2012 Northshore Wall of Honor inductions

  • Written by Lucy DeYoung, Special to the Weekly

Three years ago a group of local volunteers, in order to recognize the rich history of outstanding achievements of Northshore School District alumni, personnel and volunteers who have made significant contributions to our community, state, nation or world.

One of the goals of the Wall of Honor is to inspire future generations by recognizing the accomplishments of former students and teachers.

Since the inception of the Wall of Honor, 32 deserving alumni, staff and volunteers have been recognized.

This year’s induction of 12 outstanding recipients, including Woodinville’s own Helen Anderson McMahon, class of 1936, will be held on August 16 at 6 p.m. at Pop Keeney Stadium in Bothell.

The inductees, who, as a result of their outstanding achievements and community service, have become an inspiration to our students, educators, and community.

Helen McMahon moved to Woodinville in 1923 when she was 5½. She has been very active in the community as an activist, historian and artist.  As a lifetime member of the Heritage Society she has drawn a wonderful 39-page coloring book of her life in Woodinville. Her coloring book is available through the Woodinville Heritage Society.  She and her husband John, now deceased, were probably best known for many years as Woodinville’s Mr. and Mrs. Claus and as such they brought joy to many children throughout the holidays.

This year’s inductees are:

Dr. David Anderson, BHS, 1961, veterinarian, civic/community leader and international humanitarian

Marilyn Eylar Conaway, NSD, 5 years, visionary teacher, founded mock UN conference and mock political convention

Dr. Darryl DesMarteau, BHS, 1958, renowned fluorine chemistry researcher and chemistry professor at Clemson University

Dr. William Fassett, BHS, 1964, outstanding Washington State University pharmacy professor and co-founder of Northshore troubled youth program

Dr. Ronald E. Frost, BHS, 1965, dentist, community leader, mentor and international humanitarian

Dr. Donald Granvold, BHS, 1961, researcher, provider of mental health services and University of Texas professor

David Aaron Hughes, BHS, 1956, U.S. Foreign Service, author and international humanitarian

Dr. Richard Lance, BHS, 1942, community doctor, team physician, health advocate and Northshore School District school board member

Helen Anderson McMahon, BHS, 1936, community leader and activist, historian, artist and local pioneer

Dr. Grant W. Sharpe, BHS, 1943. University of Washington forestry professor, wildlife management and recreation activist

Carroll “Si” Siverson, NSD, 30 yrs., beloved teacher and administrator, advocate for performing arts

Roy J. Wheat, Jr., BHS, 1946, pilot, aviation advocate for youth and selfless community activist

The Wall of Honor serves as a permanent reminder of Northshore’s rich history and tradition of excellence and service.

For more information, visit Pop Keeney Stadium is located at 18603 Bothell Way N.E., Bothell, WA 98011-1995.

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