- Pasco High School
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Hall of Fame Inductees - 1998
Felix C. Vargas Jr.
Felix was a Pasco High Graduate of 1963. He was involved in sports, National Honor Society, Debate team, and served as ASB President his senior year. After graduation from WSU in 1967, he served in the Vietnam War from 1968-1973 where he received two Bronze Stars, two Air Medals, and Vietnamese awards. Felix became a Foreign Service Officer in 1974 and has worked in Mexico, Chile, El Salvador, Austria, Germany, Washington D.C., and most recently in Bosnia. While in Bosnia, he advised the Commander of Stabilization Force on Political issues associated with the presence and operation of the NATO led mission.
Kerry graduated Pasco High in 1975 and during her time here she was very involved in school activities and also served as a cheerleader. She graduated from WSU in 1979 and served for eight years as a trustee of the WSU Foundation, aiding the university in fundraising and public relations. She hosted the nationwide television program "Freedom Speaks" which aired on PBS and CNN. She is a member of the National Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Radio and Television News Directions Association and the International Women's Media Foundation. She has been nominated for more than a dozen Emmy Awards and was awarded Journalist of the Year by the Washington State Correctional Association.
Brian was a graduate of Pasco High Class of 1982. He was voted Most Likely to Suceed and was committed to his academic success. He was a member of the yearbook staff and served as editor of the WASCO. He became the editor of the Bremerton Sun newspaper and was responsible for a large increase in circulation and redesign. This is quite an accomplishment for someone of his age and as a result, he was recognized as one of 20 Up and Coming individuals in the United States under the age of 40 by Fresh Time magazine. He also devoted himself to community service through serving on the Board of the the United Way and being a member of the Rotary Club.
Alice Hogan West
Alice graduated in 1911 from Pasco High. During her freshman year, she served as president of the class, which selected the Pasco High colors of purple and white. She was the first woman to serve on the Pasco Planning commision. Alice was elected president of the Franklin County Women's Democratic Club in 1935, served 2 terms, and was then elected as a State Domcratic Committee Woman in 1938. President Harry S. Truman appointed her to the National Women's Advisory Council on Defense Manpower in 1951 and she also spoke at the Democratic National Convention in 1951 and also 1952.
Bill defied the odds and graduated Pasco High in 1944. Shortly after birth, Bill fell victim to polio, which physically disabled him. Bill and his family were told he wouldn't live very long, ride a bicycle, hold a job, or even have a family, but Bill showed them otherwise. During high school, Bill was a football manager and delivered mail for the post office on a bicycle. In 1958, he became head custodian at Emerson Elementary School where he worked until his retirement in 1982. In addition to working for PSD, he was an ardent Pasco High booster member.
Valoria graduated from Pasco High School in 1961. She was very involved in school activities such as band, ASB, athletics, and Pep Club. Valoria was Franklin County Deputy Treasurer from 1963 until 1981 and then from 1982 until 1992 she served as the Franklin County Treasurer. Valoria also served as the State Senator from the 16th state legislative district from 1992 until 2000, where she served as the chairperson of the Senate Ways and Means committee. In this position she benefitted our community by creating jobs and aiding the development of business in the Tri-Citities. She is a well respected and much admired woman throughout our state, but still finds time to give to Pasco through volunteering. She was awarded the Golden Apple Award for her support of public education at the local and state level.