Former honorary mayor of San Pedro  and  San Pedro High School teacher tells the stories of her parents coping with Nazis, escape to Egypt and then USA

May 4, 2023

SOLAHA Vol. III, No. 36  Kathy (Vidovich) Carcamo

Kathy’s account reminds of The Sound of Music, without the music – amazing survival story of WWII.

Proud of her “pure Croatian” heritage Kathy’s teaching career began in Hawthorne. She’s been truly dedicated educator and her daughter Alexandra has followed her lead and also teaching at SPHS. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in physical education at Cal State Dominguez Hills and also has Master of Arts degree in Exercise Prescription. She taught aerobics at the YMCA and so motivating with her “all American” good looks, lovely smile, gracious manner and terrific figure! 

She has immense energy and community pride, volunteering with San Pedro Pirate Booster (VP Fundraising),  SPHS Hall of Fame (board member),  San Pedro Lady Booster (board member), Boys & Girls Club (Bids For Kids planning committee), Assistance League of San Pedro (advisory board), Dalmatian American Club Auxiliary(member and past president), and LA Fleet Week. Kathy has  been honored as Lions Club Humanitarian of the Year, Teacher of the Year by San Pedro Chamber of Commerce. Her dedication and contributions are to be admired and emulated.



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