Thursday, February 22, 2024

Hall of Fame 2011

Joe Fowler, Class of 1965

  • Business Lawyer in Atlanta
  • City Attorney for the City of Chamblee, 1981 – present
  • City Attorney for the City of Stone Mountain, 1994 – present
  • Member of Advisory Board, National Head Injury Foundation
  • Member of the North DeKalb Lions Club, 1988 – present
  • B.A., Business – Georgia State University, M.B.A., Business – Georgia State University, J.D., University of Georgia School of Law

Wayt King, Class of 1977

  • Engineer, Attorney, Technology Entrepreneur, Angel Investor
  • Co-founded On-Demand TV software company, N2 Broadband
  • Works with various non-profits to improve the lives of Guatemalan children
  • Mentor to start-up entrepreneurs
  • Georgia Institute of Technology Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni, 2006
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering – Georgia Institute of Technology, M.S., Electrical Engineering – Georgia Institute of Technology,  J.D., University of Georgia School of Law (Cum Laude)

Tony Palma- Former Faculty and Coach   

  • Teacher and Coach at Chamblee High School, 28 years
  • Most wins by a coach in Chamblee High School baseball history
  • Head Coach:  Baseball, Football, Cross Country, Wrestling and Basketball
  • In 1948, coached Chamblee High School to DeKalb Championships in Football, Basketball and Baseball
  • Mentor to thousands of young students and athletes
  • B.A., Oglethorpe University, MEd, Peabody College at Vanderbilt University

Emily Reilly Russell, Class of 1986  

  • Actress
  • Founding member and managing director of Whole World Improv Company, 1994-present
  • Started Improv in Dialysis at Egleston Children’s Hospital, 2003
  • Started young adult and teen summer Improv Camp, 2003
  • B.A., Theatre and Art – Georgia State University

David Walker, Jr., Former Staff  

  • Campus Supervisor, Chamblee High School, 1988-2005
  • Known as “Mr. Chamblee” to fellow staff, students and parents
  • Mentor, mediator, and positive role model to all
  • Head of Safety, DeKalb County Schools Central Offices, 2005 – present
  • One of the originators of Chamblee High School’s Bulldog Bash

Winola Floyd Wood, Class of 1955   

  • Noted painter of decorative art
  • Painted ornaments for Holiday Tree in Blue Room of White House; 1998 and 2004
  • Painted ornaments displayed at Smithsonian Institution Museum of American History; 1983, 1985, 1987, and 1989
  • Ornaments displayed at Library of Congress, Blair House and Vanderbilt Museum
  • Ornaments in permanent collection at Smithsonian

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