Band Director, Phil Topping and Carina
Jacob, JMHSAA Director for Grant and Scholarships
Band Gets Check for $8,200
The Alumni Association and
the Tournament of Roses Foundation
collaborate to provide this grant.
Story to Follow...
Congratulations to Muir Engineering
Academy senior Kimberly Mejia on being named a
Gates Millennium Scholar! Gates honors 1,000
students nationwide each year with a scholarship that
extends through graduate school. Kimberly was the only
student in all of Pasadena so honored. Go 'Stangs!
... logo has been
restored to its original 'Stang Prominence thanks to
Muir students, faculty and staff. The majority of
the work was completed by Cynthia Lake's art class
and we are all proud of their hard work and
cross-town rivalry begins early on Friday morning
when we "Tussle" at Brookside Golf Course to
"Whose House?" is it on the Greens. Come out and
Muir and PHS athletics when you play a round of
competitive golf with alums and friends.
Details and Registration
Prizes! Prizes! Prizes!
1969 Muir Marching
Recording Re-mastered on CD Media
$20 Includes Postage
All proceeds support the current band
Marching Band Video on DVD
10th Anniversary Celebration
On Friday, April 10th, the Alumni Association
celebrated its 10-Year Anniversary. Alumni, Muir students,
dignitaries and friends gathered at Noor in Pasadena to
toast the milestone
JMHSAA Board of Directors
(Rear) Tim Sippel, David Rutherford, Jim
Henderson, Robert Aguirre, Neal Brockmeyer Chuck Malouf,
Loren Shirar and Larry Tharp. (Middle) Tracy Richards, Eddie
Moses, Karin Hubbard-Luster, Sam Estrada, Frankie Connor,
(Front) Allisonne Crawford, Carina Jacob, Jill Hawkins,
Evelyn Petersen, Courtney Patton-Jackson and Doug
Founders of the John Muir High School Alumni Association Doug Kosobayashi, Sam Estrada, Eddie
Moses & Neal Brockmeyer
(Not pictured) Chuck Bradford, Ko Nishimura & Gary Jeffries
We Were Honored...
Jill Hawkins, Rep Judy Chu & Jim
Representative for California's 27th Congressional
Chu, presents JMHSAA vice-president, Jill
Hawkins (left) and President, Jim Henderson
award honoring the Alumni Association's 10 years of
service to the Muir community.
The Honorable Vice-Mayor of Pasadena and Muir
Jacque' Robinson presents the Alumni Association
with a Certificate of Recognition for achieving this
John K. Van de Kamp was born on February 7, 1936. He
graduated from John Muir in 1952. He then attended and
graduated from Dartmouth College in 1956 and then from
Stanford Law School in 1959. He served as assistant U.S.
Attorney and later became the first federal public
defender in Los Angeles. He was appointed District
Attorney after the previous incumbent died in office.
During his tenure as Los Angeles County District
Attorney, Van de Kamp dramatically increased the number
of female deputy district attorneys in the office. He
also created special units to focus on gangs, sexual
assault, domestic violence, child abuse, and career
and a unit to monitor crime in the
entertainment industry. He set in place
programs to help victims and witnesses, as
well as quick response teams in cases of
police officer-involved shootings.
During Van de Kamp's administration as
California Attorney General, he helped to
create the Public Rights Division, which
focuses on the enforcement of environmental,
consumer protection, anti-trust, and civil
rights issues. He also helped to modernize
the Department of Justice by beginning
support of DNA forensic investigation. He
was re-elected easily in 1986.
In 1990, Van de Kamp retired from politics
and with his wife returned to his hometown
of Pasadena, California, where they still
live. Since leaving public office, Van de
Kamp entered private law practice and has
remained active in environmental causes.
Van de Kamp was elected the 80th president
of the State Bar of California for
2004-2005. He currently serves as president
of the board of directors for the Planning
and Conservation League.
The Van de Kamp family is also famous for
its bakeries and Lawry's Restaurants in
Please help us grow
into the largest Alumni Association- Ever.
Become a Member of the John Muir High School Alumni
Association. The only way you can become a member of this
organization is to
complete an application and send it in or join online
here. So why not do it
today. It's only $20
annually and we can do so much to help make Muir better when
we put all those dues dollars together.
So while it's fresh on your
mind take a look over to the left margin at the bright
yellow box that says "Join Today."
As a member you don't have to attend meetings, but you
may; You don't have to be on a committee, but we'd
appreciate it if you would. You'll get a real cool
membership card and the thanks of all the other members
and a really good feeling of happiness, joy, and now
We need you, won't you Join Today?
And don't forget those Member Benefits !
A few words about Facebook. While we encourage you to
join our Facebook page and join in
the varied conversations that are lively and
informative, joining Facebook does NOT make you a
member of the Alumni Association. We realize that there
has been some real confusion about that so we want to
make it clear that there is only one way to claim
membership and that is complete an application and send
it along with your check or to pay your dues online and
receive your membership card. That's it - So no more