1940

Tom Frank

Tom Frank

Class of 1942; Inducted 2006
12 Letters in 4 sports
Voted Best Athlete in School History in 1942

Jerry Peth

Jerry Peth

Class of 1945; Inducted 2006
1944 All-Northwest Football Half-back
Most Inspirational Player

Jack Daniels

Jack Daniels

Class of 1945; Inducted 2006
All-Northwest Basketball
NWL Leading Scorer 1944-45



Roland Kirkby

Roland Kirkby



Class of 1947; Inducted 2006
County Pole Vault Champion 1945, 46, 47
School Pole Vault Record 1947, 12’ 4 ¾”
District Pole Vault Record
District Pole Vault Champion 1945, 46, 47
State Pole Vault Champion 1945, 46, 47
State Pole Vault Record 1947
All Skagit County Football 1945, 46, 47
1946 Skagit County Football MVP
All State Running Back 1946, 47
State Football Scoring Record 114 Points
All Pacific Coast Running Back
University of Washington
Jersey Retired University of Washington
Drafted in 1953 by Los Angeles Rams




Bob Moors

Bob Moors

Class of 1948; Inducted 2006
1946 1st Team All-Northwest Football
1947 1st Team All-Northwest Football
Most Inspirational Football
1946 & 1947 Outstanding Lineman
1947 Football Captain
1947 All-State Alternate




Gene Overway

Gene Overway

Class of 1949; Inducted 2006
1948 1st Team All-Northwest Football
1948 Most Inspirational Football Player




Bud Ovenell

Bud Ovenell




Class of 1947; Inducted 2008
1947 All-State Football Alternate; 1946 Member of Skagit County Football Champions
1947 Football Scholarship WWU; 1946-47 1st Team All-NW Basketball; 4 Year Basketball Letter Winner;
Varsity Basketball WWU 1947-48; 1947 County, District, Regional 100yd.Dash Champion; 4th in State 100yd. Dash; 2nd Place NW PoleVault 1947; Fastest 100yd. Dash in Washington 1947; Varsity Sprinter Univ. of Washington 1949
Personal: Also lettered in tennis Senior year earning 4 varsity letters in 1947. Earned Doctorate in Counseling. Created nationally distributed counselor training materials. Superintendent’s staff administrator for large Washington school district. Selected as Exchange Educator from Washington to Hawaii. Coached basketball in secondary school in Seattle. Tied for win in Volcano Invitational Golf Tournament in Hilo, HI in 1975. Competed in NW Regional Masters Track and Field Competition in Husky Stadium (Ages 55-60) winning the polevault and finishing 2nd in sprints 1984.
Memories of BEHS: The riotous student council meetings as Co-Student Body President with Roland Kirkby. Abundant good natured harassment while trying to fulfill band conductor role during pep assemblies. All of the great teammates and classmates at B-E.




Melvin Peth

Melvin "Wick" Peth

Class of 1949; Inducted 2006
1947 1st Team All-Northwest Halfback
1948 2nd Team All-Northwest Halfback
1948 Honorary Football CaptainCompeted In Football and Track at the Jr. College Level
Rodeo Legend in the Sport of Bullfighting
Top Bullfighter Nationally Eight Times from 1961-79
Won Professional Bullfighters Tour Championship in 1977
1979 Inducted into Pro-Rodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs



Marcel Rochefort

Marcel Rochefort

Class of 1948; Inducted 2006.
1947 1st Team All-Northwest Football Guard

Milt Kahns

Class of 1946. Inducted 2007
All-Northwest Football Half-Back 1945. Most Inspirational Football 1945. Member of NWL Champion Football Team 1945.
Personal: Lives in Riverside, California.

Dick Van Zandt

Class of 1946; Inducted 2007.
All-Northwest Football Tackle 1945. Member of NWL Champion Football Team 1945.
Played Football, Baseball, Wrestling, and Track at BEHS. Coached Wrestling in 1949.
Personal: Attended SVC and UW. Burlington Postmaster and owner of Van’s Clothing Store. Married to Nancy. Had 4 Children all graduates of BEHS. Chairman of a committee for new lights on Kirkby Field. All volunteer labor and lights and poles were installed by volunteers from Puget Sound Power and Light. Charter Member and past President of Burlington Kiwanis.