Foundation and Alumni Association


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eUpdate March 2009


Dear Pointer,


In this Issue:

Alumni Memory Room Taking Shape.


Congratulations to PLHS Girls Varsity Soccer on Winning CIF!


Banquet to Honor Academic Excellence in History

You can help make this event a success!


Pointer Alum shares his career with current students.

Gilbert Simas, PLHS '90, a Fellow in Addiction Psychiatry, spoke to PLHS students recently about his career.  We love it when Pointer alumni give back!  


Coming Next month: The Reunion Edition.

Check to see if your class is having a reunion event by going to

Reunions. And if you know of an event happening that is not listed there please email to let us know!


Thank you to everyone who has so generously donated to our annual solication drive.  Our Mission is two-fold.  Your contributions allow us to continue our efforts to keep our Pointer family connected to each other and to PLHS. And now, more than ever, PLHS needs our help to maintain the excellence in education that we have all benefitted from.  Won't you please help?   Click Donate to go to our easy and secure online donations page or to print a donation form to mail in.


Kim Melhorn Jessop '73

Executive Director PLHSFAA


Once a Pointer, Always a Pointer!



Alumni Memory Room taking shape!

After many productive Monday afternoon/evening workshops (and lots of fun memories shared)  Room 301 at PLHS has become a Museum of Pointer history.  Each decade is represented by pictures, yearbook pages, momentos from events, and newspaper articles.  There are several Lomanette (complete with fur covered boots and hat) and cheer uniforms, and even Ms. Caroline Crosby's personal whistle on display!  The room is a work in progress and displays will change periodically.  We are still working on a Famous Pointers area.
Now we hope that you, the Pointer family, will visit the room (by appointment only) and bring more stories and momentos to share.  We want to build a lasting Pointer history and need you to tell us what you know and identify people and places in the pictures.  We plan to put up a timeline where visitors can add information to help us recall special awards (CIF sports, Journalism awards, etc.) and events.
Contact Kim at 619 226-4509
you would like to visit the room or bring a group of classmates. We will put out additional photos, yearbooks and Pointer newspapers specific to your group to enjoy.


Congratulations to PLHS Girl's Soccer -

 CIF Division II Champions!



The PLHS girls Soccer team clinched its first CIF Division II Championship title and went on to represent PLHS in the regional state playoffs (the first time PL has sent a team to the state's post-season play since the 1999 boys basketball team.)

 Tho they lost in the regionals, they are the first girls soccer team from PLHS ever to advance beyond the semi-final round.


Congratulations to Coach John Murphy and the team on a great season! 



History Banquet to Honor Academic Success    

Sponsor a student's excellence for just $19 

For four years, Point Loma High has sponsored a tradition of rewarding excellence in the academic field of History.  It is our philosophy that the formal acknowledgement and celebration of academic achievement meaningfully impacts student motivation.
The banquet celebration of Student Achievement in History is scheduled for June 3 at the Bali Hai Restaurant. Students, parents, and special guests will be in attendance.  We estimate that approximately 50 students may need financial assistance, and we're seeking $20 donations to sponsor these deserving young scholars. Imagine if every alumni class sponsored a scholar!
You can also create a custom scholarship to reward an outstanding student for their dedication and excellence for $50- $100 per student, in your name or your company's.  
To make a tax-deductible donation, go to 
History Banquet. 

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   Sharing a career - Pointer Alum Gilbert Simas, M.D.  


Recently, the PLHSFAA received an email from Gilbert Simas, Pointer Class of 1990, who wanted to know how he could give back to his school. We hooked him up with faculty, who invited him to campus on his recent vacation in San Diego, to speak to students about his career. 
Today Gilbert is a Fellow in Addiction Psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon.  PLHS Teacher Lindsy Donnelly invited him to speak to her Healthcare Essentials students. About his experience, Gilbert wrote, "It was truly a pleasure and quite enjoyable to speak to such a responsive and engaged audience."
But he took it a step further for today's Pointers: "After my talk, I was thinking that it would be very helpful if interested students had access to someone to talk to about the medical profession, and it would be my pleasure to make myself available."
Career inspiration in the science, math, technology and engineering fields are vital to today's students. We love it when alumni reconnect!


Thank you to our Golf supporters!
Because golf tournaments can cost nearly as much as they earn for our students, the PLHSFAA Board determined that under current economic conditions, when every penny needs to benefit PLHS, we could not risk the expense. But we know our players and sponsors believe in PLHS and want to help, so we asked them to support our efforts by donating to NOT play golf. These contributions will directly impact Pointers past, present and future.
Many thanks for not playing golf go to:
Jane Meiners
K & M Harvey Rentals
Jim and Laurie Hurl
Paul Hartley
Karen Ness
Arlette Smith
Donna Gookin

You, too, can Donate here.


In Memorium - Deceased Pointers

Pointer Dog  Pat King Ebbert '58

  Dwight Young '42

  Gregory Killingbeck '70

  Kenneth Thomas '82

  Carol Norma Dickson Lind '48

  Tad Mason '73 




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