Alumni Update – April 2018

Our Falcons continue to make us proud!

Alumni News

Rose and Brian Pete: 2011 and 2006

Baby Pete

Congratulations to the Pete family! Rose and Brian are expecting their first baby in October 2018!

Dan Smith: Class of 1986

 

Congratulations to Dan Smith for his recognition of Coach of the Year for Avon Lake High School girls swim team. Dan is also the founder of PR Triathlon training team.

Alexis Lough: Class of 2016

Alexis Lough 2Congratulations to Alexis for being named to the Fall 2017 Dean’s List at Ashland University. Lough is majoring in forensic biology.

In addition, Lough recently presented on Ashland University’s Water Quality (AUWQa) Monitoring Program where student-let field teams collect water from pre-determined sampling sites for testing. Read the full article here.

Great work, Alexis!

 

Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Filker: Class of 2009

mr and mrs bryan filker

Congratulations to Bryan Filker and Andrea (Howard) Filker! They were married in early April!

Brandon Filker: Class of 2011

Brandon FilkerBrandon Filker has been doing great work at LCCC and working full time at Synapase Biomedical. Filker will graduate in May with his MEMS and Microelectronics Degree (MEMS is an emerging technology that uses micro and sub-micro scale electronic components to create mechanical devices and components such as sensors, valves, gears, and mechanical actuators). His training to date allows him to design, prototype, manufacture, test, and troubleshoot PCB while he works in the NextFlex supported Earn & Learn Train OH model.

After graduation, Filker plans on continuing his education. Well done, Brandon!

Otto Borsich: Class of 1978

Otto Borsich and Finance

Congratulations are in order for Otto Borsich and his fiance Dothy Quemada! The couple got  engaged on April 1, 2018 in the Philippines.

 Flashback

Boys FHS Basketball:1981

FHS boys bb 1981

 

Henrietta 4 H Club

Hen Sewing Club 1920s

Thanks to Lee Bishop for sharing his picture of the Henrietta 4 H Club from the 1920’s!

 

85 86 football team

 

Thanks to Tom Rollins for sharing the above picture of the seniors from the 1985-86 FHS Football team!

 

Yearbooks

FHS is always looking to receive yearbooks from 1955-present. Yearbooks need to be in good condition and donations are greatly appreciated!

Reunions

Class of 1978: October 5-7, 2018

Class of 1978 reunion flyer

 

Class of 1968: July 7, 2018

Class of 1968 reunion info

All Year Class Reunion: August 4, 2018

All Year Class Reunion 2018

Alumni Businesses

Buckeye Legal Investigations by Anthony Bentley, LPI: Class of 1981

Buckeye Legal Investigations logoIf you are looking for a private investigator or process server in Ohio, you have found the right organization! At Buckeye Legal Investigations, we offer attorney services and private sector assistance with all types of process serving and private investigation cases, to include Civil, Criminal and Domestic. With offices in Columbus and near Cleveland, Ohio, our reach can cover most of the State.

Buckeye Legal Investigations is an Ohio based organization but we have dependable contacts nationwide.

Call today for your free initial consultation, for any type of case or process serving need, primarily in central and northern Ohio, however statewide services are available upon request. Buckey Legal Investigations specializes in same day pre-employment background checks and much more.

Buckeye Legal Investigations is owned and operated by Scott Bentley. Scott graduated from FHS in 1981, served 25 years in the USAF, and is the owner of this private investigation/security business.

Sandra H Holbrook Scott: Class of 1984

one one meSandra Holbrook Scott has released her first book, Only One Me! The book will soon be delivered to the Firelands Elementary School library to be enjoyed by all of our young Falcons.

A former sax player, vocal coach, piano teacher and musical theater director, this new author even was given an opportunity to tour Europe as an opera singer.  Instead, Scott chose to tour the United States and share her voice in churches, children’s schools, nursing homes, and hospitals.

Sandra currently resides near the mountains in Maryland with her soul mate and husband of 23 years. She is also a proud mother of two adult daughters and a fur baby named Luna!

Sandra H Scott
Sandra Holbrook Scott

Music is an immense inspiration to the author. Managing her husband’s entertainment company is her part-time job; but reading, writing, singing and creating are Sandra’s passions!

For a limited time, you can download Sandra’s new book, Only One Me! here.

Northeim’s Home Improvement

Northeims Home Improvement

Northeim’s Home Improvement by Deputy Cody Northeim (Class of 2012).

Events to Support

Annual FFA BBQ

FFA-Label-smallMark your calendars: The 2nd Annual FFA BBQ will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018 outside of the FHS Stadium. This BBQ is an opportunity for all previous FFA members-and community members-to visit the FFA shop and take part in supporting current students. Proceeds from this event will go towards creating a FFA Endowment Scholarship. More information to come.

 

 

Welcome New Members!

Mrs. Emily Stevanus-Kenyon

Mr. Lou Tisler

Mrs. Karen Brown McGunagle

 

Those That Serve: Active or Retired

 

Scott Bentley Hungary 2002

Anthony Bentley in Hungary with the USAF (now retired).

Bryan Filker: Best wishes to Bryan as he has recently been sworn into the Air Force.

Condolences

Clyde Gehringer

Clyde GehringerExtending our thoughts to the family of Clyde Gehringer, FHS Class of 1973. Clyde passed away on March 27, 2018 due to complications from diabetes. Thank you to Sandra Behner, Clyde’s sister, for letting us know.

 

 

 

 

 

David Wesley Boose

David Boose

Sending our condolences to the family of David Wesley Boose. Click here to read his obituary.

 

 

 

 

Herman Eugene “Gene” Dumke Jr.

DumkeThe Class of 1968 lost a member on April 14, 2018. Gene Dumke Jr. passed away at his home. We send our condolences to his family. You can read his obituary here.

 

 

 

Louise A Jackson (nee Kukucka)

Louise JacksonLouise, from the Class of 1982, passed away on April 23, 2018. You will find her obituary here. Prayers to her family and friends.

 

 

 

David Odom: Class of 1981

David Odom 1Our sympathy is extending to the family of David Odom. David passed away in March of 2018. His obituary is available to read here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Questions?

Please contact Jennifer at jbutchko@firelandsschools.org or (440) 965-5821 ext 1015. Please submit information to the above email address.  Alumni updates will not be posted in June, July, or August.

 

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