This year marks 75 years of San Joaquin Memorial excellence. There will be many ways to join us in celebrating our anniversary, including a virtual, online community Mass, our annual silent and live auction and sharing memories on social media using the hashtag #SJM75th. In this month's newsletter, we celebrate 75 years and our alumni.
San Joaquin Memorial High School Celebrates 75 Years

Classes started at San Joaquin Memorial High School in the fall of 1945, just as construction was completed on the first three buildings. Construction of the fourth and fifth buildings was completed a short time later, with classes opening the following year. Now, 75 years later, we face challenges but also victories. Our students continue to excel during an unprecedented historical moment and the school continues to grow.

As part of our year-long anniversary celebration, we will be hosting an online, community Mass on October 1 at 10:30 a.m. The Mass will be livestreamed online. Check out for more information as the event approaches.

SJM will also celebrate with our annual auction event, which will be held on November 7, 2020. The auction will be a virtual event for the first time in school history and will feature a live and silent auction, activities and options for interactivity. The event will be livestreamed online. Items and monetary donations are needed. For more information, contact Shirley Boujikian at or 559-475-5831.

To launch our 75th celebration, we have produced a video celebrating our past 75 years, which you can view above.

De Young Properties Honored with Award

De Young Properties and Ryan De Young '99 have been honored as a Gold Nugget Merit Award Winner by the Pacific Coast Builders Conference.

“De Young Properties is honored to have been selected as a Gold Nugget Merit Award Winner for one of our newest floorplans, the Residence 230 at The Highlands,” said Ryan De Young, president of De Young Properties. “While we were designing, we knew this versatile floorplan would be a favorite among our customers but we are thrilled to know that the Gold Nugget Award Judging Committee feels the same way.”

Future Panthers

Josh Krueger '08 and Allie Krueger (Marr) '08

Josh and Allie Krueger welcomed future panther Thomas Krueger on April 16, 2020. He joins brothers Luke and Benjamin. Welcome to the Panther family!

May They Rest in Peace... with God Forever
Ed Boele '47 passed away on June 22, 2020. Ed's wife of 70 years, Faye, is an SJM graduate of the class of 1949 as are five of his children: Michael Boele '68, Pete Boele '70, Renee Clinger '72, Alicia Eriksen '75, and Chris Boele '79. Click here to read more about his life.

Teresa Poore passed away on July 31, 2020. Teresa is the cousin of many SJM alumni including Alan Filgas '70, Scott Raiskup '67, Joan Lepore '71, Cheryl Glenn '68, Dale Filgas '68, Annette Simmons '84, and Janelle Mendoza '69. She is also sister to Kerry Filgas '64, Kim Filgas '73, and Kevin Filgas '72. Click here to read more about her life.

Linda Diane Sciaqua passed way on July 14, 2020. Linda is the sister-in-law of Victor Kearney '71 and aunt to Michelle Kearney Weber '97 and Brooke Kearney Adams '03. Click here to read more about here life. Click to read more about her life.

Nicholas Frank Pantaleo '63 passed away on July 25, 2020. Nicholas is the brother of Jerry Pantaleo '74. Click to read more about Nicholas' life.

Sandra Smith has passed away. She is the mother of Vazsa Smith Hopkins '89; the aunt of Paul Bryan '88 and Gregory Bryan '87; and the great-aunt of Alexander Bryan '23. Click to read more about Sandra's life.

Kham La Kingkham passed away on September 6, 2020. She is the mother of Maykham Kingkham, Utility/Grounds staff at San Joaquin Memorial High School.

Sheila Hart Woodward ’61 passed away at home in Allyn, Washington June 3, 2020. She was the sister of Paul M. Hart ’57, Leslie Starr Hart ’62 and Peter A. Hart ’68. Click here to read more.
Call for Class Notes

Have you recently gotten married, had a baby or experienced a big life moment that you want to share with your fellow Memorial alumni? Have updates about your reunion? Share them with us! Submit announcements to
Alumni Contact Update
Panther Alums, even though your time here at Memorial has passed, this is still your home! Please stay connected with us so that you can be part of our exciting engagement opportunities such as our sporting event pre-game dinners, alumni mixers and so much more! To stay connected, please fill out this form.

Call for SJM Memorabilia

Do you have SJM memorabilia from the past 75 years? If you have items you would like to share with us for our 75th anniversary, please contact Shirley Boujikian at
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