Celebrating 100 Years of Oakland Technical High School
Lily Brooks Toney ’57
Lily Brooks grew up on West Street between 40th and MacArthur. She loved her friends at Tech so much that when her parents moved to Hayward, she carpooled with her dad to Alameda where he worked and then took the 51 bus to school. Because of her long commute to school, she could not participate in extracurricular activities. However, lunching on the lawn with her pals and her fascinating college prep classes made up for her sacrifice. She made a good decision to stay true to Tech because she is still friends with her high school chums. Lily received her BA from St. Mary’s College and her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from USF.