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Alumni Association Announces 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees

Highland Alumni Association Announces 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees
Ceremony set for October 11 at Highland Middle School

MEDINA, OH (9/24/19) -- The Highland Alumni Association, in partnership with The Highland Foundation for Educational Excellence, is pleased to announce their second class of Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame inductees. The five honorees span generations of Highland graduates, reinforcing the district’s ongoing commitment to educational excellence.

Dwier Brown – 1976
Dale Chorba – 1981
Dan Hahn – 1987
James Ritcher – 1976
Jill Smith-Sooy – 1993


The district and community will celebrate the honorees at a special Hall of Fame ceremony and reception at 5 p.m. on Friday, October 11 in the Highland Middle School Gym. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased at the door. Cost includes food and refreshments.

Inductees will also be recognized during the 3rd quarter of the Highland vs. Canfield homecoming football game at the Highland Stadium, 4150 Ridge Road. Kickoff time is at 7 p.m. 

15th Annual Great Gifts Dinner is 11/2

Gallery Image A NIGHT AT THE GALLERY: EDUCATION ON EXHIBIT
The Highland Foundation cordially invites you to attend its 15th Annual Great Gifts Dinner from 6-11 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Weymouth Country Club. This year’s theme is “A Night at the Gallery: Education on Exhibit”

Online ticket registration will open 9/1. Cost is $100 per person ($75 for Highland staff). Guests will enjoy dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions with spectacular gifts, as well as a dessert auction featuring many local talented bakers and pastry chefs. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

All proceeds benefit The Foundation and its mission to enhance, enrich and supplement learning opportunities for Highland students, staff and community. Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Please download the SPONSOR FORM for more information and available options. Thank you for your support!

Sanyuka Children's Choir Visits HMS

Sanyuka Children's Choir Visits HMS ~

The Sanyuka Children’s Choir is currently visiting and performing with choir students at Highland Middle School. The Sanyuka Children's Choir is comprised of orphaned and vulnerable children of Uganda, Africa, who are under the care of Sanyuka Children Ministries. Made possible through a grant written by music teacher Emily Miller and funded through The Highland Foundation for Educational Excellence, this three-day intensive workshop (October 14-16) allows for increased cultural awareness and the opportunity to discover first-hand the diversity of world music through the eyes of peer performers.

Highland students will ultimately go beyond the music and deepen their understanding of culture, poverty, need, perseverance and joy of the Ugandan children.

The Sanyuka Children's Choir will perform with the HMS student choirs at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16 in the Highland High School Auditorium.

New Trustees Appointed to Board

The Highland Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of three new Trustees to its Board. 

“We are once again excited to bring new leadership perspectives to our team,” stated Foundation Executive Director Theresa Wright. “Each of these individuals bring with them a unique set of experiences and we look forward to working together to further our mission.” 

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