SAHS Alma Mater
Hail Santa Anna,
We’re always loyal,
All through the years.
List to our praises,
Hear our pledge to you,
Hail to the S.A.H.S.
Alma Mater true.
On Santa Anna, On Santa Anna,
Push right through that line,
Carry the ball around the goal post
We will win this game—-
FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!
On Santa Anna, On Santa Anna,
Fight hard for your game,
Fight fellows, Fight, Fight, Fight.
We’ll Win this game!
All Santa Anna Exes, former teachers, faculty, and administrators are invited to attend the 2018 Santa Anna Homecoming activities on Friday, October 5, and the Ex Student’s Association annual meeting on Saturday morning, October 6.
This year the Santa Anna Ex Student Association will be honoring classes ending in a 8 with a special recognition to the SAHS class of 1968 celebrating their 50th year reunion, along with the Class of 1998 celebrating their 20th year. This year’s Homecoming Ex Student of the Year from the Class of 196 is Ted Ford. The Coming Home Queen from the Class of 1998 is Kristen Donham, and the Coming Home King from class of 1998 is Aaron Guthrie.
Friday, October 5, beginning at 2 p.m., the Homecoming parade will be held in downtown Santa Anna and the Pep Rally will follow immediately after at Mountaineer Stadium. The pregame ceremonies will begin at 7pm on Friday to recognize and honor the Ex Student of the Year and the Coming Home King and Queen. The game will feature the Mighty Santa Anna Mountaineers versus the Blanket Tigers. Friday night kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. All Mountaineers, past and present, are encouraged to come out and root for the Black and Gold. The halftime performance will feature the crowning of the 2018 Homecoming Queen.
Saturday, October 6, the Santa Anna Ex Student Association’s activities include the annual business meeting, and recognition of classes. The Ex-Student of the year will again be honored, as well as the Coming Home King and Queen. It will be a time of great fellowship, and a celebration of fond memories. Registration and coffee begin at 9 a.m. in the school cafeteria followed by the annual meeting at 10 a.m. in the High School auditorium. Following the meeting, there will be a luncheon in the school cafeteria with proceeds going to student organizations.
There will also be a raffle for a chance a several prizes including handmade quilts. Tickets are five dollars each or twenty dollars for five tickets.
Ted was born in Brownwood Texas to James and Mildred (Wagner) Ford. He was raised in Santa Anna, except for a brief stint in Ponca City Oklahoma, graduating from Santa Anna High School in 1968. He married Diana (Blackwell) in 1970 and the couple have two sons, Scotty and Brent.
Ted attended Tarleton State College majoring in Agricultural Education obtaining both the bachelors and masters of Science degrees. He then attended Texas A&M University earning his PhD. In Vocational Education. Ted accepted a teaching appointment at Tarleton State University in the Fall of 1974 and continues there today having served in various capacities ranging from Instructor to Professor as well as the Associate Dean for the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences. Here he has been recognized with the Dick Smith Teaching award as well as the Presidential Award of Merit for his service to the University.
In addition to teaching Ag classes he is very active in State and National FFA activities for which he has been awarded both the Lone Star and American Honorary degrees. He also serves as a Superintendent and Director for the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo as well as a Superintendent at the State Fair of Texas and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Ted is involved in his local community as well as a member of Cornerstone Church and as a past board member for Lingleville ISD, Erath County Appraisal Board of Directors and as a Director for the Stephenville Chamber of Commerce.
This year’s Coming Home Queen is Kristen Keeney Donham. She is the daughter of Roy Keeney and Glenda Keeney. Kristen attended all 13 years here in the Santa Anna School system, graduating in the Class of 1998. While in High School, she participated in a myriad of activities. She was a Cheerleader, played Volleyball, Basketball, participated in Track, One Act Play, was a member of the student council, and FFA.
Kristen is married to Glen Donham(Class of 1994), and has three beautiful daughters, Alexis(Class of 2018), Adalee a Sophmore, and Avery a Freshman. IN 2003 she followed her husband to Naval Air Station Lemoore, CA. There she worked as a teachers Aide at Akers Elementary School for 6 years. Following that she worked as an assistant property manager for Lincoln Military Housing ensuring that our military families were adequately housed and taken care of when their spouses were deployed. After her husbands retirement from the United States Navy in 2016, Kristen and her family returned to her roots here in Santa Anna. She is currently the Santa Anna High School secretary, where she has been for two years. She is the Cheer Sponsor, Yearbook Advisor and has been involved with the Santa Anna Booster Club. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her daughters participate in athletics, and spending time with family and friends.
Aaron is the son of Lane and Sharon Guthrie of Santa Anna. After graduating as Salutatorian of the Santa Anna Class of 1998, Aaron went on to graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Construction Engineering from Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Aaron spent 9 years in the Engineering Industry and now lives in Argyle, TX with his wife and two stepsons and has spent the last 7 years working in management for Brammer Pipe & Steel and Pro Well Service. Outside of work, Aaron successfully makes his own wine named Roots, and is looking forward to getting back to his roots in his very own Santa Anna home that is almost finished with construction.
Please send your class reunion information to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.