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Paly ~ Class of '61











Nort Thornton was a revered teacher and coach at Paly for 25 years, and his record is unmatched.  His nationally ranked water-polo and swim teams held many league championships throughout the years. The water polo teams were league champions for 25 consecutive years, and undefeated from 1948-51. Join us in honoring this extraordinary man and his accomplishments.

We would like to compete our fundraising by the end of March, with the plaque installed later in the spring.  We ask you to make your tax-deductible donations online or by check to the Paly Sports Boosters, a 501c3 corporation affiliated with Palo Alto High School. 

Please make checks payable to:                                                   Online donations.  Click on link below.
PALY SPORTS BOOSTERS / Thornton Fund                            https://palysportsboosters.org/nort-thornton

Mail to:                                                                                        
Paly Sports Boosters / Thornton Fund
Palo Alto High School
50 Embarcadero Road                                                                   Send
 questions to: dmacinfo@comcast.net
Palo Alto, California 94301

Sponsor Committee:  George Read '53, Jim Anderson '53, Roger Baer '58, Pete Browne '58, Alan Davis '57,
Paly Swim Coach, Danny Dye, Ro Davis '64, George French '58, David Freidenrich '53, Jamie Hawley '57,
Mac McClellan 58, Don McPhail '58, John Northway '58, Pete Reed '57


Sarah Niles Kafatou's book .  Available at Paul Dry BooksAmazon.com or your local bookstore



A new Menu Item, "Paly Authors" has been added to the Paly Alumni site.  

Campaniles, Madronos, and more...

click on > http://palyjournalismarchive.pausd.org/


The Palo Alto High School Journalism Archive preserves over 120 years of student voices by digitizing award-winning Paly publications from 1895 to present day. Explore this unique collection, which offers student perspectives on important local, national and international events.  All Madronos, available Campaniles and other publications are included in these archives.


"When we're connected to others, we become better people."

-- Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture


Karl and Kent

Mike and Hilda Crady 

Verity Cook and Ron Holmes

Harry Kellogg, Bob Langfelder, Isolde


Paly Tour led by Arne Lim , Paly grad and math teacher

Many more Reunion photos to come.  Having problems with website's software. 






"The high school experience is the mother lode of group memories. It's the imprint and paradigm because that's where our roots are; it was the site of our coming of age and where adult life started, where we found our first role models and maybe our first love."  Dick Henning






Who lives where - click links below to find out.

1 lives in Alaska
9 live in Arizona
1 lives in Arkansas
155 live in California
7 live in Colorado
1 lives in Connecticut
1 lives in District Of Columbia
6 live in Florida
1 lives in Guam
4 live in Hawaii
3 live in Idaho
2 live in Illinois
2 live in Indiana
1 lives in Kansas
1 lives in Kentucky
2 live in Maryland
3 live in Massachusetts
1 lives in Michigan
3 live in Minnesota
1 lives in Montana
15 live in Nevada
1 lives in New Hampshire
1 lives in New Jersey
2 live in New Mexico
2 live in New York
4 live in North Carolina
1 lives in Ohio
15 live in Oregon
2 live in Pennsylvania
1 lives in Rhode Island
1 lives in South Carolina
1 lives in Tennessee
5 live in Texas
5 live in Utah
2 live in Virginia
12 live in Washington
1 lives in Australia
1 lives in Austria
1 lives in Italy
1 lives in Philippines
2 live in United Kingdom
20 location unknown
86 are deceased