2007 Oceanside High School Hall of Fame

ACADEMICS

Bageorgerbara George is being honored for her work in academics. The 1959 graduate has been an educator for four decades, most recently as an administrator at a community college district in San Luis Obispo. She retired from that position ingeorge59 2004 and has worked as a consultant since. George played a prominent role as executive director of institutional advancement with the San Luis Obispo Community College District during her nearly 30 years there.  She has also worked as a counselor, academic adviser, teacher and director of parks and recreation services.

ARTS

whiteJack White is being inducted for his contributions to the arts, which included volunteering for fundraisers for the Oceanside Museum of Art and Star Theater as well as four decades as a journalist.  As a news anchor at KGTV in San Diego, the 1957 graduate was well known to residents throughout the county. He retired in 2002 after 34 years with the station. He started his white57broadcasting career in the early 1960s at a radio station in Escondido.
After a stint covering the U.S. Army, White started his career in TV at a station in North Carolina. By the mid-1960s, he was back in California as a writer and editor at NBC in Burbank. In 1967, he moved to San Diego, where he became well known for his Restaurant Row reviews.

ATHELETICS

 C. R. RobertsC.R. Roberts will join the hall of fame for his athletic accomplishments. He was the first Oceanside High School athlete to make it big in professional football when he became a running back for the San Francisco 49ers.  After graduating from what was then Oceanside-Carlsbad High in 1954, Roberts moved on to the University of Southern California, where he earned a roberts54degree in business administration and continued his success in football. He still holds numerous high school and college football records.  Roberts spent years as a high school and community college teacher. Now retired, he keeps active, working with senior citizens at the Community Guidance Center in Norwalk.

 

BUSINESS

GrosseRusty Grosse is also being recognized for success in business. The 1953 graduate earned a law degree from Stanford Law School in 1960 and practiced law in Oceanside for about a decade after that.  In 1971, he founded Grosse53Foursquare Properties, a company that has developed housing, retail, industrial and office project throughout the Western states, including Camino Town and Country, El Camino North and Fire Mountain centers in Oceanside.  He has been active in many clubs and nonprofit groups in the area, including the Women’s Resource Center and local branches of the YMCA and Boys and Girls Club.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE


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Barbara Chester Penrod is being inducted posthumously for her community service work. The 1951 graduate spent her life helping others, especially those with mental disabilities.  She spent a large chunk of her life working with the Fpenrod51ort Bend Association for Retarded Citizens in Missouri City, Texas. The association now gives out the Barbara Penrod award to people who share her passion for helping people.  She died in 1986, after years of volunteering her time to a variety of organizations, including the American Cancer Society and Special Olympics.

PUBLIC SERVICE

EnglundIrene Englund will be recognized posthumously for her public service. The 1934 graduate was part of a group of women who flew military aircraft on domestic missions during World War II to free up male pilots for combaEnglund34t.  She studied aviation at Pasadena College and earned her pilot’s license in 1938. In 1943, she became one of only 1,047 women in the Women Airforce Service Pilots and was stationed in Texas, Kansas and Colorado.
During the war, she flew more than 1,200 hours, transporting air inspectors and patients. She was one of only a handful of women at the time who were qualified to fly some of the large military airplanes. She died in 2002. 

frazeeRobert Frazee will be included in the hall of fame because of his years of public service. The 1946 graduate served for 16 years as a state assemblyman after establishing himself in local business as a contractor and president of a flower company. Before starting his term in the California State Assefrazee46mbly in 1978, he served as a city councilman and mayor in Carlsbad in the mid-1970s.  He was also the first chairman of the North County Transit District board, chairman of the Regional Coastal Commission and a member of the San Diego Association of Governors’ board of directors.  Frazee Road in the San Luis Rey Valley and Frazee State Beach in Carlsbad were named in his honor. Mr. Frazee died in January 2009.