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John Arrillaga Class of 1955 MHS Alumni get his Jersey retired

January 15, 2009 by Valerie Lathern (Register to contact)

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Morningside High School is hosting a forum and retiring the jersey of John Arrillaga, c/o 55! John, as of 9/2008, is #281 on Forbes' 400 Richest Americans list (1).

Come out to Morningside High School on January 23, 2008 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. for events celebrating John Arrillaga.

2 p.m.:
An assembly that celebrates and recognizes John Arrillaga as an influential Monarch will take place in the auditorium. John will be giving a forum for current selected students and Morningside alumni. This forum can promise to provide insightful knowledge and wisdom for those interested in the business field as well as for those interested in improving life applications. This is a rare opportunity to pick the mind of a self made billionaire who is part of our alma marter! All you real estate buffs can’t afford to miss out!

7:30 p.m.:
John Arrillaga was part of Morningside's basketball team that won Side's first CIF championship title back in 1955. The team they beat for the win was Beverly Hills High. On January 23, 2009 at 7:30 p.m., in the Morningside High gym, classes from 1955 - 60 and more will come out in full force to watch Morningside play Beverly Hills High once again with John Arrillaga's jersey being retired during half time. Monarchs from ALL classes are encouraged to come out to watch the game and join in the celebration with John in retiring his jersey at half time.

ALL ARE ENCOURAGED TO WEAR MORNINGSIDE ATTIRE!!!

About John Arrillaga:
John Arrillaga graduated from Morningside High school in 1955 and won a basketball scholarship at Stanford University, graduating with a B.A. in geography (no longer offered) in 1960. John also received his MBA from Stanford.
John Arrillaga is a wealthy American businessman who made his wealth through real estate. He is one of the most prominent landowners in Silicon Valley. In the 1960s, Arrillaga and business partner Richard Peery bought California farmland and converted it into office space. They became two of Silicon Valley's biggest commercial landlords with more than 12,000,000 square feet (1, 3).
He is well known for his generosity and support of the university. The alumni center, the Frances C. Arrillaga Building, is named in memory of his first wife, and various other athletic facilities carry his surname. In May 2006, Arrillaga gave $100 million to Stanford (1). In 2008, John offered Menlo Park some $8 million or more to build a new Burgess Gym at the city's Civic Center (2). While generous, John remains quite humble, preferring to keep most of his contributions and gifts under wraps.


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Car Wash

January 15, 2009 by Valerie Lathern (Register to contact)

Class of 1979 is hosting a car wash at Morningside on January 24th from 10:00 am to 2pm. Proceeds will go to assist the MHS Associated Students.

Come out and support the alumni

Golf Tournament & Scholarship Awards Banquet

January 15, 2009 by Valerie Lathern (Register to contact)

Do you have a desire to play in a golf tournament but think you do not play well enough? Come join us. The format will be “best ball.” The beautiful Los Verdes course, with 18 holes overlooking the Pacific Ocean, is the 10th busiest in the country. Golfers camp out just to play the course. Have an enjoyable day golfing on this beautiful course, and help needy youth continue their education.
Must be a foursome!!! Player participation $125 Each

Registration deadline: August 9, 2009

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