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Montgomery has hovered around 1800 students for the past ten years or so, but the District has projected a drop to 1750 next year. Our International Baccalaureate program continues to grow and draw students from outside districts so we are hoping to hold our enrollment for next year. The recent drop in enrollment at Slater Middle School will surely have an effect, however.
The Viking sports programs are as strong or stronger than ever in Montgomery’s storied history. This year may be the greatest overall in the school’s 46 years for girls and boys athletics. These teams have also proven that good athletes can be good students, as eight teams from the fall and winter sports have received Scholar Athlete banners from the North Coast Section. Several teams will receive scholar awards from CIF at the state level. That is a strong athletic program.
our senior year
Richard Nixon was the President. The Rolling Stones were topping the charts with “Brown Sugar”. Hot Pants were definitely in. Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison died in our senior year.
(and from Archer Audio Archives, archer2000.tripod.com)
The U.S. vs. John Lennon Resuscitates the Dream
a new documentary by David Leaf and John Scheinfeld, 09.14.2006
In 1971, Lennon released "Imagine," a powerful plea for idealism so gentle, most people forget how explosively radical it is. Among other concepts, John sang "Imagine no possessions" and "Imagine no religion." These are sentiments that, made manifest, would instantly rid the world of most of its problems.
Clint Eastwood looked a
little younger in 1971, too.
By RANDY ROSSMAN
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT, Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Two lifelong Sonoma County residents, one the owner of a nationally known Santa Rosa engineering firm and the other the owner of a family carpentry company and a pilot, died while on a Jeep ride in Cazadero.
Don Charles of Forestville and Leslie Meline of Santa Rosa apparently died Sunday but the wreckage was not found until Tuesday evening.
Charles, 53, owned DH Charles Engineering, with offices in Santa Rosa and San Diego. The company builds temporary structures and support equipment for contractors and has completed more than 8,000 projects in eight years, including current scaffolds on the Golden Gate Bridge and work on the Bay Bridge retrofit, said partner Jasper Calcara.
Meline, also 53, was an avid pilot and flew privately, commercially and was instrument-rated, said her son, Gabe Meline.
She also helped run the family finish carpentry company.
The two had known each other since elementary school and had been in touch recently while helping plan a Montgomery High School reunion for the class of 1971.
Sunday, Meline was invited by Charles to see his family’s Cazadero ranch. The accident occurred as the two were on a Jeep ride, the CHP said.
Charles was driving up a steep, unimproved dirt roadway on his family’s remote property, about three miles north of Bohan Dillon Road, the CHP said.
The Jeep, which was in 2-wheel drive at the time, apparently lost traction and slid backward. The Jeep left the road and plunged down the hill about 500 feet before stopping.
The two died in the crash.
Family members filed missing persons reports early in the week. They also began combing the area and found them in the wreckage Tuesday evening.
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