The San Juan Education Foundation inducted three new members into its STARS Hall of Fame and welcomed many past inductees to the tenth anniversary celebration of Evening with the STARS on Oct. 14.
This year’s honorees were:
Alex Honnold, world-renowned rock climber and Mira Loma High School alumnus
Kevin Gordon, president and founding partner of Capitol Advisors Group and San Juan High School alumnus
Amy Brooks, an executive vice president of the National Basketball Association and Bella Vista High School alumna
Both Honnold and Brooks visited their alma maters prior to the ceremony and spoke with students about their careers.
The STARS Hall of Fame was established in 2009, with the support of the school district, to honor exceptional San Juan Unified School District graduates who embody an innovative spirit and have made their mark in their chosen profession.
Past honorees in attendance this year included journalist Laura Ling, businessman and politician Roger Niello, philanthropist Fred Teichert and Lt. General John Goodman.
Evening with the STARS raised money for innovative classroom projects across San Juan Unified in the areas of science, technology arts and reading.