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
Weblink: http://www.kearnyhighalumni.org/homecoming-cheer-tea-2017/
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.
website http://mcgregorssandiego.com/

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 http://www.kearnyhighalumni.org/event/annual-all-class-picnic-2017/


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 KHSKomet67@aol.com    619 261 8434
Class of 68: Kathy Odum Oliphant – Kathyoliphant68@gmail.com    619 440 4065
Class of 69:  Cathy Bjornsen Oberreuter   cwranch@exede.net    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 c.oswalt@cox.net 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 www.kearnyhghalumni.org to be added to our database. Thank you in advance to our contributing members.

Article featuring Linda Vista can use your input

One of our alumni members Mrs. Ellie Cole is working on a special project which involves featuring different neighborhoods in San Diego. Mrs. Cole is looking to interview long time residents for an article with the focus of  bringing Linda Vista to the forefront.

If you would like to participate and share your memories, experiences and vast history of Linda Vista, please contact Mrs. Cole at ecole4280@gmail.com

Thank you

John Baca Monument Sign

John Baca is a 1967 Kearny High School Grad and a former United States Army soldier and a Vietnam War veteran. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest decoration of the United States Armed Forces, for his actions in combat.


A monument sign is being established in his honor in Linda Vista. The Linda Vista Town Council is accepting donations to ensure this project is completed for our local hero. Please contact them directly to support this effort.

Memorabilia Needed

Take those letter jackets and cheerleader outfits out of mothballs!! Kearny Principal Ana Diaz-Booz has made a special request from Kearny alumni. She has created a Kearny memorabilia haven in the high school’s main office. Trophies, signs, and sports clothing adorn the walls in an area that looks more like a living room (comfy and warm) than a sterile high school office.


Principal Ana is asking for donations or loans of any Kearny memorabilia to display as part of Kearny’s history. She promises that items will be well taken care of, displayed in shadow box type frames, and items will not be handled after being placed on display or until returned to the original owner or placed in storage if donated.

Please contact Principal Ana Diaz-Booz at Kearny (858) 496-8370 for further information. Thanks in advance to everyone for contributing. Go Komets!!

Mr. Corlett’s Retirement Event

Thank you to all of the Alumni and former KHS Staff that came out to celebrate Mr. Corlett’s retirement. It was great to see familiar faces, catch up and hang out with Mr. Corlett outside of the classroom!

We wish Mr. Rick Corlett all the best in the next chapter called retirement.

Alfredo Morales and Austin Caligagan c/o ’15, Thomas Ruiz and Jabril Ashe c/o ’09, Marquis Ashe and Brittany Evors c/o ’08.

 Coach Barnett and Mr. Corlett


Kearny/Montgomery Picnic

This past Saturday, 150 people from the Kearny and Montgomery communities, along with their families and friends, came to Admiral Baker Park to celebrate the decades of friendship and camaraderie that we share, and to remember a special friend of our community, Dennis D.J. Jones. The picnic was an amazing success! And all of the credit goes to Margie Jones, Laurie Leah Quitugua, Mark Anthony George, and Jocelyn Ylagan Burkhart, who planned this whole thing with David Coleman (KHS c/o ’78). Thank you to all who attended. The group is looking forward to meeting up again at the same time next year.

Special dedication for Mr. Rick Corlett

A room at Kearny High School has been named and dedicated to retiring teacher Rick Corlett as this is his last year teaching. The alumni purchased and gave Rick a letterman’s jacket so he will always remember how loved he is.

Mr. Corlett recently had the honor of throwing the first pitch at the Kearny vs. Mira Mesa baseball game at Petco Park. Below is a picture taken after the game. The Alumni Association is very grateful for the tremendous amount of support Mr. Corlett has extended through the years! He will be missed!

Homecoming Cheer Tea 2017

Alumni Cheerleaders and Song Leaders –

Many of you know the Homecoming Tea is a beloved tradition. We are happy to share that under the Kearny High School Alumni Association; a committee of alumni cheerleaders has been established and is committed to preserving this annual Homecoming Tea tradition.

Alumni Cheer Tea

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017


Kearny High School Cafeteria

Practice to review cheers will immediately follow in prep cheering during the first half of the homecoming game.

Please RSVP so we know how many to anticipate will be in attendance. The Tea is free and open to all graduating years. Please RSVP and share the link. Thank you.

RSVP Link: Homecoming Cheer Tea 2017 Survey

Alumni Cheer Facebook Page: Kearny Alumni Cheer Facebook Page

Kearny Homecoming Game

Friday, October 6th, 2017 at Kearny High School

Kickoff is 6:30 pm so arrive early.

Also…dont miss the Alumni Homecoming Game After Party

at McGregor’s 8 pm to close
10475 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, CA 92108
Come join fellow Komets after the football game.
website http://mcgregorssandiego.com/

KHS Theatre Club performs “Queen of Hearts”

On behalf of the Kearny High School Theatre Club, we would like to announce our next performance. Our show is called Queen of Hearts and will be held in the Kearny auditorium. The dates are April 20th at 5 PM, April 21st at 5 PM, and April 22nd at 1 PM and 5 PM. Admission is free.

SD high schoolers get crash course in personal finance

From the San Diego Union: “SD high schoolers get crash course in personal finance”

Kearny High School students take a financial literacy course at Junior Achievement of San Diego County under a collaboration with the San Diego Unified School District.