dedication to Athletics Award.

Hyvonen attended SCHS from 1990-94 and played football, basketball and baseball.

As a senior, Hyvonen rushed for 1,255 yards on the football field, setting a new school record. He was also a captain and the team’s MVP that year along with being a first team all-conference pick at running back. Hyvonen was the basketball captain and helped the baseball team reach state as a senior.

Hyvonen went on to play football at Northern Michigan University and later served four years in the U.S. Army. He served as a Chemical Operations Specialist for an infantry unit stationed at Ft. Lewis, Washington.

Otto attended SCHS from 1929-33 and also played football, basketball and baseball.

He helped Shawano to a conference title in 1932 while also serving as the team’s captain. He also helped the basketball team win the conference championship and advance to the state semifinal. Otto was chosen as the American Legion Award recipient in 1933. He lived in Gresham until his death in 1987.