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•   Suzanne E. Raney (Chaix) (1990)  5/4
•   Michelle Riley (Kay) (1990)  5/3
•   Michael Paul Willis (2004)  4/30
•   Ric Nicholson (1969)  4/29
•   Samuel Anton Mayerhofer (2020)  4/27
•   Charlie Paynter (1997)  4/26
•   Pamela Hechtman (Sommer) (1972)  4/26
•   Lauren Sheft (Cartwright) (1979)  4/24
•   Scott Kemp (1996)  4/23
•   Lynn McCarty (1972)  4/19
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12 live in Alabama
18 live in Alaska
109 live in Arizona
6 live in Arkansas
1 lives in Armed Forces Europe
1 lives in Armed Forces Pacific
19,852 live in California
157 live in Colorado
28 live in Connecticut
1 lives in Delaware
28 live in District Of Columbia
83 live in Florida
34 live in Georgia
1 lives in Guam
63 live in Hawaii
54 live in Idaho
47 live in Illinois
15 live in Indiana
9 live in Iowa
17 live in Kansas
13 live in Kentucky
10 live in Louisiana
9 live in Maine
32 live in Maryland
68 live in Massachusetts
22 live in Michigan
30 live in Minnesota
4 live in Mississippi
15 live in Missouri
21 live in Montana
4 live in Nebraska
116 live in Nevada
12 live in New Hampshire
18 live in New Jersey
33 live in New Mexico
180 live in New York
44 live in North Carolina
3 live in North Dakota
16 live in Ohio
9 live in Oklahoma
269 live in Oregon
37 live in Pennsylvania
6 live in Rhode Island
10 live in South Carolina
1 lives in South Dakota
23 live in Tennessee
106 live in Texas
55 live in Utah
9 live in Vermont
68 live in Virginia
276 live in Washington
5 live in West Virginia
17 live in Wisconsin
8 live in Wyoming
6 live in Alberta
7 live in British Columbia
3 live in Ontario
6 live in Australia
2 live in Austria
2 live in Chile
2 live in China
3 live in Colombia
2 live in Denmark
3 live in France
11 live in Germany
1 lives in Guatemala
1 lives in Hong Kong
1 lives in India
4 live in Israel
5 live in Italy
2 live in Japan
1 lives in Luxembourg
4 live in Mexico
3 live in Netherlands
1 lives in New Zealand
3 live in Norway
1 lives in Philippines
1 lives in Russian Federation
2 live in South Africa
1 lives in Spain
1 lives in Sweden
3 live in Switzerland
1 lives in Tanzania
1 lives in United Arab Emirates
15 live in United Kingdom
1 lives in Viet Nam
1,701 location unknown
896 are deceased

 

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REDWOOD IS FINALLY OPEN... ALL STUDENTS RETURN 4/12!
As the lockdown slowly lifts, schools are reopening and Redwood is seeing students for the first time in a year. Students have been distance learning since March 2020 and continued to do so until spring break for part of the week. The plan is for all students who want to be on campus to be able to return after spring break. The school is also running three seasons of student athletics at once without an audience. The week of April 12-19 will see 39 games! One day at a time! Some of the precautions that are being taken can be seen in this Webinar. If you are interested in the day to day changes, go directly to the Redwood High School website. Be sure to check out Redwood TV and the Redwood BARK while you're there.

KREPS DEDICATION TO EDUCATION LIVES ON
Don Kreps, the founding Principal of Redwood High School, and his wife Eileen, also an educator, had a profound impact on the high standard of education in Marin County. They are no longer with us but have left a generous donation of $100,000 to Redwood teachers to be used over a ten year period. We all know that the support and enrichment of teachers is key to an excellent education. A GIANT thank you to Monica Kreps Sevy ‘78 and Dan Kreps ‘66 (representing the family,) who have been working with Principal David Sondheim to make this happen.

APRIL 15 DEADLINE: DONATE TO THE REDWOOD ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP
Each spring the Redwood Alumni Association gives a $2500 scholarship to a deserving student. We need your support to keep this tradition alive, now more than ever. Redwood has many students who are in need this year because of the pandemic. We'd like to offer two scholarships so we welcome your generosity. Please support future graduates by contributing $25 or more to this wonderful cause. You may donate to honor a former teacher, staff member or classmate and we will notify them.

DONATE NOW to the Alumni Scholarship Program!

If you would prefer, you may send a check made out to:
Redwood Foundation/Alumni Scholarship
c/o Redwood High School
395 Doherty Drive, Larkspur CA 94939

NEW... BILL WILKINSON SCHOLARSHIP

We also have another scholarship for your consideration. Redwood alum, Jed Bullard ‘66, has made a generous donation establishing the five year (2021-2025) Bill Wilkinson Scholarship for a needy student. Sadly, Bill (Mr.  Wilkinson to most of you) former teacher and administrator, passed away last week. If you would like to add your contribution in Bill’s honor to this scholarship, you can use the link or address above. Be sure to mention ... In honor of Bill Wilkinson

Bill Wilkinson obituary.

GIVE BACK TO REDWOOD... 2021 CAMPAIGN
Please consider giving back to Redwood in other ways ... any amount will be appreciated!

The Alumni Association works closely with the Redwood Foundation. In past years they have raised over $1.2 mil  to help Academics, Arts and Athletics. They sponsor our activities, we help raise monies for the Foundation and the Alumni Scholarship, as well as assist at some of their events. It's time for us to step up to the plate and help with any kind of contribution, large or small!
  DONATE NOW!

If you would prefer, you may send a **check made out to:
Redwood Foundation
c/o Redwood High School
395 Doherty Drive, Larkspur CA 94939

**Please mention that you are a Redwood alum and give your year of graduation!

ALUMNI RED PAGES... CLICK HERE

Please support small businesses and services, especially Alumni businesses! If you would like to be listed, please contact Ted Wray at jtedwray@gmail.com or info@redwoodalumni.org We will list your name, grad year and a link to your website, email or phone. Be sure to mention Redwood Alumni Red Pages when you do business. 

MARCH RED PAGES SPOTLIGHT:

JEB HARRISON ’73 ...  BABY BINGUS BOOKS & BEATS 

Born and raised in Kentfield, California, Jeb Stewart Harrison grew up on a healthy diet of Beatles, Cream and The Sons of Champlin. Graduating from University of Colorado Boulder, Jeb went on to work for companies like IBM as an ad agency copywriter, writer/producer, creative director, and director of marketing communications. At the ripe age of 60, he graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with an MFA in creative writing, and retired to pursue his craft full time.

Baby Bingus Books & Beats is a SF Bay Area-based independent publisher of novels, stories and music for big-hearted boomers and fans of other adult sounds and shenanigans.

Jeb is also a prolific Marin County Artist and still plays music locally. Let's support Jeb and all of our local artists and writers! Lots more info at babybingusbooks.com

APRIL RED PAGES SPOTLIGHT:
RANDY JOHNSON '75 ...  GETAWAY ADVENTURES
Randy Johnson '75 started this Northern California Wine Country's premier outdoor tour company in 1991. They give their guests one-of-a-kind trips throughout Sonoma and Napa Valley. Bike to winteries, paddle the rivers, and explore the back roads of the wine country, one mile at a time!
 
www.getawayadventures.com  *  info@getawayadventures.com  *  1-800-499-2453

CANCELLATIONS AND CHANGES FOR 2020-2021 

The Corona Virus restrictions have caused the Alumni Association to reass
ess our plans for the 2020-2021 school year. The safety and health of our alumni is of prime importance. As of March 15, 2021:

  •  Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet  for the classes of 2019 and 2020 has been re-scheduled. Our new date is October 9th, 2021. Please be patient and stay tuned. 
  • We have decided not to schedule the 2021 Avenue of Giants Speaker Day and Banquet, usually held in March for both the 2020 and 2021 inductees. A new date will probably take place in winter of 2022.
  • Reunions for 2020 are either being cancelled or postponed. Please contact your class for details. There is certainly no reason why 2021 reunion classes can't get started in planning!
  • Reunions for 2021... Classes of '61. '71. '81, '91, '01 and '11 should start thinking about plans for fall of 2021! Contact us for help!

2020 REUNIONS...AND 2021 REUNIONS!
If you are in the Class of '60, '70, '80, '90, 2000 or '10... there were changes in reunion plans. We have no immediate updates but please keep an eye on our REUNIONS page on the website for current information. If you want to start planning 2021 REUNIONS, Class of '61, '71, '81, '91, '01 or '11, please contact us reunions@redwoodalumni.org and we can help you get started and send you the class database.

ANNOUNCING THE 2021 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI...

Avenue of Giants...
Ellen Davis ‘67 is a biblical scholar who asks an unusual question: How can ancient texts guide faith communities, Jewish and Christian, in responding to urgent contemporary issues, including interfaith relations, climate change, and land degradation?

Gordon Ness ’72  became an expert in treatment, the challenge of sober living, group homes and prison inmate reentry. Managing his personal recovery through Oxford House, a sober living group home in Virginia, he shifted to supporting others in recovery. From 2005 until his death in 2014 he assumed positions in Williamsburg, Virginia in a number of organizations providing treatment, sober group homes and transitional support.

Josh Reeves ‘01 supports small businesses with creative software through his startup Gusto. The organization has recently morphed from a payroll company to one offering a range of financial services including tools to help employees eliminate credit card debt and obtain health care.

Detailed Biographies on the AOG Bio Page

Redwood Athletic Hall of Fame
Kip Schaefer 1992
Football 2 year MCAL first team, Senior year 2nd team all Bay area

Baseball 3 year all league, Preseason All America 1992
Earned a scholarship to UNC Chapel Hill for baseball

Brendan Darby 99
Football 97 first team all league 97 and 98 offensive line, 98 2nd team all league defensive line

Earned scholarship as a walk on at San Diego State, 2 time Mountain West all conference
Track 2nd MCAL 1998 shot put,1st 1999 shot put
Rugby All Northern California 1998

1982 Rugby Team
National Champions 1982

Beat Highland High for championship at Stanford
7 players went on to play Division 1 rugby

GIANTS IN THE NEWS
2018 Inductee Alicia Garza '98 appeared on the Trevor Noah Show promoting her new book The Purpose of Power...Trevor Noah Comedy Central

2016 inductee Tiffany Shlain '88 is in conversation with Huffington Post as well as publishing her new book 24/6 The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week. http://www.tiffanyshlain.com/

2019 inductee Cigall Kadoch '03, founder of Foghorn Lab, hit Nasdaq last month with an amazing debut. She is one of bio-tech's rising stars. Foghorn Lab and  Foghorn Debut

Paige Wiley Peterson '73 published her memories of growing up in Belvedere in her new book. Marin IJ Article

Jordan Livingston '00 will have his documentary on the DeLorean sports car shown at the Tiburon International Film Festival through December 17. MarinIJ

IN MEMORY OF TEACHERS  AND STAFF WE  LOST THIS PAST YEAR:
DOUG BASHAM, BOB BACHELDER, MIKE COLLINS, MARIAN WILKIE AND EILEEN HAWKES
Both Doug Basham and Bob Bachelder were Math teachers together for many years as well as good friends and skiing buddies. Doug (85) had been struggling with Alzheimer's for the last three years and moved to Oregon to be near his daughter. His real "claim to fame" was the connection he made with students through his coaching of both Cross Country and Track, well into his retirement years. The Marin IJ published a wonderful Tribute to Doug. Bob (90) was dedicated to teaching and was the original "fix it" man who was often seen with his tool kit helping his colleagues. He was an avid skiier and wind surfer well into his 80's. They both made a difference and will be missed by the Redwood Family.

        
Doug Basham                           Bob Bachelder                             Mike Collins

Mike Collins loved teaching for all 53 years! He began at Everett Middle School, and after several years accepted an English and Latin assignment at Sir Francis Drake High School. He became an administrator in the District for seven years. Realizing his passion was working with students, he returned to the classroom at Redwood High School. He taught a variety of subjects for two decades, but his first love was Latin which he built up to 5 full classes.

Marian Wilkie was instrumental in setting up school libraries in Mill Valley. She also worked at both Tamalpais and Redwood high schools as an English specialist for 32 years, where she was well-loved by her students who appreciated her kindness and encouragement.

Eileen Hawkes, a business teacher for 17 years, recently celebrated her 101th birthday... and was still traveling and enjoying the world. She had been to every continent and 100 countries. She attended Harvard University where she wanted to major in accounting but due to female bias at the time had to go into teaching, so she became a teaching accountant at a time when Redwood had a full Business Department with 7 teachers!.

SURPLUS YEARBOOKS AVAILABLE FOR SALE!

The Redwood Alumni Association has purchased most of the surplus yearbooks from Redwood for a very good price...We can offer them to you for only $50 including shipping and handling. We have one or more for most classes since 1975, some classes being more scarce. If you have lost a yearbook or never bought one, and are interested, please contact info@redwoodalumni.org with your name, year of yearbook and mailing address. We will notify you and if the yearbook is available, will give you payment instructions! Yearbook purchase(s) are available to Redwood alumni only.