Santa Clara High School Reunion Event to Include Multiple Classes
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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 www.pantherfestival.com. 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 Copyright Business Wire 2008
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