Michelle Power – Class of 1988

michelle power thumbMichelle was born and raised in Chico, where she attended three outstanding, local schools: Chico Christian, Bidwell Junior High School and Pleasant Valley High School. During her years at Pleasant Valley, Michelle was very active in Student Government and cheerleading. After high school graduation, she attended California State University, Chico, where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Psychology along with a minor in Human Resources. Soon after receiving her degree, Michelle married her husband, Gentry Power, at Bidwell Presbyterian Church.

She was interested in pursuing a career in retail so they moved to the San Francisco area. She began as Assistant Manager for GapKids, followed by a promotion to store manager. Michelle managed several stores for GAP and was then promoted to District Manager.

For several years Michelle served as District Manager for GAP until she was recruited to Pottery Barn where she ran their flagship stores at Stanford. She was then assigned to run both the Northern Los Angeles market for a period of time in addition to the Bay Area markets.

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Gage Chrysler – Class of 1971

gage chrysler thumbGage graduated from Pleasant Valley High School in 1971. He played on PV’s golf team and won 2nd All League in 1969 and 1970, and 3rd All League in 1971. He went to the NCIF Northern Section Championships two years and qualified for the state championships one year. Prior to attending Pleasant Valley, Gage attended Sierra View, Aymer Jay Hamilton elementary schools; and then Chico Jr. and Bidwell Jr. High Schools.

After graduating from PV, Gage spent a year in Germany as an exchange student. Upon his return to Chico, he enrolled at California State University, Chico. He was a member of Delta Sigma Phi and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

After college, in 1978, Gage began working in the family business, Modern Building.

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Debbie LaPlant Moseley - Class of 1973

debbie laplant moseley thumbThe Class of 1973 alumni remembers Debbie LaPlant Moseley as involved, enthusiastic and always smiling. She exhibits that same exuberance for life and community involvement today. In both junior and senior high, Debbie was involved in many activities, including cheerleading, Drama and Student Government. During her senior year at PV, her teacher, Marge Willis, took eight students to Hawaii for a Drama convention. Exposure to the sun and surf culture of Hawaii provided Debbie with a new passion as well as a new career path. As a public relations student, Debbie continued to travel to Honolulu each summer where she worked and learned more about the Hawaiian culture.

In 1977, Debbie relocated to Newport Beach, immersing herself in the beach lifestyle.While in Southern California, she worked with industry leaders in the promotion of active apparel lines producing and directing special events.Projects included working with Newport Harbor Chamber of Commerce, the Major League Baseball Player’s Alumni Association, Professional Athletes Alumni Association, Children’s Trade Expo West, City of Hope and others.

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Master Sergeant Michael Trost - Class of 1982

michae trost thumbThough U.S. Army Master Sergeant Michael Trost has traveled all over the world, some of his fondest memories are of Chico and his friends from high school days. Michael moved from southern California to Chico in 1977, attending Chico Christian and Bidwell Jr. High before graduating from Pleasant Valley in 1982.

His involvement in cross country and Student Government while at PV was an important leadership primer for his future military career. As a senior Michael was the regional president of the California Association of Student Councils and traveled with Activities Director Tom Needles to speak with area schools on leadership and anti-violence.

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