Golden Eagle and Service to East Hall of Fame

Alumni are recognized for outstanding endeavors in their professional careers, community involvement, philanthropic giving, or service to East High School.

Hall of Fame History

In 1991, in an effort to recognize East High graduates who excelled in their chosen fields, teachers Dennis Shearer and Jim Farley – and then principal of East High School, Charles Rodriguez – formulated a plan to achieve this dream. Initially, school valedictorians and salutatorians as well as past principals were recognized. Later, the plans were expanded to honor outstanding graduates for their contributions to the community, state, nation, and world. It was decided that non-graduates who contributed significantly in service to East High should also be recognized.

Guidelines for selection to the Golden Eagle and Service to East Hall of Fame were developed, and under the guidance of the first Hall of Fame committee consisting of Bernadette Padula, Jack Pecoraro, Dennis Shearer, and Carol Wheeler, the first Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place on April 25, 1997.

The Golden Eagle and Service to East Hall of Fame provided the framework for the East High Athletics Hall of Fame which inducted its first student athletes and coaches in 2006. Similarly, the East High Activities Hall of Fame recognized student achievement and coaching/sponsorship involvement in the numerous extracurricular activities at East with its first induction ceremony in 2011.

Members of the Golden Eagle and Service to East, the Athletics, and the Activities Halls of Fame are recognized in display cases located throughout East High.

Golden Eagle and Service to East Hall of Fame Members

Neva Fuentes

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Fred Caligaris

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Bob Caligaris

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Ken Montera

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Mark Bean

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Gretchen Rode

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Brian Brooks

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Rick Macias

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Keith Lane

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Ken Hill

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Ralph Armijo

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Brad Padula

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Mitch Trujillo

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Daniel Pryor

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John Caligaris

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Melvin Spence

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Scott DeTurk

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Joe Garcia

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Andrea Gardner

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Chris Torres

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Warren Carere

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Sandy Gecewicz

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Michael Lucero

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James Potestio

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Jesse Sena

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Dan DeRose

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Larry Medina

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Mark A. Horton

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Fred Jacobs

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Nominations

We are always looking for worthy inductees into the Golden Eagle and Service to East Hall of Fame. Nomination criteria are listed on each form. If you know of someone who meets the listed criteria, place complete and submit the nomination form to the East High Alumni Foundation. Please note that the Alumni Foundation limits the number of Hall of Fame inductees each year. Nomination does not mean automatic inclusion in the Hall of Fame.
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