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Dr. Ike Pane
Class of 1957 - Inducted 1988
Ike was inducted into the SHSAA Hall of Fame in 1988.
Dr. Pane has been in school for fifty-three years starting in 1945 as a student, teacher, member of a school board and as an administrator. This year, he celebrates his retirement from the active ranks of educators, having spent 16 years as the founding principal of Millard North High School. He helped to build his school into one of the finest public high school in the country -- excelling in academics, athletics and forensics.
Dr. Pane began his career thirty years ago in the Millard Public Schools, first as a teacher, then as a junior and senior high administrator before being appointed to his current position. He also found time to service his profession as president of the Nebraska State Association of Secondary Schools Principals and as Region Five representative for the National Association of Secondary School Principals National Committee on School and College Relations.
Active in his church, Dr. Pane has served as the President of the Mary Our Queen Board of Education, and the St. Wenceslaus Parish Council. "I take pride in the fact that I graduated from Omaha SHS. The community in which I grew up had a work ethic and competitive spirit that carries on with me today. Omaha SHS has a tradition of which to be proud, and I am proud to be a part of that tradition."