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Calling all Gunn High School alumni, teachers, parents and friends

Original post made on Jul 18, 2014

It was an era of optimism and expansion in Palo Alto when Henry M. Gunn High School opened 50 years ago.

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Posted by Bill A
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Jul 20, 2014 at 8:32 pm

OK men! Jackie!!

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Posted by Dennis
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Jul 21, 2014 at 6:25 pm

I was at Cubberley, which to this day I still believe was the best high of all three, at that time and I remember well the overcrowding at Cubberley before Gunn opened, with shared lockers and crowed classrooms. I can't believe fifty years have passed and I am pleased for the World Class success that Gunn has achieved. Someday, though, I hope that Cubberley will once again become a high school due to the influx of families to the area. But in the meantime, congratulations to Gunn High School for it's incredible contribution to teaching our young for the last fifty years. Still, Go Cougars!

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Posted by randy albin
a resident of Mountain View
on Jul 22, 2014 at 10:50 am

there are so many success stories from Gunn Alums. there are all of the get-togethers that are going on. it's great for people to stay in touch. big thumbs up for all of this. keep the good spirit going on and on

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Posted by Mary
a resident of Gunn High School
on Jul 22, 2014 at 11:55 am

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Posted by Jean
a resident of Los Altos Hills
on Jul 22, 2014 at 9:16 pm

In 1964, with a 2 year old we moved to Los altos so David could begin a new job in the math department at Gunn. The Foothill expressway did not exist yet, but Dave rode his bike over the hills to work. That year there were only 3 seniors. There was an enormous amount of pride in the school with its huge oak trees and new buildings. It seemed that there was a feeling that it was a very special place. In the early years that math department was connected to the computer science department at Stanford. This was a time before any schools had computers and so the students had a kind of unique opportunity. David stayed in the department for nearly 30 years until retirement and looks forward to this reunion. Often he runs into his old students and sometimes even remembers their names although he has been retired 22years.

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Posted by Steven, Class of 67
a resident of Green Acres
on Sep 1, 2014 at 9:48 pm

Too bad they destroyed the stunning architecture of the school with that hideous addition in front of the campus. What were they thinking?

The original beauty of the campus buildings was key to the feeling Gunn was a special place and instilled a great sense of pride to most of the student body. No other school could match the effect on the factually or students.

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Posted by Michael Korn
a resident of Stanford
on Oct 19, 2014 at 7:24 pm

I was a Gunn graduate in 1976. One of the best periods of my life.

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