Alicia Broadous-Smith (Benson, 1982)

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Alicia Broadous-Smith (Benson, 1982)
School: Benson Graduation Year: 1982

Year Inducted: 2020

Sport Played: Track and Field

High School Honors: 2 Track and Field Letters after 1 year at Washington-Monroe. PIL champion in the 100m and 200m and school record holder in those dashes plus the long jump and 4x100m Relay. First Benson girl to score track & field points for Benson in the Oregon State meet, scoring in all four. 12.1 record in 200m stood for several years.

Post High School Career: Attended Alcorn State University (Miss.)on a track scholarship for 2 years. Became a PPS secretary in 1995; served at Humboldt, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Benson Night School and the last 15 years at Irvington Elementary. Brother Tony Broadous and nephew Andre Broadous preceded her in the PIL Hall of Fame from Grant, and daughter Kayla Smith (Benson, 2009) is joining her as a 2020 Inductee. Lisa passed away from a brain tumor Aug. 30, 2021.


(From Banquet Introduction) Family was an important concept for the late Alicia Ann (Lisa) Broadous-Smith. As Alicia Broadous she was introduced to the Portland Public School family at King elementary and Ockley Green middle school, then a year at Washington-Monroe and then Benson. She picked up speed along the way and became the first Benson girl to score points at the Oregon State track meet. After college in Mississippi, she came back to her Portland family, married Jefferson alum Charles Smith and served as secretary at Humboldt, Martin Luther King, Benson night school and Irvington elementary.

Meanwhile, her brother Tony Broadous and nephew Andre Broadous were making names for themselves at Grant High, reaching our Hall of Fame for Grant High in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Before she passed away from a brain tumor Aug. 30, 2021, she knew that her daughter Kayla Smith had been selected for the Hall of Fame, but didn’t know about her own selection. Kayla says “Mom was motivated by her family and was inspired by her siblings and cousins to do well.”

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