Alumni Update: Nov and Dec 2018

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Firelands Alumni

College Connections

John Gall: Class of 2017

John Gall 2018 pic

Congratulations to John! Former soccer standout and National Honor Society member  continues his academic and athletic involvement at Heidelberg University. John was recently named Academic All-OAC!

Click here to read the release from Heidelberg University.

Daniel Smith: Class of 1986


Dan has just accepted a position as an assistant coach at Oberlin College for the Swimming and Diving for men and womens teams.

Smith is a Coach and Founder at PR Triathlon training Team and CEO & Founder at Daniel Smith photographer.

FFA Alumni

American Degree Recipients

Congratulations to the following alumni for joining less than 0.5% of FFA members by earning the American FFA Degree:

Michael Anadell: Class of 2017

Mike Anadell American

Congratulations to FHS Alum Michael Anadell!  Pictured here with Mrs. Finnegan, Michael has reached the pinnacle of FFA success.

Evan Born: Class of 2018

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Congratulations to Evan! He earned his FFA American Degree!

Katy Tuggle: Class of 2016

Katy Tuggle

Well done Katy! Katy earned her FFA American Degree.

Alex Sabine: Class of 2016

Alex Sabine

Alex earned her American Degree as well. Congratulations Alex!

National Proficiency Winner

Emily Holcomb: Class of 2018

Emily Holcomb

Emily was chosen the National Proficiency Winner of Ag Processing at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis!

Alumni Ag Teachers

It was a great thing to see FHS Alumni teaching and leading their own students at The National FFA Convention in Indianapolis in October. Proud of you all:

Mr. Alex Tuggle: Washington Park CLE

Miss Shelby Balint: Madison Plains

Miss Christine Balint: Fairfield Union

Miss Katie Fath: Hillsdale Student Teacher


Nick Harris: Class of 2014

Congratulations to Nick and Holly Harris! They were married on November 10, 2018 in Amherst, Ohio!

Nick Harris Wedding


D.J. and Megan Lubinski: Class of 2007

DJ and Megan Lubinski baby

DJ and Megan Lubinski, both of the Class of 2007, celebrate the arrival of their first child. Their son, Daniel Timothy, was born on October 22, 2018. Daddy and Mommy are thrilled!!

Employment Success

Emma Northeim: Class of 2013

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Congratulations to Ms. Emma Northeim! She was recently recognized by her employer, Strongsville City Schools in their  ‘Mustang Spotlight.’ Ms. Northeim is in her 2nd year of teaching, having started her career with Strongsville City Schools. After earning her undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University, Ms. Northeim started at Chapman and is now a Kindergarten teacher at Muraski Elementary. She was recognized as her districts “Mustang Spotlight.”

Falcon Flashback

FHS Cheerleaders: 1954

Taken from the Firelands Flash. December 10, 1954:

FHS Cheerleaders 1954

Catching Up

Coach Bill Ramsey

Bill Ramsey

Coach Bill Ramseyer, Firelands Football Coach from 1962-1964, and Fred Fryberger. Coach Ramseyer was recently honored at a Firelands home football game.

Thank you:

To JoLynne Ross Marsh for the donation of FHS yearbooks! We are excited to now have yearbooks from 1955, 1956, 1957, and 1959.  If you have yearbooks that you no longer need please let us know and we will add them to our collection!

To Nicole Meszaros for a cash and t-shirt donations to the alumni association! Nicole organized a t-shirt sale during the homecoming game and generously donated the proceeds to our group. Remaining shirts will be offered for sale at an upcoming basketball game.

Coming Up Next:

Share the Love Food Drive! We will again be running the alumni food drive in February. This drive will benefit a foodbank within our district that supports the people that live within the Firelands community. More information will be coming soon.


Berry Conrad Minney, Class of 1968

Mrs. Debby Standen, FLSD employee of 22 years

Ms. Debra Ellen Statler, Class of 1979


Once a Falcon, always a Falcon