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3rd Annual Birdie Tussle

The Cross-Town Rivalry Begins Early on Friday Morning When We Tussle at Brookside Golf Course to Decide "Whose House?" on the Greens. Come Out and Support Muir and PHS Athletics When You Play a Round of Competitive Golf. Details and Registration Here

Prizes! Prizes! Prizes!

10th Anniversary Celebration

On Friday, April 10th, the Alumni Association celebrated its 10-Year Anniversary. Alumni, Muir students, dignitaries and friends gathered at Noor in Pasadena to toast the milestone

JMHSAA Board of Directors
(Rear) Tim Sippel, David Rutherford, Jim Henderson, Robert Aguirre, Neal Brockmeyer Chuck Malouf, Loren Shirer and Larry Tharp. (Middle) Tracy Richards, Eddie Moses, Karin Hubbard-Luster, Sam Estrada, Frankie Connor, (Front) Allisonne Crawford, Carina Jacob, Jill Hawkins, Evelyn Petersen, Courtney Patton-Jackson and Doug Kosobayashi

Founders of the John Muir High School Alumni Association
Doug Kosobayashi, Sam Estrada, Eddie Moses & Neal Brockmeyer
(Not pictured) Chuck Bradford, Ko Nishimura & Gary Jeffries

We Were Honored...

Jill Hawkins, Rep Judy Chu & Jim Henderson

U.S. Representative for California's 27th congressional district, Judy Chu, presents JMHSAA vice-president, Jill Hawkins (left) and President, Jim Henderson accepting an award honoring the Alumni Association's 10 years of service to the community of Muir.

The Honorable Vice-Mayor of Pasadena and Muir Alumnae Jacque' Robinson presents the Alumni Association with a Certificate of Recognition for achieving this milestone.

Jill Hawkins, Jacque Robinson & Jim Henderson

2014 Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees

Lecia Joseph Van Horn - Tony Crutchfield - Jill Hawkins - Tecumseh Shackleford
(unable to attend, David Takemura)

Nominations for the class of 2015 are now closed.

Ronda Carson, JMHSAA San Francisco Bay Chapter President, and Dennis Muren pose at his induction ceremony in 2013 at Muir.

Spotlight on Hall of Fame Members...

Dennis Muren, with our very own Ronda Carson, was inducted in 2012 into the Alumni Hall of Fame for his Academy Award(c) winning work. Dennis has the distinction of winning 9 awards, the second most Academy Awards in the history of the of the Academy. He second only to the Walt Disney Company.

Once again, we salute Dennis Muren in his continued success and we await the premier of "Star Wars: Episode 7" and look forward to you receiving statue number 10

"The Man With the Most Oscars Isn't Even Famous"
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The visual effects artist for Star Wars has nine statuettes, more than anyone else on earth. Add up the Oscar wins of Meryl Streep (3), Jack Nicholson (3), and Steven Spielberg (2) and they would still not equal the awards won by Dennis Muren.  With nine

golden statuettes, Muren has more Oscars than any other living person. The late Walt Disney, with 22, holds the all-time record.

Most moviegoers have probably never heard of Muren, but almost everyone has seen his work as a visual effects artist. Muren’s first major picture was a little film called Star Wars. His career almost came to a halt after the movie’s 1977 debut. The world of special effects was still in its infancy, and Muren thought of his role as a one-off deal. “I was about ready to get out of the business because there were no effects movies getting made,” he says. But when director George Lucas started preparing for Empire Strikes Back, Muren realized special effects work could become a full-time gig. In 1980, he took home his first Academy Award for Empire.

(The complete story by Bloomberg is here.)

Dennis' latest work can be found in Star Wars: Episode 7

The Class of 1984 Turns 30!

JMHSAA would like to thank the Class of 84 Reunion Committee for inviting us to attend your fabulous reunion! You guys really know how to throw a party. More importantly, we were able to increase membership and raise funds for ASB!

We also want to thank you for your donation to the John Muir High School Alumni Association.  Thank you and Congratulations!

   Please help us grow into the largest Alumni Association- Ever. Become a Member of the John Muir High School Alumni Association.  The only way you can become a member of this organization is to complete an application and send it in or join online here. So why not do it today. It's only $20 annually and we can do so much to help make Muir better when we put all those dues dollars together.

      So while it's fresh on your mind take a look over to the left margin at the bright yellow box that says "Join Today." As a member you don't have to attend meetings, but you may; You don't have to be on a committee, but we'd appreciate it if you would. You'll get a real cool membership card and the thanks of all the other members and a really good feeling of happiness, joy, and now discounts, too.

We need you, won't you Join Today?    And don't forget those Member Benefits !

      A few words about Facebook. While we encourage you to join our Facebook page and join in on the varied conversations that are lively and informative, joining Facebook does NOT make you a member of the Alumni Association. We realize that there has been some real confusion about that so we want to make it clear that there is only one way to claim membership and that is complete an application and send it along with your check or to pay your dues online and receive your membership card. That's it - So no more confusion, right?

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