Hall of Fame Inductees - 2000

Quenna Beasley was an outstanding student athlete who lettered in volleyball, basketball, and track at Pasco High School.  She helped lead the Pasco High Girls' Basketball team to second in state in 1978 and fourth in state in 1980.  She continues to hold Pasco High records in the shot put and discus and she was a state champion in both events.  Upon graduation in 1980 Quenna went to the University of Oregon and continued her stellar track career.  In 1984 Quenna competed in the US Olympic trials where she finished sixth in the discus.  Upon graduation from college, Quenna has continued her work with youth, serving as an assistant track coach for young women at Lake Washington High School in the Seattle area.  Quenna annually returns to the Pasco Invite Track Meet to support her athletes and renew friendships.  She presently works for Compaq Corporation in the Seattle area.  She continues to be an outstanding youth role model for young athletes.

Edmon Daniels is a life-long Pasco community supporter and volunteers with his time and resources.  He came to Pasco at a very young age, went through the Pasco School system and graduated in 1960.  He played semi-professional baseball while he was in high school.  Upon graduation, Edmon went into the military, married, and returned to Pasco where he began his commitment to Pasco youth.  He was instrumental in getting the Pasco Little League started and helping to develop the area that is presently Booth Field.  He currently serves in an administrative capacity, after coaching youth for many years.  He helped start the youth basketball league known as Court Kids in Pasco and continues his involvement by coaching.  He is also very involved with AAU basketball leagues in Pasco and the Tri-City area.  Pasco is extremely fortunate to have community and youth oriented people like Edmon Daniels.

Leonard Dietrich has been a life-long supporter of the city of Pasco and has donated his time and resources to help improve the quality of life for all in our city.  Leonard graduated from Pasco High in 1966 and upon graduation from college, returned to Pasco to go into business.  Leonard served on the city of Pasco Planning Commission for many years, many of them as chairperson.  He has served on many blue ribbon committees that have dealt with problems as they arose in Pasco.  He was instrumental in getting the DARE drug program started in the Pasco schools with his financial contributions.  Never one to seek the personal limelight, Mr. Dietrich can always be counted upon with his support of time, effort, and resources to contribute to programs that make Pasco a better place to live.

John Merk graduated from Pasco High in 1972 and went on to an apprenticeship in the sheet metal industry.  He has combined a career with an involvement with the youth of Pasco that has benefited and will continue to benefit many in the years to come.  John has helped create many vocational projects at Pasco High, including the boat project and house construction project, in which students learn vocational skills and build projects that can be sold to raise money for scholarships.  He serves on the General Advisory Committee for all high schools in the area as well as Tri-Tech.  He is the chairman of the construction metal committee and serves as an advisor to the EMIT pathway at Pasco High.  He has been awarded the Golden Apple award presented by PEMCO Insurance and the Governor of Washington for his contributions to public education.  He has also been awarded the Community Leadership award for educational services.

John F. Sullivan, Jr. graduated from Pasco High School in 1942, the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in engineering, and a Masters in chemical engineering before embarking upon a distinguished professional career in business.  After college General Electric employed John. During his time there John served in various positions including material management, marketing management and manufacturing systems development.  In 1968 he joined E F Houghton as president and CEO, which manufactured functional chemicals, specialty lubricants, and hydraulic fluids.  In 1972 he joined Hayes Albion Corporation as Executive Vice-President in charge of operations. In 1978 he joined Bath Iron Works, the largest non-governmental agency in the state of Maine as president and CEO.  Bath Iron Works is a builder of commercial and naval guided missile destroyers and cruisers for the United States Navy.  In 1981 he became chairman of the board of Bath Iron Works and retired from there in 1983.  He has served in many civic organizations ranging from the White House Fellowship Selection Panel, the Shipbuilders Council of America and the Maine Maritime Academy.  He was active for many years in the Boy Scouts of America and the Navy League of the United States.

Vic Vanderschoor graduated from Pasco High School in 1970, Eastern Washington State College in 1974, and the University of Washington Law School in 1979.  From 1979-1996 he was a successful attorney in the Tri-Cities as well as serving as Court Commissioner for the Franklin County District court from 1983-1996.  In 1996 he was elected to the position of Benton Franklin County Superior Court Judge, a position he continues to hold today.  Vic has always been involved in the community, serving on the board of directors of many local groups such as the Pasco Chamber of Commerce.  He is a charter member of the Pasco-Kennewick Exchange Club and Sunrise Rotary.  He also is closely involved with St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Pasco and sings with the group Candleflame.  Pasco can be proud of the service and dedication to community shown by Mr. Vanderschoor.

 

1999 Hall of Fame Inductees

2001 Hall of Fame Inductees