Faces for Oct. 28, 2018
- Phyllis Mealey of Two Harbors was awarded the Presidential Lifetime Achievement award for over 4,500 hours of volunteering, since RSVP began keeping records for her in 2001. She has volunteered for many more hours during her 55 years of helping out with the American Legion Auxiliary, 35 years with teh Lake County Tax Aide Assistance program, 20 years at the Veterans Home in Silver Bay, as well as volunteering of the Salvation Army and for her church.
- The Duluth East Foundation announced its latest inductees. They include: Judge Dale Harris, Bob Keller, Julie (Hay) Klun, Bruce Paddock and Don Garnett.
Dale Harris, class of 1985. Harris was appointed by Governor Tim Pawlenty to serve as a Judge for the 6th Judicial district. He was elected in 2012. After graduating from East, Dale graduated cum laude from Hamline University School of Law and served as a Judge Advocate for the U.S. Navy. He served as an Assistant St. Louis County Attorney prior to his appointment to the bench. Judge Harris is active in coaching in a number of local youth leagues and has worked as an assistant Scoutmaster. Harris has been a member of the adjunct faculty of Fond-du-Lac Tribal Community College since 2007.
Bob Keller, class of 1992. After graduation, Keller joined the army and was assigned to the 1st Ranger Battalion. He joined the U.S. Army Special Forces earning a Green Beret. For the next 10 years, Keller was a member of the Army's most elite Special Operations unit. Much of his service is classified, but many of his team say they owe their lives to Bob. He is a legend in Special Operations. Since his retirement, Keller has devoted his life to philanthropy, raising money to help veterans, and training police officers in advanced tactics and firearms.
Julie (Hay) Klun, class of 1982. Klun was a three-sport, three-letter winner with the Greyhounds winning All-State Honors in 1981. She still holds the East long jump record in track and field. She holds six medals from her three appearances in the Minnesota State Track Meet. She helped lead East to its first state tournament basketball berth in 1982. After graduation, Klun received a scholarship to UMD to play basketball and track, where she still holds several track and field records. Klun was inducted into the UMD Hall of Fame in 2001 and into the NSIC Hall of Fame in 2002.
Bruce Paddock, class of 1965. Paddock graduated from UMD and then went on to pharmacy school. After graduation, Paddock went to work for C. R. Canfield as a pharmacist. After four years at Canfield, he put together enough money to buy the bankrupt company at a bank auction in 1978. He changed the name to Paddock Labs and with Congress changing the rules on generic drugs in 1984, Paddock Labs took off. Paddock Labs now generates an annual quarter billion dollars in sales. In 2011, Bruce sold his interest in Paddock Labs and now devotes his life to investing in small businesses.
Don Garnett, teacher 1957 through 1992. Garnett taught math, was the head baseball coach, and an assistant coach in hockey and football. He served as the Key Club adviser and as Student Forum adviser. He established many of the traditions still followed by the Student Forum today. He also served as the official timekeeper for football and basketball. While teaching at the beginning of the computer age, Don was a key figure in bringing this new technology to the students of ISD No. 709, becoming the director of the District's Northeast Educational Technology Consortium.LEARNING NOTES
- University of Wisconsin-Superior legal studies and criminal justice programs engaged in experiential learning as participants and actors in a recent Child Abduction Response Team (CART) exercise. Local, state and federal law enforcement and rescue agencies from the region participated in the event. The annual exercise in an applied role that allows area law enforcement agencies to collaborate an practice infield skills. Hosted by the UW-Superior Criminal Justice Student Association, each student receive a professional certificate for completing this in-field experience.