From the class of 1950 was Dallas Byinton, who was inducted posthumously. A lifelong rancher, Byington's widow, Barbara, stood in for her husband at Tuesday's ceremony to accept his plaque.
"He really enjoyed Sparks High School," Barbara said of her late husband. “He and his twin pulled all sorts of stunts when they were here and each one blamed the other.”
Inducted from the class of 1952 was Keith Odle, who was also a founding member of the Sparks High Alumni Association and the school’s Hall of Fame. After high school, Odle worked in several careers, including a five-year stint as a firefighter in Sparks and the owner of a campground in Wendover, Nev. Odle said he was born on 13th Street in Sparks, moved to H Street and attended Sparks High when it was in its original location between 14th, 15th, D and C streets.
Attending the school in its first year at its current location was Timothy Charles Brown, class of 1955 and the third Hall of Fame inductee on Tuesday. As a Railroader, Brown played football, ran track and was president of the Spanish club.
Since he was bilingual, Brown boasts, he was able to date the only two Latinas who went to Sparks at the time.
“It’s changed immensely with the student body and size,” he said of his alma mater, “but there’s that same spirit.”