Jim Bauman - Class of 1967
Jim was a leader and inspiration to those around him. He was active in student government as a freshman class Sgt. at Arms, sophomore class Vice-President, junior class Student Council, and senior class President. He was a member of the National Honor Society, three years in the Letterman’s Club (President-Senior Year), Foreign Language Club, and represented MLHS at Boys State. Jim was active in athletics all four years of high school participating in freshman football and basketball; lettering the next three years in football, basketball, baseball; and one varsity letter in track & field. Jim set new MLHS football records in both his junior and senior years, which included most tackles, passing attempts, pass completions, yards passing, and kick-off return yardage. He also received football awards for being Most Valuable and Most Inspirational. As a senior, he was voted the football team Captain, basketball team Captain, and MLHS Athlete of the Year.
Following graduation from MLHS in1967, Jim attended Eastern Washington State College on a 4-year army scholarship. He graduated from EWSC in 1971 with a BA in Pre-Physical Therapy and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Air Defense Artillery. He initially served in air defense missile batteries overseas and later as a Tactics Department Briefing Officer and Senior Instructor teaching at the Army Air Defense School in Ft. Bliss, Texas. While on active duty, Jim earned his Master of Education degree in 1975 by attending night school. He left active duty in 1976 and remained in the reserves, until he was honorably discharged in 1992, at the rank of Major. From 1976 through 1989, he worked in forensic psychology, financial services, and as a general contractor. Unsatisfied with those careers, at the “ripe old age” of 41, in 1989, he applied to and was accepted into the doctoral program at Washington State University. While concurrently studying and working in the WSU Athletic Department, he received his PhD in psychology in 1995 and began a 27-year career, as a licensed psychologist in the field of Sport Psychology.
His sport psychology career included 10 years at Washington State University working with all athletic teams, including the 1998 Rose Bowl team. While at WSU, he also worked with the Spokane Chiefs Hockey team, US Ski and Snowboard, US Ski Jumping, US Bobsled, and US Skeleton teams. In 1999, he left WSU for a full-time Senior Sport Psychologist position with the United States Olympic Committee. Over the next ten years, he worked with Olympic athletes and teams at the Sydney, Salt Lake City, Athens, Torino, and Beijing Olympic Games; Multiple World Championships; Pan American Games; World University Games; and also with the NHL Anaheim Ducks. He left the USOC in 2009 to create a sport psychology program at the University of Washington. In 2011, he accepted a similar position at the University of Virginia and remained at UVA until 2015. During those years, he continued to work with USA Swimming and attended two more Olympic games in London and Rio. Also, over most of those years, he consulted with the Navy Special Warfare School and SEAL Teams. In 2015, Jim left full-time work and is currently self-employed as a Sport and Human Performance Psychologist with professional teams (NBA, NFL, and MLB). He has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters, along with appearing on radio and TV focusing on human performance.
The son of Bob and Julie Bauman, Jim grew up in Medical Lake, along with three brothers (Lonnie, Larry, & Bill), who also attended Medical Lake schools and competed athletically at MLHS. At the time of his induction into the 2017 MLHS Hall of Fame, Jim and his wife Diana (married in 1986) were living in Mount Vernon, WA. and are the proud parents of four children (Todd, Travis, Brianna, and Brian), all of whom have grown into amazing young adults and carry on a hard working and proud family heritage.
Joseph Prescott – Class of 1974
Like so many kids whose dad or mom was military, Joe was among them and saw much of the country and the world prior to arriving at FAFB and attending Medical Lake schools. His experiences growing up, various environments and cultures he was exposed to, all helped shape Joe into the well-rounded, patient, and caring individual he became. A boy scout as a youth, Joe achieved the rank of Life Scout. In high school, Joe was a charter member of the fledgling, newly formed JR ROTC program at MLHS in 1973-74. As a senior, he was their first Squadron Commander.
A multi-sport athlete in high school, Joe played baseball as a freshman and ran track as a sophomore. He played football and basketball every year, earning varsity letters three times in both. Joe received Most Improved Player recognition his junior year in football. He involved himself with student government and served as his senior class Sgt. At Arms.
During high school and afterwards, Joe worked a myriad of jobs, everything from sacking groceries at the base commissary to building concrete cruise missile bunkers at FAFB. In 1975 Joe began work at Lakeland Village. After a few years Joe decided to be a college basketball player and walked on at Spokane Falls C.C. where he quickly earned a scholarship. After working several years at Lakeland, Joe moved on and became a surveillance specialist for Spokane County Juvenile Court, assisting with troubled youth. This experience helped him for his job with Spokane School District 81 at North Central H.S. where he was the vice principals’ liaison dealing with security issues and student behavior. Joe played two seasons of semi-pro football for the Spokane Fury in 1983 and 84 filling the roles of strong safety and linebacker. Joe found work opportunities on the side, signing on with the Dresden Modeling Agency in 1982. Soon, he was doing advertisement and commercial stints and had a bit movie part in the movie, Vision Quest.
At the time of his induction into the MLHS Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017, Joe was continuing with his over 30 years of public service to Spokane County and the State of Washington, being employed at Eastern State Hospital. Family and friends were always important in Joe’s life and he never hesitated to answer the call when either needed his help. He was the proud father of a daughter, Kelsey Jo, who had given birth and blessed him with a grandson, Samuel Picket Anderson.
Roxanna Macheel (Ralphs) – Class of 1970
Roxanna was no stranger to winning. She won her first tennis trophy at age nine using a bowed racket with several strings missing. She helped co-found the track team at MLES. She competed in AAU track and won many awards at the regional and state level. She was a pitcher and played shortstop for a boy’s little league team. Besides her involvement in athletics at an early age, Roxanna was also introduced to the trumpet by her first music mentor, who was her band director all through elementary and high school.
Roxanna’s active involvement throughout high school included lettering in tennis at MLHS while holding the position of 1st Girls’ Singles all four years and participating in the Girls Athletic Association, serving as its president and then vice president. A National Honors Society member, she was involved with the student council, school band, Future Teachers of America, debate club, annual staff, and was her junior class secretary.
Roxanna was known for her Cardinal Pride, serving as a cheerleader for three years. Her school spirit brought her “Pepper of the Month” honors and she was a Cardinal Princess Fall of 1969 along with being ML Community Float Princess Spring of 1970.
On the tennis court, Roxanna was a highly driven and athletic player. She would practice an hour before school started every morning. She won the state high school tennis girls’ singles championship on May 27, 1970. This work ethic carried over to her academics as she was Valedictorian of her graduating class and received numerous college scholarships. Going on to play for Washington State University for four years, Roxanna became the only girl in the history of MLHS to play at the Division 1 college level. She also competed in volleyball and field hockey at WSU.
After graduating from WSU she taught physical education and music. She coached tennis at both the high school and college levels, including WSU. She continued to play and compete in tennis and was a ranked USTA player and certified by the US Professional Tennis Association. During her time in California in the early 80’s, Roxanna officiated high school volleyball and soccer for many years and had the distinction of being the only female referee official for boy’s high school basketball and men’s recreational leagues.
As a band teacher/director in California, Roxanna and her band were selected to perform at numerous events throughout the U.S. She performed throughout Europe twice with an All-Northern California Honor Band. She and her bands earned numerous awards, citations of excellence, and wide spread recognition during her tenure. In 2001, Roxanna was the first woman in the U.S. to have her band selected to perform in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day, considered by many as the “Super Bowl” of band accomplishments. Her band was selected again in 2005.
At the time of her induction into the MLHS Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017, Roxanna had been married to her husband David for over 30 years, raising four children, Michael, Kimberly, Jessica, and Rachel. She enjoyed six grandchildren, two of which would attend MLHS themselves having the opportunity to proudly point out to others their grandmother’s plaque mounted on the wall in the MLHS Athletic Hall of Fame.
Jessica Young (Stewart) - Class of 1999
Jessica truly fits the definition of a student/athlete. She not only was an outstanding athlete in high school but also a very committed, hard working scholar. As a Renaissance student (accelerated learning) and member of the National Honor Society, Jessica graduated from MLHS in 1999 with a 3.9 GPA. She embraced school spirit and was a member of the Cardinal Sound Machine.
Jessica was a four year varsity letter winner in track and field. She broke three school records as a junior. As a sophomore she placed 8th in the shot put at the state meet, then 2nd place as a junior, culminating with a state championship in the shot put as a senior along with a 4th place in the discus throw. Jessica also played basketball and volleyball and was her volleyball teams Captain as a junior and senior.
Graduating with honors from MLHS in 1999, Jessica received many academic and community service scholarships that helped her attend Eastern Washington University. While attending Eastern, Jessica worked as a physical therapy aide and receptionist where her love for healthcare blossomed. She was named “Who’s Who among American College Students” and found herself on the Dean’s List for EWU during these prerequisite years. During this time Jessica struggled with an eating disorder that she had been living with since the 8th grade. Having self-image and food issues made it difficult for Jessica to compete athletically but found her strength in weakness and with God’s help, overcame this hurdle in her life. This experience enabled her to mentor other young women who faced the same challenges that Jessica had.
Jessica listened to her calling to become a registered nurse and received the Ingrid Hendron Endowed Scholarship for nursing school and attended WSU’s Bachelor’s in Science and Nursing program at ICNE. She graduated as an RN in 2004 and soon began her RN career, working in labor and delivery. In 2011 and 2012 Jessica was named Nurse of the Year for Auburn Regional Medical Center. After nine years in Auburn she transferred to Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, WA and became an oncology and end of life / palliative RN. This patient population led Jessica to become a respite volunteer for Franciscan Hospice. She also volunteered for the Awana/Zip program at her church and in 2017 is looking forward to volunteering for Teen Challenge where she hoped to mentor young women in need.
In 2017, Jessica was inducted into the MLHS Athletic Hall of Fame, she and her husband Tyson have been married for ten years and are the proud parents of two daughters, Halle and Makayla, both of whom have excelled in academics and athletics. Jessica is currently involved in her girls’ school activities along with her church and Hospice.