September Alumni Blog
Dr. Clara Dutton Griffey, DDS (’05)
When you’re thriving in a profession that combines your two favorite subjects — art and science — it’s a win-win. And Clara Griffey (’05) is now making the most of that as a practicing dentist in her hometown of Waco. 
“I love that as a general dentist, I get to do a wide variety of procedures and see many different types of patients,” Griffey said. “I love working with my hands, and I love how artistic dentistry can be. It also uses concepts in engineering, physics, medicine, and is now incorporating a lot of technology.” 
She said she never felt forced to follow a certain path at Vanguard, which was good for her because she had so many interests. 
“Since Vanguard is so small, you can be on the basketball team and play in the orchestra and not be boxed into a particular stereotype,” she said. “Vanguard was like a family, and the teachers and staff expressed genuine interest in us as students and as people.”
Alumni News
Congratulations to Jacob Pleitz ('02) on his marriage!

Many Vanguard Alumni were in attendance!
Josh Pleitz - Jordan Pleitz - Tim Morgan -
Jonathan Pattillo - Cal Yelderman - Jeremy Burton -
Parnell McNamara - Grant Goble
Great article on 2 recent Alumni!
Uriel Ibarra
Aaron Melveney
Mrs. Johns went to Ireland and reconnects with, Mark Finan!

Mark is a practicing Barrister and specializes in regulatory law and compliance as well as representing the government in State actions; he will also represent commercial entities and individuals. 

Mark is the Chairperson of two international charities CBM Ireland and Edmund Rice International. Both are based in disability-inclusive development and empowering the voiceless in society.
Vanguard Alumni supporting Pat Green this past weekend at the Backyard!
2019-2020 Athletic Hall of Fame Candidate Nomination

Vanguard enjoys a rich history of excellence in athletics at the individual, team and coaching levels. In this 46th anniversary year, the Athletic Hall of Fame seeks to recognize Vanguard graduates. Inductees have brought pride, spirit and recognition to Vanguard’s athletic programs and to the community as former players, coaches, administrators, and supporters.
Upcoming Alumni Events
November 1st  
Vanguard Homecoming
Tailgate 5:30 pm | Game 7:30 pm

November 2nd
Viking Grillfestivalen Barbeque Contest and Festival 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Alumni Tennis Match @ Ridgewood Country Club 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

November 11th
Veterans' Day - Mr. Livingstone World War II Talk  
Open to the Public, Vanguard Campus 6:30 pm

November 29th
Annual Alumni Fall Happy Hour @ Crickets 7:30 pm
Contact Director of Alumni Relations,  Greta Knoll,
with questions or to coordinate reunion plans

Join the  Reunion Facebook  group and the  Alumni Group via Linkedin !

Annual VPC Pecan Sale!
These are great holiday gifts and help support our Vanguard Parents Crew!

Order by October 14th!

Delivered the week before Thanksgiving
Vanguard Events!

Alumni and Alumni Families Welcome!
Click below to RSVP to come play Bingo on October 4th at 7:00 pm in the Gym!!
Friday, November 1
COMMUNITY WIDE BBQ Event on November 2nd!
Activities for all ages!
Click below to read about this event at Brazos Park East after Homecoming!