Alumni Update – March 2018

A Young FHS 1955 Class Picture

part of 1955

Thank you to Teresa Coultrip for sharing!


Dr. Julie Hill: Class of 1996

Dr. Julie Hill has recently joined NOMS Eye as an eye doctor working out of Oberlin, Oh. See Dr. Hill for a comprehensive eye exam! EyeMed insurance in now accepted.

Dr. Julie Hill

NOMS Healthcare

224 West Lorain St. Suite I

Oberlin, OH  44074



Bryan Filker: Class of 2009

Congratulations to Bryan Filker and Andrea Howard! They are newly engaged and looking forward to their future!

Bryan Filker

Kelly Korinko Goad: Class of 2007

Congratulations in are order for Kelly, Erick, and Wyatt Goad – they are expecting baby Coraline in September!. Wishing you all continued happiness. Kelly is the owner of PB & K Photography, LLC.

Baby Goad

Mrs. Foor: Bus Driver

milt and mrs foor

Do you remember Mrs. Foor? She stopped to visit Mr. Sayler at the bus garage Mrs. Foor retired in 1999!

Christine Balint: Class of 2014

Christine Balint 2018 Outstanding

Congratulations to Christine Balint who was named a 2018 CFAES Outstanding Senior. Balint is majoring in agriscience education at The Ohio State University.

Well done, Christine!

The Kyle Zukowski Memorial Scholarship: Class of 2008

Kyle Zukowski

Kyle Zukowski was a 2008 graduate of Firelands High School and was devoted to agricultural sciences starting in 4H as a young boy and continuing in that program for 14 years.

While at Firelands High School he was involved with the Firelands FFA program.  He was a 4 year member of the Firelands FFA where he represented Firelands at multiple state judging competitions. Kyle represented the chapter by holding various officer positions. In 2008, he received the State FFA Degree and in 2009, he received the American FFA Degree-which is awarded to members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA.

After high school, he attended ATI for 2 years and then graduated from the Ohio State University with a degree in Agronomy Science. Upon college graduation, Kyle purchased his own farm and enjoyed a career at Shearer Equipment.

On May 19, 2017, Kyle lost his battle and went home.

Due to the generosity of Kaye Zukowski (Kyle’s mother) and multiple donors, a scholarship has been set up in Kyle’s honor. Our FFA seniors who are looking to continue their education through an agricultural pathway are eligible for this scholarship.  The recipient will be named at the Senior Recognition dinner in May. Thanks to the Zukowski family, four students will be awarded scholarships in Kyle’s honor over the next several years.

The plaque pictured below will hang in the FFA classroom as a reminder of the  Zukowski family’s generosity.

Kyle Zukowski placq

Class of 1978

Class of 1978 reunion flyer

Debra and Brian Mastellone: Class of 1989 and 1991

Debra and Brian Mastellone, Owners of Lighthouse Insurance Agency, LLC have once again been recognized as leaders in the insurance industry. Every year, a select group of Grange’s independent agency partners earns the title of Senior Partner Plus by setting themselves apart and excelling in key areas, including customer service and overall agency performance. Out of nearly 4,000 independent agencies that sell Grange’s auto, home, life and business insurance products, Lighthouse Insurance Agency, LLC is one of just 68 agencies to receive the Senior Partner Plus designation.

Congratulations Debbie and Bryan!

Lighthouse Insurance
187 Park Avenue in downtown Amherst

Rachel Krumwiede: Class of 2011

Rachel Krumwiede

Congratulations to Rachel Krumwiede and Matt Livingston on their recent engagement! Rachel is a 2015 graduate of Belmont University with a BA in Entertainment Industry Studies and is a Community Manager at The Sandbox Agency. Matt is an analyst at Stout.

Rachel and Matt make thier home in Costa Mesa, CA with their dog Teemu!

Chris Zurcher: Class of 1985

Zurcher over the hill

Congratulations are in order for Chris Zurcher (front right)!  Chris is one of the remaining active members of the 117th Academy Class. This class achieved 30 years of service on March 23, 2018. Photo courtesy of The Ohio State Patrol.

Kyle Wood: Class of 2013

Kyle Wood

Congratulations to State Highway Patrolman Kyle Wood! Kyle graduated from OSHP Academy last March and is an Ohio State Trooper. In addition, Kyle is a Master At Arms  with the US Navy Reserve. Thank you for your service Kyle!

Class of 1968

Class of 1968 reunion info

Mr. John Funk: Firelands Teacher in the early 1960’s

Mr. Funk taught Industustrial Education in the early 1960’s at Firelands High School. A FHS graduate would like to get in touch with Mr. Funk or his immediate family members. If you have any information on Mr. Funk we would appreciate an email!

The Firelands Alumni Association

Firelands AlumniWe are looking to connect with FHS graduates! Our list of Alumni is growing every month. Thank you to all that have shown interest in our group. FHS has graduated over 7,000 people! We have a great opportunity for networking and sharing valuable information.  Download an Alumni Registration form here: Firelands Alumni Registration circle updated 3 2018




Welcome New Members!

  • Beth Pycraft
  • Samantha Golden
  • Megan Kudela Madan
  • Kyle Kudela
  • David Hess
  • Andy Gulish
  • Martha Henning Dickel
  • Carol Fletcher Northeim
  • Richard Northeim
  • Kristie Palmer
  • David Palmer
  • Jerry Born
  • Haley Strong
  • Ron Baumann
  • Judy Thompson Baumann
  • David Kudela
  • Kellie Northeim Kudela
  • Dale Glendenning
  • Mary Sayler Loder
  • Melinda Zeise
  • Mallory Coleman
  • Matt Sayler
  • David Hess
  • Andy Hardwick
  • Erika Ruffner
  • Kassie Abfall
  • Jay Morris
  • Taylor Morris
  • Dominic Januzzi

Our Falcons who serve

Do you know of a FHS graduate who is currently serving in the military? Do you have an update for our list below? If so, please let us know! We ask that you keep our FHS alumni who serve in your thoughts:

Tristan Clark: Class of 2014

101st Airborne “Screaming Eagles” at Fort Campbell, KY

Kevin Harris: Class of 2012

Joined the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Coca Beach, FL. Currently a student at OSU and is in the reserves.

Nick Harris: Class of 2014

Active military with the Navy in South Carolina

JV Vaughn: Class of 2014

Active military with the Army stationed South Korea

Jeff Habeck: Class of 2013

Army previously stationed in Jordan

Brad Thrasher: Class of 2015

United States Military Academy

Cory Osborne: Class of 2013

Medical Logistics Technician at USAF

Amanda Morrissette: Class of 2012

Taylor Aslaksen:  

Airman at The U.S. Air Force

David Steward

Adrian Rios:

United States Marine Corps

Richard Surovey: Class of 2017

Stationed in Germany with the Army

Alumni in The Press

Christine Balint: Foundation scholarships help keep student’s education on track

Submit your Updates

Submit your updates to Let us share your great news while taking part in our networking opportunities!

Firelands Alumni Association

Would you like to see what the Firelands Alumni Association is all about? Join us at our next meeting, April 24th at 7:00 pm at Sterks of Oberlin.

Once a Falcon, Always a Falcon