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Please Note: This is the ONLY Official Paly All-Alumni site although other sites may make such claims.
Older Paly Alumni sites have been disbanded and replaced with this new site







A changing of the guard…

Happy New Year Paly Vikings!

Now that 2023 has arrived, hopefully it finds all of you looking ahead to a good year.  I would like to update you on the leadership of Alumni and Friends of Palo Alto High School.  As of the first of the year, I retired as Chair of this organization as we turn the management over to the next generation.

Arne Lim
Chairman of the Board

Arne Lim has been selected by the Board members to be the new Chair.  Many of you know Arne as the outstanding Paly tour guide for reunions and other events. Arne is a 1980 Paly graduate.  After college, he returned to teach Math in 1984 until his retirement in 2021.  During those years he also served as a Teacher Advisor, badminton coach, announcer at athletic events and the list goes on.  No one could be better suited to reach out to alumni of all ages and share his enthusiasm for continuing and vision for new projects.  Arne is excited about his new “job” and the Board is thrilled to have him take on this responsibility. The Board and I will continue to do our parts to support him.

Edith Kirk Miller
Retiring Board Chair - (served 1997- 2022)

Throughout the past 25 years while serving as Board Chair I've seen many changes including going through a number of iterations of Paly alum websites until they were consolidated into this one in late 2018. With the help of several dedicated Paly grads, our Alumni organization was formed in 1997. It has been very valuable in so many ways, including supporting reunions, raising funds for school needs, participating in the Centennial Celebration in 2019 and other Paly events as well as funding student scholarships.  Additionally, we are now able to share important Paly news and events with all alumni on our great website thanks to the ongoing efforts of volunteers. Please take some time to look through our outstanding website which includes video tours of Paly, Paly authors, the Paly Journalism Digital Archives, and Paly history, etc. Please encourage your classmates to join the secure website – it’s free to join and be a member and members can contact, communicate and keep in touch with friends and alums from other classes without disclosing private contact information!

Best wishes to all of you, and thank you for continuing to support Paly.

Edie Miller



Gift yourself, family or friends and help the Paly Boosters

Click the link below and check out the Paly Sports Boosters' offerings 



click here: http://palysportsboosters.org/paly-gear






Paly Students Who Fought For Our Country

Harvey Vostrejs, a Paly junior is writing a book entitled "PALY HEROES, Paly Sudents Who Fought For Our Country" The book is about Paly alumni who lost their lives in World War II, Vietnam, and Korea. 

Harry would love to hear from some of you alums who lived through those times.   See book link below if you'd like to take a look at his work in progress.

Please use the Contact Us link on the website menu bar for an email address to contact Harvey so that you may share any information with him. 

Link:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dFYhu75q9zHWK_NGTJNtrVI5KcpMUagh3ttz9vuYRRE/edit?usp=s




     Below is a great tool if you'd like to see any and all listings with alums names and pictures (possibly including yours) in Paly publications throughout the years.                                               

Find history, pictures, articles from old Campaniles, Madronos, and more...

to access Paly Journalism Archives info click here, or click on Menu item



Most recent: Todd Downing '86 , Sarah Gill '54, Randall Got '61  

Tom Hurst '67, Randy McWilliams '71, Carl Schmidt '59  


Please providie the following information about your book(s) /publication(s) if you wish to add them to the Author's Page:

  • Author's name
  • Year of graduation from Paly
  • Book or publication title(s)
  • Month and year of publication
  • Link to your website, and/or if you wish, links to where your book(s) can be purchased.   
  • Photo of self (optional)

See examples at: http://www.palyalumni.net/Paly-Authors-Book-TItles.htm   Please allow a reasonable amount of time for your information to be added to the Paly Alumni Authors'  page.  You may email your information through the Contact Us  Menu Item on the Paly website. 




WE NEED YOUR HELP with donations to support the following projects.

$3,000/yr. for the PALY JOURNALISM DIGITAL ARCHIVE  SITE accessible through the alum website. Check out and/or download past publications including yearbooks and Campaniles from way back to the present. A valuable resource. Without funding, the Journalism Archive Project will be completely  removed.  - Goal met for 2021






$10,000 for 10 new picnic/work tables on campus. Paly Admin has requested more of the heavy metal tables with attached benches. $7,900 still needed.




You can easily donate to our nonprofit. To the right on the Homepage of the palyalumni.net website you'll see boxes where you can click on "Donate" for the item of your choice.  Or select the Menu item, “Donate” at the upper-right on the Homepage and it will take you to the Donation Page to donate by check or credit card*. *PLEASE NOTE: A 5.9% processing fee will be applied to all credit card transactions reducing the total amount of your gift.  Please allow for the difference when making your donation, or if you prefer, mail a check. You will need to join our website in order to donate via credit card.  If you have not joined the site, we invite you to do so. (see First-Time Visitor Instructions on the Home Page). Our site is free and very secure.

Please make checks payable to:
Alumni and Friends of Palo Alto High School
mail to:
Alumni and Friends of Palo Alto High School  
50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto CA 94301

Please note on your check the project of choice for your donation, i.e. "Scholarships", "Alumni Assoc.", etc. 

We thank you for your ongoing support of Paly and the Alumni. Additional donations for the projects outlined above will be much appreciated by Paly students, staff and Alumni.

Go Vikings!!


Edith Kirk Miller '63, Alum Chair, and the Paly Alumni Board


See new Menu item, Paly Alumni Authors for publications. The list includes authors who've opt-in by submitting their information to be added to the site through the Contact Us item on the Menu. 

If you would like your publication(s) listed, please provide the following information: Author name, graduation year, Publication/Book Title and link to your website and/or link to where the book can be purchased. You may also include a photo (optional).  When you're information is received, a private email address will be provided where you can send a photo (head-shot) to accompany your posting. 



Watch the Video guided tour  of "new" PALY CAMPUS

Click on each stop on the map. https://palyguidedtour.github.io/



Old Paly High School - Channing Avenue 1918

PALY - then...

  PALY - now


The new


Click here > Campus Updates to see more photos and slide shows.

NEW LIBRARY   - OPENED March, 2019



Silent Study Room 

The newly renovated library provides a mezzanine with plenty of room to study. 






For Paly's website click on link: http://www.paly.net/  

The Land of the Free because of the Brave


Thanks for coming....  See you again soon!!!  


Join us in honoring Earl Hansen, beloved Paly Coach and Athletic Director GOAL: $100,000