Inexperienced River Excessive Faculty just lately added a number of new GRHS graduates into the Corridor of Fame. The inductees have been honored throughout the Wolves varsity soccer recreation in opposition to Rawlins Sept. 9 and formally inducted throughout the 2022 Corridor of Fame Banquet the subsequent night time.
One distinctive addition to the Corridor of Fame this yr was a whole group of sports activities and actions groups from 1974, added collectively “due to their huge achievements” in keeping with Athletics Director Anthony Beardsley.
Tom Wilson was a graduate of Inexperienced River Excessive Faculty in 1974. He performed soccer, successful many state honors. He was chosen to play within the first Shrine Bowl.
Upon graduating from the College of Wyoming he taught Welding store at Rock Springs Excessive Faculty and acquired Trainer of the 12 months. He taught Woods, PE, Architectural Design, Building Know-how, and Tech Lab on the center college. He wrote the primary BOCES Grant for tools for Monroe Center Faculty and East Junior Excessive’s tech labs.
Tom taught Welding, Architectural Design and Tech Lab and GRHS in addition to teaching the varsity soccer program and holds essentially the most wins of any coach at school historical past. He was chosen as 4A West Coach of the yr 3 instances.
He was Dean of College students/Actions Director for GRHS and later Actions Director, retiring in 2015. He was chosen as Wyoming AD of the yr, served as president of the WIAAA and gained the State Award of Advantage. He was the Wyoming Management Coaching Coordinator for WIAAA, together with three-time nominations for the Nationwide Frank Kovaleski Skilled Growth Award. He was the one recipient within the US to obtain the Nationwide Jim Teff Award.
He served on the Nationwide Endowment Committee, served on the NIAAA Part 8 in addition to the Nationwide Scholarship Committee and earned his Licensed Grasp Athletic Administrator. Solely 4 AD’s within the historical past of Wyoming have earned this distinction. Tom was the power behind the Inexperienced River Corridor of Fame which started in 2009. Following Tom’s lead, many colleges round Wyoming have carried out the identical recognition of achievements of previous college students, employees and groups of their excessive colleges. Within the fall of 2015 Tom was rehired to be a welding teacher at GRHS.
In March of 2022 he was appointed to Sweetwater County Faculty District #2 Board of Trustees and in April of that very same yr he was appointed to the Inexperienced Belt Process Drive for the Metropolis of Inexperienced River.
Jeff Bauer grew up in Inexperienced River and attended Inexperienced River Excessive Faculty. He’s an internationally acknowledged well being futurist and medical economist. He has greater than 300 publications on healthcare supply.
As a marketing consultant, he has assisted a whole lot of supplier, purchaser, and payer organizations with strategic planning and efficiency enchancment initiatives. He served as Vice President for Well being Care Forecasting and Technique for ACS, a Xerox Firm, from 1999 to 2010. His personal consulting agency, The Bauer Group, specialised in consumer-focused strategic planning and medical affiliation agreements for multi-hospital networks from 1984 to 1992.
As well as, Dr. Bauer was a full-time trainer and administrator on the College of Colorado Well being Sciences Heart in Denver from 1973 to 1984. He additionally served for 4 years as Well being Coverage Adviser to Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm. From 1992 to 1999, Dr. Bauer was a visiting professor in Administrative Drugs on the Medical Faculty of the College of Wisconsin-Madison.
Mike Hamel graduated from GRHS in 1982. In highschool he was a Wyoming State Champion and All-State soccer participant. He additionally gained a Nationwide Championship in Greco-Roman wrestling and positioned third on the World Cadet Championships in 1980. His senior yr he was named All-American by USA Wrestling.
Whereas he attended the College of Wyoming, Mike was a two-time Western Athletic Convention (WAC) Champion, a 3 time Mountain Intercollegiate Wrestling Affiliation (MIWA) Champion, gained 12 event titles, was the WAC “Rookie of the 12 months,” and set each the freshman and all-time pin data on the college (each nonetheless stand at the moment). Mike was chosen as a second-team Freshman All-American by Novice Wrestling Information, completed in 2nd in all-time profession wins on the College, and was on three WAC Championship groups. In 2017, Mike was inducted into the UW Athletics Corridor of Fame.
After school, he started to show and coach in Colorado, Rawlins, Gillette, and Alaska. Throughout this time he was lucky sufficient to have been chosen as “Coach of the 12 months” three completely different instances. He was additionally chosen as the mathematics division “Trainer of the 12 months” thrice in three districts.
Mike pursued a profession in administration and served in varied completely different administrative positions for 13 years in Inexperienced River. He grew to become the inaugural principal at Cheyenne South Excessive Faculty and stayed in Cheyenne for 3 years earlier than leaving for Laramie to grow to be an assistant superintendent. He accepted the Superintendent place in Rawlins and has been there for the final 5 years.
Brent Foster graduated from Lincoln Excessive Faculty in Inexperienced River with the Class of 1957.
In 1961, Brent joined the USA Navy and in 1965 he served within the Vietnam Warfare. He retired as a Commander from the Navy in 1982. Throughout his time within the Navy, he was acknowledged for quite a few issues over his profession, however probably the most notable wasn’t found till a long time later. Brent was the principal pioneer within the creation and growth of the brand new maritime patrol tactical aircrew protocol and procedures. He helped write the guide on airborne antisubmarine warfare and was one of many very first commissioned U.S. Navy tactical coordinators, initially assigned to VP-22 within the early Sixties. He flew in each the P2V and the brand new P3A.
In these early days naval flight officers, because the non-pilot tactical coordinators have been designated, weren’t eligible for squadron command. Brent was one of many first to display for squadron command, a uncommon achievement for naval flight officers.
Right now, generations later, all that has modified, and the general commander of all the joint Pacific army complicated — U.S. Navy, U.S. Military, U.S., Air Drive and U.S. Marines — is a P3 Naval flight officer.
He set the bar exceptionally excessive a half century in the past, making certain that those that got here later have been held to these lofty requirements.
Class of 1974
Inexperienced River Excessive Faculty Class of 1974 and a few of the underclassmen have been very distinctive within the GRHS Historical past.
There have been seven sports activities supplied: soccer, golf, boys basketball, boys swimming, wrestling, women swimming, and observe and discipline. Out of those seven sports activities they gained 5 state championships in soccer, boys swimming, wrestling, golf, and women swimming. The Industrial Arts division additionally gained state championships, bringing this class to 6 state championships. The opposite two sports activities weren’t far behind, bringing dwelling third at state every.
Soccer: Coaches Jim Home, Glen McLean, Invoice Duncan, Harold Befus; Workforce: Bob Burnaugh, Davie Crim, Bob Gerrard, Vern Goglio, Dave Graham, Stan Owens, Bruce Parker, Dick Powell, Linne Rollins, Howard Schultz, Terry Warby, Tom Wilson, Mark Abbott, Terry Bigler, Rodney Fantin, Tom Graham, Melvin Lovato, Mike Mamalis, Tom Myrick, Chuck Owens, Ernie Richmond, and Howard Walker, Mark Bennet, Jeff Burkes, Chuck Giesenhagen, Floyd Heitz, Gary McCartney, Barry Toone
Boys Swim workforce: Coach Jack Beard; Workforce: Larry Ball, Ken Evans, Dave Lev, John Oakley, Mike Mayhew, Tom Myrick, Mike Burnap, Gary McCartney, David Schultz, Kole Jasperson, Kevin Goglio, Scott Bushelman
Golf workforce: Coach Larry Clause; Workforce: Tim Brown, Walt Seeley, Craig Swierczek, Larry Meeboer, David Corollo
Wrestling: Coach Larry Heslep, Invoice Duncan; Workforce: Eva Castillon, Bob Thoman, Augie Gardea, Monte Kester, David Graham, David Maestas, Alan Arguello, Marvin Brady, Linne Rollins, Howard Walker, Gary Arguello, Chuck Owens
Women Swimming: Coach Kriss Watson; Workforce: Alice Evans, Cindy Bertot, Tammy Harrell, Charleen Wagner, Sheryl Bushelman, Terry Harris, Terry Meeks, Kerry Shaw, Lauralee Brown, Julie Clark, Linda William
Industrial Arts which included woods, metals, housing and electronics: Sponsors Robert Clevenger, Gordon Gunter, Rudy Gunter; Members: Tim Brown, Vern Goglio, David Hooten, Becky Mamalis, Mark Peterson, Alan Value, Irwin Richardson, Brent Sadler, Joey Schell, Doug Stewart, Tom Wilson, Kerry Eyre, Mike Mammalis, Glen Hunter, Robert Ogden, John Schell (This was the third yr in a row that they introduced dwelling a state trophy and maintain a everlasting possession with the College of Wyoming trophy.)
The accomplishments, accolades, and total triumphs of this class might by no means be seen once more in Inexperienced River historical past.