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Help Us Save the Hayward High School "H"

A huge concrete “H” resides on the steep hillside behind the Safeway on Foothill Blvd. Now obscured by trees and brush, this was once the proud symbol of Hayward High School, whose magnificent old campus covered the entire area now filled by Safeway, other businesses, and apartments. It even went across the creek. Before any other high schools, before Chabot, before Cal State, this was the educational, social, and cultural center of the town for over fifty years.

The Hayward High Save the “H” Committee is offering all those interested in Hayward and Hayward High School history the opportunity to preserve this valuable local monument and insure its place in Hayward history by buying a professionally engraved brick and dedicating it to someone special - teacher, friend, yourself?

These bricks will be installed in a patio at the base of the “H” hill along with benches and informational signs about the significance of the “H” and this site in Hayward history. Trees and brush will be cleared so that the “H” is visible from below. A piece of Hayward history will live on in the memories of all those who visit this site.

It costs money to do this, so we are selling the bricks for $100 each. To become part of this important historical project please fill out the form below. You may have 1, 2, or 3 lines on your brick, with no more than 15 characters per line.

*Remember, a space counts as a character.
*Centering will be done by the engraver.
*A separate form must be filled out for each brick requested.

First, fill out the form below then look to the right and click on the PayPal button to pay for your brick. (You do not need a PayPal account to use this service. It will prompt non-PayPal users to just submit secure credit card information.) These are two separate actions. Make sure you have filled out the form completely and hit submit, then followed through with the payment process. On the payment section you will also have the opportunity to choose to make a donation without buying a brick. In that case, you do not need to fill out the brick form. Remember, both buying a brick or simply donating are tax deductible. You will receive the necessary tax information with your payment confirmation. 

If you would prefer to submit your brick info online but would rather pay by check, please send your tax deductible check for $100 to the address below.

Attn: Save the H
22380 Foothill Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94541
*Be sure to write “Save the H” on your check.

***For all of your valuable high school memories, for all the current residents who have no idea of the awesome high school we had, for all the wonderful history of our home town, the Save the “H” committee thanks you for your donation.

Guy Sandoval
Class of 1963, former HHS teacher and son of Hayward historian John Sandoval 

Francisco Zermeno
Hayward City Councilman and non-stop promoter of Hayward

Bruce Roberts
Class of 1964, grandson of Frederic Johnson, HHS principal from 1911 to 1935  

Maria Judd Nadauld
lass of 1963

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