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Colusa High Alumni Association honors Joe Unzueta
The Colusa High School Alumni Association honored former head custodian Joe Unzueta at the homecoming basketball game on Feb. 3. Unzueta worked in the district from 1964 to 1996 and was recognized for his contributions to the district as one of its most positive and hardest working staff members.
Unzueta was presented a plaque during the homecoming festivities by alumni association member and RedHawks girls basketball coach Jerry Davies.
Colusa grad Perry Taylor shared, "We knew Joe was our friend, but we also knew what would happen if we did not show respect for our campus. His pride for Colusa High School was an inspiration to all of us."
Former boys basketball coach Jim Vossler said, "No one is more deserving for their contributions to Colusa Unified than Joe. I will always remember him telling me no matter how tough our opponent was, it was a piece of cake."
Sheryl Bailey, Colusa Unified School District business manager said, "When I started in 1981, Joe would come by the district office with goodies and big smile. He cared about everyone and never had a bad word about others. He was one of the first employees who made me think I had found more than a job."
Colusa grad Ben King said, "When you attend a small high school, a student gets to know the whole high school staff. Sometimes you learn more about the real world from staff rather than the faculty. Joe was a great mentor about what it takes to be someone you count on to help out when you really need it and someone who can be both firm as well as being supportive. Joe is a dedicated father, a great community member and a great guy!"
The alumni association also thanks Unzueta for the many years of dedicated service and wonderful memories he provided. His impact at Colusa High has been felt by so many and is an inspiration to many.