The Hall of Fame

About

Warren High School Hall of Fame was established in 2009 to honor alumni who have distinguished themselves in a specific field of endeavors such as athletics or business. Individuals inducted to the Hall of Fame have contributed to their communities in outstanding ways to merit special recognition. It is our hope that today’s students see our inductees as role models.

The Hall of Fame monument is strategically placed where thousands of students and teachers will walk by it each day. This monument is an inspiration to all of Warren’s staff and students and may they strive to work hard and dream big so that one day, they too might find their name engraved in the Hall of Fame.

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Our Hall of Fame monument was built in the shape of a compass with four paths that lead to and from the school’s academic seal. The compass represents directionality and how our students have come from many places before attending Warren and then leave to make their mark on the world.

The academic seal, which represents Warren High School, is positioned in the center of the compass because Warren is what unifies all of our inductees.

Engraved into the stones will be the names of retired faculty that have helped pave the way to success for Warren graduates. Each year, one former faculty member will be honored for their impact at Warren. The pavers represent those that have contributed to the lives of students along the way.

2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

Jeff Tedford (Class of 1979)

Jeff Tedford (Class of 1979)

After graduating from Warren High School, Jeff attended Fresno State where he played football and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in physical...

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Randy Drake

Randy Drake

Randy began his coaching career at Warren High School in 1973. His teaching career began the following year primarily in psychology and physical...

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2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

Herb Welch (Class of 1979)

Herb Welch (Class of 1979)

Herb, a former National Football League (NFL) player, played five years for the New York Giants, one for the Washington Redskins and three years for...

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Hanford Rants

Hanford Rants

Upon graduating from high school, his goal in life was to become a foreman at the local warehouse. God had bigger plans! When he was 20 he joined...

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Roger Emerson (Class of 1968)

Roger Emerson (Class of 1968)

A professional composer and arranger with over 900 choral titles in print and over 30 million copies in circulation. He is the most widely performed...

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2015 Hall of Fame Inductees

Eric Hipple (Class of 1975)

Eric Hipple (Class of 1975)

Former NFL quarterback whose ten-year career was spent with the Detroit Lions. Eric’s accomplishments include two playoff bids, a divisional...

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2014 Hall of Fame Inductees

Joseph Francis

Joseph Francis

Papa Joe Francis moved to California in 1951, where he started his career with Downey Unified School District. He worked at North Junior High from...

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Paul Wilson (Class of 1965)

Paul Wilson (Class of 1965)

Born on July 30, 1947, Paul moved from Arcadia,CA, to Downey in 1951. In his junior year of highschool, he was recognized by Sports Illustrated...

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Les Fendia (Class of 1963)

Les Fendia (Class of 1963)

Les Fendia was born Laszlo Harcsa on September 20, 1944 in Hungary. Hungary, like the rest of Europe, wasembroiled at the time of World War II. In...

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