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The DRAGONMagazine - Bishop O'Dowd High School

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60 Wonderful Years Celebrated<br />

Alumni from throughout the decades,<br />

past and current faculty and staff, as well<br />

as current students and their families,<br />

gathered on the <strong>Bishop</strong> O’Dowd <strong>High</strong><br />

<strong>School</strong> campus on March 25 to celebrate<br />

the school’s 60th anniversary.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> whole event was first class. So<br />

many alums kept telling me how grateful<br />

they were for the gift of their O’Dowd<br />

education, both academically and for its<br />

values and the self discipline it instilled.<br />

It was clear that O’Dowd’s reputation<br />

of excellence and care came in large part<br />

from the lives and skills of our graduates,”<br />

President Steve Phelps said.<br />

<strong>The</strong> day began with a Mass held in<br />

the large gymnasium concelebrated by<br />

former faculty member and O’Dowd<br />

Regent Fr. Jay Matthews, former faculty<br />

member Fr. Leo Dummer, OMI, and<br />

former principals Fr. Frank Wagner,<br />

OMI, and Fr. Ronald Schwenzer, CSB.<br />

Deacon Earl JOHson ’61 and Boyer and<br />

Joan August, both members of the Class<br />

of 1956, also participated.<br />

<strong>Bishop</strong> John Cummins, a former<br />

O’Dowd teacher and dean, and<br />

<strong>The</strong> 60th anniversary Mass was concelebrated by former faculty member and <strong>O'Dowd</strong> Regent<br />

Fr. Jay Matthews, former faculty member Fr. Leo Dummer, OMI, and former principals<br />

Fr. Frank Wagner, OMI, and Fr. Ronald Schwenzer, CSB. Deacon Earl JOHson ’61 and<br />

Boyer and Joan August, both members of the Class of 1956, also participated. Photo by Briana<br />

Loewinsohn.<br />

Enrollment is 120<br />

Tuition and fees $100<br />

4 THE DRAGON<br />

1951 – O’Dowd is established as a co-institutional<br />

high school by the Archdiocese of San Francisco and<br />

opens in facilities provided by St. Louis Bertrand,<br />

with a staff of two diocesan priests and four Adrian<br />

Dominican Sisters. Fr. Mark J. Hurley serves as the first<br />

principal.

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