Alumni - Jun 2015

Soquel High Fund


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             Soquel High Alumni Knights Newsletter

                              JUNE , 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

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We hope each member will

feel part of the school and

our growing alumni community.   


The  2015 Golf Tournament was held on May 1st a great time was had by all!
Below is:  

Vance Wagner, Dylan Dunn, Geoffrey Dunn, Mark Wagner, Brad Tompkins & Dennis Porath.

A good time was had by all at the 11th Annual Soquel High Fund Golf Tournament. This year we had more sponsors and more golfers than ever before.  Thank you to all those who attended and made donations to the Bob Lee Scholarship Fund. 
The Soquel High Fund would like to send a heartfelt thank you to our generous golf tournament sponsors and donorsPlatinum-Pacific Coast Fire, Burr, Pilger, and Mayer, Inc, Deluxe Foods of Aptos-Marc Monte, Sereno Group-Craig Springbett.  Gold-GreenOuse Landscape and Design, Stevens Creek Volkswagen, Stevens Creek Toyota, John A. Hedrick, D.D.S, M.S., Campus Kids Connection, Santa Cruz County Bank, Creekside Court Reporting, Subaru of Santa Cruz, Luke's Organics, Sunshine Villa, True North Properties, LaMacchia Family, Archway Insurance, Baker and McKenzie, J. Robert Gallucci, Santa Cruz AT&T Store , Monterey Bay Properties-Richard Wygant , Monterey Bay Properties-Caren Spencer, Interior Vision, Flooring and Design , North Bay Ford, Poppy Hills Pebble Beach.  Silver- Geoffrey Dunn, DeLaveaga Properties, L&M Fire Protection, Santa Cruz Pacific Dental - Dr. Marylinn Reinhardt-Stephenson.  Bronze- Jeanette and David Robles, Lynette and Scott Hamby, Paul Kayson, The Windjammer, P6R Projects and Research.  In Kind- Sign Authority, Whole Foods, Donna Mosich, The Fidiam Family, Aldo's Bakery, Newman's Own Organics, Silver Mountain Vineyards, Precision Wellness Center, Armida Winery, Soquel Dental Office-Steve Mann, DDS, Discretion Brewing, Sundance Hill Band, Village Host Pizza, Bob Swinnerton-Pacific Golf Centers, Michael's On Main, California Classic Sail.
We are looking for an organized person to coordinate next year's tournament which will be held on May 6th 2016.  If you are interested please contact Shannon at [email protected]


Congrats Grads - Welcome our newest Alumni Class of 2015 

Congratulations to Class of 2015

Welcome to the Alumni community!


Valedictorians: Alexandra Meek, Mikey Threet, Lauren Wood, Cade Gotthardt, Hannah Frankl, Joe Martin, Melissa Braun, Joseph Robello, Samantha Gaboury, Jason Chew.


Salutatorians: Kyra Chamberlain, Isabella Meyer, Hannah Thomas Pullen, Margarita Servin.


There were many Alumni Scholarships that were awarded to the graduating class of 2015. We would like to thank all those that donated to the funds, and Congratulations to all the recipients of the awards!    
Alumni in the news

Alumna Maggie Vessey won the 800-meter race at the Prefontaine Classic at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Vessey's finish was the second fastest time by an American in the 800 in 2015. It was the second time Vessey has won the 800 at the prestigious Oregon event. Her other Pre win came in 2009. Click to read more on Maggie


Izaak Silva UC Davis senior catcher Izaak Silva, a Soquel High alum, was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday in the 31st round of the 2015 MLB Draft.

Izaak Silva

After a great season the Knights cleaned house when it came to special honors at the coaches' recent all-league voting session- All-SCCAL Awards:  Robert Zuniga - Coach of the Year, Troy Miller - Player of the Year, and Fineas Del Bonta-Smith - Pitcher of the Year.Catcher Kevin Armacost was also named First Team. Congrats to them and the WHOLE Team.  

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REUNION TIME.....         
 CLASS OF 1965  REUNION     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]

Class of 1970 Reunion

1970 Grads;Have you received you reunion flyer yet? If yes,Great/just come and enjoy the food and fun!! If you did not get a reunion flyer;just let Me know and I'll send you one; provide me with your most current address!!

FB Rhonda Waldron-hood



Friday Sept. 4th, 2015




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

Click to purchase tickets


band homcoming 2012Save The Date
Soquel High Homecoming will be on September, 25th 2015.  Come to the football game and cheer on your alma mater!                 

Class of 1975

40th Reunion




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


Sat. Sept. 5, 2015

6pm-11pm The Dream Inn

 Click here to register

We are having a hard time locating fellow classmates- If you know anyone on the list please have them email: 

Cindy Benthusen Kent 

Click below for list:

Help Us Locate Fellow Classmates



Congratulations Gail Atlansky
Santa Cruz City Schools Board of Trustees officially named Gail Atlansky Soquel High School's Principal. Ms. Atlansky, a former student of Soquel High, has served as a counselor from 2007 through 2011 as well as the assistant principal of Counseling and Guidance 2011 through 2014 before being named Interim Principal in 2014. Principal Atlansky is excited at the privilege of continuing to be a Knight, and welcomes the opportunity to serve for years to come. Welcome Principal Atlansky!
Please donate - Money for the Marquee!
The "tired and old" sign  in front of the school is over 20 years old and is a sad representation of our school. Have you wondered why we haven't changed it? We want to. You can help us change that sign by donating to the Money for the Marquee campaign. Donations of any amount can be made to the Soquel High Fund and sent to: PO Box 1700, Soquel, 95073.  Please write "marquee" in the memo. or  Click here to donate .
Thank you for helping us improve our campus.
Create your Class Reunion Shirts, Hats & More!   
Perfect for class reunions, or great gift- you choose what you want and My Locker will sent it to you directly. They offer a discount starting at a quantity of  6 or more of the same item - they can be different sizes and have different personalization. Additional discount applies at quantities of 12,18,24 etc. Connect with your friends and receive a bigger discount. The apparel includes T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Jackets, Beannies, Blankets and much more. If you don't see what you want or need help, contact Janet at [email protected] Click on  link below to go directly to their website with all the Soquel High Logos. Click Here for Apparel Website

Do you enjoy receiving the newsletter? Do you enjoy reading the about fellow alumni?         
If you do, we can use your help. We are looking for a volunteer to continue on with the newsletter. If you are interested in helping out in any way please send me an email 
If we cannot find a volunteer to continue on I am sorry to say that this will be the last Alumni Newsletter you will receive. I would like to thank all the people that have continually kept me updated with news for the newsletter without your help the newsletter would not have been possible.
Thank you all! Linda