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Hall of Fame 2017
Racine Lutheran High School welcomed three inductees into the RLHS Hall of Fame. Alex Scales ’96, Brian Hagen ’93 and Donald Busarow, Ph.D. ’52 (posthumously inducted).
DONALD BUSAROW, Ph.D. – CLASS OF 1952
Donald Busarow attended Concordia, River Forest (now known as Concordia University Chicago or CUC)) after his graduation from Racine Lutheran and received a degree in education with an emphasis in music. He began his lifelong service to the church as a teacher and parish musician at Lutheran churches and schools in Detroit and Cleveland for 16 years. He received his master’s degree in music from the Cleveland Institute of Music and ultimately a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. He then became a professor at Concordia, Milwaukee (now known as Concordia University Wisconsin or CUW) for three years before moving to Wittenberg University in Ohio in 1975. In 1982, he was appointed the choir director at Wittenberg, a position he held for 28 years. The choir, well-traveled, earned many national and international commendations. Dr. Busarow was noted for his compositions. His works are included in the catalogs of seven publishing houses. He was widely known for his hymn festivals, organ recitals, workshops in choral and organ music and organ design. Dr. Busarow also served as organist and choir director at his home church for many years. He was honored by Concordia, River Forest (CUC) with a Doctor of Letters in 1996 for his many musical achievements. He entered his heavenly home in 2011.
BRIAN HAGEN – CLASS OF 1993
Brian Hagen was a standout athlete in both soccer and basketball and was named RLHS Male Athlete of the Year in 1993. He was an integral part of three WISAA state runner-up teams: soccer in 1992, and basketball in 1992 and 1993. Brian was named the team Most Valuable Player in soccer, a two-time all-conference and all-county selection, and conference Player of the Year in 1992. He owns the school’s single-season record with 27 assists. In basketball, he was also named conference Player of the Year his senior year, and he holds the school’s career record for highest 3-point percentage. Brian continued his soccer career at UW-Platteville, where he was a four-time all-state college soccer selection and 3rd team Division III All-American in 1998. He finished his career scoring 51 collegiate goals and 29 assists, including a 22-goal, 9-assist campaign his senior year. These totals put Brian in the top-six single-season and career records in each category in UW-Platteville history. Brian played soccer professionally for six years including one season with the Milwaukee Wave. He returned to RLHS to coach the boys soccer team in 2000, and he has served as a youth coach for Racine United Soccer Club.
ALEX SCALES – CLASS OF 1996
Alex Scales was one of the all-time great basketball players in Racine Lutheran history. A three-year starter, he helped lead RLHS to WISAA state championships in 1995 and 1996. Alex averaged 14 points and 8.8 rebounds as a sophomore, 14.1 points and 5.8 rebounds as a junior, and 21.3 points and 10.1 rebounds as a senior. He was named all-conference and all-county his junior and senior years while the team went a combined 45-4 in those championship seasons. His senior year, Alex was named team MVP, Racine County Player of the Year, and first-team all-state. He then played two seasons at San Jacinto Community College in Texas, and later starred at the University of Oregon. In his two years at Oregon, Alex averaged 15 points per game and earned first-team All Pac-10 honors in 2000. He went on to play professionally overseas for 13 seasons, as well as in the CBA, the NBA Developmental League and USA Basketball. He was in NBA camps with the New Jersey Nets, Seattle Supersonics, and Houston Rockets, and made a regular-season appearance with the San Antonio Spurs in 2005.
Please note – many photos and videos from the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are posted on the Alumni Facebook page. Enjoy!
Join us for the inaugural Alumni Cheerleading Game!
35th Reunion – Class of 1982 – Saturday, September 30, 5 p.m. at Michelle Davis Kellner’s home.
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Racine Lutheran High School
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