Who’s who on Wall of Pride
Glenwood Springs High School’s “Wall of Pride” is a veritable Who’s Who of prominent GSHS grads.Over there is Bobby Julich (class of 1990), whose professional bicycling career highlights have included a third-place overall finish in the Tour de France.Over here is a picture of Scott McInnis (’71), now a U.S. congressman. (Ironically, McInnis, like many congressmen, also was a recipient of campaign donations from Enron. The display honoring Enron executive Greg Piper is located nearby.)Dan Sprick (’71), a renowned oil painter, also is honored. “It’s just a way to highlight some of the accomplishments” of Glenwood grads, said principal Mike Wells.But he said the wall also has served to inspire others.”We get some young kids who are in school who say, `I’m going to be up there someday.'”Other notable graduates now on the wall or soon to be included:-Rob Chavez (’76), an all-state athlete at GSHS who went on to play basketball at Mesa State and became a successful junior college and college basketball coach.-David Chaffin (’85), assistant commissioner of the Western Athletic Conference. A University of Michigan graduate with a bachelor’s degree in communications, he previously worked in athletic/media relations at Colorado State University.-Mark Gamba (’77) a graduate of Colorado Mountain College’s photography program who has been published in National Geographic Adventure Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Men’s Journal, and skiing magazines, among other publications.-Dean Bowlby (’79), an artist who has gone on to teach art in local public schools.-Ray Browning (’79), who became a professional triathlete and coauthored a book on endurance sports training.-Cindy Livingston and Bruce Lippman Jr. (’87), who were covaledictorians at Glenwood and then again at the University of Colorado. (Lippman later followed in his father’s footsteps to become a local physician.)-Trent Peabody (’92), who played professional basketball in Europe and now is an assistant coach at Rifle High School.-Grey Greenwald (’94), who like Livingston and Lippman was valedictorian not only at GSHS but also at CU.-Lindsay Neil (’95), who spearheaded the fund-raising effort to build a high school in Glenwood’s sister city of Teotecacinte, Nicaragua, and now works at the Family Resource Center in Glenwood.-Sarah Evans (`96), a professional dancer.-Mandy Carlson (’97), who went on to become student body president at Wake Forest University, where she introduced George Bush and Al Gore in their 2000 debate there.-Craig Olbert (’97), an accomplished artist.
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