POINT LOMA HIGH SCHOOL Foundation and Alumni Association

e-News                              May 2007
Dear Friend of Point Loma High School,
Pointer DogThe summer of 2007 is almost here and Reunion activities are being planned for many PLHS alumni classes.  In this issue we feature the most current information we have received about upcoming reunions. If you have additional details and/or contacts, please send to: Reunions@pointerassociation.org  We update the website (www.pointerassociation.org) as quickly as we receive information so check back often for more info!
There are plenty of other exciting things happening that you can be involved in at PLHS: The Band's Crescendo Gala, PL/OB day at Petco Park, Senior Exhibitions, the PLHS Class of 1949 Football team reunion. And there is still time to purchase a commemorative brick to be installed in the new wall along Chatsworth Blvd. 
Kim Melhorn Jessop '73
Executive Director

        Point Loma / O.B. Day at Petco Park   June 10th

Join us on June 10th as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the 1982 PLHS Baseball CIF Championship Season, and honor the PLHS Alumni Players from that record-setting team.  Head on down to PETCO Park for a great Sunday afternoon game against the Seattle Mariners and the chance to participate in a special Recognition Ceremony for the players from that memorable team. The PLHS Baseball Boosters invite you to catch up with old friends, and support PLHS Baseball by purchasing tickets to this extraordinary fundraising event.  Reserved group seating is available for PLHS Alumni, their families and friends.  Please visit our website,
www.plhsbaseball.org, to order tickets or to find out more about Point Loma / O.B. Day at PETCO Park.        


The Baseball Boosters would appreciate your help in locating the following "missing" team members: Billy Bennett, Brad Blinks, Ben Debolt, Steve Grahn, Todd Hoff, Anthony Madruga, Danny Pellegrin, Keith Scott, and Coach Steve Saracino. 


Please email Susan Graham at satchgraham@gmail.com if you have any questions, or would like to find out how you can support Pointer Baseball.  Go Pointers!



1982 PLHS Baseball CIF Champs (Pictured above from left to right): Stephanie Witt, Krista Meadows, Todd Hoff, Jim Pike, Jim Pringle, Billy Bennett, Eric Allen, Danny Pellegrin, Tom Ruckle, Ben Debolt, Steve Grahn, Keith Scott, David Camara, Brad Blinks, Anthony Madruga, Alan Beneventi, Tom Kamfonick, Andy Hastings, David Wells, and Coach Steve Saracino.


PLHS 1949 Championship Football Team Reunion May 16th


Emory "Pete" Lewis and Howard "Bill" Mayfield (both class of '50) are spearheading a 1949 Championship Football Team reunion on May 16. That year Point Loma High School's football team won both the Metro and Southern California Championship. Several players made the All-M

etro team, and some earned scholarships to play football in college. Bob Monfort and Manny Gomez went to Oregon. Joe Smidt went to the University of California and Buddy Lewis made All-American at the University of Arizona, just to name a few.Special guests include: Coach Don Giddings ('49); Bennie Edens, coach for 43 years; Coach Mike Hastings, PLHS head coach. Also, our current Principal, Bobbie Samilson and Vice Principal Kevin Gormly will be in attendance. This event will be held at Miguels Cocina in Point Loma Village. Also attending will be representatives from the PLHSFAA, PLHS Football Boosters and of course '49 Team Members. Any questions should be directed to: Howard Mayfield @ 619-223-5868 
     PLHS Senior Exhibitions May 31st

On Thursday May 31st from 12:30-4:00pm approximately 350 PLHS seniors will make their Senior Exhibition presentations, summarizing their school experience, reviewing their mastery of the ESLR's (Expected School-wide Learning Results) and sharing their plans for the future.  Panels consisting of a parent, business/community member, a junior student, and a teacher host, will review four or five student portfolios and listen as our seniors demonstrate their proficiency in the skills necessary for success after graduation. 

Please consider participating on a panel on May 31st.  To print a panelist form click here (Senior Ex form) and go to Senior Exhibition Panelists needed, or contact Kim Eurich, Community Outreach specialist at PLHS keurich@sandi.net .


Wanted:  Alumni to serve on the Board

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

What is the PLHSFAA? 

The Point Loma High School Foundation and Alumni Association is a 501c3 non profit benefit corporation formed when the PLHS Foundation, PLHS Alumni Association, and Point Loma 2000, merged in 1999.  Adopted by the administration at Point Loma as the sole adult fundraising organization for all community and parent organized, sponsored, and operated fundraising activities (exclusive of PTSA)  we support several funding initiatives for PLHS, are the umbrella organization for all Booster groups on campus, support the efforts of PLHS Alumni activities, and maintain a database of Alumni contact information and provide resources for reunion chairs.


The PLHSFAA envisions PLHS as a center of excellence in our community - an asset in which the whole community can take great pride. It is our mission to develop and provide the resources for enhancing the educational environment of PLHS, with a goal of building Pointer Pride for generations past, present and future. 


Who is the PLHSFAA?

Parents (current and former), Alumni, Staff, and Community members all serve on the board of the FAA.  We meet the first Tuesday of every month in the evening.


The Nominating committee is currently looking for decision makers and self-motivated individuals who want to take on a piece of the organization and can envision what needs to be done to move it to the next level.  We are also looking for Committee chairs for individual projects and events and 'worker bees' who just want to be involved. 


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




Go to www.pointerassociation.org to learn more about us. 


Be a permanent part of PLHS with a customized Commemorative Brick!

It is not too late to order your commemorative brick to be installed  at PLHS.  $100 per brick.  Up to 3 lines (20 characters each line.)  All orders must be received by June 30th.   Open a printable order form:  Brick form
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In This Issue
PL / OB day at Petco Park
1949 Football team reunion
PL Senior Exhibitions
Alumni wanted for FAA Board
Class Reunions 2007

Reunions 2007


Class of 1947

Nothing planned

Contact: Norma Campillo



Class of 1952

Nothing planned

Contact: Genie Brown

760 748-7260


Class of 1957

Sept 14 5-9pm SDYC

Sept 15 6-11 Kona Kai

Sept 16 10am Red Sails Inn

Contact: John Jenkins radrhino@cox.net  


Class of 1962

Sunday, September 2, 2007

at the Bali Hai

Contact Darlene Graham        

619 696-5275

email: PLHS1962@nethere.com


Class of 1967

October 6  6pm
Portugalia restaurant O.B.

Contact: Marci McCann          


email: penquino@webtv.net


Class of 1972

July 21

Contact: Jacqueline Cummings,

619- 523-0083

email: obswimmer@cox.net


Class of 1977

Nothing planned yet, but in the works (possibly with '78)

Contact: Carol Faulcon          



Class of 1982

              June 2nd               

San Diego Yacht Club.

Contact: Kelly LaRosa           


email: Gemz727@aol.com

Co-Chair : Bruce Ives


Class of 1987

Sept 15

Bali Hai

Contact: Lori Warren Varga,    

760 438-8274

email: circusvarga@yahoo.com



Classes of 1991 and 1992

Aug 17 Portuguese Hall.

Contact: Corinne Hampton, 


Class of 1997

Sept. 8

House Of Blues

Contact: Jon Robell/Jen Viora 619-890-8000

email: plhs1997@hotmail.com

 For more information click on www.myspace.com/plhs1997  or www.reunionspecialists.com


Yearbook Library

We are looking for old Yearbooks and a volunteer Librarian to organize them!
Thanks to many generous donations, we have copies of PLHS yearbooks from several years. However, we are missing the following years:
1925-29, 1933-38, 1943, 1945-52, 1954-55. 1959, 1961-63, 1967-1993, 1998-1999, 2001-2006.  If you have an "extra" copy hanging around, we would love to keep it safe!  Along the same note, we are looking for a volunteer librarian to organize the yearbooks and the many editions of The Pointer and scrapbooks that we have. If you are interested, please contact Karen Tisdale at tisdalefam@aol.com, or 619 222-9362

Upcoming Events:

PLHS Band  Boosters present "Crescendo" a gala afternoon at Rosecroft, a National Historic Landmark, honoring Jim Trespasso for his years of inspiring student's musical talents.  Click here for more info.


Save the Date:  November 2, 2007.
Come Home to PLHS for the 2nd annual Alumni Homecoming BBQ followed by PLHS vs LJHS Football 'under the Lights' at PL. Thanks to the generosity of an alumni family (who enjoyed the event so much last year they want more alumni to join us) this year's event promises to be bigger, better, and full of surprises and old friends!
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