- Pasco High School
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Hall of Fame Inductees - 2004
Dallas Barnes attended Longfellow Grade School, McLoughlin Junior High, and Pasco High School, graduating in 1959. At Pasco High, he was Senior Class President, an All-Conference selection in basketball, and lettered in basketball, football, and track. Following graduation, Dallas attended Columbia Basin College on football, basketball and track scholarships, graduating from CBC in 1961. He went on to attend Eastern Washington College and Washington State University, where he attained a PhD. in sociology in 1976. During this time, he worked for General Electric at Hanford as a chemical analyst, U.S. Testing Company as a technician for quality control, and special projects, and on the Community Action Committee in Richland, as Director of Property Management and Relocation. From 1969 to 1997, Dallas served as the Director of the Academic Development Program, and was an adjunct Professor of Sociology at Washington State University. Since 1997, he has served as the associate director for Student Services and coordinator of disability services, career services, academic standing, and countless services on the WSU-Tri-Cities branch campus. He has served on numerous state, county, and local boards, and presently serves on the Washington State Human Rights Commission. He was the recipient of the 2003 Dr. Martin Luther King Spirit Award in the Tri-Cities. He is also a published author in numerous educational journals.
Neva Corkrum graduated from Pasco High School in 1952. Following graduation she married Philip R. Corkrum, who was in the Navy, and moved to Hawaii. Following Philip’s return to college and the beginning of his teaching career at Stevens Junior High, Neva began work in the Franklin County Auditor’s office. She was elected to the office of Franklin County Auditor in 1981, and served two terms. In January 1989, Neva was elected Franklin County Commissioner, a position she continues to hold at this time. Neva is committed to eliminating duplicated efforts between counties, cities and the state. She also serves as the Chairman of the Franklin County Law and Justice Council and Chair of the Benton-Franklin Health Board. Neva was a former member of the Board of Directors for Franklin County United Way and Vice-Chair of the State Board of Health. She has been a member of the Pasco Kiwanis since 1988 and Pasco Chamber of Commerce since 1981. Neva and Phil also raised three children, David, Jacqueline, and Nancy, who are all Pasco High graduates.
Beverly (Bafaro) Finke attended Whittier Grade School, Pasco Junior High, and Pasco High School, graduating in 1955. During four active years at Pasco High, Beverly was a drum majorette, sang in the acapella choir, participated in Thespians, and the Future Teachers of America. She was a homecoming princess, ASB Representative, Girls’ Letterman, and wrote for the WASCO. Beverly is married to Art Finke, a retired principal and teacher from Pasco. They have three grown children; Jeff, Renee, and Cary, all of whom graduated from Pasco High. After her children were in school, Beverly graduated from Columbia Basin College. Beginning in 1976, Beverly worked in a variety of Franklin County offices, becoming Chief Deputy County Clerk in 1989. In November 1989, Beverly ran for the elected position of Franklin County Clerk, where she was re-elected twice, held the position for 11 years and finally retired in January of 2001. As county clerk, Beverly served as president of the Washington State Association of County Clerks in 1999. She continues to share her time and talents in Pasco where she has worked on school bond drives, served on the "Do The Right Thing" committee, and remains active in the Catholic Daughters of the Americans, a charitable organization that helps the youth, elderly, poor, and unwed, pregnant teens in our community. She is also the past President of the Franklin County Historical Society.
Greg Metcalf graduated from Pasco high school in 1968 where he was an active member of the marching, concert, and jazz bands. He was an outstanding musician, recognized as one of the superior saxophone players in our area. Greg attended Central Washington University where he was a featured soloist in Central’s Jazz Ensemble and he received the Outstanding Musician Award at the Collegiate Jazz Festival. After graduating from Central in 1972, Greg went on to play with numerous big bands as they toured the world. He has performed with such notables as Stan Kenton and his Orchestra, Buddy DeFranco, Dizzy Gillespie, the Temptations, Bernadette Peters, Linda Ronstandt, and Barry Manilow. Greg returned to public education and worked at Park Middle School in Kennewick, and received the Teacher of the Year award in 1990. His band and orchestras were very successful, winning first place awards at the Bellevue Jazz Festival his last two years in Kennewick. Currently, Greg teaches at a middle school in Everett. He greatly enjoys teaching his students the finer aspects of music, from learning their instruments, to concert band literature, to jazz studies. He is also a composer and professional musician and performs with the Jazz Police, the Jim Knapp Band, and occasionally, with the Seattle Symphony. Along with his many writings, Greg has produced his Jazz Symphony, a four-movement composition published by Daniel Barry Publications, which the Jazz Police premiered in Seattle, in November of 1995.
Patricia (Sullivan) Roach graduated from Pasco high in 1939 after attending Pasco Schools during her younger years. She was the first baby to be born in the Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital as well as being the first Miss Pasco. While attending Pasco High School, she participated in numerous school productions such as “Saturday Market”, “The Confessional”, as well as holding the lead in “Growing Pains”. She was involved in many activities including Wasco, Sinewesah, Thespian club, and served as the ASB secretary her junior and senior years. Patricia Sullivan graduated from Seattle University in 1946, majoring in Social Science. Shortly after, she married Jack Roach and they settled here in Pasco. They raised nine children, all of whom completed college at Seattle University. In 1991, Seattle University awarded her the Centennial Alumni award, a prestigious award given only to 100 of their most outstanding alumni. Pat worked as a librarian at Mark Twain Elementary School for 12 years, during which she also served on the Mid-Columbia Library Board. In addition to raising her family and holding a career, she has also spent countless years volunteering for different organizations in our community, including Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, St. Patrick’s School, the Franklin Historical Society, and as an election volunteer for countless Franklin County elections.