Everett Schenk

                       

Everett Schenk is Glen Rock High School’s most decorated Cross Country male athlete.

Everett won the Group 3, Individual State Sectional Cross Country Championship as a senior. He is the only Glen Rock boy to win a State Sectional Cross Country Championship at any group level.

Led by Everett, the 1966 Boys Cross Country team won the Group 3, State Sectional Championship and finished second in the Group 3, State Finals. They won that Sectional Championship with a score of only 25 points, a figure that stood as the lowest total in Group 3, State Sectional 1 history until 2015. They were also the only Glen Rock High School Cross Country team to win a State Sectional Championship until each of the 2001 Boys and Girls teams won the Group 1, State Sectional Championship.

Notwithstanding his Cross Country success, Everett was primarily an 880 yards track star. In both his junior and senior years, Everett was Group 3, Bergen County Champion and NBIL League Champion in the 880 yards race (and was named First Team, All County in 1967).There were only three Group 3, Bergen County track champions in the history of Glen Rock: previous Hall of Fame inductees Ron Duncan and Dave Stanley, and Everett. Everett did not have the opportunity to win a Group Sectional track championship – those were not begun until 1968, the year after he graduated.

After graduating from Glen Rock, Everett received his undergraduate degree from Brown University, where he ran track all four years, and then his MBA degree from the Dartmouth College Amos Tuck School of Business. In 1971, he married his wife, Sally Evans, who was also a member of the GRHS Class of 1967.

Everett had a lengthy and extremely successful financial services career, first at Chemical Bank and then as CEO of the North America Region of BNP Paribas, before retiring in 2012.  Throughout his career and now in retirement, he has been actively involved in numerous philanthropic organizations and is currently a Partner of SVP Connecticut, an organization devoted to narrowing the “opportunity gap” faced by the less fortunate. He and Sally have two boys, Starkie and Adam.