- Pasco High School
- Hall of Fame Archives
Hall of Fame Inductees - 1997
Richard "Doc" Hastings graduated from Pasco High in 1959 and then studied business administration at Columbia Basin College and Central Washington University. He soon established himself as a leader in the business community and was an active member of the Pasco Chamber of Commerce, the Pasco/Kennewick Rotary Club, Pasco Downtown Development Association and the Pasco Jaycees. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Yakima Federal Savings and Loan. In 1979, Doc ran for political office and was elected to the Washington House of Representatives, where he served until 1987. He was selected by his colleagues to be Assistant Majority Leader and the Republican Caucus Chairman. In 1994, Doc won election to the U.S. House of Representatives from the Fourth Congressional District in Washington, where he continues to serve Central Washington. He serves on the House Rules Committee and House Budget Committee. He also has been appointed Assistant Majority Whip and serves as Co-Chair of the Northwest Energy Caucus, as well as the Chairman of the House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus.
David Bruce was a fun loving, spirited Pasco High student who was involved in many activities. He participated in football, wrestling, baseball, and choir, as well as participating in a variety of groups at PHS. Like all young men, he loved to hunt and fish with his friends. Upon graduation in 1966, he attended Columbia Basin College for a year and played football. David then enlisted in the US Marine Corps and became part of the Third Marine Division and was sent into military action during the Vietnam War. On November 30, 1969, he was wounded and on Christmas Eve, 1969, he passed away. He was awarded the Purple Heart.
LaDona Dawe Madison, who graduated from Pasco High in 1942, has spent much of her life actively involved or supporting Pasco High and the city of Pasco, projecting a positive image. While attending Pasco High, LaDona was involved in many musical groups, including the singing "Nonnettes," and worked on the "WASCO" and the "SINEWESAH.” As part of a class project in English and Music Appreciation, she contributed to the creation of the Pasco High Alma Mater. LaDona helped organize the first muscular dystrophy drive in the city of Pasco, in 1956. Beginning in 1969, she began a 17-year career at Pasco High, where she worked in a number of different capacities, including audio-visual coordinator, Homecoming advisor, and Pep Club advisor. She has remained active in the First Christian Church in Pasco and presently serves as the co-editor of the "Franklin Flyer".
Dan O'Leary attended Pasco High School from 1939-1942. He was one of four brothers who served in the military during World War II at the same time. Dan was an extremely active and dedicated supporter of Pasco schools, especially Pasco High. He served on numerous committees that helped Pasco schools improve including the one that added the Activity Center to Pasco High School. He was an ardent supporter of kids and he proved this by raising and soliciting funds from the community. One of his greatest pleasures was helping send kids to athletic camps and helping them purchase athletic shoes. Dan was also a firm believer in giving kids a second chance and he always encouraged other to do the same. His enthusiasm and support of Pasco schools was passed on to his children and grandchildren who participated as cheerleaders and athletes at PHS.