SAN JUAN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
The San Juan Alumni Association (SJAA) is a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation – Established 1980. In 1979 at the 50th Reunion of the Class of 1929, several members were discussing forming a foundation to support San Juan High School. After contacting some reps from some other classes, the San Juan Alumni Association was established in 1980. The original founders were Nick Tomich and Armas Seppenon, with six other members.
WHO WE ARE
We are San Juan High School alumni who volunteer our time and energy in “Giving Back to Our Alma Mater'. The Association is made up of our Board President, Vice President, Financial Officer and Recording Secretary. Additional officers and program leaders include Communication’s Liaison & Financial Secretary, Membership Chairman, Scholarship Chairman, Campus Liaison, Fund Raiser Coordinator, Publicity Chair, Legacy Exhibit & Historical Chairman.
The SJAA purposes shall include the support and encouragement of motivating students, the reward of student achievement by a broad scholarship fund, the improvement of relations between the school and home, the providing of new thinking and innovation for the betterment of SJHS and the secondary education system, and the development of volunteer efforts to achieve these purposes.
WHAT WE DO
The San Juan Alumni Association was formed in 1980 as a social group and to raise money for the benefit of San Juan High School and its Students. Every year we award scholarships to graduating San Juan seniors. The scholarship funds are all donated by SJ Alumni, Faculty and friends. If you are a San Juan student that is college bound, please remember to apply for our scholarships thru the counselors’ office.
We have successfully awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships! In 2018 the SJAA will award 14 scholarships to the tune of $32,500. 7 of those scholarships are funded at $2,000 each and are provided by the SJAA. The other 7 are provided by individual alumni, or former faculty as follows:
- $5,000 provided by Wayne Lyons, Class of 1960
- $3,000 provided by Robert G. Cornwell, former Counselor of SJHS
- $2,500 provided by Val (Eller) & Bob Baxter, Class of 1960
- $2,000 provided by Fred Kronsbein, former Principal of SJHS
- $2,000 provided by Paul Krumhaus, former teacher of SJHS
- $2,000 provided by the Pendergast Family, father was former teacher of SJHS
- $2,000 provided by Diane (Markell) Wagner, Class of 1967
Additional fundraisers are currently targeted for use in the boys’ and girls’ sports programs for uniforms and equipment.
2018 ACTIVITIES UNDERWAY
We’re working on the following activities to help support SJHS and its student needs.
- Master Calendar of Events & Activities
- Semi-Annual Newsletter (mail to members only)
- Monthly E-Newsletter
- Front of Boy’s Gym Refresh
- Senior Square Refresh
- Lights, Ambulance, Referee Fees for Fall Sports Programs
- President’s Day Weekend Student Food Program Support
- 2018 Scholarship Applications, Interviews and Awards
- SJHS First Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner
- 2019 SJHS Basketball Challenge
BE A PART OF YOUR SAN JUAN HIGH SCHOOL LEGACY
Over 100 Years of History preserved at the Legacy Exhibit at San Juan High School. The Legacy Exhibit Room opened in 2013. Come in and browse through the 100-year history of San Juan High School. Look up old classmates; check out Who’s Who and find out what is going on with former graduates. Take a stroll down memory lane with a visit to the San Juan High School Legacy Exhibit. The memorabilia filled room is open every Monday from 10 AM to 2 PM with the exception of school holidays.
Read more about the San Juan High School 100 Years of History and 2013 Centennial Celebration on the San Juan Alumni Association Website. And purchase The San Juan Story on DVD – “Join the two long-term San Juan faculty members, William T. Mooney and Phebe Cale, as they take a group of students back in time for a first-hand look at how San Juan came to be and what life was like during its early years.”
STAY INFORMED ON NEWS & EVENTS
- Alumni Class News / Reunions
- Alumni Association and San Juan High School News
- SJAA Newsletter
- Memorials & Obituaries
JOIN THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION!
Visit the San Juan Alumni Association website to become a NEW member or renew your current membership. You can also subscribe to our NEW SJAA e-Newsletter AND see a list of San Juan Alumni Professionals you can support. Download Membership Form
San Juan Alumni Association
P O Box 103
Citrus Heights, CA 95611
Website: San Juan Alumni Association Website
Interested in giving just a little of your time, money or services? PLEASE LET US KNOW. We have a great group of volunteers and the more the merrier and the more we can get done!
SOCIAL MEDIA – FACEBOOK
More class Facebook pages on the SJAA website…
For Citrus Heights Historical Society Meetings Info-Contact (916) 725-0935