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 Foundation and Alumni Association


Pointer Dog


eUpdate November 2007


Dear Alum,


In this issue:  


  ~PLHS Fighting Pointer Football Team is going to the Playoffs!

   ~Award winning Vanguard Marching Band has made it to the State Competition!

   ~2nd annual Alumni Homecoming BBQ was a big success! 

   ~Alumni continue to make news in the world....read more about their successes!

   ~Go to Reunions to see if your class is making plans for your next reunion event!


The current issue of our Newsletter (the final one to be printed on paper) can be viewed on line at Newsletters.  Click on Fall 2007.


Have a safe and family-filled Thanksgiving.  Join us on Friday to cheer on our team. 


Go Pointers!



Pointer Football going to CIF playoffs again!       

PLHS Fighting Pointers football team take on Brawley in the CIF quarter finals on Friday November 23, 2007 at 1pm at PLHS.  Tickets are available at the gate. 


We will update you as to where and when additional games will be played.

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In other PLHS Athletics news:

~Girl's Tennis undefeated this season to become Eastern League    Champs.

~Boy's water polo best finish ever!  2nd in League and 8th in Division II.


Tennis and Water Polo are two of the sports that benefit from your

donations to the Underfunded Sports Pointer Priority.  

For more info:  Pointer Priorities



PLHS Marching Band going to State Championship

The Point Loma Vanguard Marching Band finished in the top 10 in Southern California for the first time in School history! 


They have been invited to participate in the 2007 Championship Tournament on December 1st at Long Beach City College.   PLHS Music



Alumni Homecoming BBQ   


(See Snapshots Here)


Over 120 Pointer alumni enjoyed the 2nd annual Alumni Homecoming BBQ.


Our "Golden Alumni" for this event were Virginia Combs Fournier from the class of  1934 and Alan Johnson class of 1932, both of whom attended with family.  


The football team did not disappoint and the win over La Jolla completed a fun night under the lights.


We hope this casual event will become a 'must attend' for Pointer Alumni who will gather groups of classmates to join us. 


Did you know that the Lakers played an exhibition basketball game to dedicate the Boy's gym when it opened? 


(This and other fun facts were revealed by alums sharing stories at the BBQ!)


Pointer Alumni News

We love to hear what our Pointers are up to now.  Send us your story!


Chris Nystrom '80  used to play a computer game called Star Trek at Dana Junior High "before there were home computers."  The 'computer' that Dana was using was just a terminal to a computer located some where else.  "A group of us used to hang out playing Star Trek and learning computer programming."   Chris is now a senior system administrator for Oracle Corp and does contract work for Sun Microsystems.  "I like to think that investment in a terminal at Dana Jr. High paid off, at least for me."  Read more: Nystrom Star Trek


Fletcher Miller '78 returned this fall to San Diego (and Point Loma) to become a professor of Mechanical Engineering at San Diego State University.  After PLHS Fletcher went to college in NYC and got his PH.D at UC Berkeley.  For the past 16 years he has worked for NASA. 


Joe Hutsching '72 was honored at the HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL  - as the FILM EDITOR OF THE YEAR.  His latest film is LIONS FOR LAMBS starring Robert Redford, Tom Cruise, and Meryl Streep


Janey Fitzpatrick Bennett '56 received the BEST BOOK 2007 award in the Multicultural Fiction category presented by USA Book News for her book 
The Pale Surface of Things



Is this your first eUpdate?


Thank you to everyone who has sent us their emails so we can stay better in touch and save money for valuable projects on campus. 


If this is your first issue of the eUpdate, and you are an Alum,  please take the time to go to www.pointerassociation.org/register.html  and read about the online system.  Click Register/Update.  Enter your Name and Grad Year.  Request your personal Registration Code.  It will be emailed to you once you have been verified as a Pointer Alum.  Be sure all of your information is current and set your privacy preferences.  You may return at any time to make updates to your information or preferences.


You will recieve monthly eUpdates and we will now be using this same email system to distribute our Update Newsletter. 


Get Involved!

The PLHSFAA is always looking for Alumni who want to give back to PLHS.  Join us on the Board or in a committee position.  Doing 'just one thing' can make a big difference!  Tell us how you can help: Volunteer


Wanted:  Newsletter Editor.  Our Newsletter is going electronic.  If you have experience and would like to layout/edit the online Newsletter three times per year contact us.


Wanted:  Alumni 'story keeper'.  Watch the Beacon, UT, and other local papers for stories about Pointer alums that might be of interest to others.




Kim Melhorn Jessop '73

Executive Director



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