Mr. Jay Holmes has dedicated his entire adult life to making our community a better place. Jay's specialty is helping the young people, not only in the field of education, but through his constant work as a volunteer.
Jay and his family moved to Manteca in 1968. He began his career working as a teacher for the California Youth Authority and rose to principal. He retired in 2001. Along the way Jay has been very active in the community. From 2000-2004 he was a member of the Manteca Unified School Board, a Substance Abuse/Gang Intervention teacher in Manteca for fifteen years, a fifteen year member of the Manteca Boys/Girls Club serving as President and Secretary, Board of Directors of Give Every Child a Chance, P.T.A. President of Sequoia and Manteca High Schools, Manteca Rotary Club member, past President and several times a Paul Harris awardee.
Jay has always been involved in a variety of community service. In his church, he has been involved as a Sunday school teacher, music programmer and in many other leadership roles. He has served as a member of the Manteca Community Prayer Breakfast committee for ten years.
In 1986, Jay was recognized by the San Joaquin County Juvenile Justice Commission as Educator of the Year. All of his awards and recognitions are too numerous to mention.
Jay Holmes' many contributions to the young people of the community make him a deserving member of the Manteca Hall of Fame. Manteca is a better place to live because of Jay's dedication, volunteerism and outstanding contributions to education.