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SEB announces 2008 Hall of Fame inductees
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    Southeast Bulloch High School has announced its Hall of Fame inductees for 2008. They are as follows:

Hugh Belcher
    Hugh Belcher graduated from Albany High School in 1954 and from Georgia Teacher's College (now Georgia Southern) in 1958 with a degree in Health and PE and a minor in science.
    Belcher was a coach at Southeast Bulloch High from 1964 to 1972. During this time, he helped start the high school football team. Even though the team had a losing record the first season, they never again had one while Belcher coached. In fact, he was on the coaching staff for the 1971 and 1972 state championship teams. He also coached the girls’ basketball team and boys track and field, winning region championships numerous times in each.
    Twice, in 1969 and 1970, he was selected as Coach of the Year at SEB and was selected as the girls basketball Coach of the Year for the state in 1970. Not to be considered a person who only thought about athletics, Belcher was selected as STAR teacher in 1960 and 1962 while teaching at Hoboken High School and at SEB in 1968. Two of Belcher's former players have already been inducted into the SEB Hall of Fame.
    Belcher retired after 32 years in public education in 1991. He and his wife Sybil have one son, Leslie, a daughter Sissy, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Tim Robbins
    Tim Robbins graduated form Southeast Bulloch in 1997 after lettering four years in football, one year in basketball and one year in baseball. In 1997 he was voted Outstanding Lineman of the Year.
    Since high school, Robbins has been involved with numerous school and community activities. He was elected the Kiwanis Club Volunteer of the Year and Bulloch County Athletic Volunteer of the Year in 1995, Bulloch County Recreation Advisory Committee Volunteer of the Year in 2004 and 2005 and Member of the Year in 2007. Robbins has also been the chairman of the Recreation Advisory Committee for the past two years.
    Robbins started coaching Midget League Football, Pony League Baseball and Basketball in 1981 with the late coach George Roebuck and continues to this day, now coaching with his youngest son Tyler. Robbins also coached the 8th and 9th grade football teams at SEB in 1997 and 1998, going undefeated both years.
    He has worked the 'Chain Gang' at SEB football games for the past 16 years. He and his wife of 30 years, Connie, still reside in Bulloch County and have three children — Nikki, Jerry and Tyler. They are both members of Trinity Baptist Church in Nevils.

Jim Shaver
    Jim Shaver graduated from SEB in 1983 after playing 4 years of football and baseball, one year of basketball, and one year in wrestling. He was named Mr. Offense in football his junior and senior year, and won the Jaycee Leadership Award his senior year. He was voted the best defensive player and most dedicated in baseball his senior year.
    Shaver was also involved in the KEY club, being the Chaplain his junior and senior year, in FCA for two years where he was president his senior year, FFA his senior year where he was once again the Chaplain, Student Council his sophomore and senior years, and the National Honor Society his sophomore, junior, and senior years.
    Academically, Sahver was awarded the Scholastic Achievement award all four years in high school, the Geometry award his sophomore year, the Math award his junior and senior years, was Salutatorian and was a Georgia Southwestern College ROTC scholarship recipient.
    Shaver played three years of college football at Georgia Southwestern and graduated Cum Laude from Georgia Southern in 1987 with a degree in Secondary Education. He continued his education by receiving a Master degree in Education from Long Island University in 1996.
    After graduating from GSU, Shaver was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1987, where he was a rifle and mortar platoon leader and company CEO from 1988 to 1991. After attending the Infantry Officer Advance Course, he served as an assistant battalion operations officer, Company Commander and also brigade adjutant.
    While finishing his Masters degree, Shaver also completed the West Point Tactical Officer Education Program, and then was assigned as a Tactical Officer at the US Military Academy for three years.              Following the Military Academy, Shaver was the division training officer in Birmingham, Ala., and served a year in Korea from 2001 to 2002. Following his tour in Korea, Shaver was the battalion operations office and battalion executive officer at Ft. Campbell, KY for two years, during which time he spent one year in Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
    He then was assigned to the Training Support Division in Florida where he helped train thousands of reserve and National Guard troops for their deployment overseas. In June of 2006, Shaver assumed command of the Army ROTC Battalion at the University of Mississippi where he serves as the Professor of Military Science.
    LTC Shaver's awards and decorations are numerous and include the follwing: The Bronze Star (which is the fourth-highest combat award of the U.S. Armed Forces and the 9th highest military award including both combat and non -combat awards in the order of precedence of U.S. military decorations), the Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Nation Defense Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Armed Force Expeditionary Medal and the Korean Defense Service Medal.         He is authorized to wear the following badges: Combat Infantry, Expert Infantryman, Ranger, Senior Parachutist, Air Assault, and Canadian Parachutist. Jim and his wife of 19 years Michelle have two sons, Trey and Hunter.

Alphonso Smith
    Alphonso Smith graduated from SEB in 1985 where he played four years of football, having been given the Captain's award his junior and senior years, the Varsity Lineman award his sophomore year, and the JV Varsity Offensive Lineman award in 1981.
    Smith graduated from Clemson University in 1990 with a degree in Social Science. Smith was the Head Counselor and program Director for Jaycee Camp Hope from 1988 to 1991, was the Rope Course Facilitator at Clemson's Outdoor University in 1990 to 1991, was a member of the FCA and served with the Clemson Special Olympics.
    Smith was also a graduate assistant at Clemson in the Marketing and Public Relations Office where he assisted with the game management at Clemson football, basketball, volleyball, baseball and wrestling.
    In 1993, Smith started as the assistant athletic equipment manager, and moved to Clemson in the same position in May of 1996. In June of 1996, Alphonso took over as the Director of Equipment and continues in that position to this day.
    He and his wife Kimberly have one son, Androe.

Amanda Denmark Helmey
    Amanda Denmark Helmey graduated from SEB in 1997. Upon graduation, she held numerous Track and Field school records, including the following: triple jump, 100-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles, single season points and most career points.
    She was named the teams Most Dedicated in 1994, 1996 and 1997, 1997 Team Captain, 1997 Region 2-AA meet high point winner, was a member of the 1994-1996 Region 3-A and 1997 Region 2-AA Champions, runner-up at the state meet in 100-meter hurdles, has four Top-5 finishes in the state in the 100-meter hurdles and two Top-5 finishes in the 300-meter hurdles.
    Helmey was also involved with Cheerleading at SEB, where she was awarded the Most Valuable Player in 1994 and 1997, Most School Spirit in 1996, Team Captain in 1996, was a member of the 1994 and 1995 Region and State Championship squads, member of the 1996 and 1997 Region Champion squads, was a 1997 Georgia Cheerleader of the Year nominee, a 1997 GACA All-State cheerleader and a 1996 UCA All-Star.
    Helmey was also named the Homecoming Queen, a Hugh O'Brien Leadership Conference Participant and was a Master 4-H'er. She was a member of the Key Club, FBLA, Yearbook Staff, FFA, TSA, Debate team and Literary Team. Upon graduating as an honor graduate, Helmey was named a US Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete and a SEB Scholar Athlete.
    Helmey and her husband Shaun currently live in Roswell where they are expecting the birth of their first child in May.