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Point Loma High School 

Pointer Association eUpdate


Pointer Dog 

  November  2009



Dear Pointer,


The Homecoming football game under the lights has become a popular event.  On one beautiful fall night each year the hill PLHS sits atop lights up with the excitement and spirit of Pointers past, present and future. 


La'RoiThis year, in front of a sold out stadium, La'Roi Glover returned for a ceremony honoring him and retiring his jersey.  La'Roi played for PLHS under Coach Bennie Edens, at SDSU, and in the NFL. He generously gives back to his alma mater through yearly scholarships to PLHS seniors.


HC paradeA large group of Alumni participated in the Homecoming parade, marching enthusiastically past a vocally appreciative audience.  Join us next year as we continue to bring the true tradition of Homecoming back to PLHS!  (We promise to recognize our oldest alum in attendance, the Golden Pointer.) 


The Pointer Association is evolving, and though our mission has broadened, we remain committed to fostering our alumni's connection to the school, their classmates, and their history. As we move forward, we want to be sure we continue to uphold the needs and values of our alumni. Next month at the second in a series of Focus Groups, we will ask our alumni stakeholders for their input.  If you wish to participate, join us Dec.8th from 5:30-6:30 on campus (room 301).   Together, we can enhance the high school experience for all Pointers, past, present and future.

In this issue:
- News: What Pointer Alumni are up to now.
- Athletics:  The 'new' Shoe

                  Football heads to Playoffs....again!
                  Women's teams featured on TV

- Update:  The Bricks have been installed!! 

- SD County Credit Union supports PLHS with Poinsettia
  Bowl ticket sales!
- Deceased Pointers
Once a Pointer, Always a Pointer!


Kim Melhorn Jessop '73

Executive Director

PLHS Pointer Association



What, oh what, are our Pointers up to now?


It fills us with pride to receive new updates about the accomplishments of our Pointer Alums and students. From animation editing, to flowboarding, to Congress and the Environment, Pointers are making a difference!

Read more about: 

Jenna Tatum '04 and  Jon Jourdane '04 are both in Washington, DC.
Justin Halpern has a tv deal based on his blog.
Michael Ford is principal animator on "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"  coming out Christmas Day.
Joe Hutsching '72 editing new film starring Meryl Streep and Steve Martin.
Nicole Opper '98 new documentary film "Off and Running".  
Eric Silverman '10 Flowboard champion.



"The new Shoe"


The Shoe is the trophy given to the winner of the LJHS vs PLHS football game every year from 1948 through 1985.  Rumor has it that the LJHS Alumni Association has the original trophy of a bronzed shoe.  In 2005 3rd generation Pointer Elise Tisdale '06, wanted to recreate the trophy so she bronzed a football shoe and the rivalry game is back on. 

 Pictured is Morris Mathews, sophomore running back  holding the 'new' shoe.   Photo by Scott Hopkins        




Pointer Football headed for playoffs...again!
Point Loma's varsity football team finished their 2009 schedule with a 7-3 record, good enough to earn a bye in the first round of the CIF Division III playoffs.
Their final game was a dramatic 22-15 victory over rival La Jolla, allowing the Pointers to retain "The Shoe." 
The Pointers are seeded third in their division. The Pointers will advance to the Quarterfinals, to be played Nov. 27 at 7pm against Mt. Miguel at Mesa college.  


It would appear the Pointers are well-positioned for future football success, as both the Junior Varsity (6-3 record, 5-0 in league) and Freshman (7-3) teams won Western League titles.  Players coming up from these teams will join returning juniors and several sophomores already playing at the Varsity level.
-By Scott Hopkins




Pointer Women's Sports featured on Channel 5 News.  http://www.fox5sandiego.com/news/morningnews/  

(Scroll through videos to find Show us your School Spirit Point Loma High.)



Jeffrey Bennett 

Students were challenged to look beyond their own world, at the realities of how insignificant we are in the scale of the universe, as Jeff BennettJeffrey Bennett '76 explained the importance of recognizing the limitations of our physical world.  Jeff gave two assemblies for PLHS students, then fascinated alums, parents, more students, (and even some of his former teachers), as he presented possibilities to suggest we might not be alone in the Universe.  A book signing and reception at the Brigantine, hosted by the Mortons, followed. 
We are so blessed to have many successful and interesting alumni in diverse fields of study.  We welcome the opportunity to have our alums share their expertise with students and adults.  Please contact Kim at 619 226-4509 if you would like to come speak to a group at PLHS! 


We can't do it without you!


Now more than ever the Pointer Association needs your help to provide alumni support, academic enrichment, campus improvements and scholarships in keeping with our mission of benefitting Pointers past, present and future. 


There are many ways you can help: Become a member of the Pointer Association,  consider a gift to your alma mater, sign up for eScrip, purchase tickets to the Poinsettia Bowl via San Diego County Credit Union.

The final installation of Commemorative Bricks has been completed! 


Thank you to all our donors and to our hardworking installation crew.  Stay tuned for pictures coming soon.


Buy your Poinsettia Bowl tix through SDCCU and support PLHS!


Helping us provide enrichment activities, student support programs, and appreciation to our faculty/staff, SDCCU's partnership with the Pointer Association in support of PLHS is a true gift. 


This year they are giving $1 from the sale of tickets to the Poinsettia Bowl sold by the PLHS community back to PLHS.  If you are a football fan, please purchase your family pack tickets throught this generous offer.  Poinsettia Bowl tix.




Shop the  escrip online Mall this Holiday Season and raise money for PLHS effortlessly. 


Go to eScrip Mall



PLHS Alumni Database 
Be sure to keep your info current!

Go to the PLHS Alumni database and be sure your contact info is correct at:  
PLHS Alumni   Click 'Register Today'. 


You can find out more about the online system at: PLHS Alumni Database




Deceased Pointers


Linda Carol Delyaux '68
Alberta Dennstedt '38
Charles James Groeschel '47
Deutilde Medina Varley '32
Lincoln G. Rock '32

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