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Celebrating Generations of Dragons: Alumni Happy Hour

Class of '86
Class of '86

As the sun set across the Bay Area, we welcomed nearly 100 alumni to campus for our annual Alumni Happy Hour. Everyone enjoyed delicious food and drinks while watching girls soccer dominate on the Lower Field, before heading to the Knauss Gymnasium for the boys basketball game. Throughout the night, generations of Dragons connected with former classmates, met alumni from different decades, and visited with faculty members.


(L-R) Erin Lunde ’04, Guillermo Topete ’06, Claudia Topete ’04
(L-R) Erin Lunde ’04, Guillermo Topete ’06, Claudia Topete ’04

“It was great to see our alumni come together with so much joy!” shared Associate Principal Brian Judd. “Former students are now out in the world making a difference!”


(L-R) Larry Butler ’04, Devins Green ’87, Christopher Wayne Rivers ’86, and Shane Petrites ’02 catch up with long-time faculty member Brian Judd.
(L-R) Larry Butler ’04, Devins Green ’87, Christopher Wayne Rivers ’86, and Shane Petrites ’02 catch up with long-time faculty member Brian Judd.

“It’s a surreal experience to come back to O’Dowd, see all the changes that have taken place, and see fellow students and teachers who were a part of my high school experience,” said Larry Butler ’04. “I am very happy to see the number of alumni who attend these events has been growing and I hope that continues.”


Jodie Russi ’79, Fr. Paul Vassar ’63, and Linda Moore
Jodie Russi ’79, Fr. Paul Vassar ’63, and Linda Moore

“It's always inspiring to touch base with our alumni,” said Associate Principal Fran Warmerdam. “As a long-time counselor here, I've worked with many students - and when they come back, they always share how important their time at O'Dowd was to them.”


Principal Doug Evans, Lisa Boli, Social Studies Teacher Brian Cushing ’84, Andrew Boli ’98, and Katie Boli ’00
Principal Doug Evans, Lisa Boli, Social Studies Teacher Brian Cushing ’84, Andrew Boli ’98, and Katie Boli ’00

“O’Dowd always hosts classy events. We were greeted by friendly current students and then caught up with Fran Wamerdam and Brian Judd. We loved watching the basketball game in the new gymnasium,” shared Katie and Kelly Cronin ’80. “O’Dowd has a special place in our hearts and we feel blessed to have attended back in the 80’s.”


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