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After a 2 year COVID hiatus, We Returned!  New and Improved!



For 26 years we have been gathering at the San Mateo Elks’ Club on the first Saturday in December, first as Olde Knights (The Olde Knights’ Luncheon), next as Olde and Mid-Knights (The Hillsdale HS Alumni Luncheon), and in the time of COVID, after being freed by Zoom from the physical limitations of the Elks’ Club, we invited the Young Knights to join us. Now returning to the Elks’ Club, we honored that precedent and again invited ALL ALUMKNIGHTS to our traditional yearly event, renamed as The AlumKnight Brunch. This encouraged an earlier reconnection with all who share the common bond of our high school years at Hillsdale. Go Knights!

If you weren’t able to attend this year’s AlumKnight Brunch, please consider making a donation to the Keith and Cecile Gordon Memorial Fund.  Generous donations from Hillsdale Alumni have made it possible for the HHS Alumni Association to fund annual $2,000 scholarships to honor Keith and Cecile, Homer Zugelder, and Rich Mazzoncini in addition to projects identified by Hillsdale to support current Hillsdale Knights.  Our goal for this year is to raise $15,000.  Click to Donate, to learn more about the K&C Gordon Memorial Fund, and to see photos of our 2022 Alumni Scholarship Recipients.

•     For pictures and a history of the AlumKnight Luncheon/Brunch (AKA the OKL), click on these links:

      •     AlumKnight Event History   

      •     Video of 2020 Virtual Luncheon Tour     

      •     Alumni Luncheon Photos

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Thank you for your generosity and we look forward to seeing you for our 27th annual Alumni Event on December 2, 2023!

Your Hillsdale High School Alumni Association and AlumKnight Brunch Committee

Bobby Aguirre (’84), Chuck Borrecco (Faculty), Jan Busa (’71), Sherry Edmondson Campbell (’81), Leslie Kelley Ewing (’63), Julee Flores (’96), Walt Gmelch (’65), Al Landucci (’61), Don Leydig (’63), Bridget Michelson (’88), Corey Stanley (’82), and Todd Zucker (’63)

Previously Funded Projects:

Classroom Computer Carts • Mike Abbott Learning Center • Empowerment Through Action Program • College Application Support  • Digital Media Class Equipment

Hillsdale Receives National “Schools of Opportunity” Gold Recognition

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Hillsdale High School, known for its Small Learning Community model, is one of only 20 schools from across the country to receive recognition as a “School of Opportunity”!  This coveted national designation honors excellent public high schools that engage in practices that build on students’ strengths and create supported learning opportunities for all students.  Read the complete press release.

Calling all Hillsdale Knights!

Spread the word! The HHS Alumni Association is newly re-launched and is putting out the call for members. We’re not one of those third-party companies who charge a fee to join — we’re run BY Hillsdale alums FOR Hillsdale alums, and membership is FREE.  Join those who are already MEMBERS (click this link for current membership list).  Stay in-the-know about events, news, and what Continue reading Calling all Hillsdale Knights!