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Posted on 6/1/2016, by : Alumni Office

Victory1Hundred Scholarship Fundraiser Nite!

Please help make our fundraiser a success and join in on our Paint Nite to support Victory1Hundred Scholarship Foundation.

Let’s get creative for a great cause! I’m hosting a Paint Nite event to raise money for our two scholarship streams – and you’re invited! 


El Torito in West CovinA
3133 E Garvey Avenue North West Covina, CA

Thursday, May 12, 2016 
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 P.M.

Why: Because Victory1Hundred needs our help!

How:  Register now at 

At Paint Nite, a master artist will give us step-by-step instructions to create a work of art – while we socialize and sip cocktails. We’ll all go home with a masterpiece.

No art experience needed! Paint Nite will donate a portion of ticket sales to Victory1Hundred Scholarship Foundation, which I am passionate about because it is my passion to give back to my community. Help me put the “fun” in fundraising – please RSVP and register now at ! 

Thanks so much for your support and please invite your friends to join in on the fun. We need 35 painters to make it happen!!!

 --Irma Vargas ‘78


Posted on 5/10/2016, by : Alumni Office

Ollie Cantos '88 Featured in This Week's PEOPLE

Attorney Ollie Cantos, former Junior Class President and Student Body President, was featured in the May 9, 2016 edition of PEOPLE Magazine

Here are two of the videos that were put together in conjunction with the print story that appeared on Pages 69 and 70 of the May 9, 2016 edition (the one with Prince on the cover):

- PEOPLE Magazine Video 1 (Wednesday 04/27/2016):,,21002657,00.html

- PEOPLE Magazine Video 2 (Thursday 04/28/2016):,,21002661,00.html

And, the expanded online version of the article may be found at:

Posted on 5/3/2016, by : 

Passing of John Cantwell '71

John Cantwell, 63, passed away in his sleep on April 14, 2016.  John is survived by his parents, Philip and Catherine Cantwell; siblings: Phil Cantwell and wife Cindy, Mary Cantwell, Patty Cantwell, Colleen Wurzell and husband Jeff, Jane Paulson and husband John, Tom Cantwell and wife Heidi, Susie Gabriel and husband Darryl.  John is the uncle of 17 nieces and nephews.

Services to celebrate the life of John Cantwell will be held Friday, April 29th at 2pm at USC Campus Church Catholic Mass with Reception to follow.

Please sign the guest book at

Posted on 4/26/2016, by : Alumni Office

Passing of Thomas Simonson '67

Tom Simonson, an Amat graduate from the class of 1967, passed away on April 1, 2016.

Please keep the soul of Tom and his family and friends in your prayers.

Posted on 4/26/2016, by : Alumni Office

Class of 1966 50th Reunion Welcome Letter

Dear Classmates,

The Class of 1966 has had many wonderful reunions, and the 50th will be no exception.

Our reunion will take place on October 1, 2016 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Santa Ana, California.  We will have a welcome reception on Friday night at 6:00 p.m. in the Atrium Court of the hotel, and our dinner dance and reception will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 starting at 6:00pm. The cost of the evening will be $100 per person/$150 per couple.

The focal point of the Saturday activities is the Embassy Suites Hotel.  It is centrally located to provide access to the beach, Disneyland, Balboa Island, and Fashion Island, Newport Beach.   Please check for other amenities online at Embassy Suites Hotel, Santa Ana.

The hotel provides a complimentary Happy Hour daily from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Also included in the price of your room is a free cooked-to-order breakfast served between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

The room rates will be $129 for a one bedroom suite with a king bed, and $139 for two queen beds. All rooms are suites and have a lovely sitting area.  We have reserved 30 rooms for our group at this rate. Please call the hotel directly to make your room reservations. The phone # is on the return confirmation form included in this mailing.  Be sure to state you are with the Bishop Amat 50th Reunion Group.

We would love to make this our best reunion ever. Please reach out to friends (all classes are welcome).  Spread the word.  Make your plans to attend.

Please send your response as soon as possible.  This will enable us to coordinate the details. The time will pass quickly, and October will be here before you know it.  Looking forward to catching up with every one of you.

Contact information-     Barbara Lloyd (aka Mickie Smith)   (707)299-9684

                                 or find me on facebook

Reunion Committee:

Jane (Bianchi) Spencer             Margaret (White) Pierce           Deni (Phillippe) Soderlund

Carol (Perea) Chavez                Eileen Bonfiglio (Tortoris)        Judy (Goosen) Arlotti

Jack Heine


Posted on 4/13/2016, by : Timothy Hanratty

Class of 1966 Reunion Registration

Bishop Amat (Class of 1966)  50th  High School Reunion


Registration Form

Name____________________________________   Maiden Name____________________________


City & State_______________________________________   Zip Code___________________

Home Phone_________________________________ Cell Phone#________________________

E-mail ____________________________________________________________

Cost for the Dinner Dance on October 1, 2016 will be $100 per person/$150 couple.

Please make checks payable to “BA Reunion Class 1966”.   Mail check to:

Margaret White Pierce                     24212 Verde St               Lake Forest, CA 92630


The price has been kept at a minimum by your reunion committee to assure no classmate will have to miss the reunion due to financial hardship.  As in the past, we are asking those who are able, to donate an additional amount to ensure that all our obligations are met. 



___________ I will be attending on Saturday, October 1, 2016                    # of people_________

Total Payment ______________                                     Donation______________

___________ I will be staying at the Embassy Suites           Friday__________            Saturday___________

When making reservations, specify you are with the Bishop Amat Reunion Class of 1966

on Oct 1, 2016.   Please call 1-800-686-3778 for reservations no later than August 29 to get

the special rates being offered for this event.


Contact Information             Barbara Smith Lloyd            707 299-9684

Posted on 4/13/2016, by : Timothy Hanratty

Passing of Cleo Martinez

Cleo Martinez, a long-time teacher, Dean of Discipline, and coach at Bishop Amat passed away on April 5, 2016. Cleo had been in Catholic schools since 1969.  He worked at Bishop Amat HS from 1969-1982.  In 1982, he left Amat to lead Paraclete High School, and served as principal for two years.  In his twenty nine years at Paraclete, he had been a Dean of Discipline, taught Spanish and Social Studies, and coached baseball and football.  The football program has an annual award in his honor, the Cleo Martinez Award.  This award is given to the junior varsity football player who has the highest G.P.A. 

Cleo was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico in 1941 and moved with his family to Pomona, California at the age of ten.  Except for his military service, he lived in the Pomona-Ontario area until 1982. Cleo married his wife, Barbara, in 1984.  His elementary and high school education was primarily in Catholic schools.  He was very active in sports during these years and lettered in sports at Pomona Catholic High School.  He attended Chaffey Community College, and after serving three years in the Marine Corps, he completed his college education at Cal State Fullerton and St. Mary's College.  Cleo so valued his Catholic education and loved participating in sports that his goal was to teach and coach at a Catholic high school. He most certainly achieved his goal with his 42 years of educating and coaching young people in Catholic schools! 

May we all will continue to pray for his wife Barbara, and the many people who will miss this kind and good man.

Posted on 4/13/2016, by : Alumni Office

Class of 1966 - 50th Reunion


50th Reunion Information:

Date: October 1, 2016

Place: Embassy Suites
             1325 East Dyer Road
             Santa Ana, CA 92705

Contact Information: Barbara (Smith) Lloyd at or call (707) 299-9684

Posted on 4/5/2016, by : Alumni Office

Class of 1996 - 20th Reunion

Class of 1996 - 20th Reunion

Purchase Tickets for the Class of 1996 Reunion.  For more information, contact Mari Bacon at or Noreen Somotan at

Posted on 3/24/2016, by : Alumni Office
Recent Alumni Registered

Passing of Kent Roberts '66
Date Posted: 3/26/2017
Upcoming Reunions
Date Posted: 3/24/2017
Passing of Alumnus: Daniel Mossbarger
Date Posted: 3/14/2017
Passing of Alumnus: Teresa Wampler
Date Posted: 3/2/2017
Passing of Coach Phil Roche
Date Posted: 1/30/2017
Passing of Coach Phil Cantwell
Date Posted: 1/26/2017
Passing of Andrew Medina, Class of 2012
Date Posted: 1/25/2017
Passing of Sister Mary Conheady
Date Posted: 1/4/2017
Date Posted: 12/5/2016
2016 Homecoming Alumni Barbeque
Date Posted: 9/26/2016