Hall of Fame Individual Recognition
David Wilkerson, Principal
First Principal South High School 1959-1973
James D. Smith, Athletic Director 1968-1976
Nanine Wainwright (86')
Winner of Boettcher Scholarship
Hon. Raymond Dean Jones ('63)
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.
Mark Rodriquez (87')
Football, Colorado "Athlete of the Year"
Jim Daugherty, Coach
First Wrestling Coach at South
Martha Gorder, Faculity
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.
Jeff Bonaquista (85')
Baseball, Played on State/NCAA Championship Teams
Tennis, 3yr, Letterman, 4yr. College player, Youth instructor