SGM Big Bear High School Education Foundation Alumni Newsletter
May 14, 2008
I received this note regarding the string music students of he elementary
I would like to share with you the results of the Strings trip to the
Forum Music Festival this past Friday in Orange County. We had three
orchestras participate, and students were represented from all 6 schools in
Before I tell you about the awards, let me just tell you that the enthusiasm
and parental support was amazing in itself. There were 42 performers, and
probably 40 parents in the audience, and 27 of them were there for the
duration to be chaperones. This was definitely a Big Bear style event,
judges remarked on what a supportive group we have!
The BVUSD Elementary Orchestra, which is a combination of the three
elementary school "beginners 2" students received a GOLD rating, which is
the highest award possible. The judges and the directors of the Festival
were especially impressed with this orchestra and urged us to send in a tape
to be a "demonstration orchestra" at the CMEA (California Music Educators
Association) convention next year. "Outstanding Musicians" awards were given
to sixth graders Tawny Hoglund(NSES), Alicia Hoglund(NSES), Delaney
Warren(BLES) and Jennifer Schick(BBES), for their solo work in "Celtic
The SGM Intermediate Orchestra, grades 6-8 also received a GOLD rating for
their performance of Pirates of the Caribbean and Telemann Sinfonia
The SGM Advanced Orchestra received 2nd place in the "Judges
Invitational" Festival. This means that all GOLD winners from last year
came together to compete against each other. To be invited to this festival
is an honor in itself. We were classified as a "High School Orchestra" and
our high school orchestra is comprised of more than half sixth and seventh
graders!!! We also have one rehearsal per week, as opposed to the other
competing ensembles which rehearse every day in school!!!! So we were very
happy with second place. Oh yes, we all had a great time unwinding on
roller coasters at California Adventure following the competition.
Congratulations to all students on a job more than well done.
Thanks for letting me share,
Sharon Rizzo (Strings music teacher)
I took this article from the May 7, Grizzly.........
Solis and Halliday heading to Malibu
Way to go Brennan and Berto!!!! You make Big Bear proud!!!
By BRIAN CHARLES
Brennan Halliday and Berto Solis love to share. For the past two years
Halliday and Solis shared a love of running as members of the Big Bear High
School cross country teams. Next year they will share a dorm room at
Pepperdine University in Malibu. Halliday and Solis signed letters of
intent to attend Pepperdine University on partial cross country scholarships
May 2. Sue Reynolds opened her classroom at Big Bear High School to host the
event. "This is a special day for anyone who knows Berto and Brennan,"
"I chose Pepperdine because I felt the coach committed to me and I felt
supported," Solis said. Halliday said the constant recruiting effort by
Pepperdine swayed his decision, but it's a bonus when you can go to college
with your best friend. Pepperdine began recruiting the pair at the
beginning of their senior year, and the constant attention didn't hurt, said
Richard Halliday, Brennan's father, "Every other day there was a letter in
the mail from the school," he said.
Brennan Halliday and Solis made an 11th-hour decision to attend Pepperdine.
The deadline was May 1 and the two stalled until late in the evening April
30 before making a decision. Halliday made the call first. "I thought Berto
was headed to UC Riverside or Long Beach State," Brennan said. Had Solis
gone to University of California Riverside, Halliday still had a scholarship
offer to Pepperdine University.
Solis had a full athletic scholarship to University of California Riverside,
but said the large school overwhelmed him during his visit in March. "When
Brennan made his decision, it made mine much easier," Solis said. Big Bear
cross country coach Mickey Hall said Pepperdine is an ideal fit for the two
runners. "It's where I wanted my sons to go to school," he said. Hall
attended Pepperdine on a baseball scholarship.
Victoria and Bulmero Solis, Solis' parents, said they are very proud of
their son. Berto is the first person in the family to attend college.
Bulmero is a landscaper and said he has worked hard so his children can have
a better life. "I don't want to see the same for you," Bulmero told his son
at the signing.
Bulmero said he always knew Berto was going to be special. "He started
walking at 9 months old," Bulmero said.
Berto translated for his mother. Victoria said she is happy and sad at the
same time-happy that her son is moving on to college, but sad that she won't
get to see him every day.
Brennan's mother, Patricia Halliday, said she has been preparing for this
for more than a year. "Brennan won't be too far away. I can still drive to
see him," she said. Seeing two students like Brennan and Berto receive
scholarships is why he coaches, Hall said. "I want to see Big Bear kids get
help for college and a chance to compete in college athletics," he said.
Hall said he believes the boys' choice came down to two things outside of
the classroom and the track. The beach and the girls on the beach might have
had something to do with the decision, he said with a smile.
SPRING SPORTS RESULTS AT BIG BEAR HIGH
Both Boys Baseball and Girls Softball head into the CIF playoffs next week.
Keep up by reading the Grizzly on line at http://www.bigbeargrizzly.net We
will let you know the results in the next newsletter.
REUNIONS THIS YEAR FOR CLASSES OF 58, 68, AND 83 ANNOUNCED
CLASS OF 1958 REUNION
The Big Bear High School Class of 1958 announces its 50th High School Class
Reunion on September 20, 2008
||La Montana Restaurant
||Homecoming Game at the Middle School field at 1:30 p.m.
||Lake tour on big Bear Lake on the Big Bear Queen. Following
the lake tour there will be a BBQ at the Point House.
PLEASE CONTACT Carol Williams, for more information.
P.O. 330, Edwards, Colorado.
Dead lines for reservations to all or any special event is June 30, 2008.
CLASS OF 1968 REUNION
The Local radio station had an interesting announcement of the 1968
reunion. If you go to http://www.kbhr933.com/bigbearnews.php you might
be able to see the photo of the ski team. Flashback: The Big Bear High School Ski Team of 1968 included (from top,
left) Bill Lindsey, Jay Forbes,
Larry Poland, Lark Hartwell, Steve Blauer, Bobby Fulton, Coach Ed Stalcup,
(middle row) Dave Dodd,
Phil Schweitzer, Pam Thomas, Keith Gingerich, Michelle Thomas, Jeff
Strategier, (and front row)
Greg Pike, Chuck Bronnimann, Debbie Hawks, Dave Huether, Shelley McGrath,
and Kathie Hasher.
BBHS alumni have until-new date-May 1st to register for a
40th reunion cruise in October; information is posted below, under March 27.
THE MARCH 27 ARTICLE STATED
Big Bear High School's Class of 1968
Celebrates 40th Reunion With Cruise October 6-10
It was 40 years ago that new faculty members at Big Bear High School
included some now long-familiar faces, such as Mr. Bumstead, Mr. Hamilton,
Mr. Shepson and Mr. LeRoy, and many of those BBHS seniors are still in our
community today, if you were to take a glance at the 1968 Timberline-the
BBHS annual features Pam Thomas (Wisdom) as the Class of 68's Homecoming
Queen, Jim Blauer was voted Most Athletic, and the BBHS Ski Team, coached by
Ed Stalcup, included Larry Poland, Shelley McGrath (Egan), Bill Lindsey,
Steve Blauer and Dave Huether. For those in the Big Bear High School Class
of 1968, the opportunity to relive those memories of 40 years ago-including
the football game when the Bears beat Rim 32-18--will come with a class
reunion cruise through the Pacific Northwest in October. All BBHS alumni are
invited to join the Class of 68 for their 40th reunion, which is scheduled
during BVUSD's fall break, so that families can participate. For more
information, you can visit http://www.bbhsreunion.com or call Debby Hughes, to book
your reservation by April 4th, at 584-7525. Our thanks to Lynda Gipson
(McMinnis) for sharing her Timberline with KBHR.
Update: Due to the
response, the deadline to register for the reunion cruise has been extended
until Thursday, May 1st.
Please join The Big Bear High School Class of 1983
in celebrating their 25th year class reunion:
Weekend Activities include:
|Friday, July 25, 2008
||Social at B's Boat House (formerly the Tail of the Whale)
4:00 p.m. to ?
Cocktails, etc. on your own
|Saturday, July 26, 2008
||Golf at Bear Mountain Golf Course
If you are interested, please contact Alan Ezelle at
A twilight cruise aboard Big Bear's Miss Liberty
Pine Knot Landing
Boat sails at 6:30 (sharp) and docks at 9:30 p.m.
Dinner included (catered by Sonora Cantina)
Cocktails on your own $60.00 per person
Please RSVP your expected attendance by e-mailing or calling Shelley Black
at (909) 273-9634 firstname.lastname@example.org or Lori Fellman at (909) 800-9480
Phone or e-mail RSVP's must be received no later then May 15, 2008 to secure
Detach below to mail reservation
Payment must be received no later then May 26, 2008
Please indicate number of people attending _____________
Please indicate amount enclosed ______________
Please make check payable to Lori Fellman
|Mail check to:
P. O. Box 1017
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315