By Richard Von Alvensleben
Del Oro High School serves as a focal point for social activities in Loomis, California. Located east of Sacramento and north of Roseville, this rural community borders the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. About 1,600 students attend grades 9 through 12. Del Oro’s traditions have created a strong sense of community and to such a degree that many alumni come back here to pursue teaching careers. Furthermore, parents who are Del Oro alumni choose to send their children to the school.
Home of the Golden Eagles, Del Oro High School boasts a rich tradition of competitive athletic programs. About 40 percent of the student body participates in interscholastic sports. The school will soon break ground for a contemporary aquatics complex, and seating renovations will be made to Golden Eagle Stadium. Del Oro High School students compete in the Sierra Foothills League and the San Joaquin Section of the California Interscholastic Federation. In the last 10 years, school athletes have won 50 Sierra Foothills League championships and 16 San Joaquin Section championships.
About the Author:
Richard Von Alvensleben volunteers his time at Del Oro High School and donates to the football and baseball programs. Mr. Alvensleben serves as CEO and Sales Manager at his company, One Up Construction, based in Rocklin, California.