"Earthrise" Iconic Photo Taken by Astronaut Bill Anders, Class of 1951

In a Los Angeles Times article on March 4, 2018, the photo "Earthrise" is described as "one of the most celebrated photos ever.  It showed the Earth in all its living glory.  It invited people to step away from one of the most contentious years anyone could remember and gain some perspective....The picture was credited with helping to launch the environmental movement."  In our astronaut display, we have copy of the photo donated by Bill on the Museum's Grand Opening in 2008. To read the complete article, visit


Tommy Rutherford, Class of 2016, Big West First Team

Tommy Rutherford, a sophomore starter for the UC Irvine Men's Basketball team, was selected to the Big West All-Conference First Team. "Rutherford led the conference through the regular season shooting 59.4% from the field to average 10.5 points a game in 21.5 minutes. Rutherford has played in every game this season, starting 29 of them, and ranks second on the squad with 5.8 rebounds per game. His 6.0 rebounds per game in conference play is eighth-best. Tommy also swatted 14 shots in conference, tied for fifth-best."

Ryan Wilcox, Class of 2017, Bench

Bill Woolman, Class of 1962, donated a bench adjacent to the front office which honors Ryan's life; it is  a loving reminder of how the courage of Ryan Wilcox inspires Foothillers past, present, and future.  To honor Ryan, the second year of the campaign is raising money to award two $1000 scholarships to seniors again this year.  To learn more about a remarkable young man, visit these links:



Karri Mumford Thompson, Class of 1986

Karri is one of three local authors who will appear the the El Cajon Library January 28, 2018, as part of the library's third Local Author Expo. For more information on Karri, visit the link to the article: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/east-county/sd-se-elcajon-library-20180103-story.html