THS 50 YEAR REUNION
Classes of '68 '69 '70
DATE OF REUNION
SEPTEMBER 21, 2019
6:00 pm - Check-in and Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm - Sit-down Dinner served
8:00 pm-Midnight - Music and Dancing
SAN RAMON MARRIOTT
2600 BISHOP DR
SAN RAMON, CA 94583
THE BISHOP RANCH BALLROOM
For a room reservation click on the link below and get our special rate.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Reunion Attendee’s Notes
Parking: Hotel charges for vehicles. Upon arrival IF you are not a hotel guest, buy your discounted THS Reunion voucher at Marriott parking counter near our registration tables.
Signage: Look for signs directing you to our registration area/ballroom location.
Event check-in is required: Personalized individual registration packets are provided for each attendee containing various items specific to them.
Name tags: Magnetic name tags must be put on prior to entering the ballroom.
Photo opportunities right at entrance: Feel free to take pictures throughout the evening.
Coat rack provided: Please use it. We want to maintain the beauty of the setting without clutter or covering our wonderfully decorated chairs and tables. You may leave your purses or other personal belongings in your car or in your room. If bringing them to the reunion you may take into the ballroom and put on your chair, not on the tables.
Seating: There is no assigned seating or saving by tilting of the chairs. Simply place your personalized envelope at your table place-setting with the envelope flap partially open tilted so that your name is clearly seen saving your place and enjoy the room.
Dinner choice: A picture depicting your dinner selection is on each envelope for the servers use.
Lounge area / bars / room displays: After placing your place-setting envelope on your table enjoy the event room meeting and greeting all the guests and displays.
7:00 pm prompt: Please be seated at your table for dinner service. Salads will be served right at 7:00 and the staff will skip any empty seats.
Two stocked bars: Staffed by servers so that you may purchase the beverages of your choice. Water, tea and coffee will be available at no additional charge at the tables.
Entertainment: Other than musicians and DJ, special entertainment has been arranged for your excitement and pleasure all within the dance floor and stage area which can be enjoyed from anywhere in the room, both lounge and dining locations.
There are other events going on in the hotel at the same time. Hall traffic can be expected for other than our Alumni. Be sure to hangout in our ballroom and not congest the hall areas.
Restrooms are out the door of our ballroom to the left.
No outside food or beverages to be brought into the event.
The purchasing of tickets for this event is closed. We made it to full capacity!! Yea!! If you are just now seeing this website and learning of the upcoming reunion and would like to attend call Vince at (209) 401-5287. We will see if there are any cancellations that would allow you to join in on the fun.
ABSOLUTELY NO TICKET SALES AT THE DOOR!
This is a private,ticketed event. Non-ticketed
crashers will be escorted by the security off the property immediately
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
We are getting responses from all over the map of those who have already made their travel plans.
WHO IS ATTENDING
Garet Deissroth/Liz Deissroth
Lois Coleen Baca-Hadley
James Barry Hadley
Linda Collins-Von Rothstein
Steve Hagel/Frances Hagel
Charles McFadden Jr
Bruce Moe/Carol Ferioli-Moe
Cynthia Johnson-Brooks de Martini
Mission High School
Lou Tylee/Marcellina Tylee
Steve Mitchell/Linda Mitchell
Cindy Edie-Boze/Dave Boze
Linda Brock-Nilsen/Bob Nilsen
Mike Dattke/Janell Dattke
Bobbie Jo Curtis
Douglas Kurtz/Holly Kurtz
Dwight "Skip" Thomas
Sally Ann Nichols
Ken Takahashi/Jill Johnson
Rick Blank/Suzy Blank
Robert Harrison/Becky Harrison
Ed Taylor/Diane Taylor
Jim Morgan/Cheryl Morgan
Gayle La Starza-Easterday
Jo Ann Severson
Memorable High School Experiences
Debbie Major - Smoking in the girls room! Haha. Loved shorthand and typing!
Ella Garcia - Song Girl
Skip Thomas - that I managed to graduate at all...
Christine Strain - Going home 3/4's deaf after the concert in the gym. It is the only concert I have ever attended. Hoping to change that someday
Jennie Murdock - Working on the junior prom when we did Alice in Wonderland.
Chris Dickinson - Meeting the love of my life, Linda Doss!
Carol England - Many of us cramming to finish homework in the cafeteria before class started!
Christine Sutton - Going to all the football games in the school buses packed with students and cheerleaders. All the dances, food fights, my crushes on so many guys!
Vince Iannarelli - My car! Hanging out with the guys in the parking lot talking about girls and cars.
Linda Williams - I enjoyed all the events and skits that took place in the auditorium put on by my classmates, attending plays, and socializing between classes.
Beverly Stewart - Listening to 60's music while in art class on Fridays, wearing mini dresses, doing archery at PE, going to football games in my senior year, and making jewelry in crafts class.
John Miner - Loved laughing and having fun with my friends!!
JoAnn Severson - I loved everything about my high school experience from the special friends, great teachers, and memorable school activities. It WAS a great time to be a high school student and Tennyson High School was a great place to be!
Kathie Bras - The class floats were built at my parents home and business. I am grateful I have this and many more wonderful memories of high school. Best 16th Birthday Surprise party hosted by Kay Severson! Off-site lunches with Robin Kincaid for yearbook adds....with Hickory Pit sandwiches to office personnel to not get a cut on record. Drama, school musicals, Student government and my favorite...Cheerleading. Thank you to all of my high school friends who I have been blessed to grow old with... You're the BEST!!!
Edward Ong - My favorite teacher was Mr. Donald Beck. I took three years of his mechanical drafting classes. I enjoyed mechanical and architectural drafting. I worked on his house addition projects during the school year and then occasionally work with him during the summer on the actual construction of his house addition projects that he did during the summers. It was a great experience seeing what you drew coming to reality. This experience lead me to becoming a professional Structural Engineer and Architectural Designer as a career.
Paulette Cosey - Working on our Senior yearbook.
Mike Huntzinger - All the fun experiences while being on the swim team and all of Mr. Jarman's classes.
Linda Doss - Meeting my husband.
Rick Blank - Marching Band and Pep Band (did this all through college too), great school spirit at football and basketball games, and decorating for CSF Christmas Dances.
Bob Harrison - I enjoyed participating in the school plays.
Susan Rosenbusch - Started Tennyson in my junior year and found it enjoyable meeting a new set of high school friends.
Jim Morgan - Sports and hanging with a lot of great people! ADDED: Being lucky enough to hang with so many friends in so many school & after-school activities. Being on the track team and school newspaper were my favorite activities.
Pam Demel - Loved it all! Well maybe not French class! Met my husband of 47 1/2 my junior year. Made friendships I cherish and memories I hope I'll always remember. Probably my fondest memories involve sports/cheerleading events. I was "highly excitable" in my youth, so I really got into the whole competition thing. The time we grew up in was, I believe, a much easier time to be a kid. I wish my grandchildren could have experienced time before social media. I think we had more fun!
Dale Toussaint - I remember what a crappy athlete I was. I had a lot of fun in the choir. I played piano in the Christmas show and I was shaking in my boots the whole time. Mostly, I remember the people.
Ken Takahashi - I was so lucky to have a wide variety of experiences at Tennyson. Auto and wood shop, along with all the college prep classes, Seminar Day, and the planning for it, all the senior grad activities! Great stuff! So much prep for life!
Hector Tellez - Telzor! Drop and give me twenty! - Norm Prince
John Miner - Loved laughing and having fun with my friends !!
Bernadette Namauleg - Graduation. High School was not best anything. Glad I made it through it.
Jack Bosco - Winning 1968 baseball HAAL division. And our team getting in a fight with Hayward High team.
Debbie Chew - Making lasting friendships and learning lifelong lessons...I can still hear Mr. Hedgecock saying, "Chew, life is not a bowl of cherries!" Being able to take photography and drama among the prep courses and of course, all of the school athletic events and tournaments. Go Lancers!
June Morgan - Too many to list. The plays, musical, choir, talent show, sports, but mostly the people, both students and faculty.
Sandy Walasek - Working on the play Harvey.
Jennie Murdock - Concerts with Mrs. Hunter and Mr. Blake. Enjoyed being in Brigadoon.
LaSydia Rogers - Class competitions, Jousting Day (remember all the confetti eggs and getting to wear shorts?), typing our blood in BSCS class and Bruce Kiefer slinging his blood from ceiling to walls, baseball team winning the championship our junior year, our awesome cross country and track teams. Swimming classes and the lengths we went to try to keep our hair dry. Only one year did I have PE during the last period. Also making signs at Sharon Hodges' house and meeting the remaining members of our class who attended Terrell. I had attended La Vista. Watching "And You Were There" by Walter Cronkite in Mr. Patton's class and falling asleep. Special friends. My dad was stationed in Vietnam our junior year and when he returned, he was transferred to NAS-Atlanta and we moved to Marietta, Georgia in November 1968. Still very sad. I missed everyone from THS and never really fit in here in Georgia. My picture was not in the yearbook here, nor did they let me buy one. Judy Nance made sure my friends signed our last yearbook and shipped it to me. I'm thankful that the social media tool of Facebook has allowed me to reconnect to friends that I thought were "lost" to now be in touch. I am unable to attend due to vacation that was planned over a year ago, but please know I WILL be there in spirit. Take lots of pictures and I hope to attend the next reunion, if at all possible.
Ken Lowe - Miss the big swimming pool and the diving board. Had fun running the light shows at the THS dances. Don't miss having to run the mile in PE.
Debra Vrooman - Attended several wonderful proms and balls.
Bill Gardner - I liked my PE class with Mr. Hughes. My Sciences Miss Dahlquest, Mr. Lawrence. Mr. Gordon. History Mr. Anderson, English Mr. Beniot. Woolston was the worst teacher I had, I dropped his class. Putkey and Bartholomew had no control over their class. Hill and Bortz didn't teach me anything. I lived in Fairway Park, every time I took the bus I would get into a fight so I walked home most of the time.
Mike Powell - Graduation
Susan Corrie - I was so shy throughout my years of schooling, that I’m probably just a ghost in everyone’s memory! But I’ve been convinced it’s time to reconnect and rekindle my many fond memories of THS. Let’s Go Lancers!
Jacquie Fox - Freshman Year. Science was developed into a Team Teaching style that took place in the cafeteria. Can't recall how many students were in this class, but there were a lot! One of the three teachers had a health issue and my bother-in-law (my sister's husband) came in as a substitute teacher. Believe me that was memorable.
Charlene Reeves - A senior talent show with Mike Souza. We built a car out of cardboard and paper mache. We portrayed the Bickersons.
Mevelyn Martinez - We had closed campus at lunch but 4 of us went to Taco Ball. We ran out of gas, so I thought I would sneak back into History class 20 minutes late. All the lights were turned off in the classroom along with another class while everyone was watching a movie. Just as I got to the front the lights came on and there I was, right on the stage with the guilty look on my face.
I was the "secret columnist" in the school newspaper. No one ever knew it was me answering your questions.
Christine Madrid - My freshman yr. First assembly, I was walking to the freshman bleachers and slipped, landed on my keister.
Two boys walking past picked me up one on each side. I was so embarrassed. Said thank you but never knew who they were.
I loved my art classes with Mr. Bergloff. I have great skills from his classes. One of our class assignments was to sketch a portrait of the person sitting across from us and vise versa. I think her name was Marcella. It was one of my favorite works. Mr. Bergloff posted it up the wall with other students work. I felt honored. I asked when I could have it back. His response; "when you graduate". The class laughed as I did. His reply "I am serious" " stop by my class on your last day of school".
I graduated early, signed out in Dec. I went to his class 3 yrs later, my sketch was still there. I told him I was here for my sketch. He said, " it's not June yet.
Come back on the last day of school in June. So I came back on the last school day of June, he had all the students drawings down.
But, no where in site... I didn't get it back, but it hung in his class for three yrs....
When it was announced that Mr Jacobsen (pre algebra) and his wife were hit and killed by a drunk driver.
Saddest day of my yrs at Tennyson High.
Karen Thornblad - My parents let me drive our VW bug to school most days. We would pile as many kids as we could in it.
Judy Beaman - Enjoyed cheerleading and the girls who were involved with that. The dances were fun although at one of them, a guy tapped me on the shoulder and asked me to dance. When I turned around, he said, “forget it, you have glasses”. I was friends with Sue Baca; I remember riding in her sisters car, I think it was a convertible Cadillac, and her sisters singing, it was fun. Looking forward to reminiscing with classmates!
Connie Herrera - I enjoyed Modern Dance and Working The Snack Bar.
John Bovie - REGRET--this has stayed with me for 50 years...I took German from Mrs. Bartholomew for 4 years. Being the prankster that I was, during my senior year I filled a ping pong ball with gun powder. I put it up on a light bulb and when she entered the room she turned on light...I really don't know how far across the room that thing traveled and I don't know how long it took before it started smoking but when it did she started to panic . It scared her so much that she had a nervous breakdown and we had to get substitutes to replace her. She never returned. I am sharing this because I need to put this behind me. I have paid for it through Karma over the years but to this day it has it bothered me.
Mike Dattke - Running track and cross country. The parties we used to have. The relationships we had then, how special they were. Coulda/ shouda done better.
Joan Parsons - "It was all good."
Kathy Mitchell - 1) Sneaking into a drive-in movie, lying on the floor of the back seat covered with a blanket. Other students involved in this crime,
if I remember correctly; Jose Guzman, Mike Groak, Jack Wegner, and I thought Debbie Chew, but she doesn't remember it.
2) Senior cut day, and getting called into the Principals office the following school day.
3) Writing and passing notes in class.
And many more that I won't share here!
Cheryl Beaman - It was so fun to have friends with varying interests in my classes. There were kids good at art in with kids good at science in with kids
good in English in with kids best in sports in with kids still figuring out what they were good at. I liked the variety.
Laura Malley - My most memorable experiences included meeting so many interesting people, whether they were in the athletic group,
"gifted" group, creative artists/actors, or the "bad" kids. I was drawn to making connections with them all. How naive we all were.....having no idea what our lives would be like.
I really appreciated having friends in my neighborhood whose families always made me feel welcome, especially when I was trying to get away from my own.
Debbie Shumway - I loved all our song girl activities, going to the games and hanging out with my friends.
Eugene Miller - Senior year Jousting Day and Tournament Day activities. Especially when we all got up and marched around the gym to "Hey Jude" which I thought was a tribute to Judy Nance, without whom we would not have won those competitions. We were a very special class.
Lois Tavares - Playing softball, volleyball. Ms. Eckhardt, P.E teacher! All my friends
Doug Kurtz - Favorite Teachers: Monte Jarmin; Charles Putzke; Boortz
School in general was overall pleasant, unable to recall any specific experience, made many good friends, some I am still in contact with.
Best Friends: Skip Thomas, Larry Doxtater, Mike Clarke, Steve Figuerido, there were others that I enjoyed, just unable to remember all names. Miss Jo jo Galliher.
Best sports: Running and swimming, too uncoordinated for all others, lol.
Judy Brown - Mrs. Smith in home economics class.
Julia (Judy) Nance - Working with all my friends in student government, and attending basketball and baseball games.
Gerry Edie - Our Senior Cut Day at San Gregorio Beach. That was a blast! Also the badminton tournament several of us girls got to play in at Berkeley.
Jerry Edie - Class of 1976 - Competing in the VICA competition.
James Davis - Sophomore year, standing on Miss Schlecte's podium, telling everyone in the morning English class to stop complaining about the cafeteria's bad food and do something about it. Then an hour or so later in the cafeteria, the ripple wave of people standing up to get away from the food fight that erupted when somebody threw their tray straight up to the ceiling.
Mike Wrinkle - Enjoyed the challenges and experiences of playing on the THS Baseball & Basketball teams. I thought the teachers and vibe at THS for my four years was outstanding with many great memories!!
Karen Tanner - When girls finally got to wear pants to school in my senior year! The only time I cut school and hitch-hiked to Santa Cruz with Pam Medieros. School dances. I still love to dance!
Dolores Chavez - Falling in love with the love of my life, Evencio Hurtado!
Evencio Hurtado - Meeting my wife, Dolores Chavez. We celebrated our 47th wedding anniversary this past June.
Competing in cross country and track teams all four years. Our cross country team won HAAL titles 6 out of 9 years as well as several North Coast titles. Our track team was also highly regarded throughout the Bay Area.
Jerry Martinez - Breaking my arm in wrestling practice. I was devastated.
Thommy Barker - I think the burn out marks in the school parking lot are 1/2 mine.
Chris Johnson - The political discussions with biology teacher Ron Blake were a highlight.
Michael Nehring - My first audition, ever, for a play. Larry Epstein was directing an old George Cohan melodrama "7 Keys to Baldpate" and there was a supporting role called Peters the Hermit that appealed to me. I auditioned with a manic laugh that seemed right for the character and I got the part. I remember it all felt so important. I still have the poster.
Jeffery Bellaire - Meeting and "going steady" with my first love Janet Moulton.
Linda Bennett - My Freshman year I missed a few weeks of school because I almost died. That really set me back in studies. My sophomore year Mr. Dubois (algebra teacher) threw an eraser at me because I didn't know the answer to a question and I threw it back so ended up in the dean's office. Ms. Dahlquest and Mr. Jarmen are my best teacher memories. I don't remember my junior year but don't think I attended much. My senior year I missed about 5 weeks of school due to illness and never caught up. I transferred to Mission and working at my own pace finished high school in 4 weeks with all A's but one B in art. That is my most memorable experience and I now support other young people who really don't fit in or do well in High School.
Robin Kincaid - Being Senior Class President and meeting my husband. We've been married 47 years.
Diana Minjares - Meeting Shelly Katayama (Mannoni) in P.E. class 10th grade...and still keeping in touch.
Pat Ethington - I really don't have many memories. Good friends were Launa Pullman, Charlene Reeves. Mostly hung out with my boyfriend Steve Thompson. My sister is Launa Ethington Thompson.
Sharon Hodges - how BIG the school seemed at first - meeting new students from other Junior Highs - being part of Student Government - making cheerleader squad - having two older brothers attending my first year helped a lot! - having the Sr Football Players come to our house for a barbeque - at a drive-in movie with cheer girls and song girls when I left the parking spot I forgot to take the speaker off the side window! - working on the Yearbook - graduating early in April & got my first job at Safeway.
Bruce Moe - Attending football and basketball games with friends.
I was not much of a standout student in high school although I really liked my counselor/history teacher, Mr. Gordon Smith. He really made history come alive as he spent every summer researching the Oregon Trail. After high school, I drifted away from school but I matured, met some friends (one of which was hired by Apple Computer in 1980), went back to college and graduated with a BS in Computer Science from Univ. of San Francisco. Had some great, funny friends in Jr. High and High School!
Jeanie Pearson - Having to put up with Michael Powell!! Lots of good times and heartaches. But we're still good friends after all these years.
Ellen Sakai - Band with Mr Thompson, friends
Charles McFadden Jr - One of my fondest memories is Art class with Mr. Bergloff where I learned to make jewelry, wood works, painting charcoal & pastel drawings, and Calligraphy which I still do today.
It was my favorite class, and German class with Mrs. Bartholomew.
My biggest regret is when Mr. Ed Leopold asked me if I would like to learn how to play golf. I'm sure had I accepted the invitation to be open and attempt to try a sport that would challenge me up to broaden my God given attributes to explore another athletic avenue of opportunity to just see another side of life experiences, who knows, I'm sure that I would be a better player than I am now! I love playing Golf
Dennis Gonsalves - Senior cut day at San Gregorio beach. Graduating. Although I grew up with some of you, I was only there for 2 years and my senior year I had vocational classes, so I was off campus half the day. See you all there.
Martin Curtis - Senior picnic at Crow Canyon park. It was casual, little authority and relaxed. We were playin' music and singin'.
Sheila Jackson - One day a bunch of my friends and I decided to cut school. One friend had a car. We all jumped in the car and started to leave Tennyson parking lot when out walks Mr. Jung (Dean). We all ducked down so he couldn't see us, even the driver. Well the car ended up on the lot sidewalk and Mr. Jung didn't even see that red Chevy Nomad. We laughed so hard, tears ran down our legs!! and we headed to our City by the Bay, Yay!--LMAO--
Linda Perez - I loved it all! I enjoyed going to school & learning. Being a class officer. Being a class cheerleader. Being chosen to represent our freshman class in a dance contest against other classes, even though we lost. I enjoyed our teachers, especially a very special one, that took me under her wings. Well.... maybe not one, that Mr. O'Toole. That man did not like me! But that's okay, I wasn't crazy about him either! All the different types of kids that I met and was able to call my friends. AND DID I SAY DANCES, DANCES, DANCES, I loved Dances! Even though I graduated early Nov. 4, 1968, I could go back to attend activities and I proudly walked with our class.
Debbie Moody - I have fond memories of my high school experience - football and basketball games, Rocky's Pizza after the games, art and yearbook class (my absolute favorite). It was a fun and innocent time with few worries.
Cheryl Hunt - Meeting my husband, Steve Baca
Steven Baca - Finding the love of my life, Cheryl Hunt in 1966.
Sandi Hodges - What I liked about my 4 years at Tennyson from fall of '69 to spring of '73 was being a carefree teenager with no care in the world. That's not all true, but close to the truth. I liked Art class with Mr. Smith, and Jewelry making in Ms Green's class, and History with Mr. Poland. I made new friends and still are friends with my first friend since kindergarten, Betsy Marsden-Ficker. Now onto my big story about the fall of '74 when I took Theater Art at Chabot in Hayward with the nicest guy ever "Tom Hanks"! He and I were teamed up to perform before the class an act that involved emotions. Ha, Ha! "Hodges and Hanks" came up with the idea that we are boyfriend and girlfriend, and I was scared to tell him I'm pregnant and what are we going to do?? I was frightened about telling my parents and if I should get an abortion, very sad. Tom was so in love with me that he said we shall keep this baby, because he very much loved me. Oh what "Happy Emotions We Both Had" The End! We all know what happened next, you can see him staring in many films and directing them as well. I'd like to think I was the backbone to his career, because I let him go. Now that's how I see it, and I'm sticking to that last part. I will see everyone at the reunion with my more mature sister "Sharon Hodges"! She has All the spirit!
Linda Fleming - Mr. Epstein's English, working in the snack bar, student council. After attending school with the same graduating class since kindergarten, it was really hard to move away the beginning of 10th grade. Look forward to catching up!
Steve Hagel - My whole senior year in Mr. JS (Jarman) class.
Jackie Colyer - My favorite thing about High School was the Drama Department. Everything about the productions filled my soul. Larry Epstein was an exceptional teacher. The summer before my Junior year was pivotal in my life. My 9 year old brother spent the year at Children's Hospital dying. He died in August. I took beginning Drama that Summer and it really kept me interested in life and a future. I never pursued it after high school but for those High School years it was VERY important to me.
Susan Baca - Graduating mid-year! :-)
Lois Baca - I remember I had teachers like Mr. Savage (I think he taught shorthand) always gave me a bad time, but I guess I gave him a bad time too. One teacher told me he liked seeing me going through "senioritis".
John Szajkowski - There are many memories from HS...some I have forgotten, the others I'd rather not put in writing.
Geri Adviento & Gary Schuler - Meeting each other in Mr. Jarman's class.
Dennis Wong - My senior year - January 1969, track and field, 440, mile relay, and long jump. I had enough credits in January to graduate early. Mr. Stark, my PE teacher, had suggested that I try out for track for field.
Pat Pillsbury - Del Thompson, my most favorite teacher/counselor at THS. He made learning fun.
Larry Utsurogi - In a crucial, close game against Mt. Eden in '69 I missed 2nd base on an apparent triple. Play was appealed, I was called out, and we lost the game 2-1. Coach Lawerence had me carry 2nd base to all my classes for a week. I never missed another base!! Fast forward 50 years...I'm playing in a 65+ senior baseball league and one of my teammates had been playing for Mt. Eden that day, he took one look at me and said, "You're the guy that missed 2nd base".
Doug Saladino - Being a member of the football team, school newspaper & track team. Mr. Brady's history class with Obray Van Buren and I horsing around in the back of the room during class. Friendships made; especially the life long friendship with George Mock and Jim Morgan.
Steve Perkins - 1) Lost my virginity in a "CAT HOUSE" in NEVADA. An older, not 'wiser' friend picked each one out for me. I was so nervous. Yes, too early, though it did get better. 2) Loved writing for the high school newspaper=the stories. 3) Started California Ocean Divers (C.O.D.) 4) Chess Team 5)Varsity Tennis Team 5) Had a summer in Paris and London, at 16, it was amazing.
Debbie Aiona - When I think back to my high school experience, I value the activism that was part of Tennyson H.S. in the late 60's. The Vietnam War Symposium Day stands out in my memory as does the lunchroom boycott. I still remember our English class complaining about how bad the cafeteria food was and Miss Schlechte telling us we should take action and we did. She also included books like Soul on Ice and House Made of Dawn in our English class reading list and played Dick Gregory records as a means to educate us about different life experiences. All of these things helped shape me into who I am today. I will always be grateful that we were assigned a counselor/history teacher who stayed with us for four years. Mr. Thompson was the best. If not for his advise, I may not have taken the opportunity to attend college away from home. I enjoyed sharing all of these experiences with so many wonderful friends and classmates and hope you all have a great time at the reunion.
Cathe Juarez - WOW - the BIG 50!! I am unable to attend. Hopefully, I will be able to catch up w/someone. Enjoy. Long Live Lancers!
Rosalie Scardino - Driver's training in the simulator. Attending a donkey basketball game. Art class.
Bill Brinkman - Well, there are many embarrassing moments during high school that fortunately time erased - But, a single memory that comes to mind is when I injected 3-4 oranges with vodka and packed them in my lunch paper sack and placed them in my locker, meant to be shared at break with friends. Unfortunately, pressure from the oranges began pushing the vodka back out in my locker and it began to smell like alcohol. Apparently, a student passing by it noticed the foreign aroma and alerted a teacher. The next thing I remember is that a friend found me in wood shop and stated that the Principal was headed over to inspect my locker!! To that end, I ran out of class and headed over to free my locker from the offending citrus...which, unfortunately was at the same time that the school staff was doing the same...this may not have turned out well...but as I said, thankfully - time has managed to blur the details...LOL!
Regrets: Wish I had overcome my shyness with girls and allowed myself opportunity to make more casual friendships beyond the "click" of kids I was comfortable with...In one sense, I am grateful for the friends I made but am now keenly aware of the riches that come from sharing personal and family histories that I missed out on.
Proudest moment: Seeing my Mom, Dad, and sister seated in the football bleachers during our THS graduation ceremony. At the same time, I also graduated from Vocational Skills Center after a two year term, with much less (if any) pomp and circumstance. Though, that education experience charted the course for my 43 year career in electronics technology, ultimately paving the way for me to support networks for many local technology companies that you are all familiar with.
Cynthia Johnson - In high school, I was so into poetry and my ballet school. That, however, did not extend to my scholastic progress; Mr. Hedgecock wrote in my senior yearbook: "To Cyndee, the creative soul who hates routine...such as homework!" It's true-I hate routine to this day!
OUR PHOTO GALLERY
Linda Collins '70
Ed Taylor was cross dressing before it was popular.
From the play "Harvey"
'69 Best Dancers
Tom Banks & Delorez Chavez
Best Dressed 1969
Pam Demel & Jim Clow
Best Personalities 1969
Karen Kaarlela & Mark Faulk
A Special Thank-You goes out to all those that have sent out a donation to help with funding for this amazing event. Your generosity and love is very much appreciated by this committee as well as all of us that will be attending. Bless you!
Gayle La Starza Easterday
Pat & Pam D'Incognito
Tom & Jennie Murdoch-Hinders