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The South Pasadena High School Alumni Association announced that will hold its 5th decennial Grand Reunion the weekend of June 10 to 12, 2022. First held in 1982, the Grand Reunions provide an opportunity for all living Tiger graduates and attendees to return to South Pasadena for an all-class reunion.
The celebration will begin 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.
On Saturday, June 11, the young and old Tigers will gather at the SPHS campus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a day of activities. The festival environment will offer music performed by students and alumni, tours of the campus, booths staffed by local clubs and businesses, food trucks, memorabilia and more. SPHS Principal John Eldred will kick off the festivities with a 10:30 a.m. welcome of the returning alumni in the Anderson Auditorium (recently named in honor of ’74 grad and recently-retired SPHS Principal Janet Anderson).
Finally, the alums will gather on Sunday, June 12 at the Garfield Park gazebos for a Reunion Picnic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Association will host a barbequed hot dog lunch for all attendees.
In addition to the Association’s activities, many individual classes are planning class reunion gatherings on Saturday evening and/or on Sunday in the Park. Details of the Grand Reunion activities are available – and RSVPs are requested – on the Association’s website. In addition, any alumni who wish to help out during the Grand Reunion weekend can contact the SPHSAA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. In 1982, the Alumni Association awarded $200 each to two graduating seniors and last year awarded $36,521. They’ve added $12,000 in new scholarships this year that we expect to continue to be funded for many years to come!