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Paly ~ Class of '61

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY  to those celebrating September Birthdays!!

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

Fiery Arts Fall Glass Sale at Paly

Friday September 8th  3 - 6pm
Saturday, September 9th    11am - 4pm

Fundraiser for the Paly Fiery Arts Program

FOR SALE - Over 1,000 unique, hand blown glass pieces  - pumpkins, pears, apples, flowers, fish, hearts, mushrooms, acorns, gourds, seashells, snails, goblets, vases, and an assortment of other decorative and functional glass art.


Sunday, September 10, 2023 - 11:00 AM  - You're invited!!!

Special Ceremony to unveil Coach Hansen's plaque in the Coaches' Circle inside the Earl Hansen Viking Stadium.

Coach Hansen will be honored by coaches and former players during the1 hour ceremony.






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




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