Alumni - Apr 2015

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             Soquel High Alumni Knights Newsletter

                              April , 2015

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.   

Jeff Marshall D. Thurninger R.Wygant D. Spencer

There is still time to join!




honoring Bob Lee-


Where: DeLaveaga Golf Course

When:  Friday, May 1, 2015

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.


Click below for Registration and Sponsorship forms- Hope to see you there!

2015 Golf Tournament Registration Form


Sponsors get exposure at various places throughout the tournament as well as in the Sentinel, our web and Facebook page, Knight Notes, and a banner that stays up at the school year round. And, you can designate 90% of you funds to a sport, program or teacher at Soquel High. You can support your child's school and promote your business at the same time! 

2015 Golf Tournament Sponsorship Form  

For more information regarding the Golf Tournament, please contact :Shannon at [email protected] 


You Can Help!
" In honor of Bob Lee the Alumni Club is asking for donations to the Soquel High Fund for scholarships. Payments are made out to the Soquel High Fund and in the Memo please write Alumni Club. The Alumni Club will work with the Soquel High Scholarship Committee sharing Bob Lee's legacy to his alma mater"

Contact: Caren Spencer - [email protected]  for more information.


David Cox Scholorship Fund 

David Cox, SHS Class of 1975, opera singer, actor, director, and producer extraordinaire, passed away just after Christmas after a battle with brain cancer. Several of Dave's high school friends have put together a scholarship in his name and are now taking donations. We wish for the joy that Dave got from performing to live on and lift up others who are just starting out. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who is a leader in choral, music, or drama and will be pursuing a career in one of those fields, and who shows excellence and most of all joy in performing. If you would like to contribute: Sendyour tax-deductible donation by check to:


 Soquel High School

 401 Old San Jose Rd

 Soquel, Ca 95073 

 Please put on the memo line: "Dave Cox, class of 1975".

Alumni Baseball Game            


On February 21st , the Soquel High Varsity Baseball team hosted the first annual alumni game.  We had 25 alumni participate in our inaugural game. Graduates from 1978-2014 represented and Bryan Ifland traveled from Rogers, Arkansas to participate. There were plenty of fans in the stands to cheer on both teams. John Ferrara class of 1978 won the hitting derby, 2014 graduate Austin Turnell won for the less than 5 years graduated.  The alumni posted the first two runs of the game, holding onto the lead until the bats of the current Soquel High Knights came alive.  The alumni had a strong finish loading the bases in the final inning , but were unable to complete the rally.  The varsity ended up victorious by beating the alumni 5-2.  The afternoon was concluded with a chicken and tri-tip barbeque.  The fundraiser was a huge success, thanks to the participating alumni and our sponsors Deluxe Foods, Santana Paving & Fast Eddys Billards.  There are plans to make this an annual event!


Players Ken Horton & Barney Neu with former classmates that came to cheer them on.






    Alumni & Current Baseball Team 










      Tom Doak & Ken Horton 


Singer and songwriter Penny Framstad  (class of '78) has been hosting a monthly singer/songwriters open-mic night at the Ugly Mug in Soquel every third Tuesday in hopes of creating a bit of the musical electricity she took for granted in Los Angeles.

Now she's ready to take on the role of mentor.

Click here for full story



Casey McGehee              

Soquel's McGehee, Japan's Aoki united   on Giants Roster


 McGehee and Aoki were the Giants' two main acquisitions over the offseason, brought under the same tent because they fit an organizational philosophy that values contact skills and the ability to extend innings.

Click for full story 


Dwight Lowery              
Free agent safety Dwight Lowery,agreed to terms with the defending AFC champion Indianapolis Colts. At 5-foot-11, 212 pounds, the seven-year veteran brings size and experience to a Colts team intent on winning the Super Bowl after losing to New England in last season's AFC championship game.

Maggie Vessey sets event record!


Alumna Maggie Vessey placed first in the 800-meter run by setting a new meet-record time of 2 minutes, 1.58 seconds at the Stanford Invitational on




Soquel High Logo

  CLASS OF 2005


Please note - change of date, time and location is confirmed. Class of 2005 will be hosting their 10year reunion at Severino's on Saturday, September 26th starting at 6pm.
Please check FB page for any changes


reunion clip CLASS OF 1975

Please join us for a fun evening catching up with classmates!


                   40th Reunion-

                   Sat. Sept. 5, 2015

 6pm-11pm at The Dream Inn

 Click here to register


 CLASS OF 1965       reunion clip           
Reunion will be held at Pasatiempo MacKenzie Bar and Grill at 6:00pm on June 27th. 2015 
For more information please contact
Hugh Gill [email protected] or 
Marty Mcknew  [email protected]

RIchard Wygant

Richard Wygant  (Class of '74")

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Letters of Intent- Congratulations!                             

Soquel water polo player Max Somple signs with Davis.


Max had his pick of oceanfront colleges when deciding where to play water polo upon graduating from Soquel High this spring, including Santa Barbara, Pepperdine and San Diego. Instead, landlocked Davis landed the Monterey Bay League Gabilan Division MVP with the promise that he could help build something perhaps even more eye-catching:One of the best programs in the nation. Somple signed his letter of intent to play for the Aggies.

Click here to read more about Max 


NATALIE DIAZ-commits to Dominican University in San Rafael.  Natalie picked her school not purely on the basketball program but on the academics and campus itself. She knows she can't play basketball forever and wanted to make sure she got a great education first. Playing basketball on a full scholarship is just the result and a perk of the thousands of hours of practice she has dedicated herself to, to achieve a dream of hers." Click for more 

Alumni Local Business Spotlight- Beccaria & Weber                    

David Beccaria and Greg Weber formed Beccaria & Weber, Inc. in January of 2011.  Beccaria & Weber, Inc. is the offshoot of David F. Beccaria & Associates that was formed by David and his wife Kristin in 1987.Both David and Greg graduated from Soquel High School, Greg in 1971 and David in 1973.

David and Greg had crossed paths many times throughout the years.Greg had been instrumental in getting David approved at Bank of America as an independent residential appraiser in the mid 1990's.Greg's Father In Law, Ted Landkammer, worked for David's Father Frank Beccaria at Wellington Realtors in the 1980's and 1990's.David graduated from Soquel High School with Greg's wife Elizabeth in 1973.

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