Courtesy of San Benito High School:
With the announcement that San Benito High School has an alumni network in the works, it’s important to point out that the “Once A Baler, Always a Baler” saying is more than just a slogan.
For 96 SBHS employees, it’s a part of their life story. A Human Resources survey shows that nearly 100 current employees of the district graduated from the school over the past half-century, from counseling clerk Hermie Ybarra and Biology teacher Bill Johnson (1969 graduates) to 2014 alumna Bailey Brooks. There are 54 classified employees and 38 teachers or specialists who were once students on campus, including Principal Adrian Ramirez, Director of Educational Services Elaine Klauer, Activities Director Catalina Lemos and Director of Technology John Frusetta.
Alumni are clerks, mechanics, bus drivers, case workers, human resource specialists, and coaches. To honor and connect all of our alumni, SBHS is creating an alumni network that will feature special events on campus and in the community, a special newsletter, and exciting opportunities to support academic, co-curricular and extracurricular activities.
More details will follow as the school year continues, but plans are underway for special events in the Spring of 2019 including an alumni barbecue and campus tour and a potential golf tournament. We are excited about connecting (or re-connecting) our loyal alumni to their alma mater. Once a Baler, Always a Baler!