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Paly ~ Class of '61


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 

Congratulations to our prolific authors

Announcing a new class author and recent publications by class authors




      Roberta (Bobbie) Bassett Corson, Ph.D.
    Retired CN-UMC clergy, Clinical/Depth Psychologist
www.robertabcorson.com   Available on Amazon


Please see the Class Author's page for more information about Bobbie and a description of her book. 

Randall Got just published his 5th book.  See below and on the Author's page for more information

Note: my apologies to Randall for previously failing to include some of his prior books on the Authors' page which are now posted 

The Analects of Low Mon Sing by [Randall Got]





January, 2023

Available on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback editions. 








ATTENTION - Paly Veterans et al:  Hoping you can provide some additional information for this Paly junior 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, you can contact me directly. 

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


My name is Harvey Vostrejs. I am a current junior 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




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


 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
3 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
12 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
96 are deceased