We are very sad to announce the passing of classmate Gigi Bayley this year
We are very sad to announce the passing of classmate Gigi Bayley this year
Scott Ramser and family
Scott Ramser and family




The Ramser crew at a local dive last year. Can you identify the place?
Robertson Miller summits Mount Rainier for the third time
Robertson Miller summits Mount Rainier for the third time




An August 2017 Facebook post from our mountain climbing classmate, Robertson Miller:
Franci and Family enjoy a fall day in Bern, Switzerland
Franci and Family enjoy a fall day in Bern, Switzerland


The Callahan and Blum Crew (classmate Franci Vittrup) now spend time between two continents, since their daughter married a Swiss guy a few years ago.
Don and Alison Barker at the bottom of the World
Don and Alison Barker at the bottom of the World


Don and Alison Barker near the southern tip of South America in 2016, (our winter - their summer)!
Brooks taking it easy
Brooks taking it easy


Brooks Benjamin enjoying a Cuban while fishing from his kayak on the Salt River in Arizona. A good escape from a week at the bank.
You knew she was good at tennis, but did you know that singing was her passion?  Here's classmate Melinda Myers singing  "Love Child"
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We will be posting annual alumni news and photo updates here. Send yours to azbeamish@msn.com and he will add it to this page!
We are sorry to announce the passing of classmate Brian Gormly
We are sorry to announce the passing of classmate Brian Gormly
Doug at our 30-year reunion and his yearbook photo
Doug at our 30-year reunion and his yearbook photo
It is with great sadness that we report the death of our dear classmate Doug Watson.  The following is his obituary
Douglas C. Watson 3/2/1960 - 8/18/2011  
Resident of Campbell, California
   Full of energy in all that he did, Doug's sudden passing after a hike in the Bay Area foothills has left a wide circle of family, friends, and colleagues missing him greatly.
   Doug is survived by the loves of his life - his wife Lorri and children Tom and Erin of Campbell, CA, his sister Elizabeth and brother-in-law John Wagner of Eagle Rock, CA, and mother-in-law Chloe Jenkins of Upland, CA. 
   Son of Jim and Rhoda Watson, Doug grew up part of a close-knit community in Newport Beach. From a young age, he displayed an uncanny aptitude for anything mechanical. In addition to cars and motorcycles, he loved the outdoors, sailing, and was an Eagle Scout. For college, he headed north, earning B.S. and M.S. degrees in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering at U.C. Davis. 
   Doug went to work as an engineer for NASA, and later Adac Labs. In his off hours, he spent time with his many friends - most often on water or snow-skiing trips, or backpacking in the High Sierras. In 1990, he married his college sweetheart Lorri Jenkins, and kids soon followed. 
   In 1995, Doug joined Nikon Research as Director of Mechanical Engineering. With Nikon, Doug traveled extensively between the U.S. and Japan, and is named on over 75 issued U.S. patents for inventions related to semiconductor manufacturing equipment. He was known as an exceptional engineer, with an upbeat presence and sense of humor. 
   Doug has left us far too soon. Yet we are grateful for knowing him, and will cherish forever the times we shared together. 
   In lieu of flowers, a tribute donation may be made in Doug's name to the Peninsula Open Space Trust, www.openspacetrust.org. An outdoor memorial service was held on August 29th, 2011 at Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, CA.
Anita hugs her home after surviving the recent Boulder, Colorado fires
Anita hugs her home after surviving the recent Boulder, Colorado fires
A Rocky Inferno
Classmate Anita Pedersen Smith had a very heart-wrenching week in 2010 when she and her parents had to evacuate their homes in the foothills west of Boulder, Colorado, where one of the worst forest fires in the State's history destroyed homes and lives.  "It's been an emotionally exhausting week not knowing if our house was still standing. We were evacuated Monday and we finally moved back last night. We were some of the lucky ones and our hearts break for the 169 families who lost their homes", stated Anita.  She told fellow NHHS classmate Pete Dempsey that she would like to go for a celebratory bike ride with him.  Pete also lives and in Boulder and is an avid bicyclist.  Anita is currently between jobs, but she is extremely thankful that she, her family, and their property survived unscathed when so many of her Colorado neighbors did not.
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A Good Reason to Cheer!
Donna Brower Morrison still has a cheerleaders body after all these years, as can be attested to in this recent photo of her in her Dallas Cowboys cheer outfit!  Go, Donna!  We love your pom poms!
Brad Johnson and his 50th birthday cake
Brad Johnson and his 50th birthday cake
Brad Johnson enjoyed his 50th with this impressive cake, sellected especially for him by his young daughter.  Brad says it took him a week to finish all of it.  Brad and his family live in Washington DC, but I've heard rumor that he is an anarchist, so don't be blaming him for the state of our economy.
Mike's daughter, Hailey, is attending Johns Hopkins this year
Mike's daughter, Hailey, is attending Johns Hopkins this year

                     A New Medical Student!
  Classmate Mike Hogan recently dropped off his eldest daughter at Johns Hopkins University.  Super-smart Hailey snagged a full-ride scholarship and is beginning her freshman year at Hopkins- one of the most prestigious universities in the world.  Hailey may be following in Dr. Doug Brockmeyer's footsteps, which are big shoes to fill! 
  Did you know that Mike has been coaching the NHHS Varsity Baseball Team?  He always had a great arm and now, with all of his minor league baseball experience, Mike has a worthwhile mission- to coach the Tars to the CIF championships!  Mike and his family downsized in 2009, when they purchased a lovely little home on Balboa Island.  Mike has enjoyed returning to his roots (he grew up on the Balboa Penninsula and attended Newport Elementary four decades ago).  If you want a little local adventure,  try Kayaking the bay with Mike!

Mike Hogan helped coach the 2010 NHHS Varsity Baseball Team and is doing it again this year!
Mike Hogan helped coach the 2010 NHHS Varsity Baseball Team and is doing it again this year!
2009 State of California Champions - OCC!
2009 State of California Champions - OCC!

The OCC baseball team won the State of California 2009 Championship! Classmate Jeff Piaskowski (right) and son Jeff CHIP Piaskowski (center) are both rightfully proud OCC Coaches!  They "got the BIG FAT RING!"  Congratulations Piaskowskis and OCC team members!!!
Click here to view the winning champ's dogpile video

Allison Udall Thomsen and crew in Bhutan
Allison Udall Thomsen and crew in Bhutan

             World Tour Completed
Classmate Allison Udall Thomsen, along with her husband, Greg, and youngest daughter, Claire, enjoyed year-long World tour. Allison posted wonderful photos and stories about their travels on thier fantastic travel website:   
Thomsen's Travel Website  Check it out!!!
 

Steve Asahino with daughter and Steve Dawson's son
Steve Asahino with daughter and Steve Dawson's son
Steve Asahino doesn't do a lot of talking, but he does send out great links to funny videos.  See if you can find humor in this recent Saturday Night Live sketch that Steve passed along: http://msunderestimated.com/SNLBailoutSkit.wmv

Steve also sent in these profound words from Abraham Lincoln:

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wager payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away peoples initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.
Mr. Newkirk and Mike Hogan
Mr. Newkirk and Mike Hogan
Classmate Dan Johnson sent in this photo of NHHS alumni Mike Hogan ('78) and Jim Newkirk ('55) who showed up for the Feb. 21, 2009 Alumni vs. Varsity Baseball Game.  Many classmates have fond memories of Mr. Newkirk, who coached and taught Criminal Justice during our school years.  Mike pitched a 3-inning shut-out that day, but he always did have a good arm!  Mike played pro ball after his high school and college baseball years. Does anyone else remember the time Mike won the 6th Grade athletic competition back in the spring of 1972 held at Horace Ensign Middle School?  He had the best arm of any alumni way back then!
Click here for Dan's video clip of Mike picking off a 2008 NHHS Varsity kid
Click here for Dan's video clip of Mike striking out another NHHS baseballer
Mark Skilling and Family
Mark Skilling and Family
Classmate Mark Skilling has been enjoying World travel with his family this past decade.  Here is a recent image of the Skilling travel team taken on China's Great Wall!

Click here to see Mark Skilling and his boys doing extreme sports
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This is Tracie McBride on Bogus Basin ski mountain in Boise, Idaho on opening day, December 17, 2008.  Check out her art and graphics at:  www.TracieMcBride.com
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Leslie Feducia Louvier sent out Christmas greetings with a photo of her buddy, Arnold Schwarzenegger, last year.  Leslie and husband, Mark, attended a fundraising event with the celebrity Governor this fall.  If Mark looks impressive standing next to "The Terminator", just think how intimidating Mark would look if Arnold wasn't wearing his 4-inch lifts!  (Supposedly, Mr. Schwarzenegger is just over 6.1-feet tall).  Leslie and Mark wish you and yours the happiest possible 2009!

(Click on image to enlarge Arnold)
Class President Jeff with sons Damien, Domino, and Dante'
Class President Jeff with sons Damien, Domino, and Dante'
The Bitetti brood is on the move for the holidays! When not working, dad serves as the community climbing gym.  We are certain Jeff and Gerrette's Christmas list will include lots of boy toys, sports equipment, and diapers, diapers, diapers!  JJB wishes all his fellow NHHS classmates a blessed and happy holiday season!
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Alumni parents Jack and Nancy Skinner hosted a neighborhood reunion in September at their Dover Shores home.  Attendies included members of the Beamish, Blanchard, Fiorentino, Skinner, and LaShelle families, all formerly living on Estelle Lane in the 1960's and 1970's.  You might recognize NHHS alumni Mike Blanchard, Bill Beamish, and Susan Skinner.  Susan's mom, Nancy, was the Tournament of Roses Parade Queen of 1952 and she still looks beautiful!
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Classmates Bill Beamish and Lisa Beckley are proof that it is never too late!  After both celebrated their 50th birthdays in December of 2009, they decided to get married and did so on May 1st, 2010!  They took a wonderful summer honeymoon cruise and are now settling down to married life in Arizona.  You can view thier wedding and honeymoon photos at: http://tommytar.smugmug.com

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