JR Richards - 2004 Honoree


John Richards, Class of 1957, was a Don whose blood was green and gold.  Richards, an accomplished musician and athlete, was Student Body President in 1957.  He received a Navy ROTC scholarship to Stanford, later to transfer to UCSB.  He served as a mathematics teacher for twenty-five years at both Santa Barbara High and Dos Pueblos High.  He later became the principal from 1995 to the summer of 2003.  Among many awards, Richards was the first recipient of the Crystal Apple Award for Administrators, and received The Distinguished Alumni Award in 2000.





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