CVHS Alumni

Alumni News

*The next Alumni Association meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 5:30 PM in Room 22.  The Alumni Association's Annual Fundraiser is listed for Sunday, September 15, 2019. See the flyer.  We are currently updating our database for all classes. Please e-mail me your current mailing address, e-mail address, home phone, cell phone and that of any classmates, family members and friends that you have current information on. Thank You! Don Spurgeon, 

*Please do not join the Central Valley High School Alumni Newsletter that is an on--line subscription. It does not contribute to the students, staff or teachers of Central Valley High School and is not affiliated with Central Valley High School or Gateway Unified School District.
We have yearbooks available from 2000 to 2018 and we have all the yearbooks on CD available from 1955 to 2018. Contact Don Spurgeon at to purchase the yearbook or the CD.

The Central Valley High School Alumni Association has a Reunion Scholarship Fundraiser set for Sunday, September 15, 2019. This will be for all Classes 1959-2019. 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"

The Central Valley High School Class of 1969 is holding their 50-Year Reunion September 27, 28 and 29, 2019. Friday, September 27, 2019 is a No Host Mixer at Bridge Bay Resort starting at 7:00 pm until you want to leave. Saturday, September 28, 2019 is dinner at Dry Creek Station in Bella Vista starting at 6:00 PM. Sunday, September 29, 2019 is Brunch at Cicada Restaurant on Hilltop from 10:00am to 2:00 pm. For more information call Donna Branscom (Mix) at (530) 275-3503 or Charli Graham (Cain) (530) 246-9938. Faculty and anyone from the Classes of 1966-1971 are welcome to attend.

The Central Valley high School Class of 1966 is holding their annual meet and greet at the American Legion Hall on Vallecito Street across from Winn-Price baseball field on the second Saturday of September (9/14/2019)! Starting at 6:00 PM. Cost is $10.00 per person for anyone who would like to come and meet and visit with this great group of Central Valley High School Alumni is welcome.  A donation to help with the food and beverages and hall rental cost is  greatly appreciated. For more information can call Kirk Bishop at  (530) 949-9091.

*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.

*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.

Help Us Know What is happening with our CVHS Alumni! E-mail Don Spurgeon at

  • Do you know of a CVHS Alumni who just graduated from college?
  • Do you know of a CVHS Alumni who is getting married?
  • Do you know of a CVHS Alumni who just got a great job?
  • Do you know of a CVHS Alumni who just had a baby or is going to have a baby?
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  • Do you know of a CVHS Alumni who is in the military?
  • Do you know of a CVHS Alumni who is deceased? Check out our Alumni Memorial Page if they are not listed
  • Do you have any other information about CVHS Alumni you would like to share with the CVHS Alumni Association?

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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