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|About||The "OFFICIAL" PGHS Alumni Association.|
PGHSAA is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation and is not organized for any private gain or for the
benefit of any person(s). It is organized under the nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law of California for
charitable purposes. The specific and principal purpose of PGHSAA is to initiate, encourage and conduct
projects that benefit the Pacific Grove High School hereinafter referred to as PGHS and its students. Social
gatherings and events may be held as appropriate to further the goals of, and to raise the funds necessary
to carry out the principal purpose of PGHSAA.
Founded on June 5, 1899
In Pacific Grove, California.
Pacific Grove High School Alumni Association
Historical Notes of:
The Pacific Grove High School Alumni Association
Our Alumni Association has enjoyed one of the longest, and most active histories in the state of California. What began as a way for a few students to stay connected has grown into a not for profit California corporation, supporting hundreds of members, thousands of dollars, and literally countless PG High students who have benefited from our constant support. To truly understand how unique this group is you must first understand how it all began.
Pacific Grove High School became a reality in 1895 when the citizens of the City of Pacific Grove formed a school district. They passed a bond issue on June 18, 1896 to build the first high school in the entire Monterey County. Only two years later, in June of 1898, the first graduates, Ava Kent and Helen Wood, were awarded their high school diplomas. Upon graduation the desire to see their Alma Mater enhanced brought about the decision to create an Alumni Association, complete with constitution. One of their first orders of business was to assign the school official colors. Even then we were making our influence known! The ladies chose the red from the Stanford University Cardinal, and the gold from the University of CA at Berkley Bear.
Through the following 29 years the group added members, amended the original constitution, refined committees, and began holding annual reunion dinners for all members. These annual dinners, officially begun in 1901, quickly became a favorite to participating members. Often official business was carried out, including the election of new officers, but the obvious appeal to enjoy fellowship was never lost. Unfortunately, as times changed and members moved on the Alumni Association drifted apart. The original purpose for the association was not as altruistic as the one today, and the goal of truly supporting the current stude
Greetings PG Middle School and PG High School Alumnus,
The official PGHS Alumni Association has Sea Urchins & Beacons for sell. These came from the high school and private collections. Some have writing in them and some don’t. All are available on a first come first served basis $20.00 donation each. All of the yearbooks are here in PG. ALL donations go into PGHS and her students. If you need them mailed payment will be upfront before they are sent out. Here are the years available. Sea Urchins; 1951, 1952, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1992, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. Beacons; 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997. If the year you are looking for isn’t here, I don’t have it to sell. Good luck and help support PGHS and her students!