POINT LOMA HIGH SCHOOL Pointer Association                 


Pointer DogReunion Info Issue

               January 2008



Dear Pointer,

Welcome to 2008! 


In a few weeks you will receive an email and/or post card from Harris Connect Inc. (the folks who produce our alumni directory and host the online directory) asking you to call them to verify the contact information we have for you in our database.  This is a PLHSPA approved update and your information will remain secure, private and available only for PLHSPA purposesPlease take the time to contact Harris (even if there are no changes to your data!) so that we have verification from you that your information is current.  This will help us continue to maintain the most up-to-date records of our 34,000+ alumni. You will be able to give them your privacy and security preferences at the same time.  And if you talk to other Pointers tell them to contact Harris as well!


In this issue you will find information about reunion plans for this year.  Please let us know if you aware of any upcoming reunions not on this list or if you wish to chair a reunion that is not being planned!


Kim Melhorn Jessop '73

Executive Director



In This Issue

Bennie Edens Sign and Scholarship

History/Social Studies Awards Banquet

Alumni wanted for FAA Board


Bennie Edens Sign and Scholarship fund


Bennie sign


Over the winter break John Freeman supervised the installation of the first of 2 signs on campus recognizing retired Coach Bennie Edens for his contributions to PLHS.  The second sign will be up in a few weeks at the PL Stadium. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of this effort! 


In addition, thanks to the generosity of our alumni and community, the Bennie Edens Scholarship fund has over $4,000 in it. This year one graduating senior will receive a scholarship in Coach Edens' name.  Our goal is to raise enough to set up an endowment through the San Diego Foundation. This would ensure an on-going scholarship for many years to come.  The minimum needed to set up an endowed fund is $10,000.  If you would like to participate in helping us meet this goal, go to Bennie Fund.





On Campus


History/Social Studies Awards for Academics:

Last year the History/Social Studies Department held their second annual Awards Banquet at the Bali Hai Restaurant.  This hugely successful (standing room only dinner and awards) event was single handedly created and organized by Patrick McElhaney the co-chair of the Department.  The event was designed to recognize all the hard work of students in history and social studies classes.


Two awards were inaugurated: A book award in honor of Tom Hayes (retired 2007) to the top history student and a plaque and monetary award in honor of Malin Burnham, PLHS '45, to the top student who displayed an outstanding interest and excellence in current affairs and international relations.  The latter award was generously sponsored by George Mitrovich and the City Club of San Diego.


Two giants of the History Department retired in 2007:

Tom Hayes and Tom Carnes.  In their honor two trees were planted on campus.  Plans call for a small bronze marker at the base to recognize the service of these two stellar teachers.


Anyone interested in assisting with History/Soc. Studies
departmental activities contact Glenn Richard at




Reunions 2008


If your class is planning an event, please contact 

Reunions and let us know so we can post the information!  We may also be able to help you with classmate contact information and other resources!!



60 year/2008     No plans.  If you know of someone making plans please let us know! 

We have a class of 46 alum who would like to combine 46 with 48 this year.

50 year/2008    September 12-13, 2008
Cocktails Sept. 12th at SDYC. Dinner/Dance Sept. 13th Bali Hai
Contact Pete Morrow at 619-223-3293

45 year/2008
    Friday, Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008 daytime golf

tournament and evening at Bali Hai. Contact: Sue Peabody Christian: 858.278.6534



40 year/2008    No chair identified, but lots of people are asking!  If you know of someone making plans, or would like to chair, please let us know! 



35 year/2008    No chair identified, but lots of people are asking!  If you know of someone making plans, or would like to chair, please let us know! 


30 year/2007                 October 4, 2008 Kona Kai Resort (Combined 1977 and 1978)
Contact: Beth Hickey Hildebrand 208-938-5511

Co-chairs: Andrea Boyles (78), Terri Miller Campbell (78), Beth Hickey Hildebrand (78) and Carol Rivera Falcon (77)


30 year/2008
    October 4, 2008 Kona Kai Resort (Combined 1977 and 1978)       Contact: Beth Hickey Hildebrand 208-938-5511 

Co-chairs: Andrea Boyles (78), Terri Miller Campbell (78),  Beth Hickey Hildebrand (78) and Carol Rivera Falcon (77)


20 year/2008    Saturday August 16, 2008.  The reunion will be held at The House of

Blues.   Info .  Update your contact info:  Class of 1988 Webpage

Chris Hoolihan, Class of 1988 (760) 845-2544


                        Reunions 2009 (and beyond!) in the works



30 year/2009  Wanda Fagalar Gilbert has volunteered to chair.  Contact PLHSPA Office if you would like to be on the committee.



50 year/2012   Plans are already in the works for a 50 year blowout on Sept. 7-9, 2009.

Darlene Graham is the chair.




Make a Difference at PLHS!

Alumni, you can make a difference! Together we will help PLHS become a Center of Excellence in our Community. 


The Nominating Committee is looking for volunteers to help the PLHSPA.  We need everything from occasional "worker bees" who just want to be involved and have fun working with other Pointer supporters for a couple of hours on a project, to committee members who can spend a few hours a month in their special niche, to elected Board Members who guide the PLHSPA's activities and programs. 


If you want to help improve the quality programs at PLHS, upgrade and maintain campus facilities, help former Pointers stay in contact with the school and their classmates, and work with alumni, staff and parents,  then the PLHSPA is a great place to be involved.   Just tell us what interests you and we will find a spot for you!


Make a difference at PLHS!  Go to Volunteer to see what kinds of things there are to do, then fill out the form to tell us how you would like to be involved. 



Deceased Pointers:

Robert Nicoletti '78                                          Richard Albrecht '45

Edward Verdusco '57                                       Tim Scott Gregg '70

Ron Oldham '59                                                Bob Beneventi '60

Cleo Needham Wall '48



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