Alumni - Sep 2013

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                             Soquel High Alumni Newsletter

                                    September 2013

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HOMECOMING OCT. 18th, 2013

Homcoming class of 69


Show your class spirit!





Anybody up for a Alumni float (s) to participate in this year's Homecoming Parade?

The float theme is based on their chosen music genre ( freshmen- disco, sophomores- rock and roll, juniors- Hawaiian/reggae, seniors- country). Alumni are welcome to join in on the theme or do you own Alumni theme


If interested please Email Layla Dawson  

Activities Director for more details.



            QUICK ESCAPE PARKING           

Speaking of Homecoming check out this great new feature: For Homecoming October 18th only -  SHF is offering a "Quick Escape" parking. Enjoy easy access to and from the game- Purchase a "quick escape" parking space today, space is limited! Here's the lowdown:

Your vehicle will be parked in a space next to the Tennis Courts. The lot will open at 5:00 pm. When it is time to leave you will be escorted and the traffic stopped to let you in line to "quickly escape". Cost is $15 and you can have more than 1 space.  If you have to leave, your space will not be given away. There are only 65 spaces in this lot, you may order more than one space. but you must order no later than October 16th at 5 pm, If you do not wish to pay using Pay Pal you may come into the Main Office of Soquel High School with a check (made payable to Soquel High Fund) or cash on any Wednesday until October 16th. PAY PAL LINK




Santa Cruz Is in the Heart-

Local historian, writer, and filmmaker Geoffrey Dunn's (Class of '73) rich and eclectic narratives are the foundation for this exhibition. Developed in conjunction with Dunn's soon-to-be-published second edition of his book, Santa Cruz is in the Heart, this immersive exhibition will focus on contested and counter-histories, the diversity of Santa Cruz history, and the nobility of a simple life.

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            PLEASE JOIN           
null Have you registered your Safeway Club Card with eScrip yet? This is the easiest way for you to support Soquel High and it won't cost you a dime! All of this money goes directly to our teachers so they can buy materials they need. This is an easy way to help! Just take a moment to click this link and get signed up. Escrip






Class of 1983 30th Year Reunion!

Michael's on Main St.

Saturday, Oct. 12th,2013 

Email:[email protected] 

View our webpage 

Facebook Class of 1983 Reunion Page

Currently, the band we have scheduled to play at our AWESOME REUNION PARTY is the local 80's/70's cover band TSUNAMI. Not only Soquel High School Alumni, but also friends/family of some of our own attendees!! Not to be missed!


Grad classes 1977 & 1978

Are having a combined 35th reunion, we'll be rocking the 70's on Oct 19, 2013 at the Elks Lodge. 

Click on Event Link    or more

Information can be found on the Facebook pages-

Class of 77 FB  page & Class of '78 FB page 

If you haven't joined the group come and see what people are up to now. We have photos from our senior yearbook !If you know someone from these classes who isn't on Facebook please have them contact the reunion coordinators at [email protected]



Let's here it for the 50th Class Reunion

 CLASS OF 1963


Soquel Class of 1963 had a our joint class reunion with Santa Cruz High School on August 24th. The event took place at Pasatiempo Gold Club, MacKenzie's Grill.  REUNION PHOTOS

(Photo's courtesy of Toni Foster)


Party on!  Class of '73 - 40th Class Reunion

CLASS OF 1973-held their 40TH Reunion on August 17th at the Dream Inn in Santa Cruz-

Lots of classmates coming from Hawaii,

Nevada, Oregon, many places far and near! Tons  of laughs, memories, and enjoy-

ment of who we are now. How awesome are

we to have such history together! Thank you everyone for making the effort to connect!

Check it out - More photos (courtesy of Michael King)


  SPOTLIGHT- On MISS "O"   Courtesy of Carol Yonemura Harbin  -   Class of '72  


The idea of a drama reunion with Miss "O" wasn't a new one. Drama groups younger than our era (1980s vs. 1970s) had a reunion in 2012. That was also the same year that the Class of '72 celebrated our 40 years. The reunion was fantastic and the committee did a stellar job with every detail. I was so happy to connect with so many old friends, many seriously involved with drama and the numerous plays we did. A lot of people told me how much they loved Miss "O" and the influence she had in their lives . I have maintained my close friendship with Helen Oretski Conroy over these past 41 years since I graduated from Soquel High. So I called Helen in Canada where she now lives with her husband Dan and told her all the comments from her former students and the idea of another reunion. Helen called and said she was planning a trip in August.  I contacted a couple of people to organize a mini-reunion. It was fairly short notice so not everyone could come, but Helen was pleasantly surprised that so many came to the event. Continue story....
Above photo From L to R: Kathleen Prilliman Avalon, Greg Weber, Steve Ward, Helen Oretski Conroy, David Cox, Lisa Crews Foley, Richard Wygant, Carol Yonemura Harbin, Rodney Warren, Caren Conway Spencer, Lenny McGinley.  
In Memoriam - George Everett Mooers    

George Everett Mooers, long-time Santa Cruz resident and well-known high school teacher and coach, passed away on July 24 following a short illness. He was 94.

Mr. Mooers taught at both Santa Cruz High School and Soquel High School until he retired in 1982. In addition to teaching, George coached numerous sports including lightweight football, track and field, cross-country, and wrestling. He also refereed at the historic 1962 United States-Soviet Union track meet, in which the two countries momentarily set aside Cold War tensions to compete in the largest ever two-day non-Olympic track event, held at Stanford Stadium.


Following his retirement, George began a second career at McGraw/Hill in Monterey, where he continued to utilize his passion for education. Read more about Mr. Mooers


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 incredible high school. We look forward to updating you on former classmates, sports statistics, reunions and great events!  If you would like to submit Alumni Achievements to spotlight 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 school community.

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