Alumni - Mar 2014

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             Soquel High Alumni Knights Newsletter

                                   MARCH, 2014

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.   

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.  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] or go to  for more information.

REUNION NEWS                    
 CLASS OF 1965                
Any graduates of Soquel High School Class of 1965 that would like to participate inthe planning for the 50TH year reunion that is to be held in 2015 - please contact
Hugh Gill
[email protected] or  Facebook"Soquel High School Class of 1965"


                CLASS OF 1974

A 40th Reunion for the Class of 1974 is being planned for Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Dream Inn. The event will take place from 6:00 - 11:00pm More details to follow check FB page  SoquelHighSchoolClassof 1974





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!




Join us at Michael's on Main, July 19, 2014 at 6pm. For our 30th Reunion. Fabulous full buffet, the band "Lenny's Basement", dancing, parting gifts, and all kinds of catching up to do. Please wear your nicest outfit of blue, black or gold to "Celebrate The Knight"!see Facebook page


or contact [email protected]  


                   CLASS OF 1994

It is time for our 20th Reunion. Join us on July 19th to celebrate, reconnect, and have a good time.We have booked the new Hotel Paradox on Ocean St.
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Soquel ultrarunner's tale takes surprising twists in Santa Cruz director's film 'Solstice' 


Ashley Lindsey Andy Hofman, a Santa Cruz filmmaker, lucked into that discovery when he embarked on finding a pet project to fill a slow period in his work schedule in 2011. He heard a longtime acquaintance, Soquel's Ashley Lindsey, planned to run the Western States 100 ultramarathon later that year. Intrigued, he asked her if he could film it.

Not one to seek out the limelight, Lindsey reluctantly said yes.

Click for full story read more about Ashley Lindsey 

Making her Senior year count at SJSU              
Rachel HenryRachel Henry has had a consistent year so far. The Spartan senior utility player has contributed 15 goals on the season and has scored at least one goal in 12 of the 20 games played in 2014.
In Memoriam
ned worthington
Soquel High School teacher Mr. Ned Worthington passed away March 14, 2014. Click for more He had suffered a stroke in February and was at home recovering.The Soquel High community mourns the loss of a teacher who had worked with us for 21 years teaching Social Studies. Over the length of his career Mr. Worthington taught over 4,000 students. A memorial for Ned will be held in mid May. Please visit for more information


Bruce Rhett -Class of 1985

passed away unexpectedly from a tragic auto accident on February 2, 2014.

Bruce excelled at baseball all his life, first as a player and then as a coach. He loved the outdoors, fishing, duck hunting and sports. In the last two years Benicia had become his new home. He loved the quaint downtown and dreamed of opening a business.Bruce was a devoted father, loyal friend and companion. Click for more 


Pamela Moran class of 1974Pamela Moran - Class of 1974

Passed away on March 25, 2014. She loved the beach, the ocean, and the California sunshine. She enjoyed traveling the world with her family and friends.She will be remembered for having a bright and cheery personality with a smile and laugh that were contagious. Click for more 



Jeanette EganClass of 1983
Passed away peacefully on March 13, 2014, following a brief illness.

Jeanette worked for many years at Comerica Bank, and at Beta Technologies an active volunteer for mid-county soccer, she also volunteered at Main Street Elementary School. She loved the outdoors, enjoyed numerous camping adventures, and trips to Hanalei Bay Kauai, with her family. Click for more 


Shout out  to Steve Ward (Class of '72) for creating and maintaining 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.  



Congratulations to Ken Thomas and Mark McConnell who were recognized as recipients of the 2013 Central Coast Section Distinguished Service Award in January, 2014.

Ken Thomas, has been a dedicated educator, coach and school administrator who began his career in education as a history teacher, cross country and track and field coach in 1968 at Soquel High School. He continued teaching history, physical education and health education while coaching through 1985 when he moved into school administration.

Mark McConnell followed in the steps of his high school coach, fellow Distinguished Service Award honoree, Ken Thomas, beginning his career in education as a teacher and coach at Soquel High School in 1979. Mark went on to Stanford University. It was after graduation from Stanford and earning an MBA at UCLA, that Mark came back to Soquel where he has taught Math, coached Cross Country & Track and Field and, for eight years, served as Athletic Director. Click for full story 


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 an 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.


RIchard Wygant

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