Alumni - Jan 2014

Soquel High Fund

Soquel High Alumni Knights Newsletter

January 2014


  Panorama Soquel  

The Soquel High Alumni Club looks forward to updating you on former classmates, sports statistics, reunions and great events! If you would like to submit Alumni Achievements to spot-light  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 alumni community.





DeLaveaga Golf Course

Friday, May 2, 2014

12pm check-in - 1pm Shotgun Start

BBQ Beginning at 5:30

Entry Fee - $150.00 per person


Entry Fee includes green fees and cart, sack lunch,contest prizes, and dinner.

The tournament will be a Four Person Scramble and play is limited to 144 players. You may select your own foursome, or we will put one together for you.

We will play rain or shine!

Jason S, Geoffrey,
 The Soquel High Fund is seeking volunteers, golfers, and sponsors for the 10th Annual Soquel High Fund's Golf Tournament on May 2 at DeLaveaga Golf Course. Join Soquel High alumni, friends, and families for an afternoon of golf.
Golfers may register online ($150 per golfer)at Or print out the form below. If you don't plan to golf, but are interested in planning, procuring sponsors and/or items for the drawing, working during the tournament, or the evening barbecue ($15 for non-golfers), please contact Jenni Strecker-Langenberg at  [email protected]

REUNION NEWS                    


reunion clip

Class of 1984 30th Reunion

Check out the facebook page for updates-


Class of 1994-20th Reunion


Start making plans and saving dates. Hopefully we will have a weekend full of family, friends and reuniting.  The Hotel Paradox has been booked on July 19th for our main event. Other details and events will emerge over the next 8 months check FB for more info FBClass of 1994
Class of 1983 celebrated their 30th Reunion on October 12th, 2013 at Michael's On Main.
(photo's courtesy of Bud Olafsson)

If you would like to share upcoming class reunion information Please email  Alumni news so we can help spread the news! 


The Soquel High Alumni Club is in the beginning stages of establishing            a " MEMORIAL WALL" to honor all Soquel High Alumni first responders and military personnel that have lost their lives in service.The exterior wall to the right of the principal's office has been designated for this honor.

If you would like to become involved and be a part of the "MEMORIAL WALL" we look forward to your input, help and contributions.

Please email Richard Wygant at [email protected] or

Caren Spencer at [email protected]. for more information.

More information to follow in the March Alumni Newsletter.

SPORTS NEWS              

Casey McGehee is heading back to Major League Baseball! McGehee signed a deal with MLB's Miami Marlins for 1 year.

"I'm real excited," said McGehee, who was chosen as the Sentinel's County Player of the Year in 1999 and 2000. "It's a chance to go back and start fresh in the USA." 

click on videoCCCAA Women's Volleyball NorCal Regionals - Cabrillo vs Santa Rosa
CCCAA Women's Volleyball NorCal Regionals - Cabrillo vs Santa Rosa
SHS Alum Bria Morgan and her Girls Volleyball Team who won the JR College State Championship with the Cabrillo Seahawks. It was the first time in 36 years that NorCal had the win!!
Soquel High alumna Kendra Bonsall
(2013 recipient of the Randy Peck Memorial Scholarship) earns All-Conference honors with Cal Poly women's soccer team.
Soquel High is well represented in the fall sports season CCS All-League honors. Congratulations!

View list of outstanding athletes 



 Images of America; Sports of Santa Cruz County By Geoffrey Dunn 
 "Images of America; Sports of Santa Cruz County,"  is loaded with 183 compelling images.Much of the rare collection of images were donated to Dunn by members of the community, friends and family. Most of the pictures are portraits or team shots rather than action. "To me, it makes it more about the person than the play itself," Dunn said. The first image inside the 127-page book is of the 1912-13 Santa Cruz High girls basketball team, decked out in game-day dresses. Dunn notes in a caption that he was shocked this beautiful image went unscathed after a fire ravaged the original campus structure on Walnut Avenue the same year.

Three images reside on the last two pages, including an impressive aerial shot of the starting line at the annual Wharf to Wharf race from Santa Cruz to Capitola, which draws 15,000 participants annually and many more spectators. On the last page are more recent shots, one of the Santa Cruz Warriors, an NBA D-League team that began playing in Santa Cruz in 2012 and even reached the playoffs during its first season, and another of the 2013 Santa Cruz Derby Girls' Boardwalk Bombshells.Do the math. That makes 100 years of history cover-to-cover.

Click here for the full article on  Geoffrey Dunn  

In Memoriam

Gianna  Altano passed on March 17th, 2013, one day after her 23rd birthday a  hero in life and in death through organ donation. Gianna was wise, kind, loving, joyful, and real. She truly appreciated every little thing in life. Please click to read Gianna's Gift an article written by Geoffrey Dunn.



Tony Jack, (class of '82) known recently for leading a local campaign to support his son Gavin Jack's heart transplant, passed away Dec. 28th, 2013.Click for more 





Tevyn Duane Gangloff (class of 2010) passed away December 24, 2013 after a tragic motorcycle accident in Phoenix, Arizona. Click for full story

Shout out  to Steve Ward (Class of '72) for creating and maintain the Soquel High School- In Memoriam Facebook page- This group page was created to not only inform, but to allow feedback, poems, obituaries and personal reflection on the lives of our fallen classmates, teachers, administrators and others who have been associated with the high school. 
yearbook page

SHS has past yearbooks available for sale each book costs $50.00 if they are picked up from the school (if you wished them to be shipped there will be an additional charge)   Click here for preliminary inventory and ordering instructions             If you are interested in year that is not listed please email [email protected]        as we are still locating more books.

Dear Soquel High Alumni,

Did you know that in 2008 the principal had $28,000 to distribute between various classroom programs at Soquel High? Today, he has $0. Yes, you read that correctly-$0. Through the generosity of one of our donors, every dollar you give through January 30, 2014 will be matched up to $10,000. With your donation, we can provide badly needed supplies for our teachers, staff, and students.If you want to designate your donation for a specific teacher or program, such as technology, music, athletics, drama, or a specific program, then write that on your check or in the donation memo. Every little bit helps our teachers provide a better learning environment for our students. Click here to donate 

If you prefer to mail your donation, our address is:


Soquel High Fund

PO Box 1700

Soquel, CA 95073


Happy New Year,

Donna Mosich

President, Soquel High Fund


Your donation to the Soquel High Fund is tax deductible.For questions, please contact Donna Mosich at 831-476-8363 or email at [email protected].