Santa Clara High School Reunion Event to Include Multiple Classes

Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:13am EDT

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SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
A high school reunion event coordinated by members of Santa Clara
High School's Class of 1968 is open to any attendee of the school from
it's inception up through the Class of 1981.

   The event is called "The Panther Festival" - named in honor of the
school's mascot until it changed to "Bruins" in 1981- and it will
include a BBQ picnic and music performance to be held on Saturday, 14
June 2008 at Baylands Park in Sunnyvale, CA. A website for the event
is available at

   Santa Clara High School, founded in 1872, is the second oldest
high school in Santa Clara County, behind San Jose High School, which
is currently known as the San Jose Academy.

   It was the high school for many members of the storied Santa Clara
Swim Club which has 15 swimmers enshrined in the International
Swimming Hall of Fame. The swim club has achieved an Olympic Medal
count of 44 Gold, 14 Silver and 10 Bronze. It was founded in 1950 by
the legendary George Haines who died in 2006. Santa Clara's famous
Panthers include swimmers Chris Von Saltza, Don Schollander, Donna
DeVarona, Sharon Finneran, Claudia Kolb, Pokey Watson, Brian Job, Mark
Spitz, Mitch Ivey and Joe Bottom. Kim Welshons led the Santa Clara
Aquamaids to National Championship status in synchronized swimming and
Joanna Kerns (nee DeVarona) is a well-known film and TV star.

Abeytia & Assoc.
Ernest Abeytia, 408-510-1900

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