Keye Luke (1904-1991) ‘22
Keye was born in China and moved to Seattle as a child, becoming a citizen in 1944. Before becoming an actor he was a local artist in Seattle and later in Hollywood, working on several of the murals inside Grauman's Chinese Theater. He was best known for playing Lee Chan, the "Number One Son" in the Charlie Chan films, the original Kato in the 1939-1941 Green Hornet film serials, and Master Po in the television series, Kung Fu. He was the first Chinese-American contract player signed with RKO, Universal, and MGM and was one of the most prominent Asian actors of American cinema in the mid-twentieth century.
Pete Pedersen (1920-2012) ’38
Pete fell in love with horseracing from the moment he sneaked into Longacres as a thirteen-year old. He worked at the racetrack as a high school student and while at the University of Washington where he majored in journalism and rowed for the Husky crew. After his WWII service he returned to the world of racing. He worked at Longacres in publicity and supplemented his income with writing, and then moved to California where became a steward. He retired in 2005, having presided over more than 100,000 races. In 2002 he was honored with Eclipse Award of Merit. In 2008 he received the Laffit Pincay Jr. Award and he was inducted into the Washington Racing Hall of Fame for lifetime achievement
Barry Savage ‘54
Barry was a star athlete at Franklin, playing football and running track. . During his senior year at Franklin in 1954, he was a member of the All-City Championship Track Team, and was voted captain and most inspirational by his teammates. He graduated from the University of Washington with BA and MS degrees. In 1958, Barry began a teaching and coaching career at Renton High School that spanned nearly thirty years. He played an instrumental role in the lives of many Renton student athletes until he retired. Barry was inducted into the Washington State Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1994, and the Washington State Track and Field Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2005.
Gregory Dean ‘68
Gregory joined the Seattle Fire Department in 1970, working initially as a firefighter and advancing to serve as the city’s fire marshal, deputy chief and interim chief before becoming chief in 2004. He retired in 2014 but was hired as chief of the Washington, DC Fire Department. He is known regionally, nationally, and internationally for his vision and leadership of the Seattle Fire Department, praised for building a successful partnership between the firefighters and the community. In 2002 he was selected as selected as Chief Officer of the Year and in 2001 the Seattle Management Association named him Manager of the Year.
Cappy Thompson ‘70
Cappy studied art at Evergreen State College, began her career painting on leaded glass and has become well-known for her painted glass vessels as well as large-scale works for public installations. She is regarded as the major practitioner of the art of transparent enameling in the American Studio Glass Movement. Her work is part of permanent collections in the Corning Museum of Glass, the Museum of Glass and the American Craft Museum. Public installations include windows at SeaTac Airport, Evergreen State College and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts; she has taught and exhibited all over the world. She was awarded the prestigious Libensky Award by the Pilchuck Glass School in 2005.