Alumni - Jun 2013



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June 2013
"Fifty Years of Pride"


The Soquel High Fund would like to send a heartfelt thank you to our generous golf tournament sponsors and donors: Platinum Sponsors: Pacific Coast Fire Inc., Caren Spencer: Monterey Bay Properties, John Wasserburger. Gold Sponsors: True North/ Tailwind, Archway Insurance, AT&T California, Burr Pilger Mayer Inc., Baker & McKenzie, Dynamic Forms, LB Construction, Matt Fidiam Family, Santa Cruz County AT&T Stores, Robert Gallucci Attorney at Law, Mark Monte, Aldo's Harbor Restaurant, Rainbow Carpet One, Fournier, McDermott & Lamb: Bill McDermott, Lighthouse Bank, iQmetrix USA Inc. Silver Sponsors: Richard Wygant: Monterey Bay Properties, Hamby Enterprise, David Mills Bronze Sponsor: Byington Steel Treating Inc. Donors: North Bay Ford, The Point Chop House and Lounge, Polar Bear Ice Cream, Cafe El PalomarCafe El Palomar, JR Blinkenberg, Bill Scherer Photography, Threet Family, Susoy Family, Hamby Family, Bargetto Winery, Aldo's Harbor Restaurant, Richard Ow, Greg Pulpan, and Ed Alaimo.
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Jason Stricker,, Geoffrey Dunn, Denis Carruth, Paul Kayson, & Dave Pittenger
Also thank you to the parents, community members, and alumni who gave their time and enthusiasm. Lisa Seeger, Susan Meek, Pamela Galiardi Robles, Gigi Pulpan, Sheri Hyde, Kathy Gleitsman, Paula LeRoy, Linda Folston, Martha Tousseau, Bonnie Keet, Jenni Deeter, Shawna Griffith, Penny Framstad, Donna Mosich, Stu Walters, The Soquel High Golf Team, the incredible barbecuing team of Greg Pulpan and Ed Aliamo, accomplished alumni musicians Dillon Baiocchi and Isaiah Roberts, Janet Edwards, Diana Susoy, Caren Spencer, Jenni Strecker-Langenberg, Richard Wygant, Patty Threet, and Shannon Fidiam. See more photos!

Soquel High School students past and present

went back in time on Friday to an era without iPhones or Angry Birds, a time when a new car went for $2,000. Senior Christina Foster delicately opened a small metal canister slightly corroded by moisture that had been hidden inside the school's stone monument 51 years ago by the Santa Cruz and Soquel Masonic Clubs.TIme Capsule Dolores



1963 Grad-Dolores Edmonds  

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Class of '63 members John Hinson, Jim Moore, Sally Hitchcock.


The Eddy Awards

Congratulations to Robyn Miranda for being chosen as the Roseann Coonerty Layne Inspiring Teacher of 2013!!Robyn Miranda

Robyn came to teaching as a second (or third or fourth) career. Though she has been at it for 11 years, she still retains that "new teacher" energy and passion in her approach and ability to inspire. A co-founder of the acclaimed (and Eddy-honored) Humanities Academy, she has taught at all levels, from 9th graders to seniors in AP Literature. Students in her classes often experience an epiphany, transforming from reluctant learners to become college English majors. Robyn has earned her students' devotion and the respect of her colleagues.   Suzanne Williams

Also congraulations to our  

Counseling Secretary, Suzanne Williams for being named the Unsung Hero of 2013! For the past 4 years, Suzanne has served students and staff in the Counseling office at Soquel High. With her relentlessly positive attitude and generous heart, Suzanne is the fiercest cheerleader a school could have.  Read more!


Chris vaillStanford University-bound Chris Viall, named pitcher of the Year.  Viall posted a 7-5 record. Chris was drafted in the 39th round to the SF Giants  even though he informed pro scouts last week that he would honor his commitment to Stanford. More on Chris       

read more about MLB draft  view video

Fabiano Hale Cal Bound
 Fabiano HaleRunning back Fabiano Hale will walk on to Cal's football program next season. view full story


2013 Class Valedictorians & Salutatorians

  2013 gradsCongratulations to the SHS Valedictorians: Graham Denevan, Andrew Schmidt, Calab Gotthardt, Gloria Nava Orosco, Christina Foster, Tyler Stewart and Salutatorians: Cassidy Donaldson & Zuleica Rodriguez Hernandez  to read more about our grads click here for  full story


The Fund and Soquel High community would also like to thank its retiring board members for their MANY years of service supporting students, faculty, and alumni: Juli McDermott, Caren Spencer, and Jenni Strecker-Langenberg.


reunion clip 

Grad Class of 1973! 

40th reunion August 17th                                   Dream Inn Santa Cruz  starting at 6:00 PM.  
For more information visit our website

Class of 1973 Reunion Page  or

Facebook Class of 1973 Reunion Page or 

email:   [email protected] 

Don't miss the Pre-Reunion get together

Friday Aug. 16th - Michael On Main's -Soquel 



Grad classes 1977 & 1978
Are having a combined 35th reunion, we'll be rocking the 70's on Oct 19, 2013 at the Elks Lodge. Information can be found on the Facebook pages-
If you haven't joined the group come and see what people are up to now. We have photos from our senior yearbook !If you know someone from these classes who isn't on Facebook please have them contact the reunion coordinators at 

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Class of 1983 30th Year Reunion!
Michael's on Main- Saturday, October 12th,2013 

View our webpage

Facebook Class of 1983 Reunion Page


Class of 1993 20th Reunion

Sat. June 29th

Chaminade - Santa Cruz

See FB page for more info SHS Class of1993







Congratulations!  On June 5th, The SHS class of 2013 held its honors and awards ceremony.
2013 awaards   
To view complete list of recipients click:


SCCAL FINAL-We are the Champions!!!! Lady Knights defeat Scotts Valley, 53-50, in overtime at the Kaiser Permanente Arena in the SCCAL Finals!!!! A perfect 14-0 SCCAL record! View the videos below  or click for  Full Story

SCCAL Boys -Soquel outlasted the No. 2 Cardinals 54-53 in overtime. Full StorySCCAL Boys Basketball: No. 1 Soquel vs. No. 2 Santa CruzSCCAL Girls Basketball: Soquel at Scotts Valley 1/4/13




SCCAL Softball Tournament

        2013 girls softball                        

 Soquel High Knights rally in the seventh, defeating Scotts Valley in the ninth to seal the SCCAL title  outright with a wild

4-3 victory. Read more:  Soquel Vs Scotts Valley

Our Soquel High athletes are well-represented in the recent seasons' All-SCCAL honors. To read more about our athletes and other events held at school CLICK TO READ MORE

Dear Soquel High Alumni and Friends:

The SOQUEL HIGH FUND is an umbrella Non-profit Organization filled with Parents, Alumni and Community members that care about our incredible high school. We look forward to updating you on former classmates, sports statistics, reunions and great events!  If you would like to submit Alumni Achievements to spotlight accomplishments or have any ideas for future editions of the Alumni Knights Newsletter please email [email protected]. We hope each member will feel part of the school and our growing school community.

Soquel High Fund

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