The Highline High School Alumni Foundation is a non profit organization founded in 1995 that helps generate funding to provide scholarship opportunities for Highline High School students and complete special projects at the High School. The Foundation has sponsored over $500,000 in scholarships since its inception.
The Foundation greatly appreciates the generous support from its alumni and friends and hopes to continue to generate additional scholarships of greater magnitude with your help in the future. In addition to providing academic support, the Foundation also provides a communication link for alumni and friends to find important events and activities connected with Highline High School.Go Pirates!
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"Highline High School and the Burien community are fortunate to have such a hard working, committed Alumni Foundation supporting our students through a variety of recognition and award programs." -- Mike Fosberg, Former HHS Principal and Alum
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Alumnus of the Year section to appreciate the extraordinary efforts of some
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2016 Membership Drive Results
1 Year Dues $ 1,620
Lifetime Members $ 3,200
Member Donations $17,750
Golf Day Proceeds: $ 9,487
Thank you for your generous donations for HHS Scholarships
Highline High School Alumni Foundation Board Members
Introducing Our Current Board Members:
President – Gary Korsgaard 1964
Vice President - Joanne Bakken Pease 1970
Treasurer - Scott Salzer 1971
Secretary - Martha Brock 1958
Member At Large - Sally Newton 1970, Tricia Anderson 1977
Alumni Soundings Coordinator – Michele Ham Miller 1978
Golf Day – Kevin Ostic 1971, Larry Olson 1960
Scholarships - Patti Burgess 1950, Tricia Anderson 1977
Membership - Cathy Low 1967
Website - Kevin Ostic 1971
Facebook Manager – Marc Anderson 1972
Athletic Hall of Fame – Howard Call 1957
Introducing Our 2017 Scholarship Recipients
The Highline High School Alumni Foundation awarded over $60,000 in scholarships to Pirate seniors this year. Here are this year’s recipients, honored June 4, 2017:
Top row, left to right:Joey Swim-Balcom (English Department Scholarship), Amir Shazaad (Uli & Gayle Chi Mathematics), David Dinh (Nancy Tully Memorial—Business), Chelsi Haskins (Music), Kathleen Silvernale (Dick Dahlgard Visual Arts), Jenna Wydick (R. & L. Walsh), Benji Box (Harry E. Lemon Memorial), and Carson Torres (McEachern Family Fine Arts).
Middle Row, left to right:Miriam Alkorashy (Emily Nishimura Herod), Lauren Powers (Donald Bunger, Future Technology), Tara Nester (Anex Brothers—Basil, George, & Robert, Science), Alyda Marincovich (Patti Burgess Future Teacher), Natalie Ha (Steve & Candy Eyler-Irwin), Rasha Barem (Social Studies), and Madison Hall-Lambert (Dr. Alan Gunsul).
Front row, left to right:Dominic Quiroz (Turn-around), Jason Luna-Posadas (Patti Burgess Future Teacher), Stephanie Menka (R. & L. Walsh), Katherine Montenegro-Blandon (R. & L. Walsh), and Tseyon Nurilegn (Mavis Luksan).Not pictured:Debbie Acheampong (Mavis Luksan), Miquela Wallace (Turn-around), and Nayeli Quiroz-Torres (World Languages).
Photo by Marc Anderson.
Introducing Our 2016 Scholarship Recipients
The winners and their scholarships are, left to right in the top row. Kayla Brower (Turnaround Scholarship); Rachel Brazil (English Department); Saint Williams (The Turnaround); Joe Kenta Niizuma (Donald Bunger Future Technology); Hansol Kim (Emily Nishimura Herod); Carissa Merkel (McEachern Family Fine Arts); Allen Braun (Uli & Gayle Chi Mathematics); Robert Bilic (Social Studies); Han Luc (Nancy Tully Memorial Business).
In the middle row left to right are Rachael Tang (Dr. Alan Gunsul Scholarship); Karina Marroquin (World Language Department); Celestina Adu (Mavis Lukson); Rachel Myers (Patti Burgess Future Teacher); Nomandeep Kaur (The Anex Brothers (Basil George, & Robert) Science Department); Trang Minh Khuc (Roger & Linda Walsh); Ailed Gomez (Roger & Linda Walsh); and Som Subba (Roger & Linda Walsh).
In the front row left to right are Gavin Mosier (Mavis Lukson Schoarship); Jose Bermudez (Music Department); Lodrigo Omar (Harry E. Lemon Memorial); and Yohannesabeb Belay (Dick Dahlgard Visual Arts).
2015 Scholarship Recipients
The Highline High School Alumni Association has awarded 21scholarships worth over $50,000 to 2015 graduating seniors at the Burien school.
The winners and their scholarships are, left to right in the top row. Olivia Beckham (Uli & Gayle Chi Mathematics), Julissa Gallegos (Donald Bunger Future Technology), Yusuf Ali-Halane (World Language Department), Citlaly Ramirez (Roger & Linda Walsh), Jacob Hines (Mavis Lukson), Hai Quang Le (Harry E. Lemon), Fredy Galpani (Roger & Linda Walsh), Nizama Djuderija (English Department) and Sydney Williams, Highline High college and career access specialist.
In the second row are Rodha Sheikh (Social Studies Department), Katie Gatto (Emily Nishimura Herod), Faith Todd (Science Department), Shelbianne Figgins (McEachern Family Fine Art), Cassidi Young (Roger & Linda Walsh), Diana Algomeda-Villada(Dr. Alan Gunsul), and Adanech Makey (Mavis Lukson).
In the front row are Jonathan Soledad (Dick Dahlgard Photography), Kodie Frankele (Patti Burgess Future Teacher), Kyle Pitz (Music Department) and Kelvin Herbruger (Nancy Tully Memorial Business Department).
Not pictured: Tajinique Ruffin (The Turnaround) and Alexiz Gomez (The Turnaround).
2014 Scholarship Award Winners
Photo by Eric Mathison/Highline Times
Winners of the 2014 Highline High School Alumni Association scholarships were honored at a reception on June 8.
In the back row, from left, are Andrea Mandt, Harry Schwendemann, Jonathan Mantello, Disney Vorng, Patricia Ruelas-Tejeda, Daisy Cortez-Arevalo, Ben Myers and Kamal DeCampos.
In the front row are Langh Mang, Hanbit Kim, Ashleen Kumar, Alyxis Burks, Thais Pedro-Trujillo and Hoda Ibrahim.
Not pictured are Dario Castellon, Khaliq Shahzaad, Dominique Thomas-McCollum and Elizama Aguilar.
Michael Walsh & Parents with HHS Scholarship Recipients
The Alumni Foundation wishes to thank Michael Walsh again for contributing in 2016 to retain each scholarship at $3,000. This comes on the back of an unprecedented matching donation from the Highline grad in excess of $20,000.
After having a great business year and long lasting memory of how his parents helped fund their children's college studies, Michael was interested in providing others the same opportunity to begin their college, professional, or vocational training. This was a tremendous opportunity for the Alumni Foundation to double the amount of donations given by our Alumni and friends!
Michael's generosity along with your contributions allowed the Foundation to increase our scholarships from $2,500 to $3,000. In addition to this increase, we opened up new scholarships in honor of Mike's parents, Roger and Linda Walsh, both HHS graduates themselves. This enabled the HHS Foundation to award 20 scholarships for a total of $60,000!
Exceptional thanks to our Lifetime Foundation Members and all contributors who have generously provided funding to support scholarship grants for Highline High School graduates!
The Alumni Foundation is always searching for new volunteers for: Alumni Foundation Officers, Community Service Support, Newsletter Articles, and Alumni Class Representatives. If you live in the area and are interested in keeping your class in touch with the Alumni Foundation, contact Michele (Ham) Miller at email@example.com or Kevin Ostic at firstname.lastname@example.org
Most Recent Web Update -August 19th 2017- Website Developed & Published by Kevin Ostic ( Class of 1971)
Highline Alumni Facebook Manager - Marc Anderson (Class of 1972)
Annual Newletter Production Coordinator - Michele (Ham) Miller - 2016 Edition Published March 21st, 2016