Ten to be inducted to Northshore Wall of Honor

The Northshore Wall of Honor inductees from 2011 with school-district officials and organizers. - Reporter File Photo
The Northshore Wall of Honor inductees from 2011 with school-district officials and organizers.
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Ten Northshore School District alumni, former staff or board members will be inducted to the Northshore School District Wall of Honor for 2014 and recognized at a special ceremony at 6 p.m. Aug. 14.

The event is at Pop Keeney Stadium, located 9809 NE 188th, Bothell. The public is welcome to attend.

Since its inception in 2010, the Wall of Honor has recognized the outstanding achievements of over 60 Northshore alumni, retirees or volunteers who have made significant contributions to our community, state, nation or world.

This year’s inductees are:

- Lee A. Blakely, NSD, 25 yrs.

Committed educator and superintendent, and Kiwanis, community and state activist

- Gary Fuller, BHS, 1962

Dedicated volunteer for cultural arts and historical architecture

- Dr. James Minstrell, BHS, 1957

Innovative science educator and researcher, and developer of science education standards

- Richard “Dick” Ramsey, NSD, 16 yrs.

Sponsor of youth programs, community leader and Northshore School District school board member

- Keith “KC” Rousu, WHS, 1993

Dedicated community volunteer and founder of Seattle Seahawks and Sounders drumlines

- Henry A. Simonds, NSD, 11 yrs.

Founding principal of Bothell High School in 1907 and first superintendent of Bothell School District

- Jim Sullivan, NSD, 28 yrs.

Respected gymnastics coach and mentor, mentor of state champions and NCAA judge

- John "Jack" Sutherland, NSD, 13 Yrs.

Distinguished Boy Scout and Sea Scout leader, and Northshore School District school board member

- Robert "Rob" Thompson, BHS, 1961

Award-winning film director and producer, novelist and advocate for disabled veterans

- Frances Lynch Walster, BHS, 1964

Devoted community organizer and mentor, and founder and director of Maltby Food Bank

The Wall of Honor is made possible thanks to the generous donations of community members and serves as a permanent reminder of Northshore’s rich history and tradition of excellence and service. For more information, please visit

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