SGM Big Bear High School Education Foundation Alumni Newsletter
June 4, 2008
The Steven G. Mihaylo Big Bear High school Educational Foundation will be
awarding $70,000 in scholarships this year at the annual banquet on June 8.
The Education Foundation is planning for another sold out banquet with more
than 200 people in attendance at Northwoods. This is the highlight of the
year for the Foundation. Dr. Russ Reynolds spends hours working with his
scholarship selection committee to give the money to deserving seniors.
Phil Hamilton always does a superb job as Masters of Ceremonies in
describing the award winners. Marie Wanke, secretary to the Foundation,
along with her committee has done a tremendous job of working on the
details of the banquet. It will be a great evening.
Spring sports have concluded at Big Bear High. We have had a great spring
sports season with softball and baseball teams entering the C.I.F. play
offs. The softball team took first place in the DeAnza League. Here is an
article that appeared in the KBHR web site:
Big Bear High School Varsity Baseball Team Wraps Season With Saturday's CIF
The Big Bear High School boys varsity baseball team advanced to the
quarterfinals in CIF playoffs, after tying for first in the DeAnza League,
and had winning playoff scores of 19-6 and 11-3. Though, in Saturday's game
against Bloomington Christian, which had been rescheduled due to the
weather, the Bears ultimately lost 4-1, so will not be hosting the CIF
semi-final game today. And with that, Bears fans, the high school sports
season for the 2007/2008 school year is wrapped.
Seniors Katie Bumstead and Alberto Solis earned Athlete of the Year honors
from the Citrus Belt Athletic Directors Association. The Big Bear High School
athletes were among 100 student athletes honored at a luncheon on May 21.
Bumstead is a three sport athlete, running cross country, playing basketball
and softball. Solis ran cross country and track.
Scott Reynolds took second in the DeAnza League golf finals. Scott is the
son of Sue (DeLaurie) and Darrell Reynolds and grandson of Russ and Rita
Reynolds. Russ and Darrell enjoyed playing golf with Scott during the
entire year driving down the hill to play on many occasions. Way to go
Kriss Proctor was given the Hubbs Award for the most outstanding athlete in
the Inland Empire for 2008. This article appeared in the Grizzly on May 22:
Kriss Proctor was awarded the Ken Hubbs Memorial Award during a ceremony
held May 21 in San Bernardino. Proctor is a Big Bear High School
three-sport athlete. He has an appointment to the United States Naval
Academy to play football. Proctor joins Ryan Hall as the only two Big Bear
athletes to receive the Ken Hubbs Memorial Award.
Hubbs was a religious, civic-minded, all around athlete and school leader
destined for stardom. He attended Colton High School 40 years ago. Drafted
by the Chicago Cubs in 1962, Hubbs died in a plane crash in 1964 prior
to spring training. Previous recipients of the award include pro athletes
such as Ronnie Lott, Mark Collins, Charles Johnson and Ryan Nece.
Proctor played football, basketball and baseball during his high school
career, excelling at all three. He led the Bears to an undefeated season and
CIF football championship in 2006 as a junior quarterback.
Way to go Kriss!!!! Kriss will leave for the Naval Academy on July 1.
He has had a tremendous athletic and academic career at Big Bear High. His
parents are Ken and Sandie (Sanchez) Proctor and his grandparents are Tom
and Jean Sanchez. Tom and Jean attended every event possible for the past
few years to see their grandsons perform for Big Bear High School.
MIKE CLIFTON RECEIVED AWARD:
Former Big Bear High School football coach Mike
Clifton accepted the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame honors for
the 1992 Bears team. The 1992 team earned Big Bear's first football
championship with an undefeated season and a 13-12 win over Bishop in the
CIF finals. Way to go Mike!!!!
I am sure many of you know the Cleary family who made
outstanding contributions to Big Bear High School in the 1960's. I
received this email from Bill Cleary, class of 1971 about his new move to
Hiroshima, Japan and living in a high rise building:
Bill Cleary (Class of 71) appointed as full-professor of comparative law at
Hiroshima Shudo University. After spending four years at Iwate University
teaching Japanese criminal procedure, Bill and his family moved to Hiroshima
at the end of March. He also commutes by the bullet train to Tokyo each
week to assist two or three days a week with foreign client matters at
Blakemore & Mitsuki. Bill has posted several videos on YouTube, and you can
look at them using "billfun" as the keyword.
Feel free to contact Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org
YouTube link below.