Greenback Hall of Fame Class of 2021
Don Buhler taught band at Pratt High School from 1981 to 2013. Prior to that, he taught for three years at Stafford and three at Salina Central. Don graduated from El Dorado High School and Wichita State University. During that period as a high school band director, he touched hundreds of students and families with his passion for music excellence. His band consistently came back with championship hardware from competitions and annually was recognized as one of the best bands in the state. Over time, the Greenback band became known as “The Pride of South Central Kansas.” Since Don retired in 2013 he has been an officer in the Pratt Public School Foundation, served 4 years as a volunteer with Americorps through the Corporation for National and Community Service, and still spends many hours volunteering for the KSU-Pratt Extension Office.
|Bill Farmer is among the most well-known celebrities to graduate from Pratt High School. Although we never see his face in television shows and movies, we have heard his many “voices” in numerous Disney films. Bill graduated from Pratt High School in 1971 and obtained his college degree from the University of Kansas in 1975. During college, he worked in both radio and television as an impressionist and then moved on to stand-up comedy, including the Comedy Corner in Dallas, Texas. Bill moved to Hollywood in 1986 and began the voice of Goofy for Disney in 1987. Thirty-four years later he continues in that role. Bill has hundreds of credits to his name with the list including feature films, television shows, and video games.
Dorotha Gray Giannangelo
|Dorotha Gray Giannangelo graduated from Pratt High School in 1940. She graduated from State University of Iowa in 1944. In 1947 she married Emil F. Giannangelo, DDS and was a lifetime resident of Pratt before passing away in 2013. Dorotha was on the founding committees for the Achievement Place Home for Boys and as President of the Pratt County Mental Health Association, she helped bring the Horizon Mental Health Clinic to Pratt. From 1971 to 1987 she was a member of the USD 382 Board of Education. She served twenty-two years as co-director of the Kansas Council on World Affairs Youth tours and escorted Kansas students on educational tours of Washington, DC and New York City. For one month each year for twenty-five years, she and her husband served as Dental Volunteers in Christian Missions in the Philippines and numerous South American countries. Her interest in Pratt County history resulted in the publication of five books and twenty years of volunteer service to the Pratt County Historical Society