Our Generous 2017 Donors
Our thanks to these wonderful individuals who "answered our call" to fund these Museum projects:
Big G on the Hill Facelift: Bill Woolman, Class of 1962 and Eddie Ramos, GHS Staff
Display Cases for New Museum Site: Class of 1975; Class of 1966; 2 Donations from Bob Stockton, Class of 1955; Jean Landis, Class of 1936
Front Monument: Bill Woolman, Class of 1962, for funding the construction of the monument and Gene Chubb for donating the concrete blocks
General Fund: Larry Vikander, Class of 1965; Bob Stockton, Class of 1955; Bill Woolman, Class of 1962; Tim Murphy, Retired School Counselor; Ted Sieckman, Class of 1953; Gordon Ginn, Class of 1958; Tammy Pearson, Class of 1991
Mac Book Pro Laptop for the Museum: A Special Thank You to Bill Woolman, Class of 1962, for purchasing a new laptop for the Museum.
Monthly GHS Staff Donors to the General Fund: A Special Thank You to Our Monthly GHS Staff Donors: Jim Early, Class of 1990; Don Ginn, Class of 1987; Brie Pagano Honeycutt, Class of 2001; Bob Papciak, Plant Manager; Yvonne Baer Vellone, Class of 1975.
History of the Christmas Pageant Book: Two Donations from Bob Stockton, Class of 1955; Deanna Brady Sampson, Class of 1965; Class of 1948 Reunion Proceeds; Tom Bonnett, Class of 1976; Timothy West, Class of 1969; Curt Fauth, Retired GHS Math Teacher; Robin Luby, Retired GHS English Teacher; Pat Mercer Potter, Class of 1948; Charmain Jondall, Class of 1957; Sandia Tuttle, Class of 1960; Suzanne Geba, Retired Teacher; Shelby Miller, Retired GHS Staff; Barbara Smith McCluskey, Class of 1953; Shirley Salisbury Frey, Class of 1995; Carolyn Beckie, Class of 1957.
New Museum Display Cases: Class of 1966 Reunion Proceeds
Track Program: Bill Ashman, Retired GHS Principal
We thank these wonderful donors of GHS Memorabilia:
The Family of Ronnie Bowman, Class of 1954: 1954 Letterman Sweater, belonging to Ronnie.
John Baumgarten: 1959 Basketball Season Program
Helen Keith Benzing, Class of 1960: Memorabilia belonging to Rugh Drew, Class of 1926: 2 copies of the 6th Annual Commencement Program from June 4, 1926; 2 copies of “Mrs Bumpstead-Leigh” play program from May 21, 1926; 1924 Hill Chatter; 4 El Recuerdos from 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926; the 8th Grade 1922 graduation program from Allison-Spring Valley School, and Helen’s 1957 Band Emblem with 3 Stars.
Gail N. Edwards, On Behalf of Her Mother, Lavola Sinram Edwards, GUHS 1929-1932: 1982 Christmas Pageant Program with notes; May 23, 1932 Foothill Echoes; 1983 Grossmont Alumni Association 7th Reunion Mini Yearbook; December 9, 1981 SD Union article on the Christmas Pageant; Article on the History of GUHS.
Barbara York Elliott, Class of 1962: 2 Pom Pom Uniforms, one Gold Corduroy, one Royal Blue Corduroy along with a Blue Head Band, Blue Socks, Gold Cuffs an a 1961-1962 Gold Corduroy Cheer Uniform.
Tad Geiger, Class of 1959: "History of the Christmas Pageant" Book taken from Richard Dunlop's History; with Sarah Longman, Class of 1950 and a Reader in the 1949 Christmas Pageant, a Memory Book of the Pageant, including Photographs and King James Bible Excerpts, as well as Tad's Memories of the Pageant.
Maria Freeman and Maggie Barragan on Behalf of the Norman Freeman, Class of 1947, Family: The Freeman Family’s Collection of Newspaper Articles which Chronicle the Sad Death of Norman in the Korean War, including multiple copies of the Grossmont newspaper, The Foothill Echoes, as well as local newspaper articles. The Articles Chronicle the Origin of the Norman Freeman Trophy, the Highest Honor Given to a Senior at Graduation.
Don Ginn, Class of 1987, and GHS History Teacher: Grossmont So. Cal. Baseball Champs Letterman Jacket Patch (it is displayed in the Museum beside the trophy)
Marial Vorbeck Higdon, Class of 1956: 1956 Christmas Pageant Program; 1-31-1956 Foothill Echoes; Class of 1956 Blue Pullover Pom Pon Sweater; 2 Royal Blue Pom Pon Outfits and White Pom Pon Fur Hat
Mark Houston, Class of 1966: Shadow Box Tribute to David Hickman, Vietnam Casualty
Martin Kennedy, II, Retired GHS Teacher and Coach: 1962-1968 Grossmont Staff Football Jacket wore by the Six Coaches to Look like a Team Themselves
Family of Robert Kokernot, Class of 1940: Shadow Box Framed 1940 Letterman's Sweater, including Robert's 4 Athletic Letters and Photographs of Robert at GHS; Track 1939 Class A All American Banner; 1939 and 1940 El Recuerdos
Jeri Lundy, Retired GHS Home Economics Teacher: Thanks to Jeri, Two Beautiful Quilts Hang at GHS: the 1993 GRC Humans for Harmony Quilt, Created by the First Human Relations Council Hangs in the Counseling Offices and the 2004 Photography Quilt, Created by Eileen Mandell's Photograhy Students, now Hangs in the Photography Classroom; Both Quilts Were Originally Pieced by Jeri. Jeri Cleaned the Quilts, Prepared them for Hanging and Donated the Hardward to Display These Wonderful Pieces of GHS History.
Charlotte Acorn McGowan, Class of 1948: 1945 and 1946 El Recuerdos; 1948 Diplomas belonging to Charlotte and James R. McGowan, Jr.
Michelle Miller, Class of 1988: Marching Band Music and Clef belonging to Jeffrey Miller, Class of 1982; Memorabilia belonging the Greg Miller, Class of 1985 including Swimming, Tennis Athletic Letters, Water Polo Trophy, Academic League Memorabilia, 1985 Graduation Programs, CIF Life Membership, 1981 CIF Ticket and Newspaper Clipping; Memorabilia belonging to Michelle Miller, Class of 1988, including Boys Water Polo, Girls Soccer, 1988 Circle G Pin and Principal's Letter; First Girls Soccer Team Jersey; 1985-1986 Girls Softball Hat and Batting Glove; 1988 CIF Ticket for Girls Soccer, 2 1988 Graduation Programs, 1986 Obra. Thank you, Michelle, for the Wonderful Commentary You Provided for These and Other Items not Listed Her That You Donated
Class of 1956 Reunion Committee of GHS and ECVHS: Items of GHS Museum: 2 Pom Pon Corps Emblems, One with Tassle; 3 Candid Student Photos; 3 Band Photos; 2 Pom Pon Corp Photos; Jr. Prom Photo and Dance Card; 1956 Graduation Invitation and Program: Jr. Prom Photo and Dance Card; 9-13-1954 Foothill Echoes; 2006 Dr. Tim Miller Article; June 1921 Article on First GHS Graduation and Items for ECVHS Museum: June 8, 1956 Smoke Signa;, Pennant; Graduation Tassle; 1957 Grade 8 Lakeside School Photo; 1947 Bostonia Elementary Students and Teachers School Photo; 1943 El Cajon Grammar School Photo
Family of Bev McSpadden, Retired GHS Finance Clerk: 19 Yearbooks; Team Photographs including Baseball, Soccer, Football; Framed Commissioner of Finance Collages, Personal Thank You Notes; 1996 Photo of the Pool; Spirit Pins and Badges, and more.
Willa Deen Isbell Ramsay, Ed. D, Class of 1953: Reach for the Stars!!, An Autobiography and Genealogical History by Willa Deen Isbell Ramsay, Ed.D with Several Chapters on Willa's Years at GHS
Mary Willis Schoenfeld, Class of 1959: 1956, 1957, 1958 El Recuerdos; 2 football programs-November 14, 1958 Homecoming and September 26, 1958 5th Annual Metro Carnival; Class of 1959 50th Reunion Memorabilia including Memory Book and Class Photograph.
Tom Sims, Class of 1971 Monte Vista HS: 1951 El Recuerdo; 1950’s 78 record: “All Hail Dear Grossmont”: Grossmont Band and Girls Trio and A.S.B. Chorus and “Come Raise a Song”: Grossmont Band and Girls Trio
Yvonne Baer Vellone, Class of 1975: POW Bracelet She Wore for Lt. Larry Stevens, USN 14 Feb. 69 and her Future Farmers of America FFA Pin.