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2017 Inductees

Hall of Fame 
Inductees 2017

The Competitors

Robin Erickson-Lind (1985)
Through her perseverance in lobbying the school district, Robin was the driving force in creating the school’s first dance team. The first team, called the “Classettes”, began in 1985, with Robin as team captain. The varsity letter she earned was one of six she would receive during her high school career. As a senior, she earned an academic letter and varsity letters in both dance and theater. She lettered in cheerleading her junior year, and in chamber choir as a junior and senior. Robin continues to support both the high school dance team and theater department through her company, Dance Tech Studios.

Aaron Forsythe (2000)
Aaron left his mark as possibly the best hockey defenseman in school history. A three-time varsity letter-winner, Aaron was All-Conference in both his junior and senior seasons, and earned All-State honors as a senior. His 66 career points were the most ever scored by a Rangers defenseman. Aaron played for the Twin Cities Vulcans in the USHL immediately after high school, and he helped his team claim the national championship in 2000. He went on to play for Minnesota State-Mankato, and was a four-year starter for the Maverick. After college he played minor professional hockey for one season.

Bryan Peltier (2000)
Bryan’s career included three varsity letters earned in hockey and six in tennis, having first played on the varsity team as a 7th grader. He became a starter at center as a freshman and scored 21 goals as a sophomore. As a junior, Bryan played on the U.S. National 18-and-Under Team, the only player in school history to do so. He came back to Forest Lake as a senior, and was named to the All-Conference, All Metro, All-Great Eight Region and All-State teams, and his 54 points scored that season still stands as a school record. Bryan’s 62 career goals is still tied for the top mark in school history.

Christopher Sieber (1988)
Christopher excelled in speech, theater and music during his high school years, and he earned varsity letters in drama and speech as a junior and senior. In his senior year, he earned state speech champion honors in the drama category. He moved to New York after high school, and he would go on to land starring roles in more than 10 Broadway shows and earn two Tony Award nominations - for his portrayal of Sir Galahad in Monty Python’s “Spamalot”, and as Lord Farquaad in “Shrek, the Musical.” He also has starred in two television series: “Two of a Kind” in 1998, and “It’s All Relative (2003).”

Heather Westmoreland (1996)
Heather earned an amazing 17 varsity letters during her high school career: Three academic letters; four in track and field; three in soccer; three in Nordic Skiing; two in speech; one in theater and one for her work on the school newspaper. She was earned All-State in speech in 1995, and she competed at state in the triple-jump in 1994 and 1995, the 300-meter hurdles in 1995 and the discus in 1996. She also participated in two high school musicals. As a senior, she was an Athena Award winner and was All-Conference in the shot put, discus and triple jump, and Nordic skiing.

The Coaches

David Blasko
David’s 23-year career included 14 years as head coach of Forest Lake gymnastics team, which began in 1984. His legacy includes both team success and mentoring many excellent athletes, including state champion Bobby Jo Saxe. During the 1989-1990 season, Dave’s team took  third place at the state meet and he was named State Class AA Gymnastics Coach of the Year. In the years that followed, he would be named Region Coach of the Year two more times and lead his teams to two conference titles,  three regional championships, and a 5th-place finish at state in 1997.

Jane Gilles
Jane is considered – among her students and colleagues alike – one of the most inspiring and engaging theater directors in Forest Lake history. During her 12 years at Forest Lake Senior High, Jane directed 15 theater productions, and more than 20 of her students either majored in theater in college or went on to professional careers in drama, like Broadway and television star Christopher Sieber. Jane directed a total of eight competition One-Act Plays at Forest Lake; five times the cast and crew took second-place at the section tournament (alternate to state), and twice they finished in third-place.