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New names on Wall of Honor

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To truly celebrate education, it is important that we showcase the successes of that education.

With that thought in mind, the latest additions to South Lake Tahoe High School’s Wall of Honor have been announced:

— Steve Coulter, class of 1965. Steve’s career spans over 30 years as an elected official, journalist and businessman. He was honored in 2002 by actresses Shirley MacLaine and Sharon Stone at the American Foundation for AIDS Research dinner which paid tribute to citizens who have made significant contributions of their time, talents and resources to the global fight against AIDS.

— Raymond Hoff, class of 1966. He is a professor of physics at the University of Maryland and director of the Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology. Hoff was a member of the science advisory group for the NASA Laser In-Space Technology Experiment which involved the space shuttle.

— Dolora Zajick, class of 1970. Dolora graduated from UNR with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in music before going to the Manhattan School of Music in New York. She made her operatic debut with the San Francisco Opera starring as Azecena in “Il Travotore.” This launched her to international stardom.

An opera critic said that her voice was “the only one existing today without any competition in the world.”

— Michael Magliari, class of 1975. He serves as a professor of history at California State University, Chico, where he has taught since August 1990. His areas of specialization are California history and the American West. Michael recently received the 2005 Ray Allen Billington Award from the Western History Association. It was subsequently published in the August 2004 issue of the Pacific Historical Review.

— Richard Holmes, class of 1977. He has contributed to a book on differential equations, and has published approximately 50 papers in scientific journals and proceedings. In 1986 he predicted the existence of spin-one and spin-two optical phonons, which were subsequently observed, and has published many other papers in optical and atomic physics. He is president of two companies, one which specializes in aerospace industry, the other in telecommunications. He married Sandra Wong, a fellow STHS graduate, class of 1978.

— Eric Rockwell, also from the class of 1978. Most recently Eric and collaborator Joanne Bogart have composed a musical entitled “The Musical of Musicals – The Musical!” which skillfully parodies several famous Broadway shows. It has gone on to have several productions around the world, including England and Germany. Eric says that “it was in the Little Theatre that I first realized my love of music and theatre, starting with a production of ‘Guys and Dolls.’… I would like to return to South Tahoe High next year and provide a workshop for drama and music students.”

— Stuart Harris, class of 1978. In March 2003, he crossed into Iraq as part of the seizure of Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Redeployed back to the United States in June 2003, he relinquished his command and was assigned as a student at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at the National Defense University, Washington D.C. where he received a master’s degree in national resource strategy. Promoted to the rank of colonel in July 2004, Colonel Harris is currently detailed to the U.S. Department of State to serve as Deputy Director for De-mining in the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement, Bureau of Political Military Affairs.

— Jeff Stewart, class of 1983. Having held winemaking positions at Laurier, De Loach, Mark West, Kunde, La Crema, and most recently, Buena Vista Carneros Winery, Jeff has a wealth of experience and an established reputation for quality. In 2002, Jeff was named Andre Tchelistcheff Winemaker of the Year at the San Francisco International Wine Competition.

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