The About Alumni page offers previous editions of the Alumni Post, how to nominate a distinguished alum for recognition and the chance to read a past edition of the school newspaper, the Franklin High Post. Enjoy.
“The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is knowledge of our own ignorance.”
- 2013 Fall – Winter Alumni Post
- 2013 Holiday Alumni Post
- 2014 Spring Alumni Post
- 2014 Fall Alumni Post
- Spring, 2016 Alumni Post
Spring, 2017 Alumni Post final
Distinguished Alumni Order of the Kite Recipients
Honored May 2011
Claire (Snyder) Phillips, 1926. After husband was killed in a Japanese prison camp, Phillips became an American spy in the Philippines and World War II hero. Her experiences are self-described in the autobiography Manila Espionage.
Johnnie Ray, 1946 – pop singer. Famous for song “Little Cloud that Cried.”
Douglas Engelbart, 1942 – Inventor of the computer mouse during the early 60’s while at Stanford Research Institute. Stanford kept the patent.
Honored May 2012
John Hilsenteger, 1957 – Dedication to FHS and his accomplishments as a newspaper Sports Writer
Lucille (Cole) Davis, 1950 – Contributions to the Alumni Association
Carl Diez, 1938 – Member of the Tuskegee Airman, the first and only all-black military aviators (pilots and ground crew,) who fought in Europe during WWII.
Honored May 2013
Howard (Hobby) Hobson, 1922 – Contributions to University of Oregon basketball. Coached the Oregon Webfoots, nicknamed the “Tall Firs,” to win the first ever NCAA national basketball championship in 1939.
Justice Jack Landau, 1971 – Presiding Judge on the Oregon Court of Appeals
Pam Knuth, 1975 – Contributions to the Alumni Association
Honored June 2014
Joyce Gago, 1954 – Dedication to FHS and contributions to the Alumni Association
James Aalberg, 1967 – Donations and support of the Alumni Association
Honored May 2016
Janette (Entrikin) Sprando, 1951 – Founding Member; Serves as Board Secretary
Dave Evans, 1955 – Founding Member; Serves as Sgt at Arms
Mal Watt, 1950 – Founding Member; Leadership through service
Vi Watt, LHS – Founding Member; Serves as Consultant to the Board