Bonnie Boyd Shannon

Bonnie Boyd ShannonBonnie Boyd Shannon

Bonnie Boyd Shannon
School: Cleveland (Commerce) Graduation Year: 1957

Year Inducted: 2014

Sports Played: Swimming

High School Honors: 4-year letter winner, swam on 3 State championship teams, 1954-56. On State ’54 Medley Relay team; 160 Freestyle Relay and 200 Medley Relay in 1955 and 1956; second in 100 Breaststroke as a senior.

Post High School Career: Graduated from Lewis & Clark in 1961 and swam competitively for the Multnomah Athletic Club. Golf, lap swimming and water aerobics are the main forms of exercise at present.


Participating in competitive swimming taught me self-discipline, that it is always possible to improve oneself by setting goals and hard work. And then, as a parent, I looked to swimming to pass on these values to our five children — all of whom were PIL swimmers — and to support them in all their endeavors as my parents had encouraged me.


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Wayne PetersenWayne Petersen

Cleveland (Commerce) ~ 1962 ~ Basketball two-year letter winner; 1st Team All-PIL; 2nd Team All-State; 2nd Team State Tournament; member of PIL Championship team and 3rd place State Tournament team;

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Ken GemmaKen Gemma

Cleveland (Commerce) ~ 1987 ~ 3-year Football letterman, running back and kicker. 2-year Wrestling letterman. Won the PIL Championship at 191 lbs. as a Senior. 3-year Baseball letterman. 1st Team