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Paly ~ Class of '61



This weekend and always we remember the brave men and women who have served in our nation's armed forces and made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms. As we enjoy time with friends and family, let us not forget their memories. 



                                                                                                                                                  Photographer: Uknown

For many of you this is a milestone birthday year!  What a blessing to have lived so long. May you create more good memories, and  increase in wisdom as you reflect on your lives. 


"This is the point in the journey where a decent person turns inward. Old age is the pause that God gives us to reflect on what we've done and what we've left undone.  And above all, to ponder where we might be going next.  It's a time to think about the fate of one's soul, asking the pressing questions: 'What's the point of all of this?  Is all we have merely a yawning void or is there more?'"                                        ~ author unknown 



For current information and updates on all things Paly, check out the Alumni and Friends of Palo Alto High School website: direct link, click HERE or here > www.palyalumni.net

 Coming this year to Paly ~

  • A new sign renaming Viking Stadium on Hod Ray Field
  • Coach Earl Hansen monument joining the elite Coaches' Circle
  • Earl Hansen Scholarship Fund for outstanding Boys and Girls Athletes
  • Upgrading scoreboard and sound system



ATTENTION - Paly Veterans et al:  Hoping you can provide some additional information for this Paly senior who has done a yeoman's job researching and gathering photos and articles for his book.  If you're interested in contacting him, you can use the Contact Us form and I'll send you his email address or for those who have my email address, contact me directly. 

Many thanks in advance for being willing to help this student out.   Pam  


My name is Harvey Vostrejs. I am currently a senior at Paly, and am working on a book about Paly students who gave their lives during war, specifically WW2, Korea and Vietnam. I would love to hear some personal stories from alumni who experienced these times. Click on the link below to give it a look!

Thanks so much, Harvey Vostrejs





 60th Reunion

Peter Steinhart (standing- red vest) sharing some fun stories and memories



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


"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.

10 live in Arizona
1 lives in Arkansas
147 live in California
7 live in Colorado
1 lives in Connecticut
1 lives in District Of Columbia
7 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
11 live in Nevada
1 lives in New Hampshire
1 lives in New Jersey
2 live in New Mexico
1 lives in New York
4 live in North Carolina
1 lives in Ohio
16 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
13 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
97 are deceased