Hall of Fame Inductees - 2005

 

Bob Mars graduated in 1978.  He was active in football, wrestling and track during his junior high and senior high school years.  After graduation, he attended Columbia Basin College, where he continued to play football.  He earned a football scholarship as a kicker at the University of Idaho. Upon graduation, Bob began his teaching career and embarked upon his passion, coaching. After teaching in Payette, Idaho, he began teaching and coaching football, wrestling, and track at Kiona-Benton High School in 1986.  He spent 14 years as head wrestling coach where he accumulated a record of 120-64-3 and coached seven individual state champions and 23 state medalists. Bob coached football at Ki-Be and Kennewick High School and was a defensive coach with the Tri-City Rattlers Inland Northwest Football team that went 11-0 in 2004, and won the league championship.  Bob’s life was tragically cut short when he was murdered in September 2004, following a Ki-Be football game. 

Nathaniel (Nate) Miles graduated from Pasco High School in 1977.  Throughout his high school career, he was extremely involved in DECA, and was the first African-American Washington State DECA president.  After his high school graduation, he attended the University of Washington, where he earned his Master’s in Communication, and went to work for State Senator George Fleming. As the Senator’s Chief Legislative Aide, Nate gained bi-partisan commendations and respect. Nate is also very active in the community, having served as a Minority Outreach Consultant for both public and private sector projects.  Throughout his career, he has been on the board of directors for many community and civic groups. In addition, Nate has participated in the White House’s conference on the North American Free Trade Agreement. Nate’s achievements include a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Central Area Motivation Program, a “Friends of the Japanese American Citizens League” Award and is one of thirty “Leaders of the Future” recognized by Ebony Magazine.

Mildred (Wade) Montgomery graduated Pasco High School in 1934. She was an athlete, lettering in varsity basketball for four years, and she also ran track and played softball.  She was a cheerleader and worked on the Sinewesah, school yearbook and the Wasco, the Pasco High School paper. Mildred worked in the Franklin County Auditor’s office from 1952-54, was appointed Pasco City Treasurer, and worked for the Pasco School District from 1955-1975.  She was active with community drives for the heart and cancer associations, is a 50-year member of Eastern Star, was mother advisor for the Rainbow girls, and was a Girl Scout leader for Troop 111 for many years.

Deena (Burns) Stallings Attended Pasco Schools her whole school career and graduated from PHS in 1968. Deena ran Little Toots preschool where she taught honesty, respect, and hard work to many future PHS Bulldogs. After closing her preschool, she began teaching in the PSD and taught math and science at MAC. Deena coached volleyball, tennis, and bowling at MAC. Collegues gave her high marks in professional leadership, motivational skills, and being extremely positive. Deena was active in the community outside of her professional career. She has been a leader for 4-H groups and Junior Grange. Deena was instrumental in helping involve kids in their community through community service. For over 25 years Deena helped Junior Grangers raise money for such purposes as the K-9 police dog unit and taken kids to deliver cookies and companionship to residents of Pasco’s retirement homes. She ran the Junior Grange summer camp at Camp Wooten for area children, helped organize a haunted house to benefit the Wishing Star Foundation, and organized a dinner and auction fundraiser when a fellow collegues son became ill with cancer. She is a fixture at the Benton-Franklin County Fair and worked at the Columbia Grange booth. Deena Stallings truly exemplifies “Pasco Pride”. 

2004 Hall of Fame Inductees

2006 Hall of Fame Inductees