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2013 January eNewsletter

New Members

Thank you to the following supporters who became annual members of the TJHS Alumni Association in December 2013!

New Members include: Jim Billings '66, Ron Garcia '75, Judith (Wool) Julian '71, Melissa Martinez-Carrasco '98, Carol (Crawford) Marvin '68, Michelle (Resendez) Mata '97 and Jason Mata '97.

Help us LEAVE LASTING LEGACIES! Alumni & Former Students can join for only $25 annually. Learn how you can join by visiting:

AACOG Announces 2013 Regional Citizen of the Year - Charles L. Kuentz, Jr. '54, Helotes Area Community Band Director

Mr. Charles L. Kuentz Jr., '54 is a Thomas Jefferson High School graduate and also served as the Director of the TJHS Mustang Band in the 70's. He and Ms. Maria Sanchez of the St. Vincent de Paul Society for the St. John Bosco Catholic Church were awarded the 2013 Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) Regional Citizens of the Year Award on Wednesday, December 11, 2013. Charles serves as the Director of the Helotes Area Community Band. [Click Here to Read More]

Grammy Foundation® Announces 2014 Grammy® Signature Schools Semifinalist: Thomas Jefferson High School Named

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (November 20, 2013) undefined The GRAMMY Foundation® ( today announced that 123 schools nationwide have been selected as GRAMMY® Signature Schools semifinalists ( for 2014. Created in 1998, the GRAMMY Signature Schools program recognizes top U.S. public high schools that are making an outstanding commitment to music education during an academic school year.

Each of the GRAMMY Signature Schools finalists will receive a custom award and a monetary grant to benefit its music program. The top programs are designated Gold recipients. The best of the Gold recipients is designated the National GRAMMY Signature School. The remaining schools are designated GRAMMY Signature Schools. For schools that are economically underserved, the GRAMMY Foundation established the Enterprise Award category to recognize the efforts in music education made by these schools. GRAMMY Signature Schools are made possible in part through the generous support of Converse, the Ford Motor Company Fund, the Hot Topic Foundation, and Journeys. [Click Here to Read More]

2013 Tommy Bowl Mustang Mixer & Silent Auction

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Tommy Bowl Mustang Mixer and participated in the Silent Auction. We had about 40-50 people come by and say hi! A few even purchased a TJHS Alumni T-Shirt. In the Silent Auction, we raised $293 towards scholarships! We hope you love your items! We'll have another Mustang Mixer and Silent Auction in spring!

Pictured: Jesse Nino '66, Michelle Resendez Mata '97 & Jason Mata '97

Our Silent Auction Items & Sponsors included:

If your company would like to sponsor the 2014 Fiesta Mustang Mixer and Silent Auction or you would like to volunteer as a committee member, please email us at


Thank you to the Class of '63, '68, '73 and '83 for allowing us to have a TJHS Alumni Association Information Table at your event. We appreciate the support of all of our alumni and friends.

If you would like to have the TJHS Alumni Association present at your reunion, please email us at

Pictured: Class of '73 Reunion

Pictured: Class of '63 Reunion

TJHS Alumni Association T-Shirts

If you would like to purchase a TJHS Alumni Association T-Shirt, please email us at T-Shirts are $15 (pick-up in person at event) or $20 (mailed). We currently have the following sizes available: Small, Medium, Large and X-Large.

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