Hello Dear Classmates. 

I want to take the opportunity to say a few things here since I didn’t say anything at our reunion Saturday night, as the other committee members did (I really do not like speaking in front of people).  

It was wonderful to see everyone and that so many of our classmates were able to make it this year.  We really had a great response.  It was especially nice to see those of you that had either never attended a reunion, or hadn’t attended one in a long time.  We certainly missed those of you that were not able to attend. 

I think I can say this on behalf of the committee…. we want to send a big shout out to the many classmates that helped by “Paying it Forward”.  We were all a little surprised by the great response we got to that!  So many classmates benefitted from your generosity and most likely would not have attended without your kindness.   A very heartfelt “THANK YOU” to those of you that helped others.  Please know that it really did make a difference.   

Last, but not least, I want to say thank you to Ingrid, Renee and Karen for their friendship and caring all throughout the years.  I had convinced myself that I just didn’t have it in me this year to help out with the reunion and had planned on telling them so at our first meeting.  Well, that didn’t happen.  Their excitement and enthusiasm was so contagious I was back on board right away.  I think we’ve made a good team so far.  When one of us gets tired of doing a certain task, someone else will pick it up and continue on.  Love you ladies.

Hope to see all of you 2021. 

~Lisa Riley Kovar

 



 
  Rochelle (Giertz) Salas
Friday, July 14, 2017
I had the best time at our 40th reunion. Everyone looked so wonderful and was so kind. For those of you who knew or met my dear husband Michael, he unexpectedly passed away last December. Anyway, looking forward to the next event. 
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  Tom Ballo
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
I just discovered this website today!  Brings back fond memories.  I'm sorry I missed out on the reunion last summer.  It looks like it was a blast.  I'm in Austin, TX now, working for AT&T.  Please keep me in mind for the 40 Year Reunion in 2016!
Tom Ballo
bruin.wolverine@att.net
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  jim michaelsen
Sunday, August 28, 2011
hi class of 76, i actually graduated in 77 but had many friends in your year. i was just reviewing your in memory of and noticed a good friend that i had grown up with back then had passed. can anyone give me any info on when and how craig lyons had passed away ? i really do appreciate it

thx
jm
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  Katie Mickschl Chance
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Is the class of 76' having a 35 year reunion this summer?

We sure are Katie!  August or September.  Will let you know soon!
Lisa
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  Larry Lahaye
Monday, March 17, 2008
Name: Larry Lahaye
E-mail: heylahaye@hotmail.com
Telephone: 949-394-4412 / 760-751-0888
Comments: I always wondered how the people that I grew up with turned out. You can ask Susan Mannis, I took her to an Easter Egg hunt party when we were in second grade. I hung out with Bobby Valentine, Mark Martinson, Mike Lopez,
Lisa's borother. Louie Lerias. Jane Arns, Julie Cox etc. just wanted to be included in the next reunion..whenever that is. I never graduated from Poway High but lived in Chula Vist from birth to 9th grade. Hilltop elem. Hilltop junior then moved out to Poway.
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  Terri (Thomas) Rowland
Saturday, February 23, 2008
I just read at the Classmates.com website that Sherri Carpenter passed away in January.  She left behind a son.

I have suh fun and happy memories of haning out with Sherri and "the gang".  Although I had not seen her since a couple years out of high school I have wondered over the years how life was treating her.

For me I will always remember her as a sunny person.
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  Tom Mercer
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Lisa I received the nice note from you, Ingrid, Renee and Karen. Thank you. The reunion committee did a great job of organizing the reunion. Everyone looked like they were having a good time. Thanks again for getting in touch with me. I really enjoyed seeing everyone. We will get Baum to the next one. Tom
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  Vanitta Olinger
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
I am remiss in not replying to your kind invitation to attend the class of 1976 30th reunion. I knew that I could not attend the renion and put off sending my regrets. I apologize! We have now been retired since 1979 and moved to Santa Rosa in September of that year. We have been very active in Lawn Bowling. (There are greens in Balboa Park at 6th Street.) Try it,you'll love it! I enjoyed my work in the library at Hilltop and all of the students who used the library. I hope you have all been very successful in your lifetime endeavors! ENJOY YOUR REUNION! Vanitta Olinger, former Library Technician, Hilltop High School
 
 
  Wendell Lisle
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
To My Former students at Hilltop: Thanks for your kind invitation. Sorry I cannot attend any of your festivities, but I send my greetings and best wishes to you all. Good Sailing (or whatever you are doing these days) from your Old Biology Teacher, or Driver Training Instructor Wendell Lisle
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  Carole George
Friday, August 11, 2006
Congratulations Class of 1976 on a successful 30-year reunion and great website. If you'd like to check out Hilltop Lancers from the class of 1975. Our website is: www.HilltopLancers1975.MyEvent.com
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  Nadine Sandauer
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Nice pictures of your reunion on Joe's site! I recognize a few of you. I help maintain web page for the Class of '75 - looks like you guys had as great a time as we did last year! :) Cheers! http://hilltoplancers1975.myevent.com
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  Reunion Committee
Saturday, July 15, 2006
Hi Everyone. Please feel free to leave messages or comments on this page. We'd love to hear about the past 30 years. We look forward to seeing everyone soon. Class of '76 Reunion Committee Lisa, Ingrid, Karen & Renee
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  Terri (Thomas) Rowland
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Thanks for doing all the work on the Reunion and this website!
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