By R.J .MARX

Seaside Signal

Eight inductees will join those enshrined in Seaside High School’s Hall of Fame. The event takes place Saturday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m., at the Seaside High School cafeteria.

This year’s inductees include Gloria Ray Linkey, class of 1947; Richard Schroeder, class of 1963; Tom Horning, class of 1972; Janie Hogan Corbett; Kyle Camberg, class of 1993; Doug Soles, class of 1994; Emily Roley Merrill, class of 1995; and Dennis Olstedt, class of 2007.

In addition to individual honorees, the 1993, 1998, 1999 and 2001 girls golf teams will be honored.

Sign One and Pacific Power will be honored for their contributions to Seaside sports and school activities.

“We’re much more than an athletic Hall of Fame,” committee member Wally Hamer said. “Our main goal when we first got started was to honor those people who have contributed greatly to their communities. We have always tried to honor people across the board — not just athletes but people who have been successful in all walks of life. We honor businesses as well who have supported Seaside High School in so many ways. Without the community support we would go nowhere.”

This will be the last Hall of Fame banquet at the high school as the campus prepares to move to the Southeast Hills in 2020. A location for the Hall of Fame at the new campus has yet to be determined, Hamer said. Organizers are considering a revolving kiosk that would list all the inductees, hall of famers and teams, with an interactive display offering statistics and bios of inductees and teams.

Tickets for the Sept. 21 banquet, catered by Twisted Fish, are available at the door for $20 for adults; children and under at $12.

Proceeds go to the Mork Scholarship Fund, honoring longtime community volunteer Bob Mork, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001. The committee gives two $500 scholarships every year.

Nominees for the Hall of Fame are always sought, Hamer added.

Send names of potential candidates to Seaside Hall of Fame, PO Box 2101, Gearhart, 97138.

“We want to encourage anyone in our community to nominate people who have accomplished a lot,” Hamer said. “We have a lengthy list that we look at every year. But we want more, so please let us know your nomination.”

About the honorees

In 1963, Richard Schroeder led his golf team to a fourth-place finish at the state tournament. After college he worked in the investment securities business and then followed his dream and became a golf professional at the Eugene Country Club. During his golf career Schroeder has won numerous local golf tournaments, including the Oregon Coast Invitational and club events.

Tom Horning, of Horning Geosciences, was a celebrated discus thrower and track star at Seaside High School. Horning serves on the Seaside City Council and as North Coast Land Conservancy secretary and past president.

Emily Roley Merrill is the chief program officer of the Doris and Donald Fisher Fund, the San Francisco based foundation of Doris and Donald Fisher, founders of The Gap Clothing, Inc.

The Fisher Fund seeks to ignite the transformation of American K-12 public education by investing in entrepreneurs and organizations that raise student achievement and increase the number of quality publicly-funded school options particularly for low-income students and families. The Fisher Fund’s grantees include groundbreaking organizations, such as KIPP and Teach For America, among many others. She lives in Portland with her husband Matty and their three sons Henry, Gus and Teddy.

Kyle Camberg has served as executive director of the Police Bureau Sunshine Division since 2011. He is responsible for increasing visibility in the community, expanding food and fundraising capacity and enhancing operational effectiveness of the organization.

Doug Soles coaches the Great Oak Track and Cross Country program, for 19 years building one of the top high school distance programs in cross country and track and field in the nation at Great Oak High School in California. Soles manages many large invitational meets for athletes from all over the country.

Gloria Linkey is a member of the Lewis and Clark Heritage Trail Foundation, both nationally and the Oregon Chapter. She serves as administrator of the Pacific Northwest Living Historians. She is former secretary/treasurer and past president of the Seaside Museum and Historical Society; a board member of the Knappton Cove Heritage Foundation; and president of the Friends of the Columbia River Maritime Museum.

Janie Hogan Corbett was a 1983 member of the softball Little League team that placed second in the nation. She was class of 1989 but didn’t graduate from Seaside going to Brush Prairie High School her senior year. Corbett was recently inducted into the Clark College Hall of Fame and the Eastern Washington Hall of Fame.

Dennis Olstedt won varsity letters in track and football from 2003-2007. A three-time All-American at Lane Community College conference record-holder and national semifinalist. Today, Olstedt is a successful teacher and coach.

The 1993 girls golf team of Toni Dean, Aimee Stewart, Angie Maltman, and the Hanson sisters, Tracie and Katie, Seaside girls golf team had a strong regular season winning the district playoffs, advancing them to the state championship. Three of the golfers placed in the Top 10 for individual scores in the 36-hole tourney.

The 1998 girls golf team of Kelsey Hertig, Tiffany Leinassar, Michelle Olson, Brette Docekal and Kaisa Ter Har placed first in the league and second as a team at the state tournament that year. The season was topped off by the fourth-place state individual performance of freshman Olson, Coach Mitch Ward recalled.

The 1999 group of Coach Jason Boyd featured golfers Kaisa Ter Har, Kelsey Hertig, Lindsay Robison and and returning golfers Olson and Docekal. The team was described as “an incredible group of young ladies,” by Boyd, who now serves as Seaside High School’s assistant principal. The team won the district tournament to be considered one of the best in the state. Senior Kelsey Hertig was medalist at the district tournament at the Astoria Golf and Country Club, shooting a 92 on Day One and 85 on Day 2.

The 2001 girls golf team, coached by Dave Foust, earned runner-up position in the state championship. Olson was third in state with a two-day total of 166. She was joined by teammates Kaisa Ter Har, Tessa Ter Har, Laura Ter Har and Docekal. “Michelle earned all-state honors,” Foust remembered. “These girls were hard workers and fun to be around. It was an honor to be their coach.”

Corporate honoree Sign One has been operating since 1996. In these 23 years we have had a fervent desire to do our part in the Seaside community and the surrounding areas of Clatsop County. From being a longstanding member of the Seaside Booster club, to Seaside High School Hall of Fame recognition board donation and creating jerseys for the youth programs in the area. We take great pride in producing apparel and sign work for the communities through the county including Seaside Kids Inc. and the Seagulls.

Pacific Power is an electric utility serving customers in Oregon, Washington and California. In Clatsop County, Pacific Power serves approximately 24,000 customers. While Pacific Power is headquartered in Portland, the company began in 1910 in Astoria, and has been serving this community for over 100 years. In Seaside, Pacific Power is a member of the Seaside Chamber and the Downtown Development Association. Pacific Power is also proud to support many Seaside organizations such as the Seaside Rotary, Seaside Library, Sunset Empire Park and Rec, Providence Seaside Hospital Foundation and Seaside Kids Inc. Throughout the County Pacific Power’s employees volunteer their time to give back to the community.

“We want to encourage anyone in our community to nominate people who have accomplished a lot,” Hamer said. “We have a lengthy list that we look at every year. But we want more, so please let us know your nomination.”

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