Monterey's Alumni Hall Of Fame

If you have a distinguished Monterey Alum that you wish to nominate for the Hall of Fame drop us an email with his or her name and contact information.

Singer / Songwriter Joe Ely - Class of 1965

Kenny Bernstein - Class of 1963
Inducted into Petersen Publishing HOT ROD Magazine’s Hall of Fame as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People within the high performance industry. Won his second NHRA Top Fuel championship in 2001, by virtue of eight national event wins. In 2001, he reached twelve final rounds out of 24 events. Setting an NHRA record for Top Fuel final round appearances. He 2001 he set both ends of the world performance records, speed (332.18 mph) and elapsed time (4.477 seconds). See career highlights and career wins for details. The 2002 season will mark Kenny Bernstein’s last as a driver and he pays tribute to his fans with the “Forever Red…..A Run to Remember” tour.

Glenna Goodacre - Class of 1957
A lifelong passion for portraying the human figure is reflected in the work of accomplished sculptor Glenna Goodacre. Convincing expression and engaging composition are hallmarks of her bronzes, ranging in size from small head studies to heroic public monuments. Her most well known work is the Vietnam Women's Memorial installed in Washington, D.C. in 1993.

Goodacre's ability to capture emotion in sculptural form has been honed over several decades of an award-winning career. After graduation from Colorado College and study at the Art Students League in New York, she became a successful painter of portraits and Native American subjects; 30 years ago, she made a 6-inch bronze of her young daughter and quickly turned to sculpture.

In 1998, her 7˝-foot standing portrait of Ronald Reagan was unveiled at the Reagan Library in California. A bronze cast of the same figure is at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Goodacre has more than 50 other bronze portraits in public collections in the United States, including sculptures of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Barbara Jordan, Katherine Anne Porter, Scott Joplin, Greer Garson, Dan Blocker, and General "Hap" Arnold.

Plainsmen will be interested to know that as a student at Monterey, Glenna designed the original Plainsman logo. Many great careers have begun at MHS.

Raymond Beadle - - Class of 1962
Raymond Beadle assured his status as a racing immortal when he did the impossible in the 1970s: brought down the Army cars of Don Prudhomme. Almost immediately after jump-starting Harry Schmidt's Blue Max team, Beadle rivaled "Jungle Jim" Liberman in popularity and Prudhomme in on-track success. By the end of his first year with the Max, Beadle was the U.S. Nationals champion, and by the end of the decade, he was the reigning world champ and a bona-fide superstar.

Richard Carson - - Class of 1962
Rick Carson is the creator of the acclaimed Gremlin-Taming Method. He is the author of three HarperCollins books. His seminal work, Taming Your Gremlin®: A Guide to Enjoying Yourself has been a consistent seller for over 20 years, leading to the recently released Taming Your Gremlin® (Revised and Expanded): A Surprisingly Simple Method for Getting Out of Your Own Way.

Taming Your Gremlin is available not only in English, but in Japanese, French, and Portuguese as well. It is soon to be released in Korean and Hebrew.

Rick's work has influenced thousands in virtually every walk of life. For thirty years he has been a psychotherapist, executive coach, and trainer for mental health professionals, businesses, and non-profit organizations. His work is used in the training of psychotherapists, personal and executive coaches, substance abuse specialists, corrections personnel, teachers, corporate executives, and clergy. He is a former faculty member at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Rick is the founder of the Gremlin Taming Institute in Dallas.

Marc Mcdougal - - Class of 1982
Mayor of Lubbock, TX
I was raised in Lubbock, and because of the great schools, wonderful churches, caring and friendly people, and tremendous business opportunities, it is also where I have chosen to raise a family. I have traveled widely, and I believe that Lubbock has much to offer anyone considering relocating to our region. Lubbock’s diverse economy and slow yet steady growth, has insulated us against the huge economic swings that have occurred in other areas of Texas and the nation, and I am honored to represent the citizens of Lubbock as their Mayor.

Priorities for my term as mayor include economic development for the entire city with an emphasis on growth in North and East Lubbock. I have established a North and East Economic Development Committee to address matters regarding growth and expansion in these areas. Another priority for me will be to bring the region together in order to strengthen the voice of West Texas with respect to the upcoming 78th Texas Legislative Session.

Dan Atcheson graduated from Monterey High School in 1964 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Texas Tech University in 1969. In 1974, after becoming totally disinterested in the business world, he dropped out and went to work in the field as a construction laborer. But this paid off, because he was eventually hired as a construction cost estimator, a profession that he loved. As a result of his hard work and passion for the profession, he was hired to teach the subject for eight years in the Department of Construction Engineering Technology at Texas Tech University. During this time, and beyond, he wrote four books on the subject. At the present time, he has 100,000 books in print, with a good chance of obtaining a fifth book contract from Craftsman Book Company. Because of his book writing and technical papers published in numerous engineering journals, Dan is the most well known living construction cost estimators in the world. He’s presently working as a consultant in Venice, Florida.

Dan also writes poetry. His most well known poem is entitled “Do Dogs Go to Heaven?,” which has been sold throughout the world and has been posted on scores of pet bereavement websites.

Dan took up wood sculpturing in 1985 and he’s recently completed his best work entitled “The Last Supper.” This piece has become one of the most well known sculptures of Christ and His twelve disciples.

But Dan’s proudest achievement is his website, featuring his bulldog, Baby. Through his patriotism and efforts with animal rescue, Baby has become one of the most famous bulldogs on the planet. The website address is

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