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Be a part of the Pilot Project — Scan your yearbooks

We are looking to digitize all the yearbooks to preserve them, at least digitally. Ideally, they could be bound into a document, for all to pursue for nostalgic or research 1915 Pilot inside sleeve purposes. In conjunction with the Database Project, we use them to verify and locate the class members throughout the years. Some of us sometimes have difficulty remembering which exact year they graduated. Believe it, it happens! By verifying through class photos, we get a much more accurate picture of all our alumni – those we remember and those that are sometimes thought of but just not able to retain a clear recollection, name or picture.

The bottom line is – we attach yearbook photos with each alumnus, whether it be their senior, junior, sophomore, or freshman year depends on which was the last year a picture appeared. After all, not everyone did get their senior picture in there. Also, some transferred out before their senior year and we’ll use whichever year’s picture we can find to remember all as they were then. If we can’t find a picture, and it does happen though the name is recorded sometimes aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

as ‘not pictured,’ we use an outline image to recognize that person as a member of that class. The goal is a photo for everyone! That’s about 36,000+ since 1905.

Here are some yearbook statistics: In 1910 a yearbook of sorts called the ‘Sandpiper’ was published. The Pilot began in 1915 and was published again in 1916. Publication stopped from 1917 until 1922 mostly due to economics (though there were probably other reasons as well) then resumed again in 1923. In all, 98 Pilot yearbooks have been published as of 2019.

To be part of this project, we’d like to have scanned yearbook pages we can assemble to an accurate representation of that year’s Pilot. Scan the pages (in whole form) using 300dpi or more per image, save them to a disc and mail it to us at RUHS Alumni Pilot Project, P.O. Box 368, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. If you embark on this project with us or if you have any questions, please contact us by sending an email to with the subject line: “I want to help with the Pilot Project.”

Here’s a list of Pilot Yearbooks yet to be scanned:

1951, ’56, ’58 — 1962 — 1977, ’78
1980, ’81, ’82, ’83, ’84, ’86, ’87, ’88, ’89
1990, ’91, ’92, ’93, ’94, ’95, ’96, ’97, ’98, ’99
2000, ’01, ’02, ’03, ’04, ’05, ’06, ’07, ’08, ’09
2010, ’11, ’12, ’13, ’14, ’15 — 2020

The Database Project — A listing of all the school’s alumni

It all started with an idea hatched within the newly formed Alumni Association in 1995. From an idea to actual fruition, the Database Project has come to represent the second best aspect of the Association (scholarships represent the best aspect, of course!). It began with hours and hours of work going through each yearbook documenting each class year graduates.

Since then, people have told us to add names we missed and they remembered, received lists of attendees from reunions, and combed through updates sent in by fellow alumni. As it stands now, we receive a list of graduates from the RBUSD at the end of each school year to keep our listing as complete as possible.

To coincide with the scanning of all the yearbooks, it is the goal of the Database Project to correctly list all school alumni with the year they graduated or would have graduated. We match photographs with each person to give a more complete picture of Sea Hawks when attending RUHS. You can help by making sure we aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

have your correct class year, but also you can help by making sure classmates can contact you at your current address. We allow reunion committees to use our database to organize reunions. Classmates may attempt to reconnect after time passes by using our email-relay, if the classmate has email, or by using the most recent edition of the Alumni Directory for those who indicated their willingness to participate.

Use this Address Update form to send in your contact information or contact the Alumni Directory if you have a reunion list or other classmates list you are able to share. We are committed to keeping your privacy. We only share information with qualified reunion committees. We will also allow its use to contact alumni when a new edition of the Alumni Directory is going to be published. The email-relay feature does not expose a classmate’s email address to anyone while allowing someone to initiate possible contact. If a class-member does not wish to respond to the email, the conversation ends there.