JOHN M. STEMMONS – 1927:Gifted 100 acres of land for the right-of-way of Stemmons Freeway, named after his father Leslie Stemmons, as President, Industrial Properties Corporation; attended Washington & Lee University, leader, Dallas Citizens Council, Dallas Chamber of Commerce and State Fair of Texas; Linz Award
BETTY JAMESON – 1939: State Golf Champion at Sunset; Professional Golfer, - One of Founders of Ladies Professional Golf Tour (LPGA); Won 13 LPGA Titles, including three majors, DISD Athletics Hall of Fame
LOUISE LATHAM – 1940:Sunset Cheerleader; 1939 One Act Play & 1940 Senior Play, “Professor, How Could You!”; Movie and Television Actress; Hitchcock’s “Marnie”, “Perry Mason”, “Bonanza”, “Designing Women”’ “Murder She Wrote”, “X-Files”.
ROBERT S. FOLSOM – 1944: Sunset State Champion Basketball Team, 1944; All State; Played Football at West Point (National Champion) and SMU; only four sport letterman in SMU history; Mayor of Dallas, 1976-81; President, Dallas School Board, 1964-66; Developer; President, Methodist Hospital Board.
DAVEY WILLIAMS – 1945:Sunset State Champion Basketball Team, 1944; All-State; Member, Sunset State Champion Baseball Team, 1944 and 1945; All-State; Major League Baseball; played entire career with New York Giants Baseball Club; 1953 MLB All Star Game; 1954 World Series Champion.
DON JANUARY – 1947:Sunset State Champion Golf Team, 1947; Professional Golfer; Four-time NCAA Champ at NTSU; 1967 Professional Golf Association Champion; 1965 and 1977 U.S. Ryder Cup Teams.
CLAY ARMSTRONG, PhD – 1952:1952 Senior Play, “Meet Corlis Archer”; Physiologist; Most present knowledge on ion channel structure and function traced to him; Recipient, Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize
JERRY MAYS – 1957:Student Body President; Member, State Semi-Final Football Team, 1955; All SWC Football and Academic All-America at SMU; SMU Athletic Hall of Fame; Member, 1962 American Football League Champion Dallas Texans; Captain, Kansas City Chiefs Football Team in Super Bowl I; Champion, Super Bowl IV with Chiefs,
BILL MELTON – 1958:Sunset Head Cheerleader, 1957-58; Texas Head Cheerleader, 1962-63; Dallas County Treasurer, 25 years; Named “Outstanding County Treasurer in United States”; Announcer - 1996 Olympic Games, Super Bowls VI, VIII and IX; Cotton Bowl Classic, 32 years, Texas Relays, 40 years; two Presidential Inaugurations.
JERRY RHOME – 1960:All State and All-America Football at Sunset, 1959;Originally played for SMU and transferred to Tulsa University where he was Heisman Trophy Runner Up, 1964; Led Nation in Passing; Member, College Football Hall of Fame; Champion, Super Bowl XXII as Quarterback Coach for Washington Redskins, DISD Athletics Hall of Fame