SEASIDE — Seaside High School will honor six accomplished graduates with induction into the school’s hall of fame during a dinner Saturday at the high school.

Open to the public, the event will begin at 5 p.m. with a tour of the school and an opportunity to view past recipients’ photos. Dinner, prepared by the school’s culinary students, will be served at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for students 12 years old and younger. Proceeds will go to the Bob Mork Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The six 2013 inductees’ plaques and photos will join those of previous hall of fame members on the walls of the hallway adjacent to the high school gymnasium.

Graduates being inducted:

• Tim Emmons, Class of 1962, was honored for his activities and sports at SHS and became psychiatric and psychological service director for the Oregon Department of Corrections and a professor at California State University.

• Connie Benson, Class of 1989, was honored for her activities at SHS and her career as an attorney and pageant director in California.

• Erika Hamer, Class of 2000, was a student-athlete who played basketball for the University of Redlands and Clark College and has served as human resources officer for War Child, a nonprofit charity.

• Alix Daggatt, Class of 2000, was a versatile school scholar-athlete who excelled in soccer, basketball and track, winning a number of awards including the state championship in the long jump. She played basketball at the University of Redlands.

• Dan Clark, Class of 1988, was active in arts at SHS and has had a career in movies, working on visual effects and film restoration.

Also being inducted is Mary Blake who was general manager of the Sunset Empire Park and Recreation District, 1984 to 2012, and has played a lead role in recreation activities in Seaside.

The SHS team being inducted is the 2001 boys track team. The athletes won the OSAA 3A state championship by placing third in the final event, the 400-meter relay, edging Philomath.

Clatsop Community Bank and Gearhart By the Sea are the recipients of the 2013 Hall of Fame Business Awards.

The bank opened in 2008 and has sponsored the annual Ducky Derby for several years and supported organizations like Columbia Memorial Hospital, Clatsop Economic Development Resources and the Clatsop Community College Foundation, among others.

Gearhart By the Sea was established in 1974 to manage four homeowners associations; it rents out 85 of these condominiums for the owners on a nightly basis.

Throughout the years, Gearhart By the Sea has supported the community by donating or helping out at several local charity events.

Seaside Jazz Festival coordinators Ruth Johnson and Judy Shook will receive the city awards for their efforts to bring a weekend of jazz to about 2,000 people in Seaside every year.

Johnson began as a volunteer band host when she worked as a city of Seaside employee and now, she directs the effort. But she doesn’t play an instrument.

Shook “discovered” the festival when she used the ticket of a friend who couldn’t go.

“I was hooked,” Shook said. “I thought I had died and gone to heaven.”


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