The Overlake School of Redmond capped its 40th anniversary year last month by honoring its first group of founders and inducting its first members into The Overlake Athletics Hall of Fame.
The awards and a special concert followed an afternoon of sports, pizza and student art displays, as the school celebrated its first Founders’ Day.
Honored for their roles in establishing the school and/or for making significant contributions since 1967 were Jill B. Anthony, William C. Armstrong, James R. Callaghan, Charles H. Clarke II, Leonore M. Eustis, Francisco J. Grijalva, Ed.D, David H. Lawrence ‘73, R. Dean Palmer and Leslie Palmer Siggs, Ronald L. Smallman, Denver Ulery and Frederick C. “Skip” Voorhees. The school plans to recognize more founders every five years.
The Overlake Athletics Hall of Fame’s first inductees were Michael H. Ko ‘76 and Christie Clark ‘86, both 12-season varsity athletes. Both played soccer, tennis and basketball. Ko later played college basketball and Clark is the school’s all-time leading scorer, for either boys or girls basketball.
The audience also sang along with Overlake’s alma mater (new this year) and the school’s orchestra, band and choir premiered “Songs and Dances of Peace,” a musical composition by Donna Garman Schultz, which the school commissioned for the event.
“It was a wonderful evening — celebrating both the school’s current success and those individuals whose contributions laid the groundwork for The Overlake School of today,” said Overlake director of development and community relations Carol O’Donnell.