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.
View videos and additional photos created by Northshore teacher John Roper at northshorewallofhonor.org.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Social Issues Advocate, Mental Health Leader-Teacher, Non-Profit Developer
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.
Devoted Coach, Positive Force in All Sports, Respected Influence on Youth
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.
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.
State Senator, Northshore School Board, Advocate for K-12 Education and Arts
Co-Founder BHS Alumni Association, NSD Bus/Special Needs Driver 25 yrs.
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.
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.
Northshore Board of Directors & Foundation Leader; Dedicated Youth & Education Advocate
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Distinguished Archeologist, Educator, Researcher, Partner with Northwest Tribes
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.
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.
Alaska Child Abuse Researcher, Behavioral Health Activist, Author
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.
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.
Veteran Educator and Coach, Active in Mission, Prison and Youth Outreach
Committed Educator and Superintendent; Kiwanis, Community and State Activist
Dedicated Volunteer for Cultural Arts and Historical Architecture
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.
Sponsor of Youth Programs, Community Leader, Northshore School Board Member
Dedicated Community Volunteer, Founder of Seattle Seahawks and Sounders Drumlines
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.
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.
Distinguished Boy Scout and Sea Scout Leader, Northshore School Board Member
Award-Winning Film Director and Producer, Novelist, Advocate for Disabled Veterans
Devoted Community Organizer and Mentor, Founder and Director of Maltby Food Bank
Educator, Advocate for Challenged Students, Coached Gymnastics
Educator, Advocate for Native American Culture and Education
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.
Educator, Women's Advocate, Humanitarian Programs in Mexico
Renowned Leader for Ecological Design of Mountain Resorts
Community Leader, Education Activist, School Board Member
Hospital/Medical Administrator, Youth Activist, Military Leader
Community/Youth Activist, Role Model, Inspirational Sports Leader
Veterinarian, Civic and Community Leader and International Humanitarian
Visionary Teacher, Founded Model United Nations and Mock Political Convention
Renowned Fluorine Chemistry Research Scientist, Clemson University Professor
Outstanding Washington State University Professor and Activist for Northshore Youth Programs
Dentist, Humanitarian and Dental Care Provider to Bolivian Children
University of Texas Social Work Professor, Mental Health Researcher and Author
United States Diplomat, Educator, Author and International Humanitarian
Community Doctor, Health Advocate and Northshore School Board Member
Community Leader and Volunteer, Historian, Artist and Local Pioneer
National Parks Management and Trails Activist, University of Michigan and University of Washington Professor
Beloved Teacher and Administrator and Advocate for Performing Arts
Veteran Pilot, Aviation Advocate for Youth and Selfless Community Activist
Fashion Designer, Businesswoman, Author, Mentor and Cultural Advocate
USAF Pilot Who Completed Four Vietnam Tours, Air Force Cross for Heroism Recipient and Youth Aviation Mentor
Community Leader for Evergreen Hospital and NSD Schools and Philanthropist
Creator of America's Leading Character Education School Assembly
University of Oregon Professor and Prestigious Pediatric and Neonatal Researcher
Bothell Performing Arts Pioneer and Began Northshore School District International Student Exchange Program
NSD Visionary Principal 1982-2003 and Washington State Excellence in Education Award Recipient
New Guinea Businesswoman and Advocate for Impoverished Women and Children
Learning Disabilities and Mental Health Advocate and 34-Year High School International Exchange Program Promoter
Research Scientist, Invented Nylon Application Method and Aluminum Extraction Process
Renowned Northwest Artist, Teacher, Mentor and Arts Advocate
Decorated World War II Pilot, Addiction Research Psychologist and Author
Director, Playwright, Educator, Actor and Mentor to Inner-City Students
Youth Mentor and Sports Advocate and Washington State/Pacific Northwest Coaches Hall of Fame Inductee
Renowned Water and Environmental Research Scientist and University of California Berkley Professor
BHS & NSD Award-Winning Music Programs, Washington State Music Educators Hall of Fame
BHS Choral Director & NSD Fine Arts Supervisor, Washington State Music Educators Hall of Fame
Olympic Games - Synchronized Swimming 1984 Two Gold Medals, 1988 Silver Medal
Founding Guitarist Rock Group "Heart," Widely Recognized Virtuoso Guitarist
World Renowned Research Scientist, Aquaculture & Fish Nutrition
First BHS Rhodes Scholar; Dean of Physiology, McGill & Baylor Universities
Visionary School District Leader, Established Curriculum and Growth Plans
Distinguished School Board Member, Bothell, Northshore, and Shoreline Community College
Olympic Games - Synchronized Swimming 1984 Gold
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.
State Senator 1989-93, Legislator of the Year 1990, U.S. Senator for Washington State 1993-present
University of Washington Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Dean Emeritus, School of Pharmacy
Teacher, Principal and Basketball Coach, Washington State Teacher of the Year 1968
Pulitzer Prize 1984 Seattle Times Award-Winning Journalist and Author
USFDA Research Microbiologist, Metabolism of Toxic Compounds
First American Woman to Sail Solo Around the World 1998
Famed Astronomer, Fulbright Fellow, Dean of Astrophysics, Dartmouth University