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Football: Jon Garland to be honored by Kennedy

Football: Jon Garland to be honored by Kennedy
San Diego Padres' Jon Garland is greeted at the plate by Adrian Gonzalez after scoring on a double hit by Miguel Tejada in the third inning during their baseball game Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) (/ AP)

It's football season, but former Granada Hills Kennedy pitching standout Jon Garland will be the grand marshal at homecoming festivities on Friday night against Van Nuys.

Kennedy is beginning a year-long project of honoring distinguished alumni and will be creating an area in its quad to honor them. The school opened in 1971.

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Garland graduated in 1997 and went on to become a first-round draft pick and successful pitcher in the major leagues.

He has continued to support Kennedy's baseball team and remains visible in the community.

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