Northshore Schools induct 2016 Wall of Honor

Northshore School District inducted the sixth class of the Wall of Fame will take place on Thursday at Pop Keeney Stadium.

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Northshore School District inducted the sixth class of the Wall of Fame will take place on Thursday at Pop Keeney Stadium.

The 10 representatives ranged from graduates to teachers, athletes to sculptors — and both, in one case. The seven men and three women join a group of names honored at the stadium’s entrance.


Jean Forsyth Fowler

Fowler spent nearly four decades as a leader in Northshore School District, including stints with the PTA and 12 years on the Northshore School Board of Directors. The district was named Washington state’s Outstanding School Board in 1992 under her leadership. Fowler was head of the district’s PTA organization in 1987 when it was cited statewide for outstanding service, and has won two local PTA Golden Acorn awards.


Wayne Suttles

Suttles was a Bothell native, having grown up on a local dairy farm. He graduated from Bothell High School in 1937. In 1951, after serving in the Navy during World War II, Suttles was the first student to received a doctorate in Anthropology from the University of Washington. Suttles has become an expert in Native American Studies, and taught at three major universities before his death in 2005.

Herbert George

George, who graduated from Bothell High School in 1958, may be best known for his sculpting. In the 1950s, George was known as a basketball player and strong student. He earned degrees in English literature and sculpture, and earned a Guggenheim Fellowship. His sculptures are part of permanent museum collections across the nation. He retired in 2006.

Ronald Nardone

Nardone graduated from Bothell High School in 1961, and continues to live in the Northshore area. Nardone helped raise funds for the modern scoreboard at Pop Keeney Stadium, and has underwritten a sport scholarship for Bothell athletes who exemplify leadership. Nardone served in Vietnam before starting a construction company and helping to revitalize the community of Maltby.

Dr. F. Gregory Ashby

Ashby was valedictorian of his graduating class at Inglemoor High School in 1971, and went on to earn a doctorate in psychology from Purdue University. He has been a professor at University of Calif.-Santa Barbara since 1986, and has written three books and 140 articles and book chapters. Ashby is also an athlete, having completed several marathons, including the Boston Marathon, and climbed mountains all over the world.

Adam Cornell

The youngest inductee in 2016, Cornell graduated in 1991 from Woodinville High School. He is now a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Snohomish County, and has served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, prosecuting federal narcotic and gun crimes in Snohomish County. He was named National Youth of the Year in 1990 by Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and has served in the Peace Corps, Child Welfare League, state commissions and the Seattle Repertory Theatre.


Sally Strand

Combined between her career as a biology teacher and a decade of substitute teaching after retirement, Strand spent 42 years in the district. Strand was a National Ski Patrol member and CPR instructor, and established the Northshore Ski School in 1960. Many of her former biology students have moved on to become doctors, surgeons and other healthcare professionals.

Richard Yonck

Yonck began teaching at Anderson Jr. High in 1960, eventually finishing his career 29 years later at Inglemoor High School in 1999. A teacher and coach, Yonck began an annual college scholarship after a student athlete was killed in an accident. Yonck started the wrestling program at Inglemoor High School in 1965.

PhượngChi Nguyễn

PhượngChi Nguyễn left Vietnam when she was 10, eventually earning a bachelor’s and two master’s degrees. She is fluent in English, Vietnamese and proficient in French. She helped support cultural differences at a Northshore elementary, where she taught classes for nine years and created a student publishing center.

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