Smith, who graduated in 1961, was one of the school’s top all-around athletes, earning 13 varsity letters in basketball, baseball, cross country, and track and field.
He helped the Wildcats to a cross country State title as a senior,
That winter, he was an all-state selection in basketball.
In the spring of his senior year, he batted .490 for the PI baseball squad.
As a track and field athlete, Smith was second in the 220 at the state meet and set a County record in the same event at 22.2 seconds.
Steve was the recipient of the Herky Adams Memorial Award in 1961.
Smith competed for the U.S. Army basketball team while stationed in Hawaii, with the roster also including one NBA player and two collegiate All-Americans.
He later coached varsity basketball at Belfast High School for several years.
Plissey, a 1983 graduate, was a standout in both cross country and track and field, lettering in both sports all four years.
While competing in the AAU National Cross Country Championships for the 15-16 year-olds in Amarillo, Texas in 1981, Plissey turned in a second-place performance.
While in high school, Plissey was a member of the National Honor Society, played in the high school band and stage band four years.
He received numerous scholarship offers, but chose to attend Boston College and was captain of the Eagles’ cross country team.
Plissey, who resides Charlottesville, Va., is in the midst of a very successful career in the music industry under the stage name of Ellis Paul.
Danielle Donovan - 1997
A 1997 PIHS graduate, Johnson captured four Aroostook League championships, three Eastern Maine Class A titles (1993, 1994, and 1995) and two state championships (1993 and 1994) during her cross country career.
She participated in the National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championship for 13-14 year-olds and garnered a third-place finish to earn All-American status.
In track and field, Johnson owns the County record for the 1,600-meter run at 5:24, established in 1996, and also set school records as a freshman in the 400 (1:02), the 800 (2:23.9) and the 1600 (5:08.24).
Johnson was also the starting point guard for the state champion basketball team in 1997 and was a Big East Conference honorable mention.
She went on to compete in track and field at the University of Maine at Orono and ran all four years, serving as captain as a senior.
She graduated with a degree in Spatial Information Science and Engineering.
Brianna Blanchard Rodgerson -2000
Rodgerson was one of the top girls basketball players in the state during her era.
She became an All-State player both her junior and Senior seasons and was a Miss Maine Basketball finalist as a senior.
Rodgerson also was a two-time all –state selection in soccer and set school records in the long jump, high jump, shot put and 4 X 400 relay while competing on the Wildcats’ track and field team.
Brianna attended St. Anselm College and was the Northeast-10 Rookie of the year in 2001 and that season made the NCAA Div. II All-American freshmen team.
She made either Northeast-10 all-conference or received honorable mention three seasons and despite missing 20 career games due to illness and injuries, still finished with 1,220 career points, 400-plus rebounds, 400-plus three point field goals, 175 assists, 160 steals and 40 blocked shots.
Rodgerson served as an assistant basketball coach at both PIHS and the University of