04-29-2020 - 1981 Pylon Yearbook, Science Fiction Club
1981 Pylon Yearbook, Sci-Fi Club
Guiding these clubs with knowledge and enthusiasm, Mrs Craycroft was kept quite busy. Going to Science Fiction lectures and inviting Sci-Fi authors to speak at LHS are some of the devices the Sci-Fi club members use as they try to learn the fascinating structure of Science Fiction.
Mary Jane Craycroft was a member of The Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society. The LASFS is the world's oldest living science fiction club. She organized two science fiction conventions of which one may have been held at Leuzinger High School.
Before the show became an icon due to its syndicated run, The First Star Trek Convention is rumored to have been held at Leuzinger High School in 1968 or 1969. The original cast is reported to have attended with the exception of William Shatner. Leonard Nimoy and the rest of the original cast were there. If this is true, the first convention was not held in New York but in the suburbs of Los Angeles – in Lawndale CA.
Sci Fi Members: Brian Polano, Roy Mukagawa, Scott Polanco, Elias Jureidine, Miles Mukagawa, Tracy Lugo, and Roy Rivera. Advisor Mary Jane McGrath Craycroft - Leuzinger Teacher