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Muir Alum Turns 100

3rd Annual Birdie
Tussle - Registrations

10th Anniversary

Next JMHSAA Board
Meeting July 11

1969 Marching
Band Recording

2015 Reunions

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June 25, 2015

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Alum Celebrates a Century
Richard Mc Adams turns 100
Member of the class of 1932

Richard M. "Dick" McAdams, a graduate of John Muir Class of 1932 turned 100 on April 9, 2015.

Richard has been a longtime resident here at Del Mar Park (formerly Chancellor Place) an assisted living retirement community in Pasadena...

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Band Director, Phil Topping and Carina Jacob, JMHSAA Director for Grant and Scholarships
Band Gets Check for $8,200

The Alumni Association and
the Tournament of Roses Foundation
collaborate to provide this grant.
Story to Follow...

Congratulations to Muir Engineering Academy senior Kimberly Mejia on being named a 2015 Gates Millennium Scholar! Gates honors 1,000 students nationwide each year with a scholarship that extends through graduate school. Kimberly was the only student in all of Pasadena so honored. Go 'Stangs!

The "M-Quad"

... logo has been restored to its original 'Stang Prominence thanks to Muir students, faculty and staff. The majority of the work was completed by Cynthia Lake's art class and we are all proud of their hard work and dedication.

Go Mustangs!

3rd Annual Birdie Tussle

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The cross-town rivalry begins early on Friday morning when we "Tussle" at Brookside Golf Course to determine "Whose House?" is it on the Greens. Come out and support Muir and PHS athletics when you play a round of competitive golf with alums and friends.

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Prizes! Prizes! Prizes!

1969 Muir Marching
Band Audio Recording

Re-mastered on CD Media
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$20 Includes Postage
All proceeds support the current band

Coming Soon...
Marching Band Video on DVD

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 Shirar 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 an award honoring the Alumni Association's 10 years of service to the Muir community.

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
and Jim Henderson


2014 Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees

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


John Van de Kamp
Class of '52. 1988 HOF

Spotlight on Hall of Fame Members...

John K. Van de Kamp was born on February 7, 1936. He graduated from John Muir in 1952. He then attended and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1956 and then from Stanford Law School in 1959. He served as assistant U.S. Attorney and later became the first federal public defender in Los Angeles. He was appointed District Attorney after the previous incumbent died in office.

During his tenure as Los Angeles County District Attorney, Van de Kamp dramatically increased the number of female deputy district attorneys in the office. He also created special units to focus on gangs, sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, and career

 criminals, and a unit to monitor crime in the entertainment industry. He set in place programs to help victims and witnesses, as well as quick response teams in cases of police officer-involved shootings.

During Van de Kamp's administration as California Attorney General, he helped to create the Public Rights Division, which focuses on the enforcement of environmental, consumer protection, anti-trust, and civil rights issues. He also helped to modernize the Department of Justice by beginning support of DNA forensic investigation. He was re-elected easily in 1986.

In 1990, Van de Kamp retired from politics and with his wife returned to his hometown of Pasadena, California, where they still live. Since leaving public office, Van de Kamp entered private law practice and has remained active in environmental causes.

Van de Kamp was elected the 80th president of the State Bar of California for 2004-2005. He currently serves as president of the board of directors for the Planning and Conservation League.

The Van de Kamp family is also famous for its bakeries and Lawry's Restaurants in Southern California.


   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.

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      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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