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2024 TRHS Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

The Theodore Roosevelt High School Foundation will induct three honorees into its Hall of Fame during an awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. The event will be held in the Roosevelt Auditorium at 6:30 pm. The 2024 honorees are Harry Bookey, Alicia Knapp, and Jeff Jacobson*.


Harry Bookey founded the BH Companies in 1992 for the acquisition and management of multi-family apartments. Under his leadership, the organization became the industry’s eighth-largest management company and the twentieth-largest equity company with 110,000 apartments in 29 states. He and his wife Pamela Bass-Bookey are well-known philanthropists in the Des Moines community, working with organizations such as the Temple for Performing Arts, Isiserettes Drill & Drum Corp, Des Moines Arts Center, Des Moines Symphony, Des Moines Metro Opera, Boys and Girls Club, and the International Crisis Group. 

Alicia Knapp serves as president and CEO of BHE Renewables, a Berkshire Hathaway Energy business delivering sustainable energy solutions to customers across the United States. Headquartered in Des Moines, BHE Renewables owns solar, wind, geothermal, natural gas, and hydro-powered electric generation projects in 11 states and is developing a first-of-its-kind solar-powered microgrid to power a new industrial site in West Virginia. As a leader in the energy transition, BHE Renewables is also in the process of proving, through a demonstration project in California, that a domestic supply of lithium can be established from geothermal brine.

Jeff Jacobson (*posthumous) was an internationally known photographer whose work was published in The New York Times Magazine, Fortune, Time, Life, and many others.  Jacobson's photographs are in the permanent collection of The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and several museums around the world. He published three books entitled My Fellow Americans, Melting Point, and The Last Roll. He passed away in 2020.


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