TRI-VALLEY SCHOOL SCOREBOARD
Dedicated in 1991 to the Memory of Rick Mitchell
RICKY LEW MITCHELL
Biographical Sketch
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Born July 15, 1949 Chula Vista, CA
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Died March 20, 1991, Healy, AK (plane
crash)
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Came to Alaska in 1959
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Avid hunter and outdoorsman
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1967 graduate of Lathrop High School
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Served 4 years in the US Navy
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Married Beverly Hall September 20, 1970
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Had 5 children: Tina, Amber, Aaron, Melissa
& Dawn
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Worked at GVEA power plant, started as a
utility man & retired as plant superintendent
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Served as president of the TVS booster club
and school board member
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Enjoyed sports and being around teenagers
Tri-Valley School Scoreboard
TRI-VALLEY SCHOOL GYMNASIUM
Rick Mitchell Memorial
Rick Mitchell Memorial (retained)
Daktronics Scoreboard
Nevco Scoreboard
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Installed in 1991 (23 years old)
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To be installed in 2014
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Worked reliably for many years
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Energy efficient LED lighting
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Aged and inadequately
maintained
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Failed on occasion (electrical and
panel board issues, e.g. shorts)
Universal scoreboard for indoor
sports (basketball, volleyball,
wrestling)
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Increased cost for repairs and
energy (less efficient than LED)
Intelligent captions (adaptable to
each sport)
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Wireless controller
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Replaced by a more modern,
energy efficient LED model