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Alumni Hall of Fame

The Cupertino High School Hall of Fame was founded in May of 1978 to honor successful graduates of the school's first 20 years. Since that first ceremony, the tradition has continued to present day, with an induction ceremony held every two years.

Long-time history teacher Bill Boggie was the catalyst in making the Hall of Fame blossom into one of the truly unique traditions of CHS. With just over 110 students enshrined and 11 Honorary Members, the Hall of Fame offers a cross section of "Tino's Best." Once a yearly tradition, the Hall of Fame now happens once every other year. Since 2002, Cupertino High School alum Wes Morse has served as Director of the Hall of Fame program, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame himself in 2018, along with four of his current Cupertino High School colleagues.

The CHS Hall of Fame Class of 2018

Cupertino High School alums Greg Merrick, Nikki Merrick, Wes Morse, Terese Barbeau and Charity Purse are honored at the 2018 Alumni Hall of Fame Rally

CHS alums & current staff members Greg Merrick, Nikki Merrick, Wes Morse, Terese Barbeau and Charity Purse

Hall of Fame Members by Induction Year

1978

Joe Anderson ‘63
Gary Bianchini ‘64
Jerry Egusa ‘70
John Hencken '72
Doug Hiatt ‘64
Sharon Wood ‘72

1979

Grant Armstrong ‘62
Mary Blomquist ‘61
Tom Campbell ‘75
Russ Leal ‘69
Craig Nelson ‘65
Kurt Rambis ‘76

1980

Edie Fulcher ‘68
Caliann Lum ‘65
Ross McGowan ‘61
Rich Popejoy ‘64
Jim Sholer ‘67

Papa Doo Run Run
Jim Armstrong ‘72, Steve Dromensk ‘64, Jim Rush ‘67, Jim Shippey ‘67, Mark Ward ‘72, Don Zirilli ‘64

1981

Tom Baer ‘66
Ken Egusa ‘71
Scott Franey ‘73
Pam Radovich ‘70
Dave Saraceno ‘67
Mike Spratt ‘68

1982

David Devine ‘62
Marilyn Nations ‘69
Jim Reber ‘70
Rob Rideout ‘63
Joe Silviera ‘76
Frans Vischer ‘77
*Helene Madson ‘82

1983

Sara Beckman ‘73
David Brown ‘70
John Doolittle ‘68
Elizabeth Padilla ‘77
Susan Stimson ‘65
Rodney Welch ‘63

1984

Harry Jaramillo ‘66
Robert Jaramillo ‘65
Sam Johnson ‘62
Mike McGory ‘67
Valerie Mock ‘62
Paul Nagle ‘76
Maline Ness ‘65

1985

Joe Bogen ‘71
Phil Hickok ‘65
Scott McGibbon ‘73
Joan Nelson ‘61
Ed Rodriguez ‘70
Brian Roux ‘73

1986

Jim Blair ‘62
Jerry Floyd ‘65
Rick Fulcher ‘69
Ed Greenberg ‘63
Joe Lubinsky ‘70
Phil Wadler ‘73

1987

In 1987, CHS welcomed back nearly 30 Hall of Fame Inductees to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Hall of Fame. The Hall also inducted the school’s first principal into the Hall of Fame.

*George Fernandez ‘87

1988

Larry Keeley ‘66
Joanne Newcombe ‘64
Alec Norton ‘76
Eddie Ortiz ‘71
Fred Riedel ‘61
Cheryl Weill ‘62

1989

Skip Clemens ‘62
Mark Clevenger ‘82
Tim Moore ‘72
Tricia Murphy ‘71
*Joyce Don Slama ‘89

1992

Jay Cruze ‘69
Don Finley ‘75
Rick Hornor ‘66
Linda Shaw ‘70
*Tom Joanne
Tanabe ‘92

1993

Steve Duncan ‘71
Dawn Garcia ‘77
Richard Haile ‘67
Regan Williams ‘66

1995

Don Dehart ‘70
Wendy Johanson ‘85
Scott McWhorter ‘87
Peter Shin ‘89

1998

Kim Cox-Caldwell ‘79
Kent Hillhouse ‘62
Matt Olejnik ‘81
Alan Osborne ‘79
*Chuck Dexter ‘98

2000

Patty Folck ‘73
Kevin Gardner ‘85
Maria Navrides ‘83
Bob Reiger ‘65
*Barbara Nunes ‘00
*Linda Reynolds ‘00

2002

Bill Richter ‘61
Mary Osaka ‘74
Rich Goldwasser ‘76
Melanie Weispfenning ‘87
*Bill Boggie ‘02

2004

Jim Casella '88
Lynne Johnson '68
Fred Keeley '69
Suli McCullough '85

2006

John Dybvig '67
John Uvodich '76
Shari Bonzell '82
Joe Pugliese '90

2008

Michael Lucey '73
James Spallas '78
Cindy Carlson '80
Deron Thorp '91

• 50th Anniversary •
*Bob Gomez

2010

Rod Utley '69
Steve Barr '77
Nilofer Merchant '85
Chris Wilder '85

2012

Renee Montagne '67
Christopher Sullivan '83
Julia Pugliese '86
Mark Kennedy '87

2013

*Jay Lawson

2014

Marty Mimmack '80
Shari Fairbanks '83
Aki Yoshikawa '91
Alex Ding '98

2016

Nancy Cole Boyle '77
Susan Jensen Rocha '91
Raul Peralez '00
Alex Pavlovic '03

2018

Nikki Merrick ‘88

Wes Morse ‘89

Terese Barbeau ‘91

Charity Purse ‘92

Greg Merrick ‘93

Hall of Fame Trivia

1. In what year did the Hall of Fame begin at Cupertino?

2. There were six people inducted in the first year. One inductee entered posthumously after being killed in a tragic automobile accident. Can you name him?

3. One inductee into the Hall of Fame also was inducted into the California Public Schools Hall of Fame. Can you name her?

4. This inductee, who served California's 4th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, is what 1968 graduate?

5. She was the first Honorary Member of the Hall of Fame. She was a member of the FUHSD school board and a proud Tino parent? Name her.

6. This inductee is the only CHS athlete to win an Olympic gold medal. He actually won three. Name this swimmer.

7. He is perhaps the most visable Hall of Fame member as a TV Bay Area Newsman. Name him.

8. He was the quickest alum to ever be inducted into the Hall. He is best known for his athletic prowess. Who is the tall Pioneer?

9. This Grad had a great athletic career at CHS and became a successful dentist in Cupertino. Name this former alum and CHS coach?

10. This inductee was a great football player and wrestler for CHS as well as being the ASB President. He came back to CHS to teach, coach and join the Toads. He was killed in a car accident by a drunk driver but his memory lives on. California's finest high school wrestling tournament is named for him. Can you name him?

Hall of Fame Trivia Answers

1. In what year did the Hall of Fame begin at Cupertino? 1978

2. There were six people inducted in the first year. One inductee entered posthumously after being killed in a tragic automobile accident. Can you name him? Joe Anderson

3. One inductee into the Hall of Fame also was inducted into the California Public Schools Hall of Fame. Can you name her? Caliann Lum

4. This inductee, who served California's 4th District in the House of Representatives, is what 1968 graduate? John Doolittle

5. She was the first Honorary Member of the Hall of Fame. She was a member of the FUHSD school board and a proud Tino parent? Name her. Helene Madson

6. This inductee is the only CHS athlete to win an Olympic gold medal. He actually won three. Name this swimmer. John Hencken

7. He is perhaps the most visable Hall of Fame member as a TV Bay Area Newsman. Name him. Ross McGowan

8. He was the quickest alum to ever be inducted into the Hall. He is best known for his athletic prowess. Who is the tall Pioneer? Kurt Rambis

9. This grad had a great athletic career at CHS and became a successful dentist in Cupertino. Name this former alum and CHS coach? Rich Popejo

10. This inductee was a great football player and wrestler for CHS as well as being the ASB President. He came back to CHS to teach, coach and join the Toads. He was killed in a car accident by a drunk driver but his memory lives on. California's finest high school wrestling tournament is named for him. Can you name him? Gary Bianchini