Preserving the Past, Enriching the Future
On the morning of September 22, 1930, the first students walked through the doors of Newport Harbor High School. Two years later the first class of 54 seniors graduated and the NHHS Alumni Association was born. In the almost nine decades since then, the school and the Alumni Association have grown and adapted to current events, all the while taking care to record and celebrate the inspiring stories of the students, faculty and friends that make up our community.
What makes our school so unique is not just the long tradition of excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts, but our commitment to honoring this legacy to best educate and motivate the next generation of Sailors. In this spirit, the mission of the NHHS Alumni Association is to engage our alumni, support our scholarship program, maintain the campus museum, and preserve the rich heritage of our alma mater.
In 2015, we were thrilled to achieve our goal of establishing two Endowments to create a source of sustained funding for our projects and establish a scholarship program. They are overseen by the OC Community Foundation, which is an excellent partner in securing and building these investments. With your help, we believe this is the best way to live up to our ideal of Preserving the Past and Enriching the Future.
Will you join us?
Program Goals and Objectives:
Maintain the Web Jones Heritage Hall Museum
Collect, preserve and archive NHHS memorabilia and stories for future generations
Provide Reunion support through publicity, organizers, and campus tours
Acknowledge our Hall of Fame Honorees
Keep Alumni current with Events through newsletters, website and social media
Grow our Heritage Endowment to provide sustaining support
Award and expand our Scholarship program for NHHS graduating Seniors
Since its founding in 1930, Newport Harbor High School has proudly served its community as a California Distinguished School, National Blue Ribbon School, and International Baccalaureate School. We are honored to be alumni from such a fine institution. You can find the school here: http://nhhs.nmusd.us/
YOUR ALUMNI BOARD
Sara Joyce Robinson
Sara Joyce Robinson, Class of 1997, grew up at NHHS because her father Joe Robinson is a longtime teacher. She graduated from UC Irvine with a BA in English, and went on to her earn MFA in Fiction, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of UC Irvine’s literary magazine Faultline. At...
Greg Scheinder, Class of 2004, attended NHHS with his younger brother and joined the Alumni Board in Spring 2023. At NHHS, he enjoyed NAC rowing for four years. He continued to OCC where he was Captain of the Novice Crew Team that won an ECAC National Championship. He transferred to SFSU and...
Chair of Engagement & President Emeritus
Alan Gaddis, Class of 1980, served as President of the NHHS Alumni Association from 2018-2022. He and his wife Mary Lynn have four children who all attended our alma mater. He is a graduate of Princeton University and has worked as an executive at a Los Angeles-based...
Chair of Events
Jon Elliot, Class of 1985, has volunteered with the Alumni Association since 2018, and in 2022 he stepped into a new role on the Board. A former Water Polo player for the Sailors, his children are also NHHS grads.