Alumni - Jan 2015

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             Soquel High Alumni Knights Newsletter

                              January , 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

Join us in Honoring Bob Lee at the



DeLaveaga Golf Course

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

2015 Golf Tournament Sponsorship Form  

Sponsors and volunteers are needed. Please contact :Shannon at [email protected] 

for more information.


 Remembering Bob Lee               
District Attorney and fellow Alumni Bob Lee's death in October stunned the Santa Cruz community, but he had battled cancer  fiercely-and privately-for more than a decade. Now one of his closest friends reveals the remarkable  inside story -
Dancing In The Rain written by Geoffrey Dunn.



" 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.


CASEY MCGEE   "Comin home!!!!!!"       

Giants Acquire 3rd Baseman Casey McGehee

 Click for full story


McGehee "Eager to play back home"


The 32-year-old McGehee won NL comeback player of the year honors after hitting .287 with 29 doubles, four home runs and 76 RBIs for Miami following a season with the Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan. 

 NLComeback player of the Year 


Celebrated their 40th Class reunion at the Dream Inn in Santa Cruz. A great time was had by all.


Click here for photo gallery


REUNION NEWS!           
 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]


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


Soquel High Logo

  CLASS OF 2005

Please keep checking FB page for updates-Reunion is scheduled to be held on

6/13/2015. At Harvey West Park-Evergreen Picnic Area. 

To Purchase Tickets click here

For more info   FB CLASS OF 2005 REUNION

IN THE NEWS.........              

Lynden Gooch makes US U20 Men's National Team roster - former Soquel High star who plays for Sunderland AFC in England - was named to the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team roster for the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship in Jamaica, U.S.

                                                                              Click for full story Lynden Gooch 


Maggie Vessey voted Personality of the Year-

A roller coaster year for runner Maggie Vessey ended on a high note when the Soquel High alumna was voted Personality of the Year by the IAAF's online magazine, Spikes.Vessey, an elite 800-meter runner, drew attention on the track last season when she began showing up in self-designed uniforms. Vessey started designing the uniforms shortly after she suffered an injury. Click to see  The most stylish athlete right now 

Luke Rockhold 




Luke Rockhold will look to win his fourth straight fight and his first of 2015 when he squares off against Lyoto Machida in a high-level, headlining bout on April 18 in Newark, N.J. "Doesn't get any bigger than this" wrote Rockhold on his instagram account Click for full story

Soquel baseball



Calling all Soquel Alumni Baseball Players!  This year's varsity team will be hosting an alumni game on

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21 AT 11:00AM.  Come on out for a fun day and support the baseball program let's make this an annual event!


baseball 2015

Donation $50.00

Hat & Lunch provided

Homerun/Hitting Derby

Check out our new batting cages & dugouts


Contact any of the following for more information or to confirm your participation.

Scott Hamby class of 1978: (831) 588-3828

Junior Del Real class of 2005: (831) 227-7491

Robert Zuniga Varsity Coach: (831)247-5234

Any questions, please contact Robert Zuniga  [email protected] 


Soquel High Matching Grant Challenge                       

Soquel High Matching Grant Challenge

Ms Alaimo was at the Ugly Mug, she reached into her pocket to pay $4 for her specialty coffee, just as we each do most days.  She put the money back and cancelled her order because she didn't have the materials she needed for the lab she had to do that day.  With no funds given to the teachers at Soquel High to cover the basic equipment needed in the classroom....Ms Alaimo gave up her coffee for science. 
That's right, our teachers have no money for supplies.  Zero.  This is why we are so grateful for the $10,000 challenge grant that has been offered.  Now, we need YOU to help us access that money. When you make a donation, personally or through your company, our anonymous donor will release those matched funds to Soquel High, its faculty and staff. If each family gives just $10 we  will reach our goal.
If you would like to designate your donation for a specific teacher or program, please write that on your check, mail your donation, please make your check out to the Soquel High Fund and send to P.O. Box 1700 , Soquel , CA 95073 .
Click to view more information on the Matching Grant Challenge and click on Donate.
You don't have to give a large amount; every little bit helps our teachers provide a better learning environment for your student. 
It would be an amazing shame not to access all of the funds for our school. January 31st is our deadline.  What can you do to help us meet this challenge grant?

RIchard Wygant

Contact Richard Wygant  (Class of '74")

for all your Real Estate needs. 

If you would like to advertise in the Soquel High Alumni newsletter just email

SoquelHighAlumniNewsletter for more details.


Business card size $50.00

It's a great way to promote local Alumni and local business's.