Alumni - Sep 2011


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September 2011


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Come out and show your support!

Friday Oct. 21st


JV- 5:00

Varsity 7:30



Austin Smith-Ford

Austin Smith-Ford, (class of '06)

Taking his First Peak Pleasure Point skills to the world stage. Smith-Ford's travel experience is already extensive, his face is popping up in the media, and he is ready to lead the pack of

SC's surfing youth.

Dwight LoweryOpening game as a new member with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Hasselbecks' pass


INTERCEPTED by AlumniDwight Lowery!

Way to make a great impression as a Jaguar!


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Alan Feuerhaken( baseball and basketball)

Jim Keen (football and wrestling). Soquel's

first graduating class of '63, ran the Eugene Marathonlast month. Alan placed 3rdand

Jim was 4th in their age group. Congrats!

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WIPEOUT WINNER- Rodrigo Plaza (class of '10)

R. Plaza wipeout

ABC's "Wipeout" features contestants constantly getting knocked down by objects coming out of nowhere with the goal of getting to the finish line with the best time. Sounds like the source for a few easy laughs, but what about actually competing on the show. "I started watching the show when I was about 16 years old," Plaza said. When he turned 18,he interviewedand passed a physical, Good News, Plaza was told that he had made it on to the show."I had a couple months to prepare before I actually went in for the first round, so I started working out a lot." But once he got there, nothing could have prepared him for the tasks ahead. "You have no idea what you're about to do, and what you're getting yourself into, I guess it's all a matter of luck andperseverance. It was very tolling to constantly get knocked down, but I just had to push through it." And pushing through is exactly what Plaza did. Making it through four rounds, Plaza won "Wipeout" and now has a freshly signed $50,000.

What Happened To?

Are you wondering what the future brought

for one of your alumni?Email the names and we willsend out a request in thenext Newsletter!


Soquel High Class of 1991 Reunion

October 1st 2011 6:30PM

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Spotlight!! The Sapias Family

stu sapia
Petty Officer Stuart Sapia (class of '07)
is stationedaboard the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau,which just completed a rescue at sea of four injured fisherman 1200miles off of Cabo San Lucas. More info on the news story: Stuart's
ship is now patrolling down off of theSouthern California tip, following a short, but much needed respite in Alamedaafter patrolling inthe Alaskanwaters for over two months.We are very proud of the work he is doing as an electronic technician and his part in each and every rescue

wes sapia

One month after getting his bachelor's in Electrical Engineering from Cal Poly SanLuis Obispo, Weston Sapia (class of '06) landed a coveted jobat LinearTechnology in Milpitas. In his spare time this past winter, Weston tookavalanche training courses which prepared him to assist with avalancherescues, and to understand avalanche conditions. Weston has spentevery single weekend in Tahoe inorder to help set avalanche monitors, as well as to snowboard when thepowder begs for it.


dylan sepia

Upon graduating with a bachelor's in Electrical Engineering from the Coast Guard Academy, Aviator Dylan Sapia (class of '05) won a coveted billet to flight school atthe Naval Training Center in Pensacola, Florida. Dylanfinished a two-year program this past June in which he became qualified to fly fixedwing aircraft, as well as rescue helicopters. This course not onlyteaches pilots how to fly in good weather, but extremeweather and at night, performing instrument only flying, and usingnight vision goggles for future rescue missions. Dylan was trained in the sameschool that teaches all Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Aviators how tofly. In 2011, the Coast Guard, Navy, and Marines are celebrating their100th year of flying. Dylan graduated as Coast Guard Aviator#4353.So in the 100 year history of the Coast Guard, only 4352 other pilots have qualified for thisprestigious "Winging" before Dylan. Truly, an incredibleaccomplishment! Dylan is transferring to Corpus Christi, Texas to perform Search and Rescue missions in the gulf.

Dear Soquel High Alumni and Friends::

The SOQUEL HIGH FUND is an umbrella Non-profit Organization filled with Parents, Alumni and Community members that care about our incrediblehigh school.We look forward to updatingyou on former classmates, sports statistics, reunions and great events! If you would liketo submit AlumniAchievementsto spotlight accomplishmentsor have any ideas for future editions of theAlumni Knights Newsletterpleaseemail[email protected].We hopeeach member willfeelpart of theschool and our growing school community.

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