Kearny Scholarship Recipients


Among other goals, the focal point of the KHS Alumni Association’s fundraising efforts each year is to help provide scholarships to the next generation of up-and-coming Komets as they further their educations beyond the gates of Kearny High.  The KHSAA has been awarding scholarships to Kearny students for over 20 years.

In 2019, seven $1,000 scholarships were awarded to deserving seniors.  The recipients were Annabella Berry, Lien Hieu Man, Mary Agashua, Jennifer Garcia Hernandez, Alizeā Inez Reyes, Uriel Nathan Geronimo and Nihilo Ibarra.

On behalf of the Alumni Association, Laurie Quitugua and Mike George attended the Senior Dinners to present the scholarship checks to the students, and Ginger Chasteene recognized the DMD recipients at their assembly.

Congratulations to the scholarship winners!  Here’s hoping they succeed in their endeavors in their chosen fields.  Their work has just begun.


Kearny Pep Rally Honors Alan Trammell

After Alan Trammell’s induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in July 2018, the Kearny baseball team wanted to rededicate the new Kearny baseball field in his honor. Spearheaded by senior baseball player Jacob Redondo, Kearny High School arranged a student pep rally to showcase Trammell’s accomplishments and his association with the school. Trammell’s varsity baseball coach, Jack Taylor, was also to be honored. Bronze plaques designating Kearny’s recently upgraded baseball facilities as Alan Trammell Field and Jack Taylor Diamond were created with donations from the Kearny High Alumni Association, the Kearny Community Foundation, and members of the greater Kearny community. The plaques were presented to Trammell and Rick Taylor, Jack Taylor’s son, at the event. The presentation to the students also included reflections and recollections about Trammell by Jacob Redondo, KHS class of 2019; Hugh McMillan, Trammell’s JV baseball coach; and Kearny alums Todd Villalobos and Robert Graef. The plaques will be mounted on the announcer’s/scorer’s building at the new field.

Rick Taylor, Mrs. Jack Taylor, Alan Trammell, and members of the Kearny baseball team at the February pep rally.

Kearny High School dedicates new gym scoreboard to former district employee Art Hanby

The following article was posted on the San Diego Unified Newscenter on Sept. 13, 2018.


On the surface, it was your standard dedication ceremony for a remodeled gym — a celebratory atmosphere with music, cheerleaders, and students.

But to those who knew Art Hanby, it was so much more. It was an opportunity to recognize his kindness and generosity, and honor his legacy.

Hanby, the district’s former Strategic Sourcing and Contracts Officer, passed away in December 2016. He had developed a special relationship with Kearny High School after supervising a Kearny student in a district internship program in 2007. He was still mentoring this student until his passing.

“He was such a kind, thoughtful and humble man that didn’t need to talk about what he did because his actions spoke for him,” said Kearny High Principal Ana Diaz-Booz.

For example, he and his wife donated money to a college scholarship at Kearny targeting seniors that had overcome adversity. He also visited Kearny often to speak directly with students and staff to ensure that district contracts were serving the school’s needs.


To read the rest of the San Diego Unified post click here.

Alan Trammell inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame

Link to National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Alan Trammell page.

Major League Baseball video of Alan Trammell’s induction into 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame.

2018 Alumni Car Show

2018 Distinguished Komets Hall of Fame Event

Alumni- Click the link below to purchase your tickets online.

Ticket Link

The Kearny High School Alumni Association



Distinguished Kearny Komets Awards Event  

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Kearny High School Auditorium

1954 Komet Way ● San Diego CA 92111

Doors open for check-in at 3:00

Presentation of Inductees 4:00 – 6:30

Buffet in Kearny cafeteria following


2018 inductees:

Patricia Feeley Addesso 1973

Morris Akers 1957   

Rick Corlett, Faculty   

Michael Hunter Anderson  1974   

Robert Graeff 1971   

Dorothy Worthy, Faculty

Teri Armbruster Hansen 1974   

Vicky Phares  1978


Distinguished Kearny Komets Awards Presentation

TICKETS: $35.00 per person. Ticket includes: awards presentation, buffet following presentation, non-alcoholic beverages, AND great company.

NAME______________________________________ PHONE_____________________________________


EMAIL: _________________________________


For my reservation of _______ tickets, I have enclosed $_________________. Reservation will be under the name of purchaser, but you may list names of additional guests for check-in purposes.  

Each ticket has a tax deductible value (less cost of meal) of $25.00. Federal Tax ID 33-0722695


Please check one:

 Confirmation of reservations should be mailed or emailed to the above address.  

 Tickets will be picked up at check-in the day of event.

 I cannot attend, but I have enclosed a donation to support the event $__________________.


Send this ticket request to:  Kearny High School Alumni Association, P.O. Box 710700,

San Diego, CA  92171-0700.     


Questions?? CHAIR:  Morris Akers  619 482-1282

VOLUNTEERS: Olivia Beniquez 619 384-1727 or Dayna Elliott  619 287 6246

Alan Trammell and Jack Morris elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Alan Trammell and Jack Morris were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday by the Modern Era Committee, announced on Sunday night from the MLB winter meetings in Orlando, Fla.

Trammell and Morris were teammates on the Detroit Tigers for 14 seasons, from 1977-1990. They were two of 10 candidates on the Modern Era ballot.

The Modern Era Committee considers former managers, executives, and umpires, plus players who are no longer eligible on the Baseball Writers Association of America ballot, whose primary contributions to baseball came within 1970-87.

Seventy-five percent of the votes from the 16-person committee are needed for induction. Morris received 14 votes and Trammell received 13 to earn induction. Ted Simmons fell just short with 11 votes, and longtime players union head Marvin Miller received seven votes. All other candidates received fewer than seven votes.

Trammell spent all 20 of his major league seasons with Detroit, hitting .285/.352/.415 with 185 home runs and 412 doubles. The six-time All-Star was the runner-up for the 1987 American League MVP.

Morris was 254-186 with a 3.90 ERA in his 18-year career, and spent 14 years with the Tigers. The right-hander had 2,478 strikeouts and topped 200 innings 11 times. Morris was a five-time All-Star and finished in the top five of Cy Young voting in five different seasons.

In his 15 years on the writer’s ballot, Morris topped out at 66.7 percent in 2013, his second to last year on the ballot. Trammell reached only as high as 40.9 percent on the BBWAA ballot, doing so in 2016, his 15th and final year on the ballot.

Morris and Trammell will be inducted to Cooperstown on Sunday, July 29, 2018, joined by any players elected by the Baseball Writers Association of America. The BBWAA voting results will be announced on Jan. 24, with newcomers Chipper Jones and Jim Thome plus holdovers Vladimir Guerrero and Trevor Hoffman possibly enshrined.

Article Courtesy of SBNation- 

Alumni Flag Football Game

Alumni Flag Football Game Needs Committee Members
This was a fun event and so many are asking “when is the next one?”
Good News.. the Alumni Association is looking to hold this event annually and is now seeking dedicated team members to be on the planning committee. To join this committee email
the monthly meeting schedule is tbd

Upcoming Events

Homecoming is here! Below are event reminders.

Newsletters keep Kearny alumni engaged and in the know. As a registered alumnus you are receiving this email to keep you up to date on events so you can attend and share with your fellow Komets. See you soon! Go Komets!

Alumni Cheer Tea

All Cheer and Song Leaders are invited to attend this free event. All graduating years are welcome! This is a small social and cheer practice review to prepare for cheering on the field during the first half of the homecoming game. Even if you don’t want to cheer during the game, come for the Tea on Wednesday to reconnect with your fellow alumnae.
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
6:00 pm
Kearny High School Cafeteria
All donations to support this annual event can be mailed to
Kearny Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Cheer Tea
PO Box 710700 San Diego 92171-0700

Homecoming Football Game

Come out and cheer on the Komets as they take on Coronado.
Friday, October 6th, 2017
Kearny High School Stadium
Tickets are $7 at the gate, Kick Off is at 6:30 pm
Be sure to stop by the Alumni Association Table to say hello, update registrations or make a donation in support of your favorite program.

Alumni Homecoming Game After Party

After the Homecoming game on 10/6/17 Alumni will head over to an after-party at
10475 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, CA 92108
8 pm to close
Come join fellow Komets after the football game.
McGregors will donate a sale percentage to the alumni association.

All Class Picnic

The Annual Kearny High School Alumni All-Class Picnic is an opportunity to meet old classmates, share Kearny experiences with fellow Alumni, and be part of the greater Kearny High community. The picnic is held every year on the Sunday following Kearny’s Homecoming Football Game. It’s potluck… Bring a dish and join us!

Sunday October 8th, 2017
9am -4pm
Admiral Baker Park and Picnic Area
Gazebo #1
2400 Admiral Baker Rd
San Diego, 92120

More info and photo’s here


Komets 50th Reunion for 67,68 & 69!

KHS Komets 50th Reunion for 67, 68 & 69!
October 13, 14 & 15, 2017
Crowne Plaza Hanalei Hotel Mission Valley

Please view their web page for all the details!

Please tell your Kearny friends!!
Class of 67: Christine McCormick    619 261 8434
Class of 68: Kathy Odum Oliphant –    619 440 4065
Class of 69:  Cathy Bjornsen Oberreuter    619 478 5453
FINAL Payment Deadline:   October  6th!!! 

Gathering for Class of 1957

Join us
October 14, 2017
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
EL Cajon Elks Club
1400 East Washington St.
El Cajon, Ca 92019

This is a rather informal gathering in honor of our 60th reunion.Donna Mae Estavane is a member of the Elks Club and will serve as our hostess. The Elks club provides a wonderful facility which has several large rooms where we can mill around smartly and enjoy ourselves. Until 4 o’clock on Saturdays, the Elks club sells hamburgers and some other refreshments. They have an excellent bar that provides everything from soft drinks to hard liquors, wine, beer, etc. these are no host. This whole approach is rather impromptu and those that can join us, please do so.

As always, our friends from other classes are welcome to join us. We will play games like:” do you recognize me”? (If so, who am I?) And we will solve all the problems of the world. When the last person leaves, it’s over.

Please save the date and contact as many of our classmates and friends as you can. Charles Oswalt will be sending out emails to as many of the classmates that have provided valid email addresses. Please RSVP by email to or by phone or text to 760 443-4190 in order for us to get an accurate count for food service at the Elks Club

Friends always! Kearny high school class of 1957.

Morris Akers, Donna Mae Estavane and Charles Oswalt

Alumni Registration

Remind your fellow Komets to register on our website to be added to our database. Thank you in advance to our contributing members.