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.
This 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.
A 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
heads to Playoffs....again!
Women's teams featured on TV
- Update: The Bricks have been
- SD County Credit Union supports PLHS with
Bowl ticket sales!
- Deceased Pointers
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!
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"
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
ATHLETICS Pointer Football headed for
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
Their final game was a dramatic 22-15 victory over rival La
Jolla, allowing the Pointers to retain "The
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
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
-By Scott Hopkins
were challenged to look beyond their own world, at the realities of
how insignificant we are in the scale of the universe, as Jeffrey 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!
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
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
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.
the escrip online Mall this Holiday
Season and raise money for PLHS effortlessly.