Alumni -Sep 2014

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             Soquel High Alumni Knights Newsletter

                              September, 2014

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.   


band homcoming 2012

Calling all alumni! There's still time! Make a float and show your spirit.  Or if you are a former homecoming King or Queen, come join the celebration and drive members of the court in a cool convertible.The theme for the class floats is "Film".  You can stick with the theme and build a float based on a movie of your era or not, it's up to you.  If you would like to gather a group to make an alumni float or participate in the parade in any way-Contact Layla Dawson [email protected]
Please spread the word! Come to one or both events, see old friends and show your school spirit!

Got Flatbed?
We are looking for a flatbed truck or trailer on which the Freshmen class can build their float. If you can lend yours for this worthy cause please contact Layla Dawson at          [email protected]  


The Soquel High Fund is offering "Quick Escape"  parking for the Homecoming football games on Sept. 26, to benefit Grad Night. The parking lot by the tennis courts will open at 5pm and will only be available for 'Quick Escape' parking. When you are ready to leave, the traffic will be stopped to let you in line and quickly escape! 

1. Cost is  $10 per space, and you may reserve multiple spaces. 

2. If you leave during the game, your space will be held for you to return. 

3. There are only 64 spaces in this lot and you must order no later than Sept. 24  at 1 p.m. 4. Payment is through Pay Pal or you may pay by check (made payable to Soquel High Fund) or cash at the school's Main Office on any Monday until  Sept. 22. 


Knights Win In Brad Tompkins' Head Coaching Debut              

"This feels so good," Tompkins said after receiving congratulations from family and friends, such as Knights alum Dan Barker, a standout receiver more than four decades ago. "This program is so proud. To be here with the old guys - heck, I'm an old guy - and to do it right, like we did tonight, makes me feel really proud."Soquel's proud history began in 1962 with Tompkins' father, Dewey, the program's first head coach and the man for whom Soquel's field is named.

But this is a new era of Tompkins. Dad, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 81, liked the power run game. Son has other ideas for his program. Click for full story

1984 Class Reunion         

CLASS OF 1984 celebrated their 30th reunion at Michael's on Main, and held a family get-together at  Delaveaga Park the next day- Fun was had by all!  

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1994 Class Reunion

 CLASS OF 1994 held their 20th reunion on July 19th at the Hotel Paradox-  Everyone had a great time celebrating,

 reconnecting, with old friends! Click for more photos


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Homecoming 2014 homecoming photo
Friday, 9/ 26
3:15 Soquel Village for the Homecoming Parade


7:30 pm SHS vs Seaside at the Soquel High stadium for the game and half-time parade.



When Soquel took the field at the Jamboree they were wearing NEW navy blue jerseys, a gift from NFL Alumni Dwight Lowery with the AtlantaFalcons.  What a great gift  THANK YOU DWIGHT!        

REUNION NEWS!           


The class of 1964 will be celebrating its 50th reunion on September 19th and 20th. We again will be combining forces with Santa Cruz & Holy Cross). Dinner will be held at Seascape Golf Course at 6:00pm on that Friday. The following day is a BBQ at Blair Ranch in Scotts Valley. CLICK FOR MORE  


 CLASS OF 1974reunion clip

A 40th Reunion for the Class of 1974 is being planned for Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Dream Inn. The event will take place from 6:00 - 11:00pm. It is the 100th anniversary of the Santa Cruz Wharf and festivities will be going on all day including a huge fireworks show at 9pm.  We will have front row seats. For more details check FB page  SoquelHighSchoolClassof 1974

 CLASS OF 1965                
Any graduates of Soquel High School Class of 1965 that would like to participate inthe planning for the 50TH year reunion that is to be held in 2015 - please contact
Hugh Gill
[email protected] or  Facebook"Soquel High School Class of 1965"

          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. Click FB link for info



 Save the date for our reunion next year.  The date is August 29, 2015 for the Class of 1975 40th Reunion.  More info to come soon


           CLASS OF 2004

Plans are in the works for our 10 year reunion- Please check   FB page for updates!

IN THE NEWS.........              
LOWERY POSTS PERSONAL MARK WITH 11 TACKLES  Dwight Lowery, a seventh year freesafety out of Soquel High and Cabrillo College, had a career-best 11 tackles, including seven unassisted, in the Atlanta Falcons' 37-34 overtime win over the visiting New Orleans Saints to open the regular season.It was the first time Lowery has recorded more than 10 tackles in a game.
RAGINE GRAVES, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO JUNIOR SETTER - Tallied a game-high 38 assists to go along with nine digs, three aces and two kills in a three-set win (25-18, 25-22, 25-11) over Wheaton (Ill.) on Tuesday. Graves leads the Maroons with a total of 363 assists and is second on the team with 169 digs this season.


BRIA MORGAN, SAN FRANCISCO STATE JUNIOR OUTSIDE HITTER - Had a total of 11 kills - her fourth straight match with double-digit kills - in a four-set loss (25-15, 15-25, 25-19, 25-19) to Cal State L.A. on Saturday. Morgan has a total of 61 kills and 15 digs for the Gators this season.



KENDRA BONSALL, CAL POLY SOPHOMORE DEFENDER- Scored the game-winning goal in the 85th minute in a 2-1 victory against Oral Roberts on Sunday. Bonsall's second goal of the season gives her four points for the Mustangs.




LENA GUSTAFSSON, SANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE FRESHMAN DEFENDER-Scored her first goal of the season in a 4-1 win against Taft College on Sept. 9. The unassisted goal came in the 31st minute that pushed the Vaqueros to a 2-1 lead.


Troy Miller


Troy Miller commits to University of Michigan-"University of Michigan is top 20 in the world academically," Miller said. "And athletically, you can't get much better. A lot of people don't know this, but they have the fourth all-time winningest baseball program in the nation behind LSU, USC and Texas."

read more about Troy 


Nate Doss takes third at world championships                               

Alumni Nate Doss took third at the PDGA Pro Disc Golf World Championships in Portland, Oregon.The three-time world champion, who currently resides in Bend, Ore., shot 30 in the finals for a 63-under-par 409 total in the Open division. More on Nate

 Welcome Prrincipal Atlansky!      
We are pleased to announce that our own Soquel High alumni, Gail Atlansky, has accepted the interim position of principal at Soquel High. When Principal Atlansky graduated in 1990, she never dreamed she would be back running the entire place. She is very familiar with the staff and campus because she served for 2 years as Vice Principal and worked as a counselor for 6 years. Staff and students have commented on the many positive changes in the first few weeks. The Principal wants to build a positive and supportive relationship with teachers, staff, and students; increase students' outcomes by closing the achievement gap; and increase school spirit and campus pride--starting with a new marquee. She is working on replacing the dilapidated marquee on Old San Jose Road with a wonderful new sign that will serve as the welcome to the campus, as well as provide timely information.  We want a campus and education that all of our students can be proud of. If you can help with a donation for the marquee or other school improvement, contact Gail Atlansky at [email protected].                                                                                   Thanks for joining us in welcoming Gail Atlansky as principal of Soquel High School.

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