CVHS Alumni

Alumni News

*The next Alumni Association meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 5:30 PM in Room 22.  The Alumni Association's Annual Fundraiser is Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the American Legion Hall. The Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament. 

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The Class of 1966's annual Reunion at CR Gibb's Best Western on Hilltop is set for Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 6:00 PM. All are welcome to attend. The cost is $20.00 per person. This is due to the charge for use of the facility and food cost. Come and see old friends and enjoy catching up with everyone. If you have an e-mail address contact Don at Please let anyone you know that does not have an e-mail address know about the "Annual Reunion" too.

* The Class Reunions for 2018: The Class of 1968's 50-Year Reunion is planned for September 14, 15, and 16, 2018. For more information or to help contact. Dee North (Kyle), Sherlyn Rice (Lattimer) or Don Spurgeon.
* The Class of 1978's 40-Year Reunion is planned for June 22nd and 23rd. Friday will start with a tour of Central  Valley High School at 5:00 PM then we will go over to  Caldwell Park for Friday Night in the Park. You can purchase food and drink and we will get together to listen to the music and dance if you want. Saturday night will be dinner at CR Gibb's' Best Western on Hilltop Drive in Redding. For more information contact Val Cooper (Dehaze) at 
* The Class of 1983's 35-Year Reunion is planned for June 22-24, 2018.
* The Class of 1988's 30-Year Reunion is planned for 
* The Class of 1998's 20-Year Reunion is planned for
* The Class of 2003"s 15-Year Reunion is planned for
* The Class of 2008's 10-Year Reunion is scheduled for Saturday, January 12, 2019 For more information or to help contact

* The Alumni Association Hall of Fame dinner two years ago was a great success! Thank you to all of those who helped and all of those who attended. We look forward to the next one.

*If anyone knows how to contact Keith Brown, Class of 1982, please call me as we have his award and would love to give it to him as soon as possible. Call Don Spurgeon at 275-5031 or call the school at 275-7075.

*The Central Valley High School Class of 1967's 50-Year Reunion was a great success. Except for the Meet and Greet at the American Legion. (They did not know that we were coming or so they say. Don did stop by and book the use of the Hall way ahead of time. Sorry to everyone for the mix up.) Thanks to Wanda Blew (Lamb), Sandy Ellis (Sater), Linda Pulliam (Moore), Nancy Rutter (Matheson), John Sandbloom and Edra Wilhelmy (Dobyns) and Lisa Ellis (Ernst), Class of 1993 for all their hard work. Thanks to Chef Jeff Fremo and the students of the Cullinary Arts Classes for the service and the great food.

* Save the dates of September 14, 15, and 16, 2018 for the Class of 1968's 50-Year Reunion. For more information, to help and to update your personnel information. Contact Don Spurgeon at or phone (530) 275-5031.

*Please help us locate the following Class of 1966 Alumni: Stephanie Verjean Ayer, Diana S. Ballard (Thornburg), Linda Bonnett (Flynn), Beverly Yvonne Burnitt, Linda Susan Carbaugh, Brenda June Cathye, Connie L. Day, John Wilbur Delles, Jr., Larry Dodd, Jacqueline Enyart (Brown), Rogina May Grimard, Claudia Lynn Hanson, Rebecca Ann Hull, Kathy Humphreys, William Henry Johnson, Sandra Lee, Marie Elena Leiter, Robert Martin, Judy Lynn Hetherington, Kandy Alice Johnson, Clay Meyers, Ruth Noyer (Ragsdale), Eugene Louis Olson, Mark Parker, Julie Ann Patton, Doy Prater, Jeannette Richards (Dyer), Donna Rae Salo, William Spencer, Velma Thomas, Leona Florence Vaughn, Dee Ward, Donald William (Bill) Wears, George Mae Wilson (Yancey), William (Bill) Walker Woods. If you didn't attend the year's reunion you missed out on a great time. Thank you Kirk Bishop, Pat Casady, Sharon Herbert, Ed Hull, Peggy O'Niel, Mike Ricks, Glenn Streetman and Cathy Thompson. You all did a great job. Save the Date for our next Reunion date is Second Saturday of September at C.R. Gibbs American Grille on Hilltop in Redding, CA See you there next year.

*Thanks to Tonya Eifert (Rogers) and Edra Wilhelmy (Dobyns) you will be able to pay your memberships and donate to the Alumni Association on Pay Pal very soon.

*We are planning to have a Texas Holdem Poker Fundraiser in March to raise funds for this year's scholarships. More information will be available soon.

*September 5, 2015 was the 60th Anniversary of the opening of Central Valley High School.

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Central Valley High School Firsts!

*Central Valley High School opened it's doors for classes on Monday, September 5, 1955.

*The first Principal of Central Valley High School was Richard Haake.

*The first Student Body President was Jawanna Franks.

*The first Student Body President to graduate from Central Valley High School was Loss White Jr. in 1959.

*First home football game was between Central Valley High School freshmen and sophomores and the Enterprise High School JV. Enterprise won 28-0.

*First All-American for Central Valley High School was Mike Fink in Basketball 1969.

*First State Championship was in Basketball in March 1989. Coach was John Strohmayer, CVHS Class of 1964. Coach John Strohmayer was coach of the year.

*Central Valley High School Varsity Football team goes undefeated 12-0 and wins North Section Division III Title 2005. Coach Matt Hunsaker was coach of the year.

*First North Section Division II Baseball Title team was 32-2 in 2009. Trent Frisbie was selected to State All Star Baseball Team and Coach Bob Anderson was coach of the year.

*Central Valley High School wins Lehigh Basketball Tournament 2006.

*Central Valley High School won the Northern Athletic League Championship and the North Section Division 4 Basketball Championship for 2007-2008. Congratulations to the team and coaches.

*Central Valley High School won the Northern Athletic League Championship and the North Section Division 4 Girl's Basketball Championship for 2014-2015. Congratulations to the team and the coaches. Nate Emerson was selected as the Record Searchlight Coach of the Year!

*First Hall of Fame Dinner September 3, 2015.

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