Northshore graduates are recognized on the Wall of Honor as individuals who built upon the educational foundation they received in the Northshore School District to make unique and lasting contributions in their adult lives. These contributions may take many forms, but what is common are the contributions and achievements serve as a source of inspiration and service to others; that they have enriched communities and enhanced lives at the local, state, or national levels; and may have even had a global impact.  

Northshore staff or volunteers acknowledged on the Wall of Honor are those who left a lasting and far reaching imprint on students or programs that are felt long after they have moved on from their service in the Northshore School District. These are individuals who truly shaped the culture and built the excellence that we know and appreciate across our district.

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Wall of Honor Inductees

Please click on one of the years below to view the names and bios of the inductees.


Mario Andaya, Bothell High School  1989

Central Washington University Coach, Ellensburg Activist, Team/Student Involvement Promoter

Mario Andaya has spent 26 years at Central Washington University in Ellensburg and went far beyond earning a degree. After getting a Bachelor of Arts in business management in 1993, he became a faculty member. As the longtime women's volleyball coach, Andaya is the Wildcats' all-time leader for career coaching victories. He is now the dean of Great Northwest Athletic Conference coaches after earning 'Coach of the Year' honors in that conference and in the Pacific Region. Having taken his team to the NCAA Tournament six times over the years, Andaya has coached nine women who've become NCAA All-Americans and 70 women who have earned all-conference honors. And his record as a leader and mentor doesn't end there. Dedicated to his adopted community, Andaya with his staff and players 'team up' with Ellenburg’s Habitat for Humanity each year to build a house and provide affordable housing. 

Eric Barnum, Northshore School District 37 years

Teacher, Administrator, Leader, Compassionate & Caring Friend to All

As a beloved Northshore educator, the late Eric Barnum devoted his career to all facets of education. He began as a teacher and coach, became an assistant principal, then director of student services, and ultimately retired in 2008 as assistant superintendent of secondary education. Raised in nearby Shoreline, Barnum earned his degree at the University of Washington while also participating in debate team and the Husky marching band. His love of high school and college sports led to UW football and basketball season tickets as well as outside activities like golf, swimming, tennis, water skiing and always music.  Barnum was a mentor and friend to countless people, a role model for students and new teachers, and a dedicated activist. He served his community and the public as president of Northshore Kiwanis, eligibility chairman for Sea-King sports and as a trustee of the Scholarship Foundation of Northshore. Barnum was truly a man for all seasons. 

Lucy DeYoung, Inglemoor High School 1967

Businesswoman, Woodinville Mayor, Finance, Healthcare, Heritage Leader

Lucy DeYoung's academic emphasis, professional career and personal interests are reflected in her broad-based community involvement. DeYoung obtained degrees in business and political science from the University of Puget Sound. These allied degrees served her well when she worked in the Washington House of Representatives, and Senate and the governor's budget office, overseeing the public school budget. Obtaining an MBA from Northwestern University in Illinois, DeYoung took on investment banking, then operating a finance advisory business. She helped pursue Woodinville incorporation, was elected to the city council in 1993 and served as first mayor of Woodinville. As a descendant of two pioneer Woodinville families, she supports the Woodinville Heritage Society and helped convert her grandparents' home into a museum. DeYoung is involved in Evergreen Health Foundation and healthcare issues.

Dwight Funai, Bothell High School 1965

Fundraiser for Cancer Lifeline and National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Raising funds for worthy causes has been a focus of Dwight Funai's life since his graduation from Bothell High School. His classmates knew him for his endless energy and enthusiasm in staying connected with hundreds of them. This love of life continued through his graduation from Western Washington University and graduate coursework at Seattle University, preceded by U.S. Army service and followed by a successful career in banking and finance. In the Army, he was cited for his communication skills and leadership. In the banking field, Funai focused on investment sales and financial advisement. His fundraising skills have helped fight multiple sclerosis and cancer and have contributed to Oregon Adaptive Sports, which helps people with disabilities to participate in sports.  His fundraising also has benefited retirement facilities for the Seattle Asian community, and he lends his personal support to people struggling with health issues. Funai's classmates call him a true community asset.

Laurel Petersen James, Bothell High School 1953

Advocate for Women Runners/Athletes, Sponsored Marathon, Olympic Trials

Laurel Petersen James is a leader, a visionary and an innovator. After high school graduation and marriage, James went on to raise five sons as a single mother, setting the scene for her tenacity and determination in meeting her goals. She believed if her sons were disciplined in sports, they would be disciplined for life, so she ensured that they participated. One of her son's coaches set James on her next path by inspiring her to start running. She discovered there were no stores for runners, so with grit and a personal investment, James opened the first Super Jock and Jill store in a converted Seattle gas station. Soon after, James and her store sponsored the first Seattle Marathon. Her next dream was to bring the first U.S. Women's Olympic Trials Marathon to this state. When Olympia won over New York City to host the U.S. Trials in 1982, James had succeeded again. She has been cited in NW Runner Magazine, has organized another marathon and continues to be a presence in running.

Irene Millikan, Bothell High School 1963

Ukraine Orphans Supporter, formed Ministry to Guide Orphans/Families

After earning her Bachelor's degree in elementary education from Cedarville University and a Master's degree in education from Washington State University, it might be presumed that Irene Millikan would embark on a career in teaching. Instead, during a career at The Boeing Company, she used her teaching skills for a different purpose. Millikan volunteered with a church mission group ministering to an orphanage in Zhitomir, Ukraine one summer. She developed a passion for those termed "throw-away kids" and returned each summer. Now, 20 years later, she continues to support those who must leave an orphanage at 16. She founded Last Bell Ministries to offer physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual support. The program has numerous Ukrainian staff members who teach parenting, financial counseling and various trades so the orphans become productive citizens. Millikan has made financial and social investments affecting countless lives.

Stephen Mladineo, Bothell High School 1961

Naval Officer and Nuclear Security Expert, War College Professor

His leadership role in Bothell High School's Model United Nations program in 1961 was a harbinger of Stephen Mladineo's future accomplishments in U.S. Naval Operations, Submarine Force Command, nuclear non-proliferation and mentorship. Mladineo graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy as a commissioned officer and during 28 years in the U.S. Navy, he earned medals and additional degrees, served on several nuclear submarines and commanded the USS Bergall. Promoted to Captain, he was assigned to the Atlantic Fleet Submarine Force Command and later as Branch Chief with U.S. Naval Operations. He completed his naval career as an associate dean and professor at the U.S. War College in Washington, D.C. Since leaving the Navy, Mladineo has been associated with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, helping enforce international agreements providing safe disposal of nuclear materials.

Sheron Mohan, Northshore School District 31 years

Teacher, Principal, Supervised Northwest University Student Teachers, Ski School Director 

Sheron Mohan began and ended her career in education with Northshore, initially at Moorlands Elementary teaching first grade, and then becoming involved in developing a study skills curriculum, teaching strategies, elementary science and curriculum development. While earning her Master's degree in science education, Mohan honed her skills working at the Pacific Science Center. Later, she obtained principal's credentials and administered Sorenson School until returning to the classroom as a reading specialist at Moorlands.  Mohan has supervised student teachers from Northwest University and Seattle Pacific University.  She and her husband operated the Northshore Ski School, for 34 years. In addition, they have hosted Northwest University students for many years at Thanksgiving, hosted entire wedding party dinners, and have stood up as "American Parents" for foreign students attending Northwest University.

Florence Smith Sperling, Northshore School District 20 years

First Female Initiator of Elementary Libraries, Reading Centers in Northshore School District

The first woman to be appointed as an administrator in the Northshore School District, the late Florence Sperling continued her record of "firsts" throughout her 20-year career in the District. When she began as director of curriculum and research, she knew that reading skills were the basis for all subsequent classroom success. She founded WORD (Washington Organization of Reading Development) and soon made Northshore a regional focus for reading instruction in an era when reading skills were simply expected, regardless of any learning difficulties. She wrote a grant to establish a regional reading center in Bothell that was funded by a federal education act and brought many participants to its Bothell center. The International Reading Association (IRA) recognized the significance of Sperling's expertise and asked her to address reading development at its 1964 conclave. Within three years, she brought the IRA to Seattle. Her emphasis on specific reading development has since benefited thousands of students.


Farrell Adrian, BHS 1963

2017 Wall of Honor Inductee Farrell Adrian

Social Issues Advocate, Mental Health Leader-Teacher, Non-Profit Developer

Many of Farrell Adrian's accomplishments and accolades are connected to her work on behalf of the under-served. She has continuously toiled on behalf of human services including mental illness, domestic violence, affordable housing and sex trafficking. As the first Health and Human Services Director for the newly incorporated City of Shoreline, she oversaw and helped develop the city’s community program for high-risk teens, which was recognized as the best in King County. Adrian has been a professional fundraiser and tireless volunteer for a number of nonprofits--especially for NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. As a working mother, she volunteered at her children's schools and was a founding member of Shorewood High School Site Council.  As the volunteer president of the Washington State chapter of NAMI, she quadrupled the budget while restructuring it to effectively serve more people.  In the past 14 years she has taught more than 300 families how to compassionately and firmly help their mentally ill loved ones achieve a meaningful life.

Hon. Deborah Chase, BHS 1968

2017 Wall of Honor Inductee Deborah Chase

Kenmore Incorporation Leader & City Council Member/Mayor, Team Builder

Deborah Chase's public persona began with her 1990s involvement in Kenmore's drive for incorporation, leading to service as a city council member and mayor. But her attachment to Northshore was honed in elementary school, then Anderson Junior High School, and finally, graduation from Bothell High School. Her degree from Central Washington University focused on elementary music, but she found her pace with an M.B.A. from the University of Washington in accounting/finance. Chase's career began in telecommunications, and then moved to civil engineering to lead projects in water, wastewater, transportation and solid waste. Her skills were employed in projects throughout the western U.S. Chase has volunteered extensively in such areas as the Municipal League, Hope for Horses, Junior Achievement Program and the Kenmore community's pursuit to gain cityhood in the 1990s. She was elected to the first city council in 1998, where her career skills led to working with such regional issues as Brightwater and the Eastside rail corridor.


Keith Dalluge, NSD 33 yrs.

2017 Wall of Honor Inductee Keith Dalluge

Devoted Coach, Positive Force in All Sports, Respected Influence on Youth

Northshore educator Keith Dalluge has taught or coached up to three generations and continues to volunteer after retirement. People agree he teaches more than sports fundamentals; he teaches lessons in life. These lessons include not only how to win, but how to accept loss graciously while giving the best they can offer. Raised in eastern Washington, Dalluge attended Washington State University on a track scholarship while earning his degree in education. Upon graduation in 1969, Dalluge began teaching at Anderson Junior High School and spent the next 33 years teaching and coaching across the district, including 25 years at Northshore Junior High School. He was recognized for teaching fundamentals along with positive life skills while molding individuals into teams. When he retired in 2002, the Northshore Junior High School staff and students named the school athletic facility Dalluge Gymnasium in his honor. In the 15 years since, Dalluge continues helping to coach basketball, track and field teams as a volunteer


Chief Andy de los Angeles, BHS 1970

2017 Wall of Honor inductee Andy de los Angeles

Pivotal Snoqualmie Tribal Chief and Advocate for Native Rights, Journalist

Life on the family farm at Woodinville, balanced with academics and track/field participation at Bothell High School, served Andy de los Angeles well during the social changes of the 1960s including advocacy for Native American rights. He participated in sit-ins, fish-ins and protests while enrolled at Evergreen State College, earning a sociology degree with emphasis in Mass Communications. De los Angeles was a mental health therapist for the state Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and working as a tribal fisherman and at the family farm. He was a journalist in print, radio and television and served 15 years on the Washington Chaper of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. As a member of the Snoqualmie Tribe whose lands stretch from Mercer Island to Monroe, de los Angeles was elected tribal chairman in 1984 and served two terms. With his communication and organizational skills, de los Angeles led the tribe in seeking federal recognition. He continues to exercise leadership and help preserve tribal heritage and culture.

Judi Egbert, BHS 1965

2017 Wall of Honor Inductee Judi Egbert

Human Rights Leader, Dedicated to Community Needs, Ball State Professor

Judi Egbert has spent more than 50 years assisting those who face discrimination, homelessness and/or social issues. Along the way, she continued her role as a Ball State University professor in Indiana, student mentor and community coordinator. Her involvement began in the 1960s as she viewed inequities in society through the Civil Rights and Women's movements. After earning her degree in social work at Central Washington University, she served in the Peace Corps in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), and then obtained a master's degree in Social Work at the University of Michigan. As a professional social worker and teacher, Egbert has improved programs in such areas as Habitat for Humanity, international student relations, criminal justice intervention, food bank volunteerism and political statecraft with her social work students. She has been recognized for leadership in nutrition programs for older adults, supporting LBGTQ rights, valuing diversity and advocating for those with disabilities.

Hon. Rosemary McAuliffe, NSD 14 yrs.

2017 Wall of Honor Inductee Rosemary McAuliffe

State Senator, Northshore School Board, Advocate for K-12 Education and Arts

The name of Rosemary McAuliffe has been synonymous with K-12 education in Washington state for nearly four decades, but her involvement began even earlier in her children's classrooms and with PTA work. She graduated from Seattle University with a degree in nursing, but once she and husband Jim began raising six children in the historic home they purchased in Bothell, her focus shifted to education. McAuliffe ran for the Northshore School Board in 1977, where she spent 14 years. Knowing that politics governed educational issues, she ran for the State Senate and served 24 years in the State Legislature, retiring in 2017. She was a ranking member of the Senate K-12 Education Committee and Early Learning Committee. Her skills were just as evident in chairing the Bothell Downtown Management Association and the Bothell Arts Council as well as supporting the Northshore Performing Arts Center. The McAuliffes also operate the historic Hollywood Schoolhouse.

Beverly Niemeyer Schmer, BHS 1967

2017 Wall of Honor Inductee Bev Schmer

Co-Founder BHS Alumni Association, NSD Bus/Special Needs Driver 25 yrs.

Beverly Schmer's life has been rooted in a combination of the past, present and future. Her link to the past is twofold: she co-founded the Bothell High School Alumni Association and continues in every aspect of the association, including record-keeping and shepherding annual reunions. Her present has been all about service to family and community: driving school buses for Northshore School District with a focus on special-needs individuals. For 25 years until her retirement, Schmer transported special-needs children out of district to sites allied with their specific needs, always ensuring their safety. At the same time, she and her own family hosted two special-needs youths in succession and offered care, structure and understanding. Bev Schmer has been lauded by her fellow bus drivers because she was the driving force behind Northshore’s participation in the School Bus Driver Safety Competition’s Roadeo. This annual competition emphasizes school bus safety and careful driving.


Dr. F. Gregory Ashby, IHS 1971

2016 Wall of Honor Inductee Greg Ashby

Distinguished Neuroscience Professor at University of California, Santa Barbara; Author and Researcher

After Gregory Ashby graduated as valedictorian of his 1971 Inglemoor High School class, his ensuing achievements followed in quick succession—a bachelor's degree in Math and Psychology from the University of Puget Sound and master's and Ph.D. degrees in Psychology from Purdue University. He is a Distinguished Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California/Santa Barbara, where he has taught since 1986 while supervising and mentoring 18 graduate students through to their Ph.D. degrees. He also directs a campus laboratory, supported by federal research grants, which studies behavior of healthy adults and tests human learning, with the potential to minimize cognitive decline. Dr. Ashby has authored three books and 140 articles and book chapters as well as heading up various professional groups. Reflecting his high school sports achievements, he has run in several marathons, including the Boston Marathon, and climbed mountains all over the world.

Adam Cornell, WHS 1991

2016 Wall of Honor Inductee Adam Cornell

Prosecutor, Youth Service Advocate, Community Leader, Peace Corpsman

Adam Cornell practices law at the highest level—crimes against people. In his present role as Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Snohomish County, he addresses sexual assault crimes. Previously, as a Special Assistant United States Attorney, he prosecuted federal narcotics and gun crimes for Snohomish County. These assignments reflect his passion for public service, honed by a difficult childhood and perseverance over numerous obstacles. Boys and Girls Clubs of America named him its "National Youth of the Year" in 1990. Cornell graduated in 1995 from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. with a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude. Cornell earned his law degree from Lewis and Clark College. While still a Portland law firm clerk, he authored an Oregon bill to provide scholarships for foster children. His lifelong public service is multi-faceted, serving in the Peace Corps in Guyana, Child Welfare League, state commissions and the Seattle Repertory Theatre.

Jean Forsyth Fowler, NSD 12 yrs.

2016 Wall oif Honor Inductee Jean Fowler

Northshore Board of Directors & Foundation Leader; Dedicated Youth & Education Advocate

Jean Fowler's leadership roles have spanned numerous interests—biology, social service, voter issues, health care and education—following her 1967 B.A. degree from San Jose State University in Biology. In turn, her varied organizations have recognized her contributions to youth with elective offices and awards. Fowler spent nearly four decades as a PTA leader, Northshore PTA Council co-president, Northshore School Board member and president, and executive director of the Northshore Public Education Foundation. She has chaired many committees at local, regional and state levels of PTA as well as in education. Fowler helped head the Northshore PTA Council when it was cited statewide for outstanding service in 1987. She had twice earned local PTA Golden Acorn Awards. She chaired the Northshore School Board when it was named Washington state's Outstanding School Board in 1992. Her other leadership roles included managing a political campaign, serving in the Peace Corps and chairing an ERA committee.

Herbert George, BHS 1958

2016 Wall of Honor Inductee Herbert George

American Sculptor, University of Chicago Faculty & Author; Getty Museum Scholar

Herbert George is called an outstanding American sculptor, buoyed by his decades as an outstanding professor at the University of Chicago and author of the widely acclaimed text, Elements of Sculpture: A Viewers' Guide. At Bothell High School in the late 1950s, however, George was better known as a tall basketball player and a strong student. His career path became defined after earning a B.A. from the University of Washington in sculpture and English literature, followed by B.A. and M.A. degrees in Sculpture from the University of Pennsylvania. Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, George then studied English Romanesque Sculpture at the University of London. He has also earned a Guggenheim Fellowship, received a Mellon Foundation Grant and been named a Getty Museum Scholar. George's sculptures are part of permanent museum collections across the nation and have been exhibited at dozens of galleries. His reviews and articles have long appeared in leading newspapers and magazines. He retired in 2006.

Ronald Nardone, BHS 1961

2016 Wall of Honor Inductee Ron Nardone

Selfless Community & Youth Activist; Creator of “Nardoland"

Ronald Nardone, a lifelong citizen of Northshore, has long been known for continuing contributions to his community. After Army service in Vietnam, Nardone founded a construction company, revitalized the Maltby community, mentored people of all ages and built a monument to local nostalgia. The latter project began with Nardone’s love of sports and support of local athletics. After buying up much of old Maltby, he opened the school gym to anyone for drop-in basketball, helped launch a semi-pro team and was a player/coach for 25 years. In the schools arena, he helped raise funds for a modern Pop Keeney Stadium scoreboard and has underwritten a sports scholarship for Bothell High School athletes who exemplify leadership. On their property, Ron and Sally Nardone have created “Nardoland,” a venue for special events and groups, while also being a museum of Bothell sports nostalgia, automotive memorabilia and restored automobiles.

PhượngChi Nguyễn, NSD 9 yrs.

2016 Wall of Honor Inductee PhuongChi Nguyen

Innovative Educator, Notable Regional Consultant; Cultural Diversity Leader

Leaving Vietnam with her family when she was 10, PhượngChi Nguyễn began a meteoric climb that resulted in a bachelor's and two master's degrees. She taught elementary classes in Northshore, where she created a student publishing center and initiated pairing high school and elementary students in editing and managing scheduled publications. Nguyễn, who is fluent in English, Vietnamese and proficient in French, supported cultural differences at her elementary, serving as a professional role model to its highly diverse student population. She was active in the Seattle-area Vietnamese community where she often emceed events and led discussions. Nguyễn's passion for education, coupled with her organizational, marketing and collaborative skills, led to administrative posts with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction's office and at the federal level. She continues to serve as an educational consultant, including with Stanford University's World Language Project.

Sally Strand, NSD 42 yrs.

2016 Wall of Honor Inductee Sally Strand

Honored & Inspiring Science Teacher, Established Northshore Ski School

Sally Ann Strand dedicated her working life to the art of teaching. After graduating with a science degree from the University of Washington, she spent 32 years as a Northshore biology teacher and 10 more as a substitute teacher after her retirement. Past graduates remember her as a favorite teacher because she mentored and made science come alive, even arranging field trips to view surgeries at a Seattle teaching hospital. Her passion brought her accolades and encouraged countless students over the years to become doctors, surgeons and other health care professionals. Teaching never stopped at the school doors for Strand. Based on her credentials as a National Ski Patrol member and certified CPR instructor, she established the Northshore Ski School in 1960 with 35 students and one bus. With her husband and staff, she created and later passed along a highly rated ski school that is still operating after 56 years with more than 30 instructors and 600 students each season.

Wayne Suttles, BHS 1937

2016 Wall of Honor Inductee Wayne Suttles

Heralded Anthropologist and NW Indian Culture Linguist

Wayne Suttles grew up on a Bothell dairy farm, graduating from Bothell High School in 1937 and the University of Washington in 1941, becoming a Navy language officer during World War II. He earned his Ph.D. in 1951, the first student to receive a doctorate from the University of Washington Anthropology Department. Dr. Suttles' fieldwork brought him together with tribes throughout Washington and British Columbia. His writings on the economics and technologies of Salish peoples became known as the "Suttles Model,” which is still widely taught today. He edited the Smithsonian Institution's NW Coast volume of "Handbook of North American Indians." Often called as an expert witness when the federal Indian Claims Commission sought tribal settlements, his works are still considered as the foremost references on NW Indian culture. His teaching career at three universities—British Columbia, Nevada and Portland State—spanned 34 years. When he died in 2005, a tribal chairman said it was like losing one of their own elders.

Richard Yonck, NSD 29 yrs.

2016 Wall of Honor Inductee Richard Yonck

Renowned Teacher, Coach & Mentor; Respected Inspirational Leader

Richard Yonck is still hailed by former students, athletes and teaching colleagues more than 50 years after beginning his teaching/coaching career in Northshore. Yonck earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at Washington State University, coming to Anderson Jr. High in 1960 and finishing his career 29 years later at Inglemoor High School. Numerous colleagues say his mentorship made a difference in their own teaching careers. Yonck taught by example. Graduates cite the life lessons they learned from him—integrity and leadership. He established high standards and issued challenges. But they also recall Yonck as compassionate and sensitive. In memory of a student athlete killed in an accident, Yonck funded an annual college scholarship. He often took pupils aside to offer individual attention or provide a caring presence. As a measure of their respect over the years, students annually painted YONCK in large letters on Inglemoor's exterior gym wall.


Dr. Dale R. Croes, BHS 1965

2015 Wall of Honor Inductee Dr. Dale Croes

Distinguished Archeologist, Educator, Researcher, Partner with Northwest Tribes

With a B.A. from the University of Washington in 1969 and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Washington State University, Dale Croes has combined his lifelong interest in archeology with lasting contributions to public interests and partnerships with Northwest Native tribes. He participated in the famous Ozette Village "wet site" on the Olympic Peninsula, preserving wood and fiber artifacts. Since then, Dr. Croes' career has emphasized Northwest coastal excavations in tandem with tribes whose ancient sites are being explored—an uncommon partnership between scientists and cultural experts. In 1985, he founded and still directs the Pacific Northwest Archeological Society, offering forums to share Native Americans' rich heritage. A decades-long researcher, lecturer and teacher now associated with Evergreen State College, he has developed an online certification program to train Native American students as agency archeologists. The Washington State Historical Society gave Dr. Croes its 2011 Peace and Friendship Award.

B-Z Sundstrom Davis, BHS 1974

2015 Wall of Honor Inductee B-Z Sundstrom Davis

Member-Leader of Northshore School Board of Directors, Community Activist

A lifelong resident of Bothell, B-Z Sundstrom Davis has developed a tradition of community service for school organizations, civic activities and programs for seniors. As a 16-year member of the Northshore School District Board of Directors, she was involved in the opening of seven new schools, hiring a new superintendent and instituting new curricula and programs. During her tenure on the school board (1992-2008), B-Z Davis served the organization variously as president, vice president and local/state legislative liaison while continuing as a classroom volunteer. At the same time, she lent her leadership and decision-making skills to help build a Bothell police station and the widely recognized Northshore Senior Center. Her volunteer activities have benefited PTA, soccer, softball, Little League and ski school while serving the Northshore Scholarship Foundation, Northshore Schools Foundation and numerous bond and levy drives to support quality education. For B-Z Davis, the emphasis is always on children.

Dr. David L. Fluharty, BHS 1964

2015 Wall of Honor Inductee Dr. David L. Fluharty

Noted Leader in Marine Resources, Educator, Mentor for the Environment 

Dr. David Fluharty is hailed today as an international figure in marine research, fisheries management and environmental affairs. His interest was kindled in high school when he worked to establish North Cascades National Park. This interest led to a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Washington and a doctorate from the University of Michigan, with degrees that spanned political science, Swedish language, geography and natural resources. For nearly 40 years, Dr. Fluharty has been a faculty member of the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at the University of Washington. His achievements include teaching classes, mentoring graduate students and consulting on projects from West Africa to the Yellow Sea. His research examines ways to manage fisheries, marine protected areas and marine planning. Dr. Fluharty speaks Swedish and Vietnamese and is familiar with six other languages. In 2013, the University of Washington College of the Environment gave him its Outstanding Public Service Award.

Dr. Linda Christensen Hunt, BHS 1958

2015 Wall of Honor Inductee Dr. Linda Christensen Hunt
Educator, Author, Humanitarian, Co-Founder of Krista Foundation
Linda Christensen Hunt has built an impressive life in academia, philanthropy and authorship while undergoing personal loss and health setbacks. After earning degrees in English and History from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. from Gonzaga University, she spent 22 years as an associate professor at Whitworth College in Spokane, inspiring countless students in writing creatively. After surviving a bout with breast cancer in 1992, Dr. Hunt and her husband, a history professor at Whitman College in Walla Walla, lost Krista, one of their two daughters, in a 1998 bus accident in Bolivia where Krista and her husband were involved in humanitarian efforts. Working beyond their grief, the Hunts founded the Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship to support other young people who take up volunteer challenges. Dr. Hunt has authored two non-fiction books, one of which won a state book award and the Willa Cather Non-Fiction Award, while overcoming another bout with breast cancer in 2009.

Sandra Lantz Kleven, BHS 1963

2015 Wall of Honor Inductee Sandra Lantz Kleven

Alaska Child Abuse Researcher, Behavioral Health Activist, Author 

Sandra Kleven has devoted her life to social service, suicide prevention and counseling in Alaska communities while finding an outlet for herself and others through art, poetry, music and writing. After earning a B.A. at Western Washington University, a master’s degree in social work from Eastern Washington University and serving as a Vista volunteer, she became a clinical supervisor and therapist in serving behavioral health needs of rural Alaska. She spent four decades dealing with sexual abuse, suicide, alcoholism and poverty issues among small towns and villages in Alaska. She and her husband, Richard Kleven, have four children of their own but she has counseled and encouraged many others. She is a well-known presenter at conferences and has been recognized for assessing clients, training village staffs and writing numerous articles and two books based on her experiences. Subsequently, she earned a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Alaska in 2011 plus several poetry and writing awards.

Joseph Knight, BHS 1964

2015 Wall of Honor Inductee Joseph Knight

Area Pastor, Advocate for Prison Families and Mexico Mission Work 

The Reverend Joe Knight's life took several detours after graduation before he founded a church in Monroe, Wash., and dedicated his efforts to serving the needy. He married his wife Linda in Monroe in 1968 before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force. When he was assigned to Okinawa, Japan, Linda followed as a Red Cross volunteer. After his discharge, the Knights settled in Monroe where they eventually formed the non-denominational Rock Church Northwest. They began raising funds to assist the needy in their community, plus support international mission trips and agencies like Matthew House, a Northwest non-profit that provides services to families of prisoners. A major focus became the "people of the garbage dump" in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, initiated in 1998 after the Knights observed the poverty of families living beside the dump. Knight and a Mexican pastor began jointly building a school and establishing a fresh water supply. The Knights were on a homeward flight in 2000 when their plane crashed into the ocean and all perished.

Marlynn Kaysner McLaughlin, BHS 1961

2015 Wall of Honor Inductee Marlynn Kaysner McLaughlin

Pioneering Seattle Policewoman and Detective, Equestrian Volunteer

Marlynn Kaysner McLaughlin explored several career paths after she was named Miss Northshore and competed in Seattle Seafair. Discovering she was too tall to become an airline stewardess, she earned an associate degree from Everett Junior College and a BA from Western Washington College in 1967. She joined the Seattle Police Department in 1969 as a detective with the juvenile division, later graduating from the Police Academy. Her 1972 appointment as a female field officer was later detailed in the book "A Different Shade of Blue." After 18 years as a detective, she moved to patrol work plus field training for new recruits and serving as an acting sergeant. Retiring after 29 years of police service, McLaughlin has volunteered with Equifriends, a therapeutic horse-riding unit for disabled people; and with its successor, Stanwood Therapeutic Riding Program. She has been a car show committee member with Mountlake Terrace "Tour de Terrace" Festival for 16 years.

Gregg Munro, BHS 1964

2015 Wall of Honor Inductee Gregg Munro
Local Business Owner and Pilot, Selfless Humanitarian and Organizer 
Gregg Munro is said to demonstrate 'servant leadership' through his efforts with the humanitarian organization called Restore International. The non-profit group began in India to free people from bonded labor and sex trafficking and has spread to Uganda. Munro has flown regularly to Uganda for the past 10 years to work with young people, investing time and financial resources to build schools, foster education and improve employment opportunities. He personally escorts volunteers and visitors through the country, providing transportation through his company, Kenmore International. Earning a B.A. degree from Washington State University in 1968, Munro served in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division for three years before returning to the family business, Kenmore Air Harbor, founded by his father nearly 70 years ago. Gregg Munro began as a pilot and currently is the company chairman.

Ronald Wayman, NSD 32 yrs.

2015 Wall of Honor Inductee Ronald Wayman

Veteran Educator and Coach, Active in Mission, Prison and Youth Outreach

Ronald Wayman spread his talents and time across a wide spectrum during his 32 years with the Northshore School District as a teacher, coach and student adviser as well as coaching a community baseball team each summer. Raised in Seattle, he attended Washington State College on a baseball scholarship. Graduating in 1958 with a B.S. in science, Wayman began a career-long stint in the Northshore School District. He not only taught secondary biology, physical education and driver's education; he coached wrestling, baseball and football while modeling character development among his students. Beyond working hours, he has long been a camp counselor, fund-raiser and supporter of the non-denominational Young Life program. For the past 30 years, he has traveled to the Monroe Reformatory, providing weekly services and Bible study for prisoners. He and wife Amy made seven, month long trips to India spending time among poor potters and they now support family mission work in Nicaragua. He volunteers monthly at a local food bank.

Lee Worley, BHS 1926

2015 Wall of Honor Inductee Lee Worley
Foreign Service Officer in Ecuador, Spain and Brazil, Activist for Brazil
Lee Worley may have experienced a small-town childhood in Bothell; but after earning a University of Washington degree in 1930, he saw much of the world by entering the U.S. Foreign Service and serving 30 years. Starting as a vice-consul in Vancouver, B.C., Worley was assigned to London, then Ecuador, before serving in Valencia and Barcelona, Spain where he helped deal with war-torn Spain. Transferred to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Worley married a Brazilian woman. They had three children, all of whom still live in Brazil. Worley helped found the Brazilian-American Cultural Association in 1941, which taught English to Brazilians and sent about 3,000 children to American universities by 1960. Worley became a director of the Brazilian Red Cross, the Brazilian Boy Scouts and the Pan American School. He was an advisory board member for the city of Salvador, Brazil's first capital, and founded a People-to-People program there, retiring to become a steamship company executive. Worley died in the 1980s.


Lee Blakely, NSD 25 yrs.

2014 Wall of Honor Inductee Lee Blakeley

Committed Educator and Superintendent; Kiwanis, Community and State Activist

Lee Blakely was dedicated to the Northshore School District as an educator and to his community. He considered education to be the heart of a society and that every child deserved the best education possible. Blakely also believed education was the joint responsibility of parents, educators, legislators and the community. A one-time Palouse wheat farmer, he was the youngest of nine children. Getting his degree from Eastern Washington State College, he taught in several rural districts before becoming Kenmore Elementary School principal in 1955. Named assistant superintendent in 1959, he oversaw teacher hiring, textbook selection and curriculum development during Northshore's high-growth years while earning his M.A. degree from Washington State University While superintendent from 1974 to 1980, he focused on establishing goals and philosophy for his beloved district. Blakely was active in school administration circles at the state and national levels. He also served his community as charter president of Northshore Kiwanis. His awards included Kiwanian of the Year and Citizen of the Year.

Gary Fuller, BHS 1962

2014 Wall of Honor Inductee Gary Fuller

Dedicated Volunteer for Cultural Arts and Historical Architecture

Gary Fuller believes each person has a responsibility to give back to the community, and he has practiced that ethic since his early years. Spending his first 12 years of education in the Northshore School District, Fuller was named "most likely to succeed" by his Bothell High School classmates. He earned a B.A. from the University of Washington in radio/TV broadcasting and did post-graduate work at Indiana University before shifting his professional focus to accounting and finance. For more than 40 years, Fuller has directed financial operations for a Seattle hotel, a special events firm and currently, a public relations firm. His volunteer activities have become legendary, focusing on his passion for arts and architecture. They encompass tour guiding for Seattle Art Museum, Pacific Science Center and the Seattle Repertory Theatre, ACT Theatre and 5th Avenue Theatre, where he now serves on the board of directors. Fuller was lauded by the Seattle Architecture Foundation for his volunteer excellence in conducting weekly walking tours of Seattle homes and landmarks for nearly 10 years.

Dr. James Minstrell, BHS 1957

2014 Wall of Honor Inductee Jim Minstrell

Innovative Science Educator and Researcher, Developer of Science Education Standards

James Minstrell had attended 12 schools in three states by the time he entered 10th grade at Bothell High School. But his focus on education hasn't varied in 55 years: he is internationally recognized as a teacher, presenter, researcher and standards developer in science education. Dr. Minstrell earned his B.S. degree in math and science from the University of Washington and began teaching at Mercer Island High School. He became interested in how—not just what—his students were learning, which led to his M.S. degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a focus on creative teaching of physics and science. Completing his doctorate at the University of Washington and returning to Mercer Island High School for the next 30 years, Dr. Minstrell has spent all of 45 years in researching, collaborating and developing conceptual teaching as well as helping set state and national standards for science education. He is internationally recognized through workshops given across the U.S. and in South Africa, Venezuela, Mexico, Europe, Taiwan, China and Canada.

Richard "Dick" Ramsey, NSD 16 yrs.

2014 Wall of Honor Inductee Dick Ramsey

Sponsor of Youth Programs, Community Leader, Northshore School Board Member

Good service has always been Dick Ramsey’s hallmark, whether it was operating a Kenmore pharmacy, encouraging the creation of a teen drop-in center in the troubled 1960s, or helping form the Northshore Scholarship Foundation to aid college-bound youths. A graduate of Seattle's Franklin High School and the University of Washington, he was the son of Eastern Washington grocers who later moved to Seattle. After Ramsey purchased Ostrom Drug, he and wife Jane moved to Kenmore. His major contributions began with 15 decision-making years on the Northshore School Board during high enrollment growth, hefty school construction and societal changes. The latter led to the formation of INC (Involved Northshore Communities) Spot, a drop-in center where youth could socialize, get counseling and seek job assistance. Ramsey has continuously supported Northshore school sports, sponsored community teams and assisted individual athletes. He and his family founded an annual college scholarship for female pharmacy students. Over the years, he has hired numerous students at his pharmacy. 

Keith "KC" Rousu, WHS 1993

2014 Wall of Honor Inductee Keith Rousu

Dedicated Community Volunteer, Founder of Seattle Seahawks and Sounders Drumlines

Keith Rousu combined his love of music with innovative leadership to create and direct two community assets associated with professional sports. His Blue Thunder Drumline accompanies the Seattle Seahawks across the nation. His Sound Wave FC marching band performs with the Seattle Sounders FC soccer team. His Blue Thunder concept has since been copied by similar groups in support of the Chicago Bears and Carolina Panthers pro sports teams. Rousu's interest in combining music with sports was sparked at Seattle University where he earned his M.A. in Sports Administration and Leadership in 2003 after getting a B.A. in English from the University of Washington. At Seattle University, he single-handedly created the "Red Line" drum corps, now highly regarded around the country. Rousu ensures his music groups also perform for the Special Olympics, Boys and Girls Clubs and local schools as well as two schools for hard-of-hearing children in New York state while appearing at Super Bowl 2014. Rousu balances a full-time job at Puget Sound Blood Center with his community activities.

Henry A. Simonds, NSD 11 yrs.

2014 Wall of Honor Inductee Henry Simonds

Founding Principal of Bothell High School in 1907, First Superintendent

Henry Simonds was the founding principal of Bothell High School and also served the Bothell School District as superintendent. Graduating from Amherst College in Massachusetts in 1883, his education career covered four Midwestern states where he taught Latin and Greek. While superintendent of Oshkosh, Wis., public schools in 1906, Simonds decided to retire and move his family to the Pacific Northwest. He bought 40 acres near Bothell and planned to become a gentleman farmer. But with a wife and five children, he accepted the Bothell School District school board's offer to found and lead a high school. Until then, local schooling was only offered through the eighth grade. If students wished more, the nearest high school was Broadway in Seattle. Simonds established Bothell High School in 1907 and brought it state accreditation, even teaching classes himself. In 1912, Bothell High School graduated its first class including his daughter Sarah. Simonds also served 11 years on the Washington Board of Education. Honoring this education pioneer, the road near his property is called Simonds Road.

James "Jim" Sullivan, NSD 28 yrs.

2014 Wall of Honor Inductee Jim Sullivan

Respected Gymnastics Coach and Advocate, Mentor of State Champions, NCAA Judge

Jim Sullivan was a Bothell High School coach of gymnastic champions, creating the Bothell High Championship Boards to showcase their team and individual achievements. Sullivan was a champion himself in high school at Clarkston, Wash., where he was 1947 state boxing champion and lettered in boxing, track and football. At Washington State University, he was a Pacific NW all-around gymnastics champion. After four years in the U.S. Air Force, Sullivan began teaching in 1958 at Bothell High, where during 28 years he taught world history, math, science and physical education while coaching football, track, tennis, women's softball, golf and men's and women's gymnastics. Former students and athletes call him a mentor, supporter, father figure and team-builder. Beyond the school year, Sullivan directed a summer gymnastics camp for 25 years. In gymnastics, he was named state coach of the year three times, qualified as a NCAA judge, judged national finals three years and was an international judge for 10 years.

John "Jack" Sutherland, NSD 13 yrs.

2014 Wall of Honor Inductee John Sullivan

Distinguished Boy Scout and Sea Scout Leader, Northshore School Board Member

John B. "Jack" Sutherland's life is one of continuous service over decades: to the Boy Scouts of America, U.S. Army, senior citizens, the Northshore School District Board of Directors, future students and education in general. He served the Boy Scouts as a Cub Scout master, troop committeeman, skipper of the Bothell Sea Scout ship and as a district commissioner. The Chief Seattle Council gave him its Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service to youth. Sutherland was raised in Iowa, earned a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois and an M.S. degree from Washington State University. He served during World War II with the U.S. Army and became a management engineer with The Boeing Co. Sutherland was a Northshore School District board member from 1965 to 1977 and was elected board president three times. He also chaired the Northshore Senior Center Men’s Club. At 95, he continues his commitment to education, having founded the Sutherland Family Scholarship for Northshore graduates pursuing science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).

Robert "Rob" Thompson, BHS 1961

2014 Wall of Honor Inductee Rob Thompson

Award-Winning Film Director and Producer, Novelist, Advocate for Disabled Veterans

Rob Thompson has made his mark for decades as an award-winning writer, director and producer for television and films. After graduating from Bothell High School and Whitman College, he earned a Master of Fine Arts from UCLA. He honed his skills as a director for documentaries with KING-TV in Seattle before writing a screenplay for a western comedy, "Hearts of the West," for which he earned a Writer's Guild Nomination and was lauded as a major creative talent. Subsequently, as producer and director for the TV series "Northern Exposure," Thompson received an Emmy in 1992, Golden Globe Awards in 1991 and 1992, and the Director's Guild Award as Best Dramatic Director. For 25 years, he and his wife have lived in New Mexico, where he is working on a series of novels about the American West. His passion has been "Project Healing Waters," in which he offers guide trips and fly fishing instruction on Montana and Colorado rivers to disabled veterans. Also, he was commended for assembling a video library for troops serving in Afghanistan.

Frances Lynch Walster, BHS 1964

2014 Wall of Honor Inductee Fran Walster

Devoted Community Organizer and Mentor, Founder and Director of Maltby Food Bank

Fran Walster's life has been about commitment to her fellow men and women through the Maltby Food Bank and her generosity of spirit in supporting orphan children in Russia. A lifelong resident of this area after graduating from Bothell High School, Walster saw the need to assist those who were hungry or homeless. She founded the Maltby Food Bank in 1993 with several other women and managed to renovate an abandoned building with the support of local churches and businesses. Walster opened the door to 15 families that first year. The food bank now serves southeast Snohomish County, helping as many as 165 families each week with a staff of volunteers who call Walster a mentor who led by example. Hundreds of families have experienced her unconditional love and respect. Although she retired as director in 2013, she continues her involvement with the food bank. Walster has traveled to a Russian orphanage three times since 2006, financially "adopting" five teenage girls and staying in touch with them as they matured.


Robert A. Bruzas, BHS 1961

2013 Wall of Honor Inductee Robert Bruzas

Educator, Advocate for Challenged Students, Coached Gymnastics

Robert "Bob" Bruzas focused on children, particularly special needs youngsters, even before his 1961 graduation from Bothell High School. In his teens, he volunteered regularly at Camp Easter Seals and then pursued a career in teaching after graduating from Washington State University in 1966. Each summer for 13 years, he directed Camp Patterson, a day camp for special needs children, while teaching physical education for 30 years at an Everett middle school. He routinely took his students to visit the elderly in nursing homes and recruited others to work with challenged youths at Camp Patterson. On the side, Bruzas coached the Cascade High School gymnastics team. When the sport was cut statewide due to funding issues, he took aspiring gymnasts on his own to clinics and meets at the University of Washington, one of whom later competed with the U.S. men's gymnastics team at the 2004 Olympics in Greece. A statewide gymnastics invitational meet bearing his name is hosted annually in Lynnwood, Wash. Bruzas died in 2007 of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).

James P. Egawa, BHS 1958

2013 Wall of Honor Inductee James Egawa

Educator, Advocate for Native American Culture and Education

James Egawa, born to a Japanese father and Lummi Indian mother, experienced cultural diversity as a child and made it his life's work. Choosing to join his father in a Japanese internment camp during World War II despite being enrolled as Native American, the family remained intact. As a child on the Lummi Reservation, Egawa's mother had been forcibly removed from her family and grew up in government boarding schools for Native Americans. Egawa graduated from Central Washington University with bachelor's and master's degrees to become a junior high teacher in the Northshore School District and later an art specialist for five years with the U.S. Special Services in Germany where he and his own family enjoyed diverse cultures. He then dedicated his life to reforming Indian education and organized a K-12 Native American Education Program in the Ferndale School District before directing Tacoma Schools' Indian Education Program for 30 years. His program reduced the student dropout rate from 30% to 10% and earned him national prominence. After retirement, Egawa was tapped to work with the Muckleshoot Tribal College until his premature death in 2003 from cancer.

Dwight "Dee" Hawkes, NSD 18 yrs.

2013 Wall of Honor Inductee Dwight Hawkes

Promoted Personal Growth and Self-Image Through Education

Dwight "Dee" Hawkes is more than a teacher and football coach, more than a writer, and more than an enthusiastic Queen Anne High School alumnus. He graduated from Washington State College and earned a master's degree at the University of Washington. Hawkes coached and taught in Port Angeles, Yakima, Skyline, government schools in Germany and Japan, and for 18 years at Bothell High School, 1973-1991. He developed classes in personal growth and motivation, which reached beyond the standard curriculum in areas of self-esteem, problem-solving and teen issues to touch the lives of at-risk students. Hawkes used the same techniques as head football coach to ensure his players had a chance to succeed, and his expertise as an advisor and speaker was often tapped by other schools. He organized a coaching academy, was a longtime columnist for a statewide coaching magazine, and presided over the Pacific Northwest Athletic Roundtable. His leadership for Queen Anne alumni activities included organizing his class reunions and spearheading scholarship funding to benefit descendants of alumni. 

Lynda W. Humphrey, BHS 1963

2013 Wall of Honor Inductee Lynda Humphrey

Educator, Women's Advocate, Humanitarian Programs in Mexico

Lynda Humphrey successfully tackled the 'glass ceiling' that women encounter in leadership positions, achieving prominence herself and mentoring countless women on their career paths. She began with an education degree from the University of Washington and taught for several years. In 1977, she was named the first female vice-principal in the Northshore School District, moving into a principal position in 1978-again the first female so named. She headed a regular K-6 elementary school; one that also served two Special Education programs; the district's Head Start Program; K-6 Alternative School; and Gifted Program. She continued upward into top-level administrative positions while encouraging other women to achieve their potential. On the side, Humphrey earned her fixed-wing and float plane pilot's licenses. Her concern for others is mirrored in the 'Children of the Dump' program she launched in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in 1997. Over the years, she has organized annual food, health and clothing donations for children who literally live at the garbage dump. At her behest, countless people have carried items to Mexico in their luggage for this program. 

Paul E. Mathews, BHS 1965

2013 Wall of Honor Inductee Paul Mathews

Renowned Leader for Ecological Design of Mountain Resorts

The unusual career of Paul Mathews was honed by a childhood near the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and adulthood in the Cascade Mountains of Washington and British Columbia. He now leads the field in providing environmentally sensitive design of major mountain resorts, having directed the planning of more than 360 such resorts in 33 countries. After Bothell High School graduation and four years in the U.S. Navy with deployments to Vietnam, Mathews earned a degree in forestry and landscape architecture from the University of Washington. He launched a business that focused on ecological design of mountain recreational areas. From his office in Whistler, British Columbia, the veteran skier has spent 35 years reinventing how alpine environments are best designed for skiing, transportation, traffic and pedestrians. Often surveying a potential site from the air, he uses technology to pinpoint the best snow on a mountain, the logical ski runs or the warmest sunshine for a restaurant patio. His expertise led to the redesign of several traditional mountain villages in central Europe. Mathews designed the ski area for the 1988 Calgary Olympics and the home mountain at Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Olympics.

Jack Nicholl, BHS 1931

2013 Wall of Honor Inductee Jack Nicholl

Community Leader, Education Activist, School Board Member

His 1931 classmates could tell Jack Nicholl would succeed in his life endeavors. He lettered in four sports, presided over his senior class, directed the Senior Ball and was voted most inspirational by the entire school. It was no surprise he became a civic leader, operated a Bothell business, served three terms on the Woodinville School Board and was a member of the Executive Board of the King County School Directors' Association. His passion for community service and public schools found him heading up the Woodinville United Good Neighbors Drive and volunteering at the Northshore Multi-Service Center (renamed Hopelink). In his spare time, Nicholl was active in Cub Scouting, Bothell Rotary Club, Masonic Lodge and DeMolay. His Rotary Club involvement was so important to him that he 'made up' missed club meetings while traveling in Venezuela, telling the Spanish-speaking Rotary clubs how Rotary served the Northshore community. Nicholl died in 1991. 

Dr. Jeffrey Tomlin, BHS 1972

2013 Wall of Honor Inductee Dr. Jeffrey Tomlin

Hospital/Medical Administrator, Youth Activist, Military Leader

Jeff Tomlin has distinguished himself in military, medical and community service. He lettered in three sports and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and trained as a pilot. He served as a squadron pilot, KC-130 aircraft commander and flight instructor. Transferring to the U.S. Naval Reserve so he could enter the University of Washington School of Medicine, Capt. Tomlin earned his medical degree as an internist and specialized in cardiothoracic anesthesia. Continuing his service to humanity, Dr. Tomlin returned to active duty in 2004, caring for wounded service personnel from the Iraqi operation and later at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Eventually, he commanded a reserve health support unit at Bremerton and currently serves as Reserve Surgeon for the Pacific Fleet based at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He also serves his community as youth coach and church elder. Dr. Tomlin is vice president and chief medical officer at EvergreenHealth and serves as executive director of Evergreen's Surgical Center. He has been designated 'top doctor' by two regional publications.

Marques Tuiasosopo, WHS 1997

2013 Wall of Honor Inductee Marques Tuiasosopo

Community/Youth Activist, Role Model, Inspirational Sports Leader

Marques Tuiasosopo is termed one of the Eastside's greatest athletes by his former coach, school principal and fellow athletes. Lettering in three sports at Woodinville High School, he was team captain and star quarterback, led his football team to a KingCo championship and was twice named Player of the Year in regional polling. As a high school role model, he served as a Big Brother and tutored at-risk elementary youths. He deflected personal attention in favor of the team spotlight and campaigned against teen drinking. Tuiasosopo attracted national collegiate football interest. He chose instead to attend the University of Washington on a football scholarship, earning a degree in business administration and becoming one of the legendary University of Washington quarterbacks while leading the Huskies to a Rose Bowl title in 2000 and receiving 'Most Valuable Player' status. Drafted by the Oakland Raiders, he played for several years while volunteering locally and worldwide and continuing his focus on youth concerns and programs. He now is the quarterbacks' coach for the University of Washington and recognized as a leader in his field.


Dr. David H. Anderson, BHS 1961

2012 Wall of Honor Inductee Dr. David Anderson

Veterinarian, Civic and Community Leader and International Humanitarian

David Anderson graduated in veterinary medicine from Washington State University and set up his own practice on South Whidbey Island. His community involvement and public service went well beyond his clinic walls. He worked to restore salmon runs to South Whidbey streams and helped raise funds for a local youth center. His involvement in charities and service groups led to his election as a two-term state representative. He helped secure a large land parcel that later became Possession Point State Park and worked to obtain public access to Double Bluff Beach, both on Whidbey Island. Beyond his own practice, Dr. Anderson volunteered his veterinary services and assisted self-help projects in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Haiti. He and his wife Karen, also a 1961 Bothell High School graduate, raised funds and helped build a Nicaraguan schoolroom. They have also hosted and supplied salmon for a fund-raising dinner for 23 years to benefit projects in Central America and Africa.

Marilyn Eylar Conaway, NSD 6 yrs.

2012 Wall of Honor Inductee Marilyn Eylar Conaway

Visionary Teacher, Founded Model United Nations and Mock Political Convention

Marilyn Eylar came to Bothell High School in 1956 with a Washington State University bachelor's degree to teach World History, Contemporary Affairs and English. In 1957, she hitchhiked through Europe and earned a master's degree in history at Columbia University in New York City, returning to Bothell High School in 1958 to resume teaching. By 1960, she spearheaded a mock political convention (MPC) featuring state leaders, organized a student 'Get Out the Vote' campaign plus a mock political election. Having made daily visits to the United Nations while at Columbia University, Eylar launched a Model U.N. at Bothell High School in 1961 and took students to hear U.N. Assembly President George Boland. In 1964, her MPC at Bothell High School featured ballplayer Jackie Robinson. Teaching at Inglemoor High School in 1980 after a stint in Alaska, she spearheaded an environmental conference, persuading renowned Buckminster Fuller to speak at a community event. Students say her passionate advocacy and innovative teaching have created a lasting legacy in the Northshore School District. 

Dr. Darryl DesMarteau, BHS 1958

2012 Wall of Honor Inductee Dr. Darryl DesMarteau

Renowned Fluorine Chemistry Research Scientist, Clemson University Professor

Darryl DesMarteau earned a doctorate in inorganic chemistry from the University of Washington and developed a 45-year career in teaching and research, first at Northeastern University and Kansas State University, then as chemistry department chair at Clemson University in South Carolina. He has contributed 19 patents, 250 publications and 500 lectures based on his research, while helping advance lithium ion battery and fuel cell applications. Dr. DesMarteau has, over the years, received numerous national and international awards including the university's Alumni Award, the Governor's Award and the prestigious Moisson Prize, the highest international award given in fluorine chemistry. On the side, he was a competitive race car driver and mechanic and developed a fluorine race car. His achievements came despite the loss of his left hand and part of his right hand in a lab accident while a graduate student, subsequently serving as inspiration to thousands of students and other individuals with disabilities.

Dr. William Fassett, BHS 1964

2012 Wall of Honor Inductee Dr. William Fasett

Outstanding Washington State University Professor and Activist for Northshore Youth Programs

From the time Bill Fassett graduated from Bothell High School, he knew he wanted to be a pharmacist. Working summers at a Kenmore pharmacy during high school and college, he earned a University of Washington bachelor's degree in 1969. He returned to the Northshore area as a pharmacist while obtaining a master's in Marketing at the University of Puget Sound in 1983. Joining Kiwanis, he helped form INC (Involved Northshore Communities) in 1970 and headed several boards that offered youth social and employment services. While obtaining his two graduate degrees, including a doctorate in Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Washington in 1992, he served on the university's Speakers Bureau regarding health issues. He chaired the pharmacy department at Drake University in Iowa for five years. In 1999, he returned to Washington State University as Dean of Pharmacotherapy. Leaving as dean in 2005, he continues as fulltime professor at the Washington State University Spokane campus. College students have nominated him for excellence in teaching and mentoring.

Dr. Ronald E. Frost, BHS 1965

2012 Wall of Honor Inductee Dr. Ronald Frost

Dentist, Humanitarian and Dental Care Provider to Bolivian Children

Ron Frost's personality and leadership in high school stood him in good stead once he earned his dentistry degree from the University of Washington and served as a captain in the U.S. Army Dental Corp. He opened a dental practice in Redmond, then helped develop and teach a dental ethics course at the University of Washington. Later, he secured donations to establish a dental hygiene program at Lake Washington Vocational College and donated a dental operatory to the school. Over the past ten years, Dr. Frost has been consistently ranked among the top dentists in King County by consumers and by his peers. In 1999, Dr. Frost began the first of many trips to Cochabamba, Bolivia, where he provides dental work to homeless street children through the Amanecer Program. With his own funds and donations, he has built a dental clinic in a street shelter in Cochabamba and returns with his wife and a staff member annually to stock the clinic and offer dentistry in a city where there are 30,000 street children.

Dr. Donald K. Granvold, BHS 1961

2012 Wall of Honor Inductee Dr. Donald Granvold

University of Texas Social Work Professor, Mental Health Researcher and Author

After Donald Granvold earned a bachelor's degree in social studies from Graceland College, Iowa, he spent three years in the U.S. Army, teaching at the Artillery and Missile School in Oklahoma. A master's degree in social work and Doctorate in Social Foundations of Education from the University of Iowa led to an academic career at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) since 1974, teaching thousands of students at all levels as well as directing the UTA Master's Program and as an associate dean. Dr. Granvold has been a leader in developing cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), one of the approaches to psychotherapy, and has focused on the treatment of couple distress, divorce and post-traumatic stress disorder. He has researched and practiced CBT and published his work extensively in journals and textbooks. He mentors disadvantaged students and offers mental health services pro bono, and has received numerous awards as an innovative educator, including the prestigious Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award at UTA in 2011.

David A. Hughes, BHS 1956

2012 Wall of Honor Inductee David Hughes

United States Diplomat, Educator, Author and International Humanitarian

David A. Hughes was looking far beyond Bothell when he was one of only 70 admitted to the Far Eastern and Russian Institute (now the Jackson School of International Affairs) at the University of Washington. With his degree, he passed the U.S. Foreign Service exam and at 23 was assigned to Guyana, South America, where his cogent analysis made its way to President Kennedy's desk. Next were Hong Kong and the Thai/Burma Desk in Washington, D.C. He learned Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese and taught four years at a Taiwanese university before returning to the Foreign Service as a diplomat in Venezuela, Hong Kong, China, India, Hungary and Egypt. Hungary awarded him its Order of Merit for assisting in the transition from communism. Hughes and his wife have built and equipped two rural schools in Cambodia and support a teacher for English and computer technology. The couple developed a parasite-free water system there to help keep the children healthy. Hughes authored two books on China. 

Dr. Richard V. Lance, BHS 1942

2012 Wall of Honor Inductee Dr. Richard Lance

Community Doctor, Health Advocate and Northshore School Board Member

Richard Lance decided to be a doctor when he was nine years old, but sampled a range of other activities as Bothell High School yearbook editor, yell king, singer, track star and thespian. His college education at the University of Washington was interrupted by World War II, and he participated in early landings on Normandy beaches and driving into southern Germany. He was wounded three times and received two Purple Hearts. Once he finished Harvard University Medical School on the GI Bill, "Doc" Lance returned to Bothell as a family physician for 35 years, known for house calls and natty bow ties. He served his community in many ways: on the Northshore School Board for eight years, as a Friend of the Bothell Library and physician for the Bothell High School varsity football team. An advocate of cultural awareness and lifelong fitness, Dr. Lance played competitive tennis for 40 years with a diverse neighborhood group. He and his wife Marion planned numerous "adventure trips" with friends to explore other cultures. Dr. Lance died in 2005. 

Helen Andersen McMahon, BHS 1936

2012 Wall of Honor Inductee Helen Andersen McMahon

Community Leader and Volunteer, Historian, Artist and Local Pioneer

Helen Andersen came to Woodinville in 1923 at the age of five with her Danish parents. They bought newly logged land on Hollywood Hill that was part of the original Hollywood Poultry Farm. After high school graduation, Helen Andersen married John McMahon and they settled on family land to raise their three sons. Launching a life of volunteerism, they played Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus for community groups for 34 years. They carried food to local food banks and Seattle homeless shelters and supplied Hopelink. They were recognized often, including Citizens of the Year by the Woodinville Rotary Club. Mrs. McMahon served the Sammamish Grange, Lady Lions, Children's Orthopedic Hospital Guild and Woodinville Heritage Society. She was a popular speaker about pioneer life in local classrooms, and as an accomplished artist, created a coloring book with Woodinville historic scenes. Despite her husband's death a few years ago, Helen McMahon at 94 continued her volunteerism.  Mrs. McMahon passed away in June 2014.

Dr. Grant W. Sharpe, BHS 1943

2012 Wall of Honor Inductee Dr. Grant Sharpe

National Parks Management and Trails Activist, University of Michigan and University of Washington Professor

Grant Sharpe joined the U.S. Navy after high school, then graduated from the University of Washington with bachelor's and master's degrees in forestry and a doctorate in outdoor recreation management. Dr. Sharpe became a forestry professor at the University of Michigan. During summer breaks, he served as a ranger-naturalist at Glacier, Olympic, Shenandoah, Crater Lake, Acadia and Mount Rainer national parks and, with his wife, Wenonah Finch Sharpe, authored a series of illustrated guidebooks on the parks' wildflowers. In cooperation with the National Park Service, he instituted and led international short courses at various parks in the U.S. and Canada on national park administration for managers of national parks, forests and equivalent reserves that drew attendees from around the world. He joined the University of Washington forestry faculty in 1966, from which he ultimately retired in 1990. With his wife, he edited and authored three college textbooks on forestry. The couple raised nine children who are also deeply committed to the care of the natural environment. Dr. Sharpe died in 2006.

Carroll "Si" Siverson, NSD 30 yrs.

2012 Wall of Honor Inductee Carroll Siverson

Beloved Teacher and Administrator and Advocate for Performing Arts

Born of immigrant parents in a Skagit County logging camp, orphaned and raised by his grandmother, Carroll "Si" Siverson learned the importance of education and community. Earning a University of Washington bachelor's degree in English and drama through scholarships, he joined the Army and taught the "three R's" to illiterate soldiers. In 1947, he was hired to teach and coach at Bothell High School, becoming vice principal in 1957. He opened Inglemoor High School in 1964 and was its principal until retiring in 1977. Respected by students and staff alike, he attended all school activities, greeted attendees each fall at the Spaghetti Bowl and then served dinner and cleaned. His advocacy for a performing arts theater at Inglemoor High School later led to its renaming as Siverson Theatre. He was a lifetime Kiwanis Club member with 36 years of perfect attendance. He voluntarily drove the Northshore Senior Center van, set up a college scholarship fund, worked for his church and attended Inglemoor High School reunions until his death at 93 in 2012.

Roy J. "Jack" Wheat, Jr., BHS 1946

2012 Wall of Honor Inductee Roy Wheat

Veteran Pilot, Aviation Advocate for Youth and Selfless Community Activist

When Roy "Jack" Wheat enlisted in the Army Air Corps (now the U.S. Air Force), he made aviation his lifelong passion, learning to fly everything from DC-3s to F-80s. Lt. Wheat voluntarily flew C-47s during a Nebraska blizzard in 1949 to drop food to starving cattle and bring food to isolated ranches in a ski-equipped plane. After a stint as a Boeing mechanic, Wheat began offering flight and glider instruction, air ambulance service and crop-dusting in Arizona, Yakima and Richland. To assist youth, he gave them free instruction and airfield jobs. His legacy of helping others continued with air search and rescue, city volunteerism and, during major flooding in eastern Oregon in 1964, landing on local roads to bring supplies. He helped establish an aviation program in 1969 at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake and turned an empty building into a "hobby shop" for all ages. After retiring in 1979, Wheat volunteered at a Yakima skills center and restored De Havilland Beaver airplanes for use in Alaska.


Jeanne Allen, BHS 1963

2011 Wall of Honor Inductee Jeanne Allen

Fashion Designer, Businesswoman, Author, Mentor and Cultural Advocate

Jeanne Allen, a University of Washington graduate, and her husband began designing clothes in the mid-1970s and built the Jeanne/Marc label into a highly regarded business over the next 25 years. After launching their line of apparel in San Francisco, it soon appeared in upscale specialty stores across the nation, in London and in Japan. They were featured in People magazine because of their famous clientele, their factory was recognized by the United Nations and the city of San Francisco as "a great place to work," and they were elected to the Council of American Fashion Designers. Ms. Allen also was a City Commissioner, Chamber of Commerce director and cultural/ economic representative for the City of San Francisco to Japan and Asia. She has authored eight books on color, fashion and Japanese prints and mentored young women in the fashion industry. She is an ardent advocate of art, architecture and urban preservation for such diverse locales as Lopez Island, Washington and Berkeley, California.

Colin "Arnie" Clarke, BHS 1954

2011 Wall of Honor Inductee Colin Clarke

USAF Pilot Who Completed Four Vietnam Tours, Air Force Cross for Heroism Recipient and Youth Aviation Mentor

Colin "Arnie" Clarke earned a business degree from the University of Washington and two subsequent master's degrees in aeronautical science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He servd four years in the Naval Reserve before spending 21 years in the US Air Force as a jet fighter pilot. His service included the Cold War, four combat tours in Vietnam and Southeast Asia, an advisory post in Iran and operational activities in Germany until his 1981 retirement. During his career, he flew 385 combat missions and was shot down twice. Lt. Col. Clarke was awarded a Silver Star and the prestigious Air Force Cross for extraordinary heroism under fire in Vietnam. After retirement, he managed Pangborn Memorial Airport in Wenatchee as well as supporting those interested in experimental aircraft and soaring. He was lauded as one of the most valued members of the Wenatchee community because of his civic achievements and youth aviation mentorship. He died in 2010.

Al DeYoung, BHS 1947

2011 Wall of Honor Inductee Al DeYoung

Community Leader for Evergreen Hospital and NSD Schools and Philanthropist

Al DeYoung is a lifelong resident of Northshore and member of a pioneer Woodinville family. He has spent most of his adult life in public service. He was a Northshore School director for three years, then Director of Maintenance and Operations for the school district for many years. He saved the district millions of dollars during the fuel crisis of the 1970s, opened school fields to youth sports and helped acquire new school sites. He has been a Commissioner of Public Hospital District #2 (Evergreen Hospital) for 31 years. He's been board chair for more than half of that time, leading expansion from a rural hospital to a regional medical center, including a new emergency department, eight-story patient tower, out-patient surgical center, hospice, two medical office buildings and many outreach services. In 2008, Al and Lowell DeYoung donated the "City of Woodinville Landmark" DeYoung Home to the Woodinville Heritage Society as a museum.

Arne Dixon, BHS 1977

2011 Wall of Honor Inductee Arne Dixon

Creator of America's Leading Character Education School Assembly

Arne Dixon was nine years old when he got a yo-yo, and his fascination with it launched a career that has brought a positive impact to children around the globe. As a youngster, he learned yo-yo skills, magic tricks and incredible hand-eye coordination. During his college years, he was selected as a Duncan yo-yo demonstrator. Building on those skills, Dixon became a traveling speaker and children's pastor, ultimately developing a school assembly business with the goal of bringing out the champion in every student. As a sideline, he began manufacturing his own yo-yos to meet the demand and saw derivatives of his products sold in prominent retail stores nationwide. His company now employs 20 full-time performers who appear in schools across the nation and internationally and have done 11 White House events. His school assembly programs focusing on character education and academic achievement have impacted 23 million students around the world.

Dr. Igor M. Gladstone, Jr., BHS 1973

2011 Wall of Honor Inductee Dr. Igor Gladstone

University of Oregon Professor and Prestigious Pediatric and Neonatal Researcher

Igor Gladstone, Jr., a native of Woodinville, studied biology at BHS and earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Washington. He received pediatric and neonatal training at the National Naval Medical Center and at Yale University. In the U.S. Navy, he rose to the rank of Commander. He headed the Medical Department on the USS South Carolina, headed the Pediatrics Department at the Guam Naval Hospital and worked in the Haitian refugee camp at Guantanamo, Cuba. He has researched and taught at the National Institutes of Health, Yale University, Oregon Health and Sciences University and the University of Oregon. A clinical professor of pediatrics, Dr. Gladstone has been recognized for his achievements and his teaching. Working at the national level for children's health, Dr. Gladstone's critical research has centered on neonatal lung disease, including the effects on people several decades later.

Ronald S. Green, Sr., BHS 1935

2011 Wall of Honor Inductee Ronald Green, Sr.

Bothell Performing Arts Pioneer and Began Northshore School District International Student Exchange Program

Ronald (Ron) Green was a third-generation Bothellite whose lifelong civic involvement reflected his Green and Simonds ancestry. He earned a business degree from the University of Washington while developing a parallel interest in student theater productions. His business career spanned the U.S. Post Office, U.S. Dept. of Labor, U.S. Army Air Corps and the Washington State Vehicle Licensing Division as well as the family auto dealership in Bothell. Green nurtured his interest in drama by founding the Bothell Intercommunity Theater (BIT Players) and participating in the productions. He supported the first international student exchanges at Bothell High in the early 1960s, hosting a Japanese student and later, a German student, both of whom remained lifelong friends. Green helped write, edit and publish a local history book, organized one of the first senior citizen activity groups and participated in the Bothell Historical Museum, often speaking on local history.

Allen L. Haynes, BHS 1963

2011 Wall of Honor Inductee Al Haynes

NSD Visionary Principal 1982-2003 and Washington State Excellence in Education Award Recipient

Allen Haynes has made education and academic achievement his bywords since his own K-12 years in Bothell. Attending Washington State University on an academic scholarship, he earned English and Education degrees. While serving Shoreline High School as an English teacher, football and track coach and "Master Teacher," he also obtained a Masters in Education and principal's credential at the University of Washington. That credential led to principalships at Bothell and Inglemoor high schools over the next 21 years. In 1988, he was cited as outstanding principal in the state for leadership and commitment to education. Haynes was a seven-year participant in the National Alliance for Restructuring Education and was selected as a Mentor Principal for the University of Washington's Danforth Project. This leader continues to "pay forward" his academic scholarship by service with the Northshore Foundation, Northshore Kiwanis, redesign of Bothell High School and City of Bothell Stakeholders Committee.

Aarlie Olson Hull, BHS 1960

2011 Wall of Honor Inductee Aarlie Hull

New Guinea Businesswoman and Advocate for Impoverished Women and Children

Aarlie Olson Hull's life encompasses specialty coffee and economic/ social development in Papua New Guinea (PNG). After graduating from the University of Washington, she gained years of business experience before she and her husband, an orthopedic surgeon, co-founded a specialty coffee business. The firm employs 400 local people in the Western Highlands of PNG, where quality Arabica coffee is produced. She is managing director of the enterprise, overseeing day-to-day operations with her retired husband, while a son in the U.S. directs finance and sales. But Aarlie Hull's major focus is to provide basic physical, educational, social and environmental health for impoverished people in PNG and other selected countries. Their non-profit, Na Wokabaut, emphasizes the rights of women and children by building schools and providing medical services and clean drinking water. When the Hulls, who have five children, are not in PNG they maintain a home in Centralia.

Janet Green Hunter, BHS 1963

2011 Wall of Honor Inductee Janet Green Hunter

Learning Disabilities and Mental Health Advocate and 34-Year High School International Exchange Program Promoter

As a third-generation graduate of Bothell High, Janet Green Hunter earned her college degree in history. She has carried on her family's history of promoting international student exchanges. She spent 34 years in various capacities for the American Field Service High School Exchange Program. She and her husband have hosted numerous foreign students, resulting in warm relationships around the world. Janet Hunter advocates for programs to serve specific learning disabilities (SLD). She is a trustee of Riverview School on Cape Cod, a boarding school for those with SLD, and Midway College in Midway, KY, which serves women and working adults, and is a state board member for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The Hunters have also supported YMCA, Young Life, Scouting, United Negro College Fund, Camp Fire and several colleges and universities. For 16 years, Janet Hunter was a corporate board member of the family business, Hunter Industries.

Dr. Ivan J. Klein, BHS 1927

2011 Wall of Honor Inductee Dr. Ivan Klein

Research Scientist, Invented Nylon Application Method and Aluminum Extraction Process

Ivan Klein earned three degrees in chemical engineering: a BS from Seattle Pacific College, an MS from the University of Washington, and a PhD from Columbia University, graduating with high honors. He financed his way by working nights in post offices. His doctoral thesis involved developing a process to recover aluminum from low-grade ore. While working for Dupont in the 1940's, he developed a device for extruding nylon at a variable rate, which was used initially to make tapered nylon brush bristles. With modifications, his design was used at Dupont for decades. During WWII, Dupont was a subcontractor for components for the atomic bomb. Dr. Klein worked on a research team which engineered the Teflon liners for containing the fluorine compounds needed in making heavy water. For his efforts, Dr. Klein received a letter from the Secretary of War, thanking him for contributing to the Manhattan Project.

Gene Gentry McMahon, BHS 1961

2011 Wall of Honor Inductee Gene McMahon

Renowned Northwest Artist, Teacher, Mentor and Arts Advocate

Gene Gentry McMahon is a distinguished Northwest artist known for narrative paintings that combine subtle humor with wry social commentary. Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S., Mexico and China, and is included in numerous public and private collections. McMahon's belief that art should be a part of everyday life has earned her commissions to create large-scale public arts works, such as a 30-foot mural in the Westlake Station of Seattle's light rail system, and a series of paintings installed on 13 floors of the King County Administration Building. McMahon earned her BFA and MFA from the University of Washington and has received awards from the Ford Foundation and various NW arts funds. She has taught art at the University of Washington, Bellevue College and other art schools. A passionate advocate for the arts, she has served as a juror, curator and lecturer, and has volunteered on the boards of non-profit arts groups, including On the Boards, a contemporary performing arts organization.

Dr. James "Bob" Milam, BHS 1940

2011 Wall of Honor Inductee Dr. James Milam

Decorated World War II Pilot, Addiction Research Psychologist and Author

Dr. Bob Milam became a decorated fighter-bomber pilot in the Air Force during World War II, flying 86 combat missions in North Africa, Italy, Burma and China, including missions with the Flying Tigers. After the war he earned a PhD at the University of Washington and practiced as a licensed clinical psychologist before becoming Behavioral Research Director in a Seattle lab, conducting research on alcoholism. He discovered and documented the fact, soon confirmed by others, that alcoholism is a brain syndrome regularly misdiagnosed as a psychiatric problem and destructively treated with drugs and psychotherapy. He spent many years writing and lecturing on the discovery and co-founded several highly effective model addiction treatment centers. His classic book, Under the Influence (1981), is still a best seller in the field and the essential guide to treatment, and millions of alcoholics owe their full recovery to this new understanding.

David A. Miller, WHS 1990

2011 Wall of Honor Inductee David Miller

Director, Playwright, Educator, Actor and Mentor to Inner-City Students

David Miller has followed his dream of a career in theater ever since leaving Woodinville High School. After earning a BA in Theatre at Western Washington University and a Master of Fine Arts from Rutgers University in New Jersey, Miller has been involved in the full spectrum of theater. He was an actor in Seattle, studied Playwriting and Shakespeare for Directors, authored articles, taught workshops for budding dramatists, written a number of plays and directed dramas in several states. Miller teaches at New York City's Wagner College and lectures at two other colleges. He has conducted summer camps and workshops for young actors and directors in settings like the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and the Brooklyn Arts Exchange. He was artistic director for The City Kids Repertory Theatre Co., directing and teaching with inner-city and low-income kids. More recently, he directed Education at Roundabout Theatre Co., providing New York City schools with quality theater education.

Dick Nicholl, BHS 1957

2011 Wall of Honor Inductee Dick Nicholl

Youth Mentor and Sports Advocate and Washington State/Pacific Northwest Coaches Hall of Fame Inductee

Dick Nicholl was a three-sport letterman at Bothell High School, continuing his athletic career as a University of Washington and Western Washington University football running back. Emerging with a degree in Spanish, Nicholl spent two years in Venezuela with the Peace Corps, coached and taught at Centralia High School, and taught high school Spanish at Mercer Island High School for 34 years. His integrity, coupled with his focus on team sportsmanship and achievements during 40 seasons of coaching high school football and track, highlighted his highly successful career. He was KingCo Coach of the Year four times and was inducted into the Mercer Island High School, Washington State and Pacific NW Coaches Halls of Fame as well as the Coaches Wall of Honor. Known for service to education and church life, his emphasis on athletics as a further vehicle for developing character, leadership and team cooperation is termed "the epitome of what high school coaching and athletics should represent."

Dr. Erman A. Pearson, BHS 1938

2011 Wall of Honor Inductee Dr. Erman Pearson

Renowned Water and Environmental Research Scientist and University of California Berkley Professor

Dr. Erman Pearson's pioneering work in sanitary engineering came naturally because his family operated the pioneer Spring Hill Water Works in Bothell. Following his Bothell High School graduation, he earned a civil engineering degree at the University of Washington followed by MS and PhD degrees in sanitary engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined the University of California/Berkeley faculty in sanitary engineering, revamping its graduate program, which then gained an international reputation for study and research. He was named chairman of the division, serving until retirement in 1981. Dr. Pearson was focused on alleviation of water pollution and improvement of wastewater treatment processes. His work led to regulatory wastewater monitoring procedures used first by states and then by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He actively promoted public awareness of environmental pollution, and his techniques are applied around the world. He died in 1985.


Bernie Ackerman, NSD 27 yrs.

2010 Wall of Honor Inductee Bernie Ackerman

BHS & NSD Award-Winning Music Programs, Washington State Music Educators Hall of Fame

Bernie Ackerman, a native of Cle Elum, WA, earned his B.A. and M.A. in Music from Washington State University. Coming to Bothell High School in 1955, he conducted both the bands and choirs for eight years, and then continued conducting the BHS Marching Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble for an additional 18 years. His music groups consistently won regional, state and national acclaim for excellence, and he was honored nationally as a band director. A respected mentor to hundreds of students, Ackerman says simply, "I loved teaching kids through music." For nearly 25 years until retirement in 1982, he served as Northshore district music coordinator for as many as 20 elementary and secondary schools. He also performed with the Bremerton Symphony and the Cascade Symphony Orchestra. He was named to the First Chair of America in 1976. Ackerman headed the Washington Music Educators Association 1976-78 and was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 1998.

Dennis Behrens, NSD 33 yrs.

2010 Wall of Honor Inductee Dennis Behrens

BHS Choral Director & NSD Fine Arts Supervisor, Washington State Music Educators Hall of Fame

A native of Chehalis, WA, Dennis Behrens earned a B.A. and M.A. in Music from the University of Washington and was awarded a Fellowship at Florida State University in Music Administration. Arriving at Bothell High School in 1957, Behrens served as choral director for 24 years, instilling a love of singing in hundreds of students. He built successful vocal ensembles and choirs that frequently earned district and state honors. With his expertise, he was often called on to adjudicate choral and solo ensemble competitions among secondary students at the local and state level. In 1981, he was named Fine Arts Supervisor for the Northshore School District, remaining for six years before retiring in 1990. In that role he directed the district's music, drama and art curricula and programs. At the state level, Behrens participated in the Arts Leadership Conference and served on an advisory committee for the Washington Cultural Enrichment Program. During his career, he also performed with the Leonard Moore Chorale, the Seattle Opera Company and frequently in the community.

Tracie Ruiz Conforto, BHS 1981

2010 Wall of Honor Inductee Tracie Ruiz Conforto

Olympic Games - Synchronized Swimming 1984 Two Gold Medals, 1988 Silver Medal

Tracie Ruiz, born in Hawaii and raised in Bothell, began synchronized swimming with the Seattle Aqua Club team in Kenmore at the age of 9. Her stunning career included a Gold Medal at the Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela in 1983, where she and fellow Northshore swimmer Candy Costie also won Gold Medals in duet. She repeated her double triumph the following year, winning a Gold Medal in both solo and duet events (again with Candy Costie) at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles. At the 1987 Pan American Games in Indianapolis, IN, Ruiz was again a Gold Medalist. She returned to the Olympics in 1988 at Seoul, Korea, where she claimed the Silver Medal. She was tapped to announce at the 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games, providing commentary for NBC Olympic coverage. She was inducted into the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame in 2000 where she was named the Synchronized Swimmer of the Century. The public swimming pool in Bothell was renamed the Ruiz-Costie Pool in 1985.

Roger Fisher, IHS 1968

2010 Wall of Honor Inductee Roger Fisher

Founding Guitarist Rock Group "Heart," Widely Recognized Virtuoso Guitarist

While still at Inglemoor High School in 1965, Roger Fisher began laying the foundation for his long-recognized style of guitar playing. His passion was to experiment with unique music forms and included playing the guitar with a violin bow and designing musical instruments. He was the founding guitarist for the rock group "Heart," which has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. Fisher has toured North America repeatedly for 40 years, including the 50 states and all but two Canadian provinces, as well as performing in Europe, Japan, Australia and the USSR. His stellar popularity included a single rock show that drew 300,000 people. As part of another group, "Alias," he performed on national television, including two appearances on NBC television's "Tonight" show. He produced a number-one single hit and a number-ten single hit. Fisher has performed nationally and internationally for disaster-relief programs and other benefits. He continues volunteering in music education where his outreach connects with hundreds of students.

Dr. John E. Halver, BHS 1940

2010 Wall of Honor Inductee Dr. John Halver

World Renowned Research Scientist, Aquaculture & Fish Nutrition

John Halver is an eminent nutritional biochemist who was honored as "One of the Leading Scientists of the World for a Lifetime of Research in Nutritional Biochemistry" in 2005 by the International Biographical Center in Cambridge, England. He was a highly decorated Army Ranger during World War II and most recently, "Colonel Halver" was made an honorary citizen of France for his service. After the war, Dr. Halver earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Washington State College and, after studies in Nutrition from Purdue University, he earned his Ph.D. in Medical Biochemistry from the University of Washington. Dr. Halver was the Director of Research for the National Fish and Wildlife Service for over 20 years, overseeing 5 laboratories through out the Northwest. Using Aquacultural (fish) as his experimental animal, Dr. Halver developed the nutritional standards used world wide for all animals including humans. He served on a NASA team that researched and planned the nutritional requirements and menu for the astronauts' flight to the moon. Dr. Halver was a Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry at the University of Washington and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences of the United States. He has been a guest lecturer in the United States, Europe, Asia and South America and has served as a consultant to over 30 countries. Dr. Halver has also published over 300 scientific articles and written several scientific books. Dr. Halver passed away in October 2012.

Dr. Hebbel E. Hoff, BHS 1924

2010 Wall of Honor Inductee Dr. Hebbel Hoff

First BHS Rhodes Scholar; Dean of Physiology, McGill & Baylor Universities

Hebbel Edward Hoff was valedictorian of his 1924 graduating class at Bothell High School. After studying medicine at the University of Washington for four years, he was awarded a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University in England. After his return to America, Dr. Hoff completed his medical degree at Harvard University in 1936 and continued research in his specialty, electrocardiology, at Yale University. He chaired the Physiology Dept. at McGill University in Toronto, Canada, 1943-48, and then was invited to join the faculty at Baylor University in Houston, TX, as professor and chair of the Physiology Dept. He was deemed a research scientist of the "human machine," integrating medicine, biochemistry, psychology and physiology to treat the whole person. He helped develop cardiac instrumentation to advance medical research capability. Dr. Hoff was named Dean of the prestigious Baylor Medical School, remaining on the Baylor faculty until his death in 1987 after serving more than 50 years in the field of medicine.

Julian Karp, NSD 20 yrs.

2010 Wall of Honor Inductee Julian Karp

Visionary School District Leader, Established Curriculum and Growth Plans

Newly hired superintendent Julian Karp arrived in 1953 with a mandate from the Bothell School Board to move the school district forward. The son of a Lithuanian immigrant from the coal-mining town of Roslyn, WA, Karp was raised in foster homes from the age of 6 and recognized the value of a sound education. Working his way through Washington State University, he taught in six districts before coming to Bothell. During the next 20 years, Karp guided Bothell's merger with Woodinville and District 101 into becoming the Northshore School District. He then ensured Northshore Schools were soon recognized throughout the nation by instituting professional standards, hiring the best teachers and administrators he could find and establishing long-term curriculum plans. As Northshore enrollment began skyrocketing, Karp directed purchase of numerous school sites for a construction program that met the challenge of enrollment growing up to 15% annually in a period from the late 1960s into the early 1970s. Karp retired in 1973 and died in 1998.

Ina Knutsen, School Boards 35 yrs.

2010 Wall of Honor Inductee Ina Knutsen

Distinguished School Board Member, Bothell, Northshore, and Shoreline Community College

Ina Knutsen arrived at Bothell High School in 1936 as a young English teacher, instructing many students who later became community leaders. She married several years later, forcing her to resign because married women weren't allowed to teach. However, her greatest educational impact came later, when she served on the first Bothell Citizens' Advisory Committee and then ran for the Bothell School Board in 1952, remaining for 14 years. Mrs. Knutsen was one of those instrumental in hiring a progressive superintendent, establishing curriculum guides and building 12 new schools. She helped turn the rural district of Bothell into the suburban district of Northshore, incorporating kindergarten, special education and vocational training into the total education program. In 1966, Gov. Dan Evans appointed her a trustee for Community College District #7, responsible for Shoreline College (Northshore-Shoreline) and other two-year colleges within that area. She served 20 years. Knutsen died in 2006.

Candy Costie Merrill, IHS 1981

2010 Wall of Honor Inductee Candy Costie Merrill

Olympic Games - Synchronized Swimming 1984 Gold

Candy Costie began her incredible swimming career at Seattle's Washington Athletic Club at the age of 9. When the WAC team merged with Kenmore's Aqua Club team a year later, Costie began swimming duets with Bothell swimmer Tracie Ruiz. The duo competed for 11 years in synchronized swimming nationally and internationally, culminating in a three-year string of top honors. The pair won a gold medal in 1982 in Guayaquil, Ecuador at the World Aquatic Championships. In 1983, they were Gold Medalists in synchronized swimming at the Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela. In 1984, the pair triumphed over a field of synchronized swimmers to take the Gold Medal at the Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles. In their honor, the Northshore public swimming pool was renamed the Ruiz-Costie Pool in 1985. Costie was recruited by NBC as a color analyst for the 1988 Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea. She was named to the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, FL, in 1995.

Hon. Keith H. Miller, BHS 1943

2010 Wall of Honor Inductee Hon. Keith Miller

Alaska Secretary of State 1966-69, Alaska State Governor

Keith Miller left Bothell to serve in the US Army Air Corps in 1943-45, developing a long-term affinity for Alaska while stationed there. After his 1952 graduation from the University of Washington, he returned to the territory of Alaska, soon to be a newly minted state. Winning a four-year term to the State Legislature as a representative in 1962, Miller was elected Secretary of State in 1966. When then-governor Wally Hickel became US Secretary of the Interior in 1968, Miller succeeded him as Alaskan governor for the remaining two years of Hickel's term. He dealt with several pivotal issues affecting the state of Alaska. In 1969, the state received $900 million in lease bonus money, amounting to seven times the state budget for that year. Gov. Miller was a significant leader in the debate leading to development of the Prudhoe Bay oil field, construction of the Alaska Oil Pipeline and creation of a permanent oil revenue fund. He was elected to the Alaska State Senate in 1972, later chairing the Alaska Transportation Commission, 1977-85.

Hon. Patty Johns Murray, BHS 1968

2010 Wall of Honor Inductee Hon. Patty Johns Murray

State Senator 1989-93, Legislator of the Year 1990, U.S. Senator for Washington State 1993-present

U.S. Senator Patty Murray mixes with the power elite on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., but she still considers herself a lifelong resident of Bothell and a "mom in tennis shoes" who can make a difference for her community, state and country. She learned her work ethic early, working as a youngster in the Main Street variety store her parents managed. After graduation from Washington State University in 1972, Murray was a preschool teacher and Shoreline College instructor until 1987. She won a series of elective campaigns: a seat on the Shoreline School Board in 1985, a four-year term as a State Senator in 1989 and Washington's first female US Senator in 1993. Sen. Murray was the first Northshore alumnus to occupy a US senatorial seat. Within 15 years, she served on powerful committees like Appropriations, Budget, Veterans' Affairs and Health, Education, Welfare and Pensions. She chaired the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development subcommittee. Her high profile kept Washington state issues in the forefront of national decisions.

Dr. Sid Nelson, BHS 1963

2010 Wall of Honor Inductee Dr. Sid Nelson

University of Washington Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Dean Emeritus, School of Pharmacy

Building on an early fascination with science developed at Bothell High School, Dr. Sid Nelson has achieved international stature as a research scientist and teacher. Despite the acclaim, he prefers to continue teaching in his fields of medicinal chemistry and pharmacy, having instructed more than 3,000 pharmacy students. He has received "excellence in teaching" awards from graduating UW students, a testament to his successful ability to impart knowledge. In 2007, he was recognized as "Outstanding Dean" by the American Pharmacists' Association. Over the years, Dr. Nelson has been a visiting professor, scientist and researcher at colleges in Sweden, Singapore and England. His research has been funded at various times by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, and he was cited as a research author by the Institute for Scientific Information. Dr. Nelson received his B.S. in pharmacy from the UW and his Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from the University of California at San Francisco. Dr. Nelson passed away in December 2011.

Larry Peterson, NSD 31 yrs.

2010 Wall of Honor Inductee Larry Paterson

Teacher, Principal and Basketball Coach, Washington State Teacher of the Year 1968

Seattle native Larry Peterson played basketball and baseball for Seattle Pacific College where he received a degree in Education. Several years later, he earned master's degrees from Seattle University and the University of Michigan in math. Meanwhile, his teaching career led him to Bothell in 1953. He was assigned to Bothell High School in 1955 as a math and physics teacher and coach of the basketball team. Over the next 15 years, his inspired style took BHS teams to the State Tournament eight times during an 11-year period. Twice, his teams lost the state title by just two points, in 1962 to Garfield and in 1970 to Bethel. His players were highly regarded by opponents for their shooting, defense and sportsmanship. For a change of pace, Peterson built his family's longtime Bothell residence and a log cabin on Lopez Island. He was named Washington State Teacher of the Year in 1968, became BHS vice-principal in 1971 and principal in 1974, and retired in 1984. He was honored by the BHS Athletic Boosters as one of the first two inductees into their Hall of Fame in 2009.

Peter Rinearson, BHS 1972

2010 Wall of Honor Inductee Peter Rinearson

Pulitzer Prize 1984 Seattle Times Award-Winning Journalist and Author

When Peter Rinearson embarked on his journalism career, his dedication and drive were already apparent. By the time he left the University of Washington, he had been managing editor of the UW Daily, top winner of the William Randolph Hearst Journalism Awards program, and editor of the Sammamish Valley News in Redmond. He joined The Seattle Times, where he covered The Boeing Co., Asia and politics. In 1984, Rinearson won the Pulitzer Prize for his Seattle Times series, "Making It Fly," that delineated Boeing's development of the 757 commercial jet. The series also won a Distinguished Writing Award from the American Society of Newspaper Editors. In the 1980s, he wrote the leading how-to books on using Microsoft Word and founded Alki Software Corporation, which developed the toolbar for Microsoft Word for the Macintosh. In the 1990s, he co-wrote The Road Ahead with Bill Gates and Nathan Myhrvold. The book, which described the coming of the networked world, topped The New York Times best-seller list for seven weeks. He subsequently assisted Bill Gates for four years in writing a New York Times syndicated newspaper column. Later he became a TV network executive and a corporate vice president at Microsoft. More recently, he founded, a new service which lets people tell stories and see how their story lines intersect with those of other people.

Dr. John B. Sutherland, BHS 1963

2010 Wall of Honor Inductee Dr. John Sutherland

USFDA Research Microbiologist, Metabolism of Toxic Compounds

John B. Sutherland is a highly recognized microbiologist for the US Food and Drug Administration, based at the National Center for Toxicological Research in Jefferson, AR. It was there he began his major research in 1988 on metabolism of toxic compounds. Beyond his title is an astounding list of research projects in such areas as toxic chemicals, mycotoxins in foods and methods for rapid identification of pathogenic bacteria and bioterror agents. His career focus began with science classes at Bothell High School, followed by a B.A. from Stanford University, an M.S. from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. from Washington State University in plant pathology. He served with the Peace Corps in Ethiopia, followed by research in microbiology and faculty positions with Texas Tech University, Michigan Tech University and the University of Idaho. Dr. Sutherland's expertise is often sought for reviewing journal manuscripts and he served a number of years on editorial boards of scientific publications.

Karen Scholl Thorndike, BHS 1960

2010 Wall of Honor Inductee Karen Scholl Thorndike

First American Woman to Sail Solo Around the World 1998

After Karen Scholl Thorndike graduated from Bothell High School and attended the University of Washington, she took up climbing and hiking, especially in the Cascades and along the Pacific Coast. But when she discovered that a boat could easily reach coastal areas inaccessible to hikers, she immediately enrolled in sailing lessons and was hooked. Dreaming of sailing solo around the world, she purchased a sturdy 36-foot fiberglass boat in 1995 that had been built 10 years earlier in England. The owner had sailed it around the North Atlantic, up the Pacific Coast, and then to Alaska and back. Thorndike renamed the boat "Amelia" and headed westward from San Diego, CA, in July, 1996 on her two-year odyssey. Sailing in solitude through three oceans and around the world's five major capes, she survived raging storms, blistering calms and a three-month stop in the Falkland Islands recovering from heart problems. After nearly two years at sea, Thorndike brought the "Amelia" home safely. She's in the Guinness Book of Records for her sailing feat and dreams of repeating her historic voyage.

Dr. Gary Wegner, BHS 1963

2010 Wall of Honor Inductee Dr. Gary Wegner

Famed Astronomer, Fulbright Fellow, Dean of Astrophysics, Dartmouth University

Gary Wegner completed his first 12 years of his education in Bothell schools. After placing third nationally in the prestigious Westinghouse Science Talent Search, his career was launched academically and geographically. He studied mathematics, physics and astronomy at Washington State University, the University of Arizona and the University of Washington, earning a Ph.D. and a Fulbright Fellowship to the Australian National University. He spent three years at the University of Oxford in England with the Department of Astrophysics and seven years at the South African Astronomical Observatory in Cape Town. Returning to the US in 1978, he was named a Fellow in the Dept. of Physics at the University of Delaware and then an asst. professor at Penn State University. Since 1982, he has been professor of physics and astronomy at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire. His scientific research includes studies of white dwarf stars and late stellar evolution and cosmology.