Jim Grevatt ’53 and Pat Showalter,’48, this year’s Historical Society’s Pioneers of the Year participating in the Annual Fallbrook Christmas Parade.
Each year the Fallbrook Alumni Association, Inc. purchases 50 Big Student Jan Sport back packs along with extra notebook paper, 3 ring binders and miscellaneous school supplies. Students that receive the backpacks are determined by the school staff.
“Our grand total to date is over 850,” said Hansen. “This year we added 15 extra back packs for Ivy (Continuation) High School and filled with yellow highlighter, composition book, extra notebook paper (three packages), extra pencils/pens, and erasers, etc. Each backpack also contains a protractor and other useful school items items.”
Members of the Fallbrook Alumni Association, Inc are former students from Fallbrook High School and have the interest of helping students. The members work tirelessly finding funding, purchasing, organizing, and delivering the back packs. The Fallbrook Alumni Association relies on donations and help from a variety of sources to meet their goal. So proud of the work we do for our local schools AND the community.
Top Three in San Diego County
The FUHSD ACADECA Team recently earned third place in a county wide academic competition known as the Academic Decathlon. This is a ten-event scholastic competition wherein students complete seven written tests in the areas of science, literature, art, music, mathematics, economics and social science. They also write an essay, give both a prepared and impromptu speech and are interviewed. The culminating event is the Super Quiz competition.
Margaret Chapman (Agriculture teacher) was awarded the Teacher of Excellence award by the California Agriculture Teachers’ Association (CATA) Southern Region. To qualify for this recognition a teacher must have a minimum of ten years of experience teaching in a secondary school or college agricultural program. In picture below, Margaret Chapman receives her award from Future Farmers of America (FFA) Southern Region Advisor Jack Havens at Cal Poly Pomona. She is currently being considered for
California Agriculture Teacher of Excellence.
Gates Millennium Scholarship Winner!
Fallbrook High School senior Ashley Romo has been officially recognized as a Gates Millennium Scholar. Although she was offered admission to many prestigious institutions, she has chosen U.C. Berkeley where she will major in Neurobiology. Earning a Gates Millennium Scholarship is a high-profile, prestigious merit based scholarship that involves a highly selective and competitive process. Eligible students are selected based on academic achievement, community service commitment, demonstrated leadership and academic potential. Gates Millennium Scholars are provided with full financial funding for up to ten years of study in seven areas of study: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health, or science. Thus, Ashley has the opportunity to also complete graduate school debt free.
Bill Hansen and the staff members of the FHS Warrior Grille. Following a delicious meal, Bill and several members of the Fallbrook Alumni Association presented the “staff” with a donation to help with the continuation of this worthwhile program…..another example of “Forever Warriors” supporting “Today’s Warriors”.
Mr. Bud Roberds at the keyboard for the annual Fallbrook Christmas Parade that was held on Saturday December 5, 2016. The alumni participates in the parade first Saturday in December. The float is completed lighted and amplified for singing Christmas Carols.
Committee Chair association member, Gary Vix, (class of 1961) and members Bill Hansen, Duane Saunders, Jim Gravett, and Tony Hessendorf help with the construction of the float.
This year several former Madrigals joined us on the float.
Old Fashioned Community Picnic – June 28 @ 11:00 am
11 a.m. – Fallbrook Historical Society’s annual Old Fashioned Community Picnic and Open House includes a potluck lunch and presentation of the Pioneer of the Year and the Vintage Business awards. The society’s museum and grounds are on the corner of S. Hill Ave. and Rockycrest Rd.