Harry Hillis Jr.
Year Inducted: 1977
Schools / Organizations: The Olney Daily Mail
NEC Writers’ Association
Biography: Harry spent 20+ years as the editor of the Olney Daily Mail. During that time, he wrote about Olney and North Egyptian Conference sports. His basketball column “Double Dribbles” was a regular feature of the paper. Harry won the first place state award for the best sports story by UPI in consecutive years, 1972 and 1973. He co-authored a forth-Year History of the North Egyptian Conference with Hall of Fame Coach, Ron Herrin. He served as a member of the AP rating and all-state board. Harry also served as the president of the NEC Writers’ Association. Harry Hillis, Jr. passed away on December 8, 2017 at the age of 89.