Colonist Pedal Power Raises Funds, Friends for AHS

Under cloudy skies but bright Colonist pride and spirit, more than 100 cyclists pedaled Saturday, April 8, on behalf of Anaheim High clubs and athletic programs to raise funds for campus clubs and athletic programs.

The 1st Colony Bike-A-Thon was sponsored by owner John Marconi, the City of Anaheim, Visit Anaheim and several other sponsors. Support was also provided by AHS BROS.

Cyclists were provided free helmets from the Anaheim Fire departments, and free bike tune-ups and bikes were provided by


Following the Bike-A-Thon, a Resource Fair was held in the campus central quad featuring numerous community organizations.

Grad Remembers Time as 1960’s Peace Corps Volunteer

AHS Class of 1962 graduate David Macaray is a playwright and author who recently published a new novel about his time spent as a Peace Corps volunteer in India in 1967-68

Titled “How to Win Friends and Avoid Sacred Cows: Adventures in India: Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims When the Peace Corps was New,” the memoir describes his youthful time in India with disarming honesty. [Read more…]

Anaheim’s Sheila Taylor Lowe (’67) Featured Author for Library Fundraiser

Anaheim High’s Sheila Taylor Lowe (’67) will be one of three award-winning writers featured at the Sunday, March 19, Anaheim Public Library Foundation Mystery Authors Luncheon and Silent Auction.

The Whodunnit?-themed event will be held at the Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort. A silent auction begins at 11 a.m., followed by the lunch and author program at 12:30. Tickets are $60 per person or $550 per table of 10. Reservations, due March 10, may be made by contacting

Like her fictional character Claudia Rose in her award-winning forensic handwriting mysteries series, Sheila Lowe is a real-life forensic handwriting expert, as well as the author of the acclaimed The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Handwriting Analysis, Handwriting of the Famous & Infamous, and Handwriting Analyzer software.

Her six-book mystery series are inspired by actual cases she’s become involved in as a handwriting expert. The series titles include: Poison Pen, Written in Blood, Dead Write, Last Writes, Inkslingers Ball, and Outside the Lines. 

She’s also published What She Saw, is a standalone novel of psychological suspense that follows a young woman through the terrifying labyrinth of amnesia.

Lowe holds a Master of Science in psychology and lectures around the country and in Canada and the UK. Her analyses of celebrity handwritings are seen throughout the media. In addition, she is president of the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation, a nonprofit organization that promotes education in the area of handwriting. To learn more about her work, visit: