Alumni Spotlight: Joe Noonan
Joe Noonan graduated from Prospect High School in 1992. However, he was more than just an alumni and a Homecoming King. He was a "great, fun guy [whose] simple message of encouragement went a long way," said Bobby Joe Stewart. His impact on the world stretched far past Prospect, and reached the greater city of San Jose. But, for those that knew him in high school, he holds a special place in our Panther community.
On August 18, 2022, many of our fellow Panthers headed to Downtown San Jose to celebrate his life.
Click here to read more about his life's impact on the city of San Jose and its people.
Alumni Spotlight: Prospect Students Return as Staff
(from left to right: Ben Gilmore, Rebecca Robinson Gilmore, Erin Hinshaw, Bobby Joe Stewart, and Lisa Nielson)
Prospect High School is truly a special place because you're not just a student, a staff member, or a parent. Prospect is a community... a family. The experiences we have and the people we share them with is why we love being a Panther! Here are some highlights from an interview with our former students turned teachers and staff:
"Prospect was always a place where I was comfortable and safe as a young person. We had great teachers and community. I enjoyed my high school days and made some great friends. I met great coaches who became mentors and great friends in my athletics who I remain friends with today... It was about being in a place that was safe and everyone was included. Having that feeling has always stuck with me since I teach special education and wanting to make the community and school a place where all students could feel the way I did when I attended Prospect."
- Ms. Bobby Joe Stewart, Special Education Teacher & Department Chair (c/o 1991)
"My favorite Prospect memory was my junior year homecoming football game. We hadn't won our homecoming game in quite a few years, and the team was determined to be the ones who broke the "curse." I was on the cheerleading team out on the field. By the end of the fourth quarter, we were tied at 30-30. We went through three rounds of overtime, and won by a last second two point conversion! I had never heard the stands so loud and involved, and I'd never felt such school spirit from my community. We ran onto the field and celebrated as a school, and that night is still one of the greatest high school memories I could have asked for."
- Ms. Rebecca Gilmore, English Teacher (c/o 2013 )
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