Where are you now, Saugus High Class of 1978?

SHS 40th Year High School Reunion Committee: Top Row, l-r: Polly Nieto Carras, Denise Adella Miller, Karen Oldfield Walsh, Cathy Noonan, Lenda Dryer McDonald, Francine Watson Schroeder, and Danielle Cook Bryant. Bottom Row, l-r: Valerie Layton Morehouse, Lehan (Spot) Downs Bunce, Tina Landrum, Donna Fiscus Chisham, Lisa Hansen Lovelady, Gina Paggi Allard, and Richard Walsh. Courtesy photo

By Danielle Bryant, Saugus High School Class of 1978


Where were you 40 years ago this month? December 1977… Saturday Night Fever had hit the theaters, Jimmy Carter was in the White House, minimum wage was $2.30, the number 1 song was “You Light up My Life” and the senior class of Saugus High school was preparing for their winter formal. In just 6 months those same students would be the very first class to graduate from what was then Santa Clarita’s newest high school.

The students from the class of 1978 had done much to determine the legacy and the future of Saugus High. They had selected the school mascot, (Sammy Centurion), voted for the school colors, (light blue, dark blue and silver), penned their Alma Mater and named the school newspaper (The Scroll) and yearbook (Sword and Shield). With most having known each other since attending Arroyo Seco junior high and only numbering slightly over 300, this small group took their tasks to heart. Together they created honored traditions and built life-long friendships.

In 6 months’ time, this trail-blazing group will celebrate their graduation almost exactly 40-years to the day it happened, June 16, 2018.

The reunion committee for this event has big plans in the works for a memorable reunion evening along with pre and post activities for a full weekend of fun. Beginning on Friday afternoon with a tour of Saugus High’s campus and followed later that evening with a casual icebreaker at one of Santa Clarita’s favorite bistros. Saturday morning there will be a meet up for coffee at Starbucks and Saturday evening, the reunion party begins at 6-11 p.m. and will be held at a local venue. Finally Sunday afternoon is family picnic time at Hart Park.

The reunion committee is desperately searching for each and every person who graduated that day 40 years ago.

Where are you now, Saugus High Class of 1978?

Please let them know at [email protected] and follow their Facebook page for news, updates and great memories at “Saugus High Class of 1978 40th Reunion”.

Winter Formal, December 1977. Top Row, L-r, – Seniors: Chip Tardiff, Keri Patterson, Leonard Lawless, Cathy Sutton Saenz, King Richard Walsh, Queen Karen Doane, Mike White, DeAnn Warr Longshore, Gary Luster and Gina Paggi Allard. Bottom Row, L-r, Freshmen: Oliver Davidson, Julie Klenner, Sophmores: Alan DiFatta, Tammy Crowe, Juniors: Kirk Alger and Cathy Coveney. Courtesy photo

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