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
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
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
Representative for California's 27th congressional
Chu, presents JMHSAA vice-president, Jill
Hawkins (left) and President, Jim Henderson
award honoring the Alumni Association's 10 years of
service to the community of Muir.
The Honorable Vice-Mayor of Pasadena and Muir
Jacque' Robinson presents the Alumni Association
with a Certificate of Recognition for achieving this
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...
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
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 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.
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
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
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