Alumni Update – October 2018

Welcome Home Class of 1978

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On October 5th we were able to welcome back the Class of 1978! Several members gathered to walk the halls and reminisce about the old days! It was our pleasure to have the Class of 1978 home. We hope you all had a great 40th reunion weekend!

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Cody Northeim: Class of 2012

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Deputy Cody Northeim has accepted the first ever Resource Officer position at Firelands Local Schools. Read the full article here.

Jessie (Beran) and Tyler Paterchak: Classes of 2015


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Congratulations to Jessie and Tyler Paterchak! They were married on September 15, 2018!

Stephen Budweg: Class of 2015

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Stephen was recently featured in The Ohio State University’s prestigious webpage. Click here to read about his recent internship with Cedar Point.

Dan and Chelsie (Booth) Dendorfer: Class of 2007

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Congratulations to Dan and Chelsie! They were married on October 6, 2018, at St. Mary’s Church in Vermilion.

Dan currently works as a CNC machinist for Coley’s CNC Machine shop in Vermilion and Chelsie is in school working towards her degree in early childhood education.

Ballot Issue

Did you know that Firelands is on the ballot in November? The district is addressing a real need to build a new 9-12 building that will be connected to the current high school. The current high school will then become the new middle school which will permit the district to move all of the students to the main campus. Click here for additional information.

An information video is below:


Falcon Flash Back

Time to flash back!! Can you recognize anyone from these class pictures? They were taken at the Florence Elementary School in 1983!

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Alumni Musicians

Chad Hoffman: Class of 1992

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Chad Hoffman is a soulful singer/songwriter based just outside of Cleveland, OH.  After high school, he lived in Columbus and then Michigan for 21 years before moving back to the area about 6 years ago. At that time, he left his day job to do music full time.

Plan on catching one of Chad’s upcoming performances:

  • October 19th at 7:00 pm @ Burtwood Tavern in Westlake, OH
  • October 20th at Burham Orchards in Berlin Heights, OH
  • October 21st at Parker’s Grille and Tavern in Avon Lake, OH
  • October 23rd at The Dogg House Bar & Grill in Avon Lake, OH
  • October 24th at Parker’s Grille and Tavern in Avon Lake, OH
  • October 26th at Ferrante Winery in Geneva, OH
  • October 27th at Dodd’s Hillcrest Orchards in Amherst, OH
  • October 27th at Wakeman Elevater in Wakeman, OH
  • October 30th at Cork Tree Tavern in Amherst, OH