Our Next Big Event: Big Day of Giving
Enhance academics, athletics and student activities for Placer High students with a gift to the Hillmen Foundation on the Big Day of Giving! On Thursday, May 5th, the Greater Sacramento area will unite in this annual, 24-hour giving event designed to impact lives in our region.
In recognition of Placer High's 125th anniversary, donate $125 or more to the Hillmen Foundation and receive recognition as a 125th anniversary donor. This includes tickets to the 125th party in Old Town Auburn and other benefits to recognize you, your family, or business. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on our sponsorship and donor recognition packages.
To learn more and give a tax-deductible donation to the Hillmen Foundation through Big Day of Giving, please click on the button below or mail a check to the Hillmen Foundation:
The Mauel Family, owners of Dutch Bros. Coffee in Auburn, created three new scholarships in 2021 for graduating seniors, totaling $7,500 per year. One $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a student interested in pursuing a Vocational/Trade career and is renewable for two years. The second $2,500 scholarship will go to a student studying in the Arts and is renewable for four years. The third $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a student who is the first generation in their family to attend college. It is also renewable for four years.
A new scholarship honoring long time faculty Thomas and Jill Schroeder will support students pursuing an education in Health Sciences. The Schroeders are both retiring from Placer High at the end of the 2021 school year. Hillmen alumnus and foundation board member Mark Vaughan, MD, and family established the scholarship to honor the Schroeders’ decades of impact on Placer High students, particularly inspiring an interest in sciences. This award will be given once every four years with the recipient receiving $1,000 each year (renewable up to four years). Click image for video presentation.
Celebrate Hillmen History
Below is a series of monthly historical articles leading up to the Community Celebration of Placer's 125th year on October 1st 2022 written by Hillmen Foundation Chair Bob Burge for The Auburn Journal. Click on the title links.
Placer High Opens to 17 Students on Dec. 13, 1897
1900-09: A New Principal, Buildings, Sports and Clubs
1910-20: Graduates Include Wendell Robie, Earl Crabbe; Rifle Team Is On Target
The Roaring '20s: More new buildings, military drill and hazing for freshmen, craps on campus
1930-1939: Following Depression, school comes up 'Aces'
1940-1949: World War II Affects School in Many Ways
1950-1959: Cold War Concern, College Finds New Home
1960-1969: Hair and Fashion Styles Change, and They Danced
1970-1979: Quick Turnaround in the Band Program
1980-1989: Athlete Star Power Rises, and Flashdance Arrives
1990-1999: Students Take on a Bigger Role with Counseling, Senior Project
2000-09: Student Life Changes, From Academics to Activities to Fashion - and Piercings