South Pasadena High School | 5th Grand Reunion Held June 10-12

Alumni of South Pasadena High visited their alma mater last weekend as the SPHS Alumni Association held its 5th decennial Grand Reunion.

PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | South Pasadenan.com News | Tiger alumni returned to SPHS campus last weekend. The South Pasadena High School Alumni Association hosted the big event.

Alumni of South Pasadena High visited their alma mater last weekend as the SPHS Alumni Association held its 5th decennial Grand Reunion.

PHOTO: Sean Friezer | South Pasadenan.com News | Tiger alumni returned to SPHS campus last weekend. The South Pasadena High School Alumni Association hosted the big event.

The all class get together began on Friday, June 10, with a no-host reception from 5 to 10 p.m. in the lobby of the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Pasadena.

PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | South Pasadenan.com News | Tiger alumni returned to SPHS campus last weekend. The South Pasadena High School Alumni Association hosted the big event.

On Saturday, June 11, the young and old Tigers gathered at the SPHS campus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a day of activities, featuring campus tours, booths staffed by local clubs and businesses, food trucks, memorabilia and more.

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PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | South Pasadenan.com News | Tiger alumni returned to SPHS campus last weekend. The South Pasadena High School Alumni Association hosted the big event.

SPHS Principal John Eldred set the stage with a 10:30 a.m. welcome of returning alumni in the Anderson Auditorium (recently named in honor of ’74 grad and recently-retired SPHS Principal Janet Anderson).

PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | South Pasadenan.com News | Tiger alumni returned to SPHS campus last weekend. The South Pasadena High School Alumni Association hosted the big event.

On Sunday, June 12, the weekend wound up with a picnic from 11 to 2 p.m. at Garfield Park as a BBQ hot dog lunch was served to all attendees.

PHOTO: Sean Friezer | South Pasadenan.com News | Tiger alumni returned to SPHS campus last weekend. The South Pasadena High School Alumni Association hosted the big event.

In addition to the Association’s activities, many individual classes held class reunion gatherings on Saturday at Garfield Park.

PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | South Pasadenan.com News | Tiger alumni returned to SPHS campus last weekend. The South Pasadena High School Alumni Association hosted the big event.

The first Grand Reunion in 1982 served as the inspiration for the formation of the Association, which continues its mission of awarding scholarships to SPHS graduates every spring. This year the SPHSAA awarded more than $50,000 to graduating SPHS seniors.

PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | South Pasadenan.com News | Tiger alumni returned to SPHS campus last weekend. The South Pasadena High School Alumni Association hosted the big event.
PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | South Pasadenan.com News | Tiger alumni returned to SPHS campus last weekend. The South Pasadena High School Alumni Association hosted the big event.