Alumni Update – May 2018

We are happy to share the good news of our graduates!

Firelands Alumni

Nick Harris: Class of 2014

Nick Harris Graduation Day

Congratulations to Petty Officer Nick Harris on his recent graduation from Nuclear Power Propulsion school. He will be headed to his duty station in Hawaii soon!

Sara Laughlin: Class of 2012

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Congratulations to Sara as she graduated from The Ohio State University with a Master’s of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs and will be working as an Assistant Director of Development at Nationwide Children’s Hospital!


Gabby Marrow: Class of 2013

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Congratulations to Gabrielle Morrow, RT(R) as she graduated from Lorain County Community College. Gabby also passed her state board test! She is a registered radiologic technologist.

Cole Sklarek: Class of 2015

During his time at FHS, Cole played basketball and baseball. He was happy when he was invited back to join the baseball coaching staff at Firelands High School. He now serves as the Head JV Baseball Coach. His boys finished this year with a 19-5 record and they were the  winners of the Lorain County Coaches Association Baseball Tournament!

Cole is now a college student and is pursuing an Associates of Science in Nursing RN degree through Lorain County Community College.

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Coach Sklarek

Jeremy Simonovich: Class of 2016

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Coach Simonovich

While still at FHS, Jeremy was the MVP of the baseball team. He was also 1st team in PAC, Lorain County and Northeast Ohio. He pitched in the northeast Ohio baseball coaches all star game at the Akron Rubber Ducks Stadium and the Lorain County All Star game. He played for the Warhawks under Adrian Abrahamowicz in the summer.

Currently, Jeremy attends Cleveland State University in the School of Engineering , studying Chemical Engineering.  He is in the Engineering co-op program at CSU.

Although his schedule is packed, Jeremy has been an assistant JV coach for the past two years at Firelands High School.


John Sterk: Class of 1983

Brickyard best burger

Congratulations to John and Shelly Sterk! Their restaurant, Sterk’s Brickyard Bar and Grill was voted a Best Burger Finalist out of 1,400 nominations!  You can visit the restaurant at 580 West Lorain Street, Oberlin, Ohio.

Read about the contest here:


Olivia Born: Class of 2015

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Congratulations to Olivia as she just graduated from Lorain County Community College! Olivia has an associates degree in Human Resource Management and a certificate in General Business Administration.

Alexis Lough: Class of 2016

Check out the Ashland University EagleEye Photo showcasing Alexis and her ongoing work!

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Junior Alexis Lough, of Vermillion, is a Forensic Biology major and aspiring doctor. She will be presenting her research from her investigations this semester at the upcoming Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URCA) Symposium which was held in May.

Maison Mastellone: Class of 2013

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Congratulations to Maison as she is a recent Magna Cum Laude graduate from Ashland University! She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education-Intervention Specialist degree.

Michael Anadell: Class of 2017

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Congratulations to Michael as he was chosen the Ohio’s Star American in Placement candidate at the 90th State of Ohio FFA Convention in May. Michael will now move on to the national level! Well done, Mike!

Welcome Class of 2018 

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We welcome the 147 students from the Class of 2018! You are now part of  Firelands High School Alumni!

All Years Reunion

All Year Class Reunion 2018


Do you remember this version of Miller’s Ice Cream? Thank you Lee Bishop for sharing!

Millers Ice Cream Flashback

Do you remember when FHS had mock weddings? The picture below is from the 2002 mock wedding at FHS!

Class of 2002 mock wedding

Stephanie Matus and Gabe Varner

Did you know:

That Firelands Schools has a Facebook page? Like The Firelands Falcons at: to stay current with everything Firelands!

Firelands Alumni Association

The Firelands Alumni Association (FAA) is gaining ground! We have started the process of becoming a 501(c)3 (official non-profit) to help support the students, staff, and community of Firelands Local Schools!

We are compiling information to create an alumni business-to-business support directory. This directory will feature alumni and their business outreach. The directory will include doctors, realtors, mechanics, stylists, authors and so much more! When you are looking for your next connection to professional services, why not consider alumni first?


Condolences to:

The family of Marilyn Immler. You can read her obituary here. Marilyn was a member of the Class of 1967.

The family of Charlie, Kim (Habeck),Michael and Glenn Turner on the loss of their mother, Peggy. The obituary can be viewed here.

The Budweg family on the loss of their father, Ralph Budweg. You can read the obituary here.

The Stoyka family on the loss of their mother, Donna Stoyka. Donna retired from the Brownhelm School where she employed in the 1980’s. Read her obituary here.

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