Spirit of the
from the Alumni, November 2010
(all donor bricks have
Can it be March already? Reunions are being planned by many classes. Read below
to see if your class is planning something.
Also check out the picture of Don Larsen with the current PLHS Baseball team!
The Baseball Booster's honored Mr. Larsen and his historic accomplishment
(pitching a perfect game in the World Series) at their annual fundraising
Soon you will receive our annual solicitation email requesting donations to
We are lucky to have so many Pointer alumni who have stayed connected to PLHS
over the years. With the California budget deficit, the San Diego Unified
School District has already set in motion severe budget cuts to programs and
staffing at all SD City Schools. Your support, in whatever amount, is more
valuable to current and future Pointers than ever before. We hope you will
consider the value of your education, and the extracurricular activities you
participated in while at PLHS, and can help us maintain the level of excellence
that we all enjoyed as Pointer students. Your tax deductible contribution can
be designated to specific activities or you may choose to support the Spirit
of the Pointer Scholarship fund which will be the main source of funding
for the long-standing Alumni Association scholarships to graduating seniors.
And because you know you want to watch it again....Here are the links to the
video of the Harvey family singing the Alma Mater at the Gala (it WILL make you
smile!) and the history of PLHS as presented by alum Noah Tafolla:
Singing of the Alma Mater at the Gala
Noah Tafolla's PLHS History
PLHS Reunions in the
Classes of 51, 61, 71, 86, 91, and 2001 all
have notified us of plans for their Reunions. Go towww.plhsalumni.org/reunions.html for all the info.
And if you know of someone who is not on
our Alumni contact list, please tell them to enter their info atwww.plhsalumni.org/register.html. It is free,
secure, and you can designate if you want to receive our quarterly news or just
Don Larsen and the PLHS Baseball team
Read about Don
Larsen in SD UT
What our Pointer Alumni
are up to: Eli Elbogen '05 and Sportaneous
Love to play Soccer, Basketball, or other sports? A new website and iPhone App called SPORTANEOUS developed by PL Alum Eli Elbogen 05 and friends, allows athletes to connect,
organize and play sports without joining a league.
Eli says: Last summer, while we
were both working in the Bay Area, it was extremely difficult for us to find or
organize basketball and soccer games. We decided that there should be an easy
way for athletes to connect, organize, and play sports without joining a
league. As a result, SPORTANEOUS was born!
SPORTANEOUS enables you to easily find and propose pick-up sports games in your
surrounding neighborhoods. By combining online networking with location-based
technology we make it incredibly easy to play team sports with a busy schedule.
Sportaneous just launched its Beta in San Diego, but
will roll out to other major cities (including NYC, San Francisco, and
Philadelphia) after testing and improving the product in San Diego.
We aspire to create a convenient, FUN way for all Americans to become more
active and healthy. As people who personally find going to the gym boring, we
want to give everyone that enjoys playing sports an easy way to do so through
Sportaneous website <http://www.sportaneous.com/>
Point Press News:
It is such fun to look back at PLHS student newpapers
from the years past. (We have them going back to the 1930's! The photos and
stories reflect the culture on campus and the world situation at the time and
provide us with such a nice history of our city and our school.
PLHS has a new, online, student newspaper, The
Point Press, with news about PLHS Sports teams, student events, and happenings
on campus. Check out the pulse of todays Pointers: http://www.pointernews.com/
Thanks for the Memories!
Thanks to Dick Friel 57 for returning the radio that was in the Nurses
office at PLHS for many years before the 1976 demolition. It has been well care
for and still works. We will be adding it to the Alumni room.
Note: In May we hope to get together a team to help reassemble the Alumni
Archive room so it is ready for reunion groups to visit (we took it apart so it
could be displayed at the Gala). If you would like to help please contact me!
PLHS Seniors to show off their
you live in San Diego and would like to get involved with students for just one
afternoon at PLHS, consider being a panelist for the Senior Portfolio and
Exhibitions on May 26th from 12-4pm. You will be on a team evaluating
individual students as they present their Senior Portfolio (part of the their requirement for graduation). They will summarize
their school experience, what they have mastered, and share their plans for the
future. It is an afternoon that will open your eyes to how prepared our
Pointers are to go out into the world after graduation. Read more at: Senior
Charles (Chuck) Curtis 63
Mary E. Lord 77
Richard A. Long 52
Catherine Airy Gangitano
Linda Lingley Densley 65
Barbara L. Hampton 45
Pete Fletcher 49
Virginia Ross Meza 58
Virginia Buchanan Hammer 48
Jimmie L. Howard 69
John Cardosa 43
David Thompson 48
Joe Rosa 50
Carolyn Goddard Sperling
James Eledge 91
Craig Beeson 40
Robert Greer Ferver
Nancy Widders Kamfonik 60
Reilly Phil Stearns 57
Harry A. Guthrie Jr. 40
Ernest Stephenson 59
Jimmy Allin 57
Pointer, Always a Pointer!
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