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2018 WILDCAT REUNION
The annual Wildcat Reunion for all alumni held on September 29 at the Orleans.

Pictures here

WILDCAT  REUNION RECAP 2018

The 2018 all-class Wildcat Reunion was once again a big success! We had 575 attendees, including alumni and guests from all corners of the U.S. Connie Hamilton Kowallis (1978) was the first to make a reservation and came all the way from Anchorage, Alaska! We had attendees from classes of 1939 through 2018 - a 79 year span!

Nancy Marriott Austin, class of 1939, was honored as our oldest attendee. Our youngest attendees were 2018 scholarship recipients Geraldo Aguaro-Flores, Robin Galvez, Tamara Halverson, Kathia Malfavon-Medina, Elizabeth Solis-Villaneuva, and Andrew Velasquez. We were very pleased to have Alejandro Aguayo-Flores, one of our 2016 scholarship recipients, plus Jolene Mitchell and
Susan Thornton from the Las Vegas Academy, also in attendance.

Classes of 1956 through 1959 were honored and had 109 attendees, including classmates and guests. Class of 1943, celebrating their 75th reunion, had 4 attendees, and class of 1948, celebrating their 70th reunion, had 12 attendees.

Classes of 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, and 1978 all celebrated their “significant” reunions with us. Class of 68 had 51 attendees and class of 1978 had the most of any class, with a total of 66 attendees.

All attendees received a free door prize ticket.

Prizes ranged in value from $25 to $100 and included Mob Museum and restaurant gift cards, a gift basket with LVHSAA memorabilia, and a LVHS commemorative pewter plate. Winners included Phil Yamamoto (1978), Kim Mattern (1978), Lew Godin, guest of Yolanda Rodulfa Godin (1968), Donna Andress (1943), Nancy Katz (1979), Susie Van Der Meer Pinjuv (1955), Jim Kuykendall (1965), Robert Drew, guest of Vita Corimbi Drew (1980), Marcia Estevez Barrientos (1978), Robert Blood (1981), Daphne Holinsworth Hoffman (1978), and Robert LaPorte, guest of Teresa Fullerton LaPorte (1978). Members of the LVHS Student Council helped us sell raffle tickets, with proceeds going to our scholarship fund. We had prizes totaling over $3000, all donated by local merchants and/or alumni. John Dase (1972) won two tickets to a Vegas Golden Knights Game valued at $400, Fran Reese, wife of Dale Reese (1960) won a 2 piece set of Harley Davidson luggage, Dale Reese and Brian Clayton (1978) both won two tickets to the Terry Fator show, Dan Houze, guest of Lori Wood Krause (1978) won two tickets to the Nutcracker at the Smith Center, Victoria Pinjuv (1972) won a pair of Maui Jim Sunglasses, Cecil Wynn (1960), Wayne Shelksohn (1968), Richard Brewer (1964) and Carol Phillips Hail (1967) all won gift baskets containing wine and cheese, Joe Austin, son of Nancy Austin (1939) won 2 tickets to a Las Vegas Lights game, Bambi Level Ward (1975) won the LVHSAA gift basket, and Cori Fields McEwen (1979) won a one night stay at the Amargosa Inn. Thanks to all of you that participated in our raffle, which made almost $3000 for our scholarship fund. Many thanks also to those of you that sent donations to our scholarship fund and mail fund along with your reunion reservations!

Special thanks to LVHS Principal Debbie Brockett and her staff and students for their participation in the reunion. The cheerleaders checked in our attendees, Student Council members sold raffle tickets, JAG students help with memorabilia sales, the ROTC Color Guard presented the colors, the cheerleaders did a few cheers to set the mood for the evening, and we were entertained by the LVHS marching band and Spectrum singing and dancing group.

Thanks also to our great, hard-working committee, Rollie Gibbs (1954) and Patty Haack (1956), Co-Chairpersons, Crystal Beville Latham (1981), Laura Beverlin Chadburn (1970), Kae Jones Bogdanovich (1956), Maria Konold (1981), Bruce Langson (1964), Miriam O’Donnell Pemberton (1955), Joe Thomson (Honorary Member and Historian), Laura Ungaro (1963) and Dave Williams (1972) and to non-alumni volunteers Shirley Derke and Rosemary Burke Pollard.

Thanks to all who attended for helping make it such an enjoyable evening! Next year we will be honoring the members of classes of 1960 through 1964, so make your plans now to attend. It will be on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

Details will be sent to you the first week of July, 2019 (so be sure we have your current mailing address). SEE YOU IN 2019!!

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2017 Wildcat Reunion

September 23, 2017

PICTURES HERE!

Attendee list 2017

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2016 WILDCAT REUNION
Saturday, September 24, 2016 is over.

Pictures here!

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FINAL ATTENDEES LIST

does not include walk ins and pay at the door

Here is the Wildcat Reunion recap!

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The 2015 WILDCAT REUNION

was Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Orleans Hotel & Casino in the Mardi Gras Ballroom.

PICTURES HERE!

and a video of the festivities with the class of 1960.

courtesy of www.liachangphotography.com

 

Once a year a dedicated committee works hard to put together the Wildcat Reunion. This reunion is historically held in early or mid-September. It was started in 1978 by alumni Bill "Wildcat Morris (class of 1945) . Hence 2008 was the 30th anniversary of the Wildcat Reunion. The reunions were held in Morris' backyard until they became too large. It was then held in various locations until Morris died in 1998. In 2001, alumni Bill Boyd and other members of the class of 1949 started it up again at the Stardust Hotel. It was moved to Sam's Town in 2002 and has been held there annually ever since. In 2012 it was again moved to The Orleans Hotel and Casino.

contact Patty Haack at (702) 876-6660 or LVOwl@aol.com

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Invitations for the Wildcat reunion are historically sent out the first week in July.
If you did not receive one this year, you are not on our mailing list.

For inclusion both now and in the future please contact Patty Haack at:

Until you are on our mailing list you won't get an invitation because they are currently sent out only by snail mail.

Info on past reunions below

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RECAP OF 2015 WILDCAT REUNION

We had a total of 580 attendees. Attendees came from all corners of the continental U.S. (including Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington) plus Hawaii. Robert Martin, class of 1965, received the award for traveling the furthest – coming from China!

We had attendees from classes of 1937 through 2015 – a 78 year span! Our oldest attendees were Lina Pinjuv Sharp (class of 1937) and Nancy Marriott Austin (class of 1939).

Our youngest attendees were four of our scholarship winners from 2015 (Alex Blake, Sherwin Cadiao, Angelee Santaren and Brittany Serano). We also had an attendee from class of 2005 and several from 2006 who are now LVHS faculty! Our DJ, Brian Mesaric, is from the class of 2003.

We honored the classes of 1940 through 1945 and had 21 alumni attendees from those classes. Although the majority of attendees were from the 50’s through the 70’s, we were pleased to have more from the 80’s and after than in previous years. Hopefully the word will get around to the younger classes about how great the food is and how much fun the younger crowd had dancing and we’ll have even more next year!

Congratulations to the class of 1965, celebrating their 50th reunion. They had the most attendees – a total of 104. Class of 1955, celebrating their 60th reunion, had the second highest attendance, and class of 1964 came in third!

Class of 1965 won our Membership Challenge, with 13 new members joining the LVHS Alumni Association at the reunion. Their class was presented with a “revolving” trophy, stylus/pens, champagne and candy.

Donna Hanley Andress (class of 1943) and Gail Andress (class of 1944) were presented the “Outstanding Alumni of the Year” award for their on-going support and help over the years. This year Donna was very instrumental in helping develop information for our printed program.

All attendees received a free door prize ticket. Richard Scott (1956), Camille Roberts Ortiz’s (1953) husband Steven, and Steven Small’s (1962) wife Cena all won $100 gift cards from the Bootlegger Bistro, donated by Lorraine Perry Hunt-Bono, class of 1957. Michael Mack’s (1955) wife Arlene, won a $45 membership donated by the Mob Museum. Terry Ryan (1965) won a $25 gift card to P.F. Chang’s, Jerry Rimmer (1965) won a $25 gift card donated by Ricardo’s Mexican Restaurant, Frank Abercrombie’s (1953) wife Christy won a $25 gift card to the Cheesecake Factory, and Donna Sackett Oberg Scallin’s (1944) husband Carl won a $25 gift donated by Carrabba’s Italian Grill.

Members of the LVHS Student Council sold the raffle tickets, wearing red and black t-shirts that had “College Bound Wildcat” across the front. Winners included Naomi Lytle Gibbs (1954), who won a gift basket donated by America’s Got Talent winner Terry Fator, valued at $260, containing two tickets for his show at the Mirage, plus a CD of his show and a stuffed turtle. Carol Gin George (1979) won dinners for four at the Waverly’s Steakhouse at the Cannery Casino, donated by Bill Wortman, class of 1964, valued at $200. Robb Marriott (1943) won dinner for 4 at the Carve Steakhouse at the Eastside Cannery valued at $200, also donated by Bill Wortman, class of 1964. Sandy Backus Allred (1965), Donna Sackett Oberg Scallin (1944) and Laura Beverlin Chadburn (1970), all won beautiful baskets valued at $150 each, containing wine, cheese, crackers, and chocolates, donated by Larry Ruvo, class of 1964. Diane Pahor Belt (1956) won two tickets to a show at the Hard Rock, donated by the Hard Rock Casino. Thanks to everyone that bought raffle tickets, we made $1625 for our scholarship fund!

Overall, we made over $4600 for our Scholarship Fund, coming from the raffle, sale of Wildcat memorabilia and ads in our printed program. Many thanks to all of you that participated!

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RECAP OF 2014 WILDCAT REUNION 

2014 pictures here!   

 

We had a total of 520 attendees.

Attendees came from all corners of the continental U.S. (including Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Montana, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas and Washington) plus Hawaii.

Our oldest attendees were Lina Pinjuv Sharp (class of 1937) and Nancy Marriott Austin (class of 1939). 

Our youngest attendees were three of our scholarship winners 2014 (Marissa Gomez, Arianne Monzon and Steven Salas) plus Monica Kim-Zamora from the class of 2014.

We had 3 attendees from classes of the 1930s and 22 from classes of the 1940s.  Although the majority of attendees were from the 50’s through the 70’s, we were pleased to have more from the 80’s and after than in previous years.  Hopefully the word will get around to the younger classes about how great the food is and how much fun the younger crowd had dancing and we’ll have even more next year!

Class of 1964, celebrating their 50th reunion, had the most attendees – a total of 52. Class of 1953 having such a good time celebrating their 60th reunion with us last year, had the second most attendees this year, and class of 1963 had so much fun celebrating their 50th last year, came in with the third most attendees.

Miriam O’Donnell Pemberton, class of 1955, was presented the “Outstanding Alumni of the Year” award for her outstanding support and work on the Wildcat Reunion for the last nine years.

In response to requests from attendees for shorter door and raffle prize drawings, we made them quick this year.  Door prizes were won by Bonnie Bryan, wife of Senator Richard Bryan (1955) who won a beautiful crystal vase, Stan Clifton (1950) won a $50 gift card to the Cheesecake Factory, Marion Peterson (1950) won a $50 gift card to Olive Garden, and Marilyn Riggs Schouten (1950) won a Las Vegas “throw” (blanket) donated by the class of 1953.

Ten members of the LVHS Student Council sold the raffle tickets for us, wearing red and black t-shirts that had “College Bound Wildcat” across the front.  Thanks to everyone that bought raffle tickets.  The raffle prize winner was Heather Dase, wife of John Dase (1972) who won $725 – half of what we collected selling raffle tickets, leaving $725 for our Scholarship Fund. 

Between the raffle ticket sales, sale of the new Wildcat lapel pins, sale of the alumni license plate frames, sale of ads for our program, plus a couple of general donations, we made almost $5000 for our Scholarship Fund.  Thanks to all of you that participated!!

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2013 pictures here

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2012 pictures here

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WILDCAT REUNION - 2011

The 2011 Wildcat Reunion for all alumni of LVHS was at Sam's Town in the Sam's Town Live Ballroom. Recap to follow!

Pictures are here!

For more information, or to be sure we have your mailing address, contact Patty Haack at: (702) 876-6660 or lvowl@aol.com.

If you are interested in being on our Wildcat Reunion Committee, please contact Patty Haack.

The 2011 Wildcat reunion

was September 10, 2011 at Sam's Town.

- We had over 100 attendees from out-of-state, including 2 from Mexico, 7 from the New England States, 3 from New York, 1 from Hawaii, 2 from Georgia and 26 from Utah

Older reunions:

The 2010 Wildcat reunion

was September 11, 2010 at Sam's Town.

It was a great party.

CLICK HERE FOR PICTURES

recap:

Total attendees: 635 (alumni and guests)
Includes alumni from 1928 through 2010 - an 82 year span
Oldest attendee: Violet Oppedyk Tracht (1928)
Youngest attendee(s): Cindy Guerrero and Mary Phenix (2010)
Scholarship winners in attendance (both 2010 grads): Cindy Guerrero and Mary Phenix
In addition to Violet from 1928, we had alumni (not including guests) attendees from:
30s - 2
40s - 57
50s - 183
60s - 150
70s - 28
80s - 6
90's - 3
2000's - 2
We had attendees (including guests) from 19 states, including Nevada.

165 attendees were from out-of- state.

We had attendees from every corner of the U.S., including Maine (3), Florida (4), Washington state (9) and California (65), plus 5 from Hawaii. We had 24 from Arizona and 26 from Utah.

The alumni that traveled the furthest for the most consecutive years was Dolores Morford Watt, class of 1942.

We had 9 teachers in attendance, plus the Student Council Advisor and 10 Student Council members.

We had 5 classes celebrating "significant" reunions along with us (1945, 1950, 1955, 1960 and 1965).

Class of 1960 had the most attendees (121), followed by class of 1955 with 84 attendees.

The "Outstanding Alumni of the Year" award was presented to U. S. Senator Richard Bryan.

We honored Coach Harvey Stanford and the 1944 football team. They were undefeated and unscored upon. 9 of the surviving 16 members were in attendance.

We made over $2100 for the scholarship fund

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Wildcat Reunion 2009

Lynn Zook of Classic Las Vegas wrote an article about this reunion

click here!

The annual Wildcat Reunion for ALL alumni of LVHS was held on Saturday, September 12, 2009

Pictures are uploaded

Picture album

Here's the recap of the 2009 reunion courtesy of Patty Haack.

There were over 500 attendees, with alumni from an 80 year span: 1928 through 2008.

Oldest Attendee:
Violet Oppedyk Tracht (Class of 1928)
Violet will be 100 years old next May!

Youngest Attendee:
James Lim (Class of 2008)

Rigoberto Rangel, Class of 2009 was also in attendance as our guest.
He is one of the winners of an LVHSAA 2009 Scholarship.

Attendees that Traveled the Furthest:
Ron Silverman (Class of 1954) from Honolulu, Hawaii
Margaret Morford Watt (Class of 1942) from Brunswick, Maine

The Class of 1954 had the most attendees, with 32 alumni and a total of 46 attendees

Attendees included:

1 alumni from 1928 (3 total attendees)
3 alumni from the 1930s (5 total attendees)
58 alumni from the 1940s (80 total attendees)
159 alumni from the 1950s (203 total attendees)
46 alumni from the 1960s (54 total attendees)
83 alumni from the 1970s (119 total attendees)
27 alumni from the 1980s (33 total attendees)
15 alumni from the 1990s (18 total attendees)
4 alumni from the 2000s (5 total attendees)

There were 71 alumni (107 attendees) from out-of-state and 17 alumni (23 attendees) from other locations in Nevada.

Entertainment was provided by comedian Cork Proctor (Class of 1950)
We had 14 door prizes. There were 12 raffle prizes, including men and women's jewelry and a TV/DVD combination.

Thanks to everyone's participation, we earned over $1500 for the LVHSAA Scholarship Fund.

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Wildcat Reunion 2008

Here's a recap of the 2008 reunion courtesy of Patty Haack.

Oldest Attendee:
Violet Oppedyk Tracht, (class of 1928)

Youngest Attendees:
Justin George Hernandez, (class of 1997) and Rosylyd Smith (class of 1996)

Attendees that Traveled the Furthest:
Ron Silverman (class of 1954 - from Honolulu)
Margaret Morford Watt (class of 1942) - from Brunswick, Maine.

The class with the most attendees:
1955 - they had 26 alumni and a total of 34 attendees.
There were 66 people from the 1940's and 117 from the 1950's.

We had 52 alumni (67 attendees) from out-of-state and 14 from other locations in Nevada.

Entertainment was performed by Pure Gold Productions.
We had 29 door prizes and raffle items.
The "grand" prize being a 40" Sony Flat Screen HDTV won by:
Art and Shirley Gilmore Goldstrom (class of 1953 and 1954 respectively)