2010-2011 Inductions

2010-2011 Hall of Fame Inductions

Norma Jean Kerns Edwards
Today you might find her on the tennis courts, running a 10K, completing a two mile swim across the Rappahannock River or competing in her volleyball league. It can truly be said she immerses herself in all her undertakings.

Ever the competitor, Norma Jean, or “Queenie” as she was known at GHS by her cohorts, was instrumental in establishing the legacy that is the GHS’s outstanding field hockey program of today. A four year athlete for Hall of Fame Coach Yvonne Brickhouse Smith, Norma Jean was a two year captain and two time team MVP. In her senior year she finished as one of the team’s leading scorers.

Recipient of the school’s Most Athletic Award, this 1976 graduate of Gloucester was a member of the SCA, the Court of Appeals, Pep Club and was selected Homecoming Queen. Norma Jean resides in White Stone with her husband, where she assists with the family business, Lamberth Building Materials, and continues with volunteer work in the community.

Wendall L. Johnston Jr.
Described as a “natural athlete” by one of his teammates, Wendall Johnston is one of the most dynamic and versatile athletes to have ever come out of Gloucester High School.

His talents were recognized early as he was chosen Most Valuable Athlete for his participation in junior varsity athletics. A participant and multi-letter winner in basketball and track it was his exploits in football at which everyone marveled. Team Co-Captain his senior year, Wendall displayed his versatility by playing and excelling at running back and quarterback on offense and cornerback on defense. He also handled the punting and kick-off duties. Recognized by his coaches as the school’s Most Valuable Athlete, he received the same honor by the student body in the Year Book.

Graduating in 1962, Wendall chose to enlist in the US Navy. Playing service football, he was a member of the 6th Fleet’s championship team while assigned to the carrier Shangri-La. He also fast pitched for the softball team, once striking out nineteen of twenty-one batters vs the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Wendall returned to Gloucester as a contractor and later taught Building Trades for twenty years at GHS. He additionally served as a volunteer assistant to Hall of Fame inductees Turnley Todd in football and John Pouchot and the cross country team. Still a member of the Gloucester Volunteer Fire Department, you will probably find him today on the golf course or with his wife Judy spending time with their seven grandchildren.

Dr. Harold Jones III

More significant that his legacy with Gloucester High School athletics, Dr. Harold Jones’ contribution to mankind far exceeds those on the playing field. A member of the Dukes football, cross country, indoor and outdoor track teams, Harold was a regional champion in the 880 yard run in addition to anchoring a leg on the championship mile relay team. A 1974 alum, Harold was honored in Who’s Who Among American High School Students.

After receiving his degree from Virginia State University with a major in Biology, Harold attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Howard University Hospital. Dr. Jones has served as the lead physician for Medical Services and EMT’s at Eastern State Hospital. A member of Berra Lodge and Calvary Community Church, Dr. Jones continues to reside in Gloucester.

Christi Lewis
Christi Lewis has always been known as a facilitator. After playing tennis her first year on the boys team, she advocated for a girls team. She not only assisted with the formation of the program but also recruited the coach. She then proceeded to win the district singles and doubles titles in 1978 and place fourth in the state doubles competition. That same year she was recognized with the Senior Athletic Award for tennis and awarded the title of team Most Valuable Player.
A standout on the field hockey team, Christi was the leading goal scorer for two of her three seasons resulting in another MVP honor. During that time the Lady Dukes went undefeated capturing district and regional titles. An Honor Graduate, Christi was recognized as Best All Around and was the recipient of the Outstanding Sports Club Award.
Taking her tennis skills to Longwood College, Christi graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a member of CHI, the College’s oldest community service organization.
She is beginning her twenty-eighth year serving as Director of the Gloucester Community Education Department. Along the way she was named the Virginia Community Education Association’s Community Educator of the Year in 1987 and bestowed with their highest honor: the Distinguished Service Award in 1989.

Douglas Northstein
Doug Northstein has lived a life of achievement and giving. With explosive speed, he dominated the York River District during the outdoor track season as a three-peat champion in the 880 yard run. His regional performance in the same three year span saw him capture a second and two first place finishes, while on the state level he placed third and two seconds. Voted Most Valuable Runner by the  GHS Cross Country coaching staff, Doug topped off his track career by not only winning the state 500 meter his senior year but in doing so set a state indoor record.
Selected Best All Around by the faculty, Doug served as Senior Class President, President of the BETA Club and was recipient of the Morgan Citizenship award. He received a four year track and field scholarship to Virginia Tech, graduating with a B.S. in Engineering.
Honored with the Freedom B. Goode Award by Gloucester Parks and Recreation Department in 2006, Doug continues to serve the community in various civic organizations and voluntary positions.

Jamie Wilson
One simple phrase can describe Jamie Wilson: “a late bloomer”. As a lanky high school athlete his career was steady, but hampered by injuries. Participating in football, basketball, baseball and track, injuries slowed him down but not enough to keep him from being awarded Gloucester’s Male Senior Athlete of the Year in 1992.    It was on the college level that he started coming into his own. As a member of the Marshall University football team that featured teammates such as Chad Pennington and Randy Moss, the Thundering Herd won two NCAA Division I-AA National Championships and was runners-up on two other occasions. Allowing only two quarterback sacks in 44 consecutive games as a starter, Jamie was recognized with the following honors: 1st Team All Southern Conference, Academic All Conference, Dan Hanson Football Gazette All American, and a Jacobs Blocking Trophy nominee. 
Signing with the Carolina Panthers in 1997, Jamie earned a starting position at offensive right guard before sustaining a neck injury in the preseason of 1998. Jamie ended his NFL playing career with the Indianapolis Colts.  Today he resides in Durham, North Carolina with his family and is employed as a sales consultant providing on-call trauma services.

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