Hall of Fame Inductees - 2002

John G. Carroll was a member of National Honor Society, a sports writer for the Sinewesah, ASB President at Pasco High, and served as co-valedictorian of his class of 1941.  He obtained a degree in history at the University of Washington and graduated from the U of W law school in 1951.  In 1985, he took a full-time appointment as a Court Commissioner for Benton & Franklin Counties Superior Court, primarily working with juveniles.  John was recognized by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services as "Outstanding Volunteer of the Year - 1999".

Marcia (Lentz) Crigler graduated from Pasco High in 1961 and was active in Pasco High social life including: ASB, SAC, Pep Club, Girls' League, cheerleading, and was homecoming queen her senior year.  She attended Washington State University, graduating in 1965 with a degree in English education and psychology, and later earned a Master's degree in school counseling, psychology, and education from Central Washington University.   Upon graduation, Marcia returned to Pasco and taught at Pasco High before moving to Stevens Middle School, where as a counselor, she heads the Natural Helpers and the Big Brother/Sister, Little Brother/Sister programs.

Joy L. Curriera (Ebberson) graduated from Pasco High School in 1989, where she was an ASB representative, member of the National Honor Society, Lettermen and German clubs, WASCO journalist, varsity athlete in softball and volleyball, captain of the volleyball team, and was selected to play in the all state East vs. West game her senior year.  She also participated in the USVBA Junior Olympic Championships.  After high school, Joy became the first female graduate of Pasco High to attend West Point.  At West Point she lettered four years in volleyball, becoming an All-American at the Division II level, and was awarded the New York state Flo Hyman Award for volleyball. She graduated in 1990 with a degree in engineering and a field of study in educational psychology.  With the rank of major, she is currently assigned to the Pentagon.

Spence S. Jilek graduated from Pasco High School in 1973 and was active in golf, ski club, and Key club.  He attended Gonzaga University, graduated in 1977 with a degree in Biology, then attended the University of Washington Dental School and graduated in 1981.  He returned to Pasco where he has been a self-employed dentist since 1981. Spence has served on many Pasco and Tri-City committees and boards.

Steve Rose, M.D., a 1968 graduate of Pasco High School, went to Whitman College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa; he received his medical degree from the University of Washington in 1976.   He presently serves as a professor of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the University of California Hospital in San Diego.   His cutting edge medical research has involved new radiological techniques of inserting vascular stints, ablation of liver and lung tumors, and three-dimensional ultrasound. 

Jeri Thomson graduated in 1966 from Pasco High. Upon graduation from the University of Washington with a degree in English, she went to Washington, D.C., where she began her political career in 1971.  She worked for the Senate Sergeant of Arms and was appointed assistant Secretary of the Senate in 1989.  In 2001, she was appointed Secretary of the United States Senate, where she received the unanimous consent of that body, and became only the third woman to hold that position since 1789.


2001 Hall of Fame Inductees

2003 Hall of Fame Inductees