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POINT LOMA HIGH SCHOOL
Foundation and Alumni Association
eUpdate November 2007
In this issue:
~PLHS Fighting Pointer Football
Team is going to the Playoffs!
Vanguard Marching Band has made it to the State Competition!
Alumni Homecoming BBQ was a big success!
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.
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.
will update you as to where and when additional games will be played.
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other PLHS Athletics news:
Tennis undefeated this season to become
Eastern League Champs.
water polo best finish ever! 2nd in League and 8th in Division II.
and Water Polo are two of the sports that benefit from your
donations to the Underfunded
Sports Pointer Priority.
more info: Pointer Priorities
Band going to State Championship
Point Loma Vanguard Marching Band
finished in the top 10 in Southern
California for the first time in School
They have been
invited to participate in the 2007 Championship Tournament on December 1st at Long Beach
(See Snapshots Here)
Over 120 Pointer
alumni enjoyed the 2nd annual Alumni Homecoming BBQ.
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
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
(This and other fun facts were
revealed by alums sharing stories at the BBQ!)
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
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.
Bennett '56 received the BEST BOOK 2007 award in the
Multicultural Fiction category presented by USA Book News for
Surface of Things.
Is this your
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.
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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
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You will recieve monthly eUpdates and
we will now be using this same email system to distribute our Update
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.