As students at CVHS, we have all been to the library at one point or another during our high school careers. However, what we look at today is not the vast amount of resources available at our library, but rather a small section of it situated near the back of the building.
The new Castro Valley High Wall of Fame is a small section of wall at the back of the library that honors the achievements of CVHS alumni.
On the wall are some of the more famous CVHS alumni, including people like Rachel Maddow, the host of The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC, Clifford Lee Burton, a guitarist for the band Metallica, Jason Castro, a baseball player for the Astros, Jonas Rivera, the producer of Up, and Tracy W. Bush, the musical composer for various video games, including Starcraft and World of Warcraft.
However, the true purpose of the wall is not only to inform others about the amazing alumni from CVHS, but also to introduce new careers to students. A seemingly obscure career could seem better if students see a CVHS alumnus who does the same thing and has become relatively famous for it.
“We’re really proud of our students. Anything is possible. Your future is your own choice,” said CVHS librarian Terri Bucklin. The wall has been an idea of hers for the past few years, but she never had time to actually begin this project until now.
Bucklin pointed out that success can come from just about anywhere, and that the CVHS alumni on the wall help prove that.
She hopes to expand the wall even more in the future and will be writing letters to those already on the “Wall of Fame” to inform them of their appearance on the wall.
When asked about the “requirements” to get on that wall, she said that you just have to be someone that people have heard of. Easier said than done!