SGM Big Bear High School Education Foundation Alumni Newsletter
November 15, 2007
Katie Bumstead is Miss Big Bear 2007
I am sure many of you alumni recognize the name Bumstead. Martin Bumstead
was a P.E. teacher and coach for almost 40 years at Big Bear High School.
Sharon Bumstead, Martin's wife, was a former secretary at the Elementary
School and teachers aide at the High School for many years. Grandma and
Grandpa are very proud grandparents. Katie's dad, David, was an outstanding
football and wrestling champion at Big Bear High and is a currently
teaching at the high school. So Katie is the next generation of Bumsteads
to take honors in our community. Katie runs cross country, plays
basketball, plays softball and somehow finds time to referee basketball
games in the recreation leagues for elementary and middle school students.
The October 17, Grizzly, shows Katie beaming from ear to ear with that
beautiful smile of hers. She is a gorgeous young lady. She was also
presented with the "Spirit of Miss Big Bear Award" at the beauty pageant.
Katie will represent Big Bear at many functions this coming year. Along
with her participation in sports and being her senior year she will be a
very busy girl. Congratulations to all the Bumstead family.
Fall Sports update
In case you live off the mountain you are not aware that quarterback Kris
Proctor dislocated his left elbow in the Oct. 19th football game against
Desert Mirage. Proctor who is left handed was tackled but did not get up
from the ground and was removed from the field in an ambulance. He was
taken to the hospital and further doctor visits reveled that there were no
broken bones in his elbow. Hopefully Kris will be able to play in the CIF
playoffs. In the mean time, Sophomore, Craig Hall has been the Bears
quarterback. Craig had a great second half against Yucca Valley High School
on Nov. 7. Due to the fires of the week of Oct. 21st to Oct. 28th, the
October 27 game against 29 Palms was canceled so Big Bear enters the
playoffs on November 23, against Arcadia Rio Hondo Prep. You can follow the
team if you go to the Grizzly's web site: http://www.bigbeargrizzly.net/.
The Frosh/Soph team took the DeAnza league championship this year.
The second years girls varsity volleyball coach, Sonia Groover, was
helicopter to Loma Linda Medical Center when she was bothered with headaches
on Oct. 17th. We are pleased to report that Sonia returned to coach the
team for their CIF playoff game last Friday. The girls volleyball team
finished the season as the co-champs of the DeAnza League and lost in the
first round of the CIF playoffs. The girls had a great year.
Senior, Brittany Caldwell, Sophomore Claire Hird and Junior Michelle
Hirschler played in the individual girls DeAnaz League finals . Claire
and Michele were named second team all league. Brittany earned first team
all league. The team entered the CIF playoffs and finished 17th of 24
teams. This was the highest finish in Big Bear history of girls golf.
The boys and girls cross country teams has a good year. Berto Solis has
become an outstanding runner for Big Bear. This is the first year in many
years we have not had a Hall boy running cross country. Last year Berto
ran behind Chad Hall in the State Finals. Chad was first and Berto was
second in the Cross Country. Chad received a scholarship to Oregon. Berto
is being recruited by Pepperdine, UCLA and several other schools. Berto is
a quiet young man with a real future in cross country. I hope people
realize the tremendous coaching that Mickey Hall provides to our high school
students. Mickey is also an outstanding special education teacher at the
high school..... AND NOW THE REST OF THE TRACK STORY..... Ryan Hall, Big
Bear High School graduate, Stanford All-American, took first place in the
Marathon Olympic trials in New York last week end. He ran the fastest time
in history of the marathon qualifying event. He will represent USA in
Beijing next summer in the 2008 Olympics. I talked to Mickey Hall this week
and Mickey and Susan are planning to go to Beijing for the marathon race
next summer. Way to go Mickey and Susan!!!!!
Over all it has been a great fall for the Bears sports teams. GO BEARS!!
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN FOR THE STEVEN G. MIHAYLO EDUCATION FOUNDATION
The BIG news from the Steven G. Mihaylo Big Bear High School Education
Foundation is the upcoming Capital Campaign which starts this month. It has
been two years in the planning. The foundation is hoping to raise $250,000
for the Scholarship and Teacher Grants program. Every donated penny will
be matched by Steve Mihaylo. Our Foundation Endowment is now over
$1,000,000 and we are excited about the prospect of adding to our
scholarship fund. Our team captains will be leading the campaign. Neal
Waner has volunteered to serve as the Campaign Chairman. The captains are:
These alumni and community friends have volunteered to lead us to the
victory of soliciting pledges pf $250,000 in the next three years. We will
need to hear from all of our alumni to accomplish our goal. Please feel free
to call any of the above captains and volunteer to help call other alumni or
to serve s a team member under the captains. The capital campaign will be
soliciting pledges for the next 9 months. Hope you decide to participate.
Every dollar you give is matched by Steve.
- Alumni Team 1960's and prior: Dick Leroy -(Call Marie Wanke, 909-585-9898)
- Alumni Team 1970's and 1980's: Cathy Fulton - 909-866-2777
- Alumni Team 1990's and later: Carrie Boucher - 909-866-6099 (Call Carrie's
mom, Barbara in Big Bear)
- Community Team #1: Tom Johnson - 951-415-3047
- Community Team #2: Loren Hafen - 951-830-4386
Fires miss Big Bear AGAIN.
It has been a long dry season in Big Bear this spring and summer and the
second major fire of the season spared Big Bear again the last week of
October. I am sure you have seen on the news the horrible fires that
destroyed many beautiful homes in Arrowhead and Running Springs but
fortunately the fires did not reach Big Bear. The smoke was so heavy in the
valley that the schools were canceled and all activities of students were
canceled in the valley for the week of October 22 to October 26. Our fire
fighters and police are again to be thanked for a wonderful job in keeping
our valley safe. Pray for rain and snow.
Note from Clifford Douglas who was in the San Diego fire:
Just wanted to let you know how we are.
We got electricity back this morning and are moving home today.
No phone service yet, but hope to have it later this week.
A few other problems will occupy us for a while (pool with ash turned to
mud, burnt irrigation system, burnt and dying landscaping, 2 outbuildings
burned, TV system burned, soot/ash, smell, etc.) but it's great to be home
today, especially when a few days ago we thought it likely we would never
see it again.
Thank you again for all the care and concern you showed for us during this
The Douglas Family
PO Box 2729,
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067.
Charlie Arviso, Class of 1985
For those of you who may not be aware, Charlie Arviso was in a serious car
accident on Friday, 11/2/07.
The good news is he is alive, out of any danger and starting to flirt with
his nurses. The bad news is he has some significant injuries to the left side
of his body. Charlie suffered multiple fractures with the most serious being
compound fractures (bone through the skin) in both his femur and fibula. His
doctors are still evaluating some of the less serious injuries to his hand,
fingers, ankle and pelvis. Thankfully, he did not suffer any brain damage,
spinal injuries or serious internal injuries. Due to the severity of his
injuries, recovery is expected to be quite long.
Charlie's mother, Patsy, said that he is getting excellent care and that the
LA Clippers (his employer) have been wonderful. Charlie's family is holding
up well, although they are a bit tired from a very long week and lots of
To offer support to Charlie and his family, and to help ease some of the
financial burden of travel and meal expenses over the next several weeks and
possibly months, we've established a donation account called Charlie Arviso
Recovery Fund on the 'purchase page' of our reunion web site at
http://bbhs1985.myevent.com/3/online_payment.htm. If you'd like to make a
contribution you may do so with a credit card payment. We will donate all of
the funds received in the form of a Visa Gift Card to Charlie's family to
help them with whatever they need to support Charlie's recovery. You may
donate online in $10 increments. Simply select the number of 'tickets' you
want to purchase to total the amount you wish to give. For example, if you
wish to donate $20, select (2) $10 tickets. Please note that our web site
hosting company, MyEvent.com, charges a 7% credit card processing fee.
However, MyEvent.com has generously offered to donate the difference between
their cost (3%) and the 7% fee back to the fund. So they will be
contributing 4% ($.40 for each $10 donation) back to the fund.
I'll continue to post updates on the status of Charlie's recovery from
time-to-time. The family is very appreciative of the love and support
they've received. Because they are receiving so many calls and inquiries, I
would like to try and give them a bit of a break. If you would like to get
an update on Charlie's condition, please feel free to email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 720-232-3605
and I'll be glad to share the most current status I have with you. I'll be
in contact with Charlie's family about once a week for now, and I'm on an
email list to receive updates.
Charlie is near and dear to so many of us. He's one of the best friends I've
ever had. There has never been a time when he wasn't there for me or any
other of his friends when we were suffering heartache, loss or anything else
life may have dealt us.
Please keep Charlie and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Patsy and Sam (Charlie's parents) De Porto address is:
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Drop the parents a note. Al Waner