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PROFILE UPDATES


•   Robert Griesche  6/17
•   Bill Kelly  6/5
•   Don Rigney  5/27
•   David Walton  5/14
•   Nancy Rivett (Rivett)  5/4
•   Robin Barrett  5/3
•   Julie Abers  3/28
•   Joe Fanelli  2/23
•   Patrick Gardner  2/21
•   Nancy Lazurus (Holliday)  2/9
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW


WHERE WE LIVE


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1 lives in Alabama
1 lives in Alaska
8 live in Arizona
1 lives in Arkansas
137 live in California
4 live in Colorado
1 lives in Florida
1 lives in Georgia
1 lives in Hawaii
4 live in Idaho
1 lives in Kentucky
3 live in Massachusetts
2 live in Minnesota
1 lives in Missouri
9 live in Nevada
1 lives in New Jersey
3 live in New York
2 live in North Carolina
11 live in Oregon
2 live in Pennsylvania
1 lives in Tennessee
2 live in Texas
2 live in Utah
2 live in Vermont
3 live in Virginia
15 live in Washington
1 lives in Wisconsin
1 lives in Ireland
1 lives in Israel
2 live in Japan
1 lives in Mexico
1 lives in New Zealand
1 lives in South Africa
1 lives in Spain
1 lives in United Kingdom
164 location unknown

MISSING CLASSMATES


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JOINED CLASSMATES


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 39.5%

A:   158   Joined
B:   242   Not Joined
(totals do not include deceased)

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The Class of 1971 Was Exceptional

The 50th Class Reunion was held May 21, 2022, at the Masonic Lodge in Orinda and was such a success the reunion committee is already planning our 55th high school reunion. 

The chair of the reunion was Robin Barrett who built this website and kept it updated, rented the lodge and party supplies, sent out the correspondence, kept track of who was coming, hired the bartenders, hired the band, and organized all the committee meetings. Thanks Robin!

The committee also included Tom Wright, Robb Sanderson, Gwen Lindgren, Joe Fanelli, and Ken Churchill.

To pay for the event, $6,000 was raised from generous donors including: Robin Barrett, Ken Churchill, Tom Wright, Chris Mervin, Joe Fanelli, Tom Hale, Bill Bernard, Jim Case, Pat Gardner, Steve Schiedemayer, Vince Hildebrand, Carol Granados, and Karen Longosch.

High School Sweethearts 

There are 8 couples who both attended our high school that are still married. They are: 

Rick Holiday and Nancy Lazarus 

Rich Gunther and Deborah McAdams

Britt Renworth and Judith Kern 

Don May and Dianne Reardon  

Scott Pennington and Bobbe Sheriff

John Hoover and Jackie Carr

Steve Schiedermayer and Nancy Coward

Barbara Frey and Ron Rossi

Ahead of Their Time: The class of 1971 had many outstanding and ground-breaking accomplishments during their time at Campolindo:

*  They invented Smog Free Locomotion Day where everyone either rode their bike to school or rode the bus. There were only a couple of cars in the parking lot that day and the local news stations picked up the story and President Nixon recognized the event by sending the school a plaque.

* They formed the Earth Club, which started a recycling center (something no one had heard of at the time), built an electric car (also a first for a high school), and helped clean up an oil spill and rescue birds in the San Francisco Bay.

Notable Bands Who Played at Campolindo

A lot of now famous bands played at Campolindo in the 70’s including:

* The Grateful Dead

* The Steve Miller Band

* Tower of Power

* Carlos Santana

* Joy of Cooking

* It’s a Beautiful Day

Sports

* The 1971 basketball team had a 16-0 league record beating their opponents by an average of 20 points per game. Their overall record was 22-2 and they ended the year ranked the number 2 team in the Bay Area.

* Post High School Sports Stars:

* Three members of the class went on to become All-Americans in high school.

* Tom Hale was the fastest freshman in the nation in cross country. After graduation he ran for the University of Oregon. Tom still holds the cross-country and 2-mile records at Campolindo 51 years later.

* Tom Belfanti led the water polo team to the NorCal title and was named the most valuable player in the NCI in his senior year. After high school, Tom became an All American at Cal in water polo. While he was at Cal his team won the NCAA championships 3 straight years, in 1973, 1974, 1975. Tom was selected to the US Olympic team in 1980. Unfortunately, that was the year the US boycotted the Olympics held in Russia due to the Russian invasion of Afghanistan.

* Steve Jakson dove for UC Davis and won the Division II National Diving Championship for the 1-meter board in 1973 and the National Diving Championship for the 3-meter board in 1974.

* Rich Gunther still holds the Campolindo record for the discus. After graduation he went to UCLA and was a member of their track and football teams.

Successful Entrepreneurs and Professionals

* In 1979, Tom Hale started Backroads, which has become the world’s largest active travel company that now offers 427 different biking, hiking, and multi-sport trips to 64 different countries. In 2022, he expects 55,000 guests take one of his trips.

* Rick Holiday is an innovative social entrepreneur, and a pioneer in affordable housing construction. His current venture is Factory OS which builds prefab affordable multi-family housing in a huge warehouse at Mare Island Shipyard.

* Patrick Gardner is a distinguished Professor of Music at Rutgers University. Pat’s performances have been acclaimed by New York audiences, critics, and an international roster of composers whose orchestral and choral works he has conducted. Pat unfortunately missed the class reunion because he was conducting a concert at the Vatican. Seriously.

* There are many other class members who have gone on to become successful entrepreneurs, executives, environmental advocates, veterinarians, lawyers, doctors, nurses, accountants, teachers, musicians, and authors. 

We imagine all these class members would credit their success to the education,inspiration, and opportunities they had by attending Campolindo High School.