BIG BEAR HIGH SCHOOL Alumni News (Email Newsletter)
June 26, 2003
MISS BIG BEAR 2003 is Kaitlyn Dobis. What made the crowing so special
this year was the final two contestants were Kaitlyn and her cousin
Morgan Dobis. Yes, you recognize the names. Kaitlyn is the daughter
of Mary and Ron Dobis, class of 75 and Morgan is the daughter of Lori
and Mark Dobis, class of 74. Talk about home grown beauty!! Besides
their beauty the girls are also tremendous athletes and good students.
They will be missed next year at Big Bear High.
UPDATE ON JIM BOLLINGMO. Jim was operated on three weeks ago for a
brain tumor and is starting radiation therapy Tuesday, June 17. Jim and
Sharon have been board members from the start of the Foundation and
were the inspiration behind the Mini-Grants program. To date more than
2400 students have been touched by the mini-grant program. Jim and
Sharon attended the banquet and received a standing ovation from those
present. Keep Jim and Sharon in your prayers.
SUMMER SCHOOL!!! There will be a summer school program offered by the
Foundation headed by Debra Sarkisian. There will be Spanish, Beginning
Strings, Chorus, Art, Beginning Guitar, Drama and Technology. Summer
School will be held at Big Bear Elementary School starting June 23 and
run through July 18. If you are interested you can contact Debra
Sarkisian at 878-5858 or Shelly Knott at 866-46311 at the District
Office. Classes range in cost from $35.00 to $60.00. It is a great
way for students to spend some of their summer.
FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER: If you would like to receive a copy of the
Foundation newsletter please send me an e mail with your address. I
will make sure you get a copy. Tony Kerst is the genius behind the
newsletter and serves as editor. Great job Tony.
TEACHER ROUNDUP: For the next Foundation newsletter Tony Kerst is
putting together the names and grade level of anyone who went into
teaching and graduated from Big Bear High School. Please send me an e
mail of your graduation date from Big Bear High, grades you taught and
school(s) you taught in. Send to email@example.com. Tony is
currently compiling a list of all local teachers teaching in the Bear
Valley Unified School system.
WOW!!! WHAT A BANQUET at Northwoods Resort for the Steven G. Mihaylo
BBHS Education Foundation on June 8th. $16,500 in scholarships were
given to 17 students. Coupled with the $41,000 in scholarships awarded
to the senior class the preceding week at the awards program and you
can see what type of support this community gives to our students.
Special thanks to Tom Johnson, Owner and managing partner of Northwoods
for the beautiful accommodations; to Eric Thompson, class of 78,chief
for the resort for the delicious food; to Ron Peavy, superintendent of
the district for the outstanding presentation of the retirees from the
district; to Phil Hamilton and Russ Reynolds for the selection and
presentation of the scholarships, and to Neal Waner the president of the
Foundation for serving as the M.C. At the banquet we were shown a
video production of the Foundation students in action. Thanks to Doug
Lane for the inspiring video. There were 186 people in attendance and we
have almost reached capacity for Northwoods banquet room. Did you make
a special effort to be at the banquet? Well, Steve Mihaylo, drove all
night Saturday evening from Phoenix and arrived in big Bear at 5:00
a.m. Slept a few hours and then toured Big Bear and found the home he
lived in when in high school. Attended the board meeting of the
foundation at 3:30 p.m. and then drove home to Phoenix after the banquet
at 8:30 p.m. for a 7:00 a.m. meeting on Monday morning in Phoenix. His
presence at the Foundation board meeting and the banquet was really
uplifting as he he pledged his continued financial support for the
Foundation. Thanks Steve. It is great to be a part of such a
supporting community. This annual banquet is one of the most uplifting
events in our community each year. It has been held on the second
Sunday in June. Set that date for next year in your calendar. WHAT AN
RESPONSES RECEIVED FROM OUR LAST E MAIL,
- Fri, 23 May 2003 From: "Derise Dunlap, Post Falls, Idaho.
Dear Al, Thanks for the Alumni news. Good to get it since I live in
North Idaho now. Been here 3 years. I did our last Reunion in 2000. Our
50th year. I did it three times, one in 1990 (40), 1995 (45) , and 2000 (50). Oh how times flies. And how great they were with attendance of about 146 classmates from 1939 to1961 at the last reunion. My beautiful daughter Shari, passed away last Sept. 3rd of Breast Cancer and was about Preston Pivoroff's age of 47. I do get the Grizzly so I did read the obituary. Geneva Ducey Servois has become a good friend of mind since the first reunion in 1990. We e-mail regularly. Dave Powers was in our class of 1950 and he was our Master of Ceremonies for our last 2000 reunion. He was Director for the Carol Burnett Show for years, also Who's Company and many other shows. Thanks for writing, and I will forward the e-mail to a few. Sorry I can't attend the SGM Big Bear High School Foundation dinner. Best Regards to you, Derise Sanden Dunlap (Class of 1950).
Big Bear High School's Class of 1983 is having their 20 year Class
Reunion on Saturday, July 26, 2003 at the Log Cabin Restaurant in Big Bear Lake,
California. If you are a member of this graduating class and have not
received an invitation, please contact one of the following:
We look forward to seeing you on July 26th!
Bear Valley Unified School District
Hi, I would very much like to be on your mailing list and I would like
to know if the class of '75 is having a reunion. When I attended
school I was known by my middle name of Leslie. I would like to track
down Briana O'Hare, Tina O'Hare, and Lisa Ricks. It would be nice to hear from them. Thanks so much for the e-mail. Cathryn L.L. Girard, MSgt, USAF (Retired).
Received a nice message from Joe Clark class of 72 to 75. He lives in
Alamo, Texas and is the school head wrestling coach and English
Department Chairperson. Home phone is 956-787-6225. Good to hear from
Have you visited the web site of the SGM BBHS Foundation.
www.bigbearedufoundation.org. Zoltan Birsack is our web master and
does a great job of keeping the website up to date.
Send me your news items you want to share with fellow alumni for the
next issue of the Big Bear Alumni e mail newsletter. Hope you are having
a good summer. Al Waner firstname.lastname@example.org