Sara Dupslaff Young (1987)
During her athletic career, Krista established herself among the best female golfers in school history at both of her alma matters - Forest Lake High School and the University of Montana. As a varsity athlete for the Rangers, Krista was an SEC All-Conference selection and an individual state tournament participant for six straight seasons, finishing 2nd at state in 2002 and winning the conference meet four straight years. After graduating from Forest Lake in 2003, she earned All-Conference first team honors twice in college, was Academic All-America in 2006 and finished her career as Montana’s all-time leader in both career scoring average (78.02) and lowest three-round total (215).
Jerilyn Glenn (2000)
Jerilyn was a multi-sport high school star who lettered in hockey, track, tennis and cross country. In track, she earned all-conference and all-region honors, and she went to state as a pole vaulter in 1998, 1999 and 2000. As a senior she set a school record of 10’, 6”. Jerilyn scored 25 goals as a freshman hockey player, then netted 49 goals and had 16 assists the next season, earning her All-State recognition. As a senior, she was named a Minnesota Ms. Hockey finalist. She later attended the University of Minnesota, where she played on the the Gophers 2004 national championship women’s hockey team.
Thomas Hollihan (1970)
Thomas Hollihan, a 1970 graduate of Forest Lake High School, was a pioneer in the debate, speech and theater clubs which helped lead him to a successful career in communications and journalism. As a 7th-grader, he was a member and started both the speech and debate clubs for Forest Lake Schools. Thomas went on to compete at the state level for both speech and debate multiple times and in 1970 became the district’s first state speech champion. He also stayed heavily involved in theater by participating in plays like, “Of Mice and Men,” “Lil’ Abner,” and “The King and I.” Thomas attended the University of Minnesota where he also competed on the debate team and was part of the first team in more than a decade to qualify for the national debate tournament. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech communication, Thomas went on to the University of Nebraska – Lincoln where he obtained a Ph.D. in communication and also served as a debate coach. After graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he found his way out to California and became a professor at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. From 1980-1990, Thomas directed the USC Trojan Debate Squad and in 1990 became the department chair for six years. Over the next ten years he was an associate dean of academic and faculty affairs. Thomas’s research focuses on media and politics and how public arguments shape audience attitudes and opinions.
Regina Laroche Theune
Regina, a 1980 graduate of Forest Lake High School, was an outstanding student, musician and actor, which eventually led her on a path to success in college and professionally. In high school, she excelled in speech, debate, theater and music, and she was also a member of the student council and National Honor Society. Regina won back-to-back state speech titles in 1979 and 1980. As an actress, she received the school’s Outstanding Performer’s award for drama, and she performed in several high school productions, including Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and the play “The Solid Gold Cadillac”, written by Howard Teichmann and George S. Kaufman. She also had a strong love for music, serving as first clarinet in the school band and as orchestra pianist for school musicals. Her outstanding speaking skills led her to win the local VFW’s Voice of Democracy Award in her junior and senior years of high school, and she was also elected Governor at Girl’s State as a senior. Her poise, charm and eloquence served her well in the 1980 Minnesota Junior Miss competition, and her win in the pageant earned her the right to compete at the America Junior Miss Pageant that same year. After high school, Regina went on to attend the College of St. Catherine, where she began as a political science major but ended up returning to her eternal passion as a theater major. She appeared in several college plays, and after college she acted in several Twin Cities productions with renowned theater companies such as the Playwrights’ Center, Mixed Blood Theater, Illusion Theater and Women’s Theater Project. She eventually went into the production and administration side of the theater, and was Associate Producer for the Mixed Blood Theater, while also doing some occasional acting. She suspended her acting career when she and her husband, Jeffrey, had their first child. As a full-time mother, she still continued part-time acting in commercials and industrial videos. In 1993, she was performing and doing storytelling for the Metropolitan Library Service Agency.
One of the best hockey players to ever wear the Forest Lake Maroon & Gold, Marty Rychley was the first Ranger to play Division I hockey after high school, and the first to play professional hockey, as well. An all-around great athlete, Marty earned a total of nine varsity letters in the three sports he played; three each in hockey, tennis and soccer. As a senior, Marty was chosen team captain in all three sports, and he helped the Forest Lake soccer team advance to the state tournament. In hockey, Marty was known as a tremendous player on both offense and defense. As a sophomore, he lettered and was named All-Conference Honorable Mention. He was named All-Conference the next two years, and as a senior he was also named All-State Honorable Mention. Marty still ranks second all-time in assists (65) for Forest Lake, and he ranks fifth all-time in total points (110). After high school, Marty went directly into the United States Hockey League (USHL) where he played for Dubuque. He compiled a career total of 17 goals and 26 assists for the Thunderbirds from 1997 – 1999 before moving on to Division I hockey. He played for four years for Mercyhurst College, where he scored 16 goals and 33 assists for the Lakers. Currently, Marty is back in the Forest Lake business community and has contributed much of his volunteer time helping coach in the local hockey association.