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Articles by Connie and Lynn Baer

As we celebrate Veterans’ Day on November 12th, we would like to honor the 26 Foothillers who graduated from military academies, to the best of our knowledge. 

Please let us know if anyone has been omitted. In this column, due to space limitations, we will focus on only a few of these men.

Jack Abbott, Class of 1937, died in 1945 in France while serving with Patton’s Army in the 35th Infantry Division at the Battle of the Bulge as the commanding officer of Company K. 

Since 1921 with the graduation of its first senior class, GHS Alumni have returned to their school to show their gratitude.  Today, we have two generous alumni leaving their footprints on Grossmont’s physical campus: Gene Chubb, Class of 1948, and Bill Woolman, Class of 1962.

Campus Monument

In June of 1921, Grossmont’s first graduating class of 37 seniors became Foothiller alumni. In 2018, the 97th graduating class numbered 503. Today, a total of 36,611 alumni call themselves Foothillers. 

For 97 years, Grossmont High School’s students and staff have taken great pride in the traditions surrounding graduation.

On Thursday, June 7, 503 seniors became part of an amazing group of more than 36,600 Foothiller graduates.

Since 1936, the graduating seniors have been led into the ceremony by the Daisy Chain, an 82-year-old tradition.