Snohomish High Hall of Fame inductees
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Snohomish High School 2023 Hall of Fame inductees were honored during the halftime of the Jan. 30 basketball game. From left to right: Josh and Cash Larson on behalf of Dr. Leeon Aller, Erin Aber and Clara Jean Heirman on behalf of Bob Heirman, Bill Holt for Bill Holt, and Alan Troupe on behalf of Dr. Nancy Butler.
SNOHOMISH — The 2023 inductees into the Snohomish High School Hall of Fame were honored during the halftime of the Jan. 30 Snohomish boys basketball game. The honorees are:
• Dr. Leeon Aller, a humanitarian who also delivered more than 9,000 children. He was the voluntary athletic team doctor for many years. He served in World War II and the Korean War and was awarded the Silver Star - the nation’s third highest decoration for valor. 1920-2008.
• Bob Heirman, SHS 1951, an avid sportsman, naturalist, preservationist, and author as well as career railroad worker. He was an advocate in helping secure Lord Hill Regional Park from state . A wildlife preserve was named in his honor at Thomas’ Eddy, a fishing location on the Snohomish River. 1932-2017.
• Bill Holt, SHS 1964, who joined his father in the insurance business and became a State Farm agent in 1968. He and his wife Marilyn have been generous sponsors of youth sports in Snohomish, including sponsoring 38 youth baseball, softball and soccer teams. In addition he served on the school board for 12 years from 1981-1993. Four generations of the Holt family have graduated from Snohomish High beginning with Bill’s father, Cecil (class of 1928).
• Dr Nancy Butler, SHS 1959, Salutatorian. Butler was the first woman to receive a Ph.D in Russian History from the University of Washington in 1972. She taught classes in the Everett School District, University of Washington and English classes at Seattle University She went on to develop the School for Teaching English as a Second Language, a certificate program that was the first in the country. 1942-2023.
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