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Dos Pueblos High School Plans 50th Anniversary Celebration Announces Inaugural Hall of Fame Nominees

Goleta, CA – Dos Pueblos High School will celebrate its 50th anniversary October 20-22 with a series of special events and ceremonies held on and near the campus in Goleta. As a highlight of the celebration, the school is also proud to announce the induction of 16 inaugural members to the newly-created Hall of Fame. The celebration is a collaboration between school officials and the new Dos Pueblos High School Foundation, created in 2015 as a non-profit organization to fundraise for the school. For more information, visit our 50th Anniversary Celebration Page at: http://www.dphsfoundation.org/dphs-50th-anniversary/

Below is a schedule of the 50th Anniversary Celebration events:

Thursday, October 20 from 5-7 pm: 

Retired/Former Staff Reunion at Glen Annie Golf Club Frog Bar. Former/current  faculty and staff are cordially invited to a reception to reconnect with colleagues from the past and the present as we celebrate 50 years of Charger Pride! For DPHS staff only. RSVP by Clicking Here!

Friday, October 21 — 3 pm – Homecoming Festivities:

  • Walk through DP History in Sovine Gym
  • Campus Tours5– 6pm
    Alumni Reception. All alumni are invited to reconnect before the game and tour the Elings Aquatic Center.
  • 6 –7 pm: Parade of Homecoming Kings/Queens through the decades. O’Leary Field
  • 7 pm: 2016 Homecoming Game vs. Santa Barbara. O’Leary Field.

Saturday, October 22 5 – 10 pm: DPHS 50th Celebration Gala and Hall of Fame Induction

Save the date now and don’t miss the DPHS 50th Celebration Gala, sponsored by the DP Foundation and featuring induction of inaugural DP Hall of Fame members. Enjoy cocktails, wine and hearty appetizers. Celebrate with your fellow alumni, and DP community members as the Alumni Association formally inducts its first members into the Dos Pueblos Hall of Fame. Dance the night away with a live band as the sun sets over the campus.

The 2016 Inaugural Hall of Fame Inductees are (in alphabetical order):

Henry “Denny” Baylor: Denny served as DPHS’s first principal who established a student-centered culture that lives on to this day at DPHS.

● Yvette Cabrera: ‘90, Yvette was ASB President at DPHS before going on to a career as an award-winning investigative journalist. Her eight-part series on the disappearance of women in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico won the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ 2005 Guillermo Martinez-Marquez Award for Latin American reporting.

● Alexei Filippenko ‘75, Alexei is a noted Astrophysicist and Professor at UC Berkeley. In 2006 Filippenko was awarded the US Professor of the Year Award, sponsored by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and administered by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). He also won the 2010 Richard H. Emmons Award for excellence in college astronomy teaching, issued by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. His teaching awards at UC Berkeley include the Donald S. Noyce Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in the Physical Science and the Distinguished Teaching Award. The UC Berkeley student body has also voted him nine times as their “Best Professor” on campus.

● Amy Foose DPHS student, diagnosed with Progeria, Amy was the inspiration for the “Amy” car for her spirit, courage, strength.

● Chip Foose ‘82. Foose, a noted car designer, became the youngest person to be inducted into the Hot Rod Hall of Fame. Additionally, Foose was inducted into the Darryl Starbird Rod & Custom Car Museum Hall of Fame in 2002, the Grand National Roadster Show Hall of Fame in 2003, the Detroit Autorama “Circle of Champions” Hall of Fame in 2012, and the San Francisco Rod and Custom Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2005. ” He also hosted the reality TV show “Overhaulin.”

● Ike Jenkins long-time music teacher at DPHS, Ike has received numerous awards for his teaching, including the 2004 HOPE award for Education and the 2005 Santa Barbara, Educator of the Year Award, and is credited with mentoring many musicians who went on to illustrious careers. As member of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Karl Hunter stated, “You can’t really talk about music education in Santa Barbara without talking about Ike Jenkins.

● Robin Lim: ‘75, Robin is a midwife and founder of Yayasan Bumi Sehat (Healthy Mother Earth Foundation) health clinics, which offer free prenatal care, birthing services and medical aid to anyone who needs it. She and her team have been working since 2003 to combat Indonesia’s high maternal and infant mortality rates, and the Bumi Sehat birth centers serve many at-risk mothers. She was awarded the 2011 CNN Hero of the Year award by the CNN news network for helping thousands of low-income women in Indonesia with healthy pregnancy and birth services.

● Gordon McClenathen: Graduated from UCSB in 1957 where he was an outstanding runner in college qualifying for the 56′ Olympic trials. From1967-1997, Gordon was an Industrial Arts Electronics teacher and Cross Country/Track coach at DPHS. Was inducted into the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Hall of Fame and UCSB Gaucho Hall of Fame. Still to this day helps assistant coach Cross Country/Track at Dos Pueblos High School.

● Howard McGillin ‘70, Howard is a Tony-nominated stage, screen and television actor. Among his numerous accolades, Howard is known for being the world’s longest running Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera.

● Steve Meister-Steve, who served DPHS as assistant principal, was a long-time activities director

● Susan Montgomery-Susan, a DPHS parent was credited as one of the driving forces of the Save DP movement which kept DPHS from closing in the early 1990s.

● Jennifer Moreland – winner of the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table’s Louise Lowry Davis award in 1989, Jennifer was a DPHS teacher and coach who coached girls basketball and led the Chargers to the 1979 CIF finals. Jennifer is credited with launching the softball program at DPHS in 1978 and was a champion of girls athletics at DPHS.

● Scott O’Leary, began teaching at DPHS in 1969 and was the face of DPHS athletics until his retirement in 2003. Scott served as baseball coach, football coach, and athletic director at DPHS. The football stadium named in his honor.

● Doug Partie ‘80, Doug was a 3-time All-American on the UCLA men’s volleyball team. He is one of only a handful of student-athletes to have won four NCAA championships. A two-time Olympian, Doug earned a Gold Medal while competing for Team USA at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea and a Bronze Medal at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain.

● Ben Rattray ‘98- Ben is the founder and CEO of the online petition website Change.org, which he founded in 2007. Rattray was included in the 2012 Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people, listed as one of Fortune’s 40 Under 40 rising young business leaders of 2012, and given the Commonwealth Club of California’s 21st Century Visionary Award in 2014.

DPHS is delighted to partner with the newly-formed DPHS Foundation for the 50th Anniversary Celebration. Formed in 2015, the DPHS Foundation’s mission is to raise funds and provide strategic support to honor and build upon the school’s tradition of excellence, enhance the school community, inspire school pride, coordinate efforts to support school programs, and promote the academic and personal growth of our students. Foundation officers include Glenn Miller, president; Martha Donelan, first vice-president; Roger Aceves, second vice-president; and

Rayanna Cole-Dombroski, secretary. For more information on the foundation or to make a donation, go to www.dphsfoundation.org.