February 6th, 2024

Leadership in athletics: AHS 2012

Among Anacortes High School graduates receiving diplomas in June 2012 were these three students, also named as recipients of the William “Bill” H. Taylor Award for leadership in athletics. Tom Thompson (left) was part of the selection committee that chose to honor (l. to r.) Alex Miller, Catherine Miles and Amanda Bessler with scholarships. The leadership award was established in 2001 by AHS alum Paul Luvera, Jr., who played for Coach Taylor during his high school years. Taylor coached at AHS from 1949-60.

Steve Berentson

About Photographer Steve Berentson

A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

Photos are available for use as prints and online use. Please contact me for pricing.

$12 for 5 X 7 inch archival print, mailing included.

All Photos are © Steve Berentson. All rights reserved.

Thank you for visiting

A casual journal spotlighting
Anacortes residents and events


Anacortes Today
c/o Steve Berentson
1102 King Street
Anacortes, WA 98221

Social Media

Photo Prints & Licensing

Photos are available as archival prints. They are also available for licensing to be used on your website. Please contact us to request a photo.

© 2024 Anacortes Today | Accessibility Privacy Policy Terms of Service