Hall of Fame Individual Recognition

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David Wilkerson, Principal

Inductee 1978

First Principal South High School 1959-1973

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James D. Smith, Athletic Director 1968-1976

Inductee 1978

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John DeNardo

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Charles DePietro

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Nanine Wainwright (86')

Inductee 1986

Winner of Boettcher Scholarship

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Hon. Raymond Dean Jones ('63)

Inductee 1987

Colorado's First African-American District Judge

Mr. Jones has more than 45 years of experience in the legal field. He is an Attorney with The Holt Group, LLC which is a law firm in Denver, Colorado. He specializes in construction law, arbitration and litigation. Mr. Jones serves as a mediator for insurance companies. Previously, he served over 32 years as a Judge. He is a member of the National Bar Association, American Bar Association and the Sam Cary Bar Association. Mr. Jones was born in Colorado and obtained a B.A. from Colorado College in 1967, a J.D. from Harvard University School of Law in 1971 and a Ph.D. (Honorary) from Colorado College. In his spare time he enjoys working with the Colorado elderly community, and tutoring school children.

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Mark Rodriquez (87')

Inductee 1987

Football, Colorado "Athlete of the Year"

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Jim Daugherty, Coach

Inductee 1989

First Wrestling Coach at South

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Martha Gorder, Faculity

Inductee 1990

Ms. Martha Gorder, one of the charter staff, wrote the song at the request of Principal Wilkerson. Ms. Gorder sent her song to a friend in the world famous music department of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Movie Studios, and she created the arrangement that we use today. It has been copyrighted and belongs to South High School alone. Ms. Gorder paid with a box of cookies for a professional arrangement that otherwise would have cost thousands of dollars. She founded girls cabinet at South in 1959.  

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Jeff Bonaquista (85')

Inductee 1990

Baseball, Played on State/NCAA Championship Teams

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Joel Herzog

Inductee 1997

Tennis, 3yr, Letterman, 4yr. College player, Youth instructor