FROM THE PRES - The realization of trying to draft a statement to several generations of graduates leaves one scrounging for ideas that might prudently serve the practicality of each one reading this message.Unable to hoard or recollect many whoopdedos, perhaps it is best to just say “et cetera” and end this dissertation right here.There are those of you from the 20’s and 30’s that viewed life quite differently.You lived with the Charleston, Lindbergh, the Depression, Weissmuller, Red Grange, Cobb, Ruth, prohibition, Valentino, Garbo, jazz. Fads and bally hoo.You 40’s graduates were perhaps motivated by the movies, Kaiser-Frazer, WWII, Howdy Doody, Oklahoma, Superman, Truman and the UN, while the 50’s dealt with TV. Pop to rock, drive-in movies, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, cram courses, hula-hoops, Korea, and Chevys.The 60’s answered to the call of protests, Vietnam, Flip Wilson, Dr. King, JFK, Oswald, 747’s, computers, space, Arnies Army, Hull and Shoemaker.The 70’s engaged with Gertrude, Nixon, Watergate, men on the moon, feminism, abortion, and resignation.80’s people looked forlornly upon the incantations of inflation, fax, ERA failings, hostage crisis, and Reagan.If you are part of the nineties crowd you had to deal with Honda, Toyota, laptops, 8 tracks, Griffey, UW sanctions, internet, cell phones, and, more recently you of the “ought” group prefer to pursue such things as Microsoft, dot com, HD-TV, on-line, Letterman, Leno, AOL, My Space and text messaging.
All of us work optimistically with boldness toward the future, avoiding whatever pessimism possible.We want better relationships, better standards of living, and the best of what is possible out and beyond.And in retrospect, each of us contemplates the “what if’s” and the “if only I could have” or if I had just invested back then or made this move or that move.For many high school seniors, the years ahead are filled with challenges, tasks, responsibilities, and goals not unlike we all had.As an Alumni Foundation, we are committed to encouraging a few recent grads to continue pursuing their expectations through additional education or training.
There are approximately 25,000 Highline High School graduates.If we had half of you participating, so much more could be accomplished.Many doing a little equals a lot.The several hundred who have become members of the Alumni Foundation are to be commended.Those wishing to become class representatives have the opportunity to guide the Foundation with their input, decision making, ideas for the Athletic Hall of Fame and Alumnus of the Year, all with only two meetings a year.Certainly it would be great to have a rep from each of the classes, however, enlisting class representatives is sort of like trying to push a 12 X 12 foot cube of granite through twenty feet of snow; when in actuality we could have some of you providing the skids, pulling power,and occasional push needed.Thanks to our current members for their donations, memberships, and participation.Thanks also to several classes that have made monetary donations from their extra reunion funds.
Howard Call - President
The Amazing Run Of A Reunion Golf Outing!
Golf Master of Ceremonies - Howard Call & Sally (Carey) Newton
Eleven years ago the Highline High class of 1957 decided to have a golf event in conjunction with their 40th reunion.Initially, two gentlemen, Jack Kalina and Jim Wootan were assigned to put the event together.Larry Proctor ’57 happen to own and operate North Shore Golf Course, so the site was a natural.Mr. Proctor provided many incentives for hosting our group.We had about twenty-five participants from the class that first year.Those who took part thought it should become an annual event and soon became a fund raising event benefiting the Highline High School Alumni Foundation scholarship fund.
Each year the numbers increased and now the third Friday of August event hosts a full field of over 144 golfers.Some winners from the past include:Year 2000----Men; Scott Moffitt, Dick Bus, Kevin Barber, Spook Peterson; Women; Kristy Gibson, Colette Stoddard, Karen Heeresberger, Heidi Anderson;
Mixed; Rich and Sally Newton, Gary and Brian Low.In the 2002 event;Men; Jeff McKee, Carl Shaw, Tony Hatfield, Dan Marks; Women; Sue Plischke, Sherry Michaelson, Sharon Chambers, Jackie Call; Mixed; Collette Stoddard, Kristy Gibson, Jim Stampalia, Don Patterson; with Nancy Meyer and Hank Thompson winning KP honors.The 2007 winners were;Men; Gordon, Travis, and Tyler Geving with Dave Malcolm;Women; Kathy Bixler, JoAnn Enyeart, Nancy Meyer, Sherry Michaelson; Mixed; Hannah Ostic, Mackinzie Carlson, Kaitlin Jackson, and Jeremy Wendelken.KP winners were Kathy Bixler(2), Linda Kleeberger, Al Meyer, Jerry Piper, and Bruce Bixler.Long drive champs were Bryan White and Connie Farbo.The second annual revolving “Pirate Flush” award went to the Jackie Call, Sue Plischke, Marie Thorne, and Sharon Chambers group.That group will pass it on at the 2008 tournament.
Get your group together for this year’s 18 hole scramble event to be held at the Auburn Golf Course on Friday, August 15th.The 7:30 start fills up quickly, so return your form and money early.The approximate cost for this years round of golf, cart, and lunch is $75.00.If you wish a flyer sent, contact Cathy Low (206-244-3044).Some class reunions are scheduled for the same weekend in August.Last years largest group was that from the class of 1957 with 27 golfers.The tournament has raised over $25,000 during the past few years.Hole sponsors, prize donations, Mulligan sales, and Raffle tickets provide the income.
A special thanks to Larry Proctor and his staff at North Shore Golf Course for their enumerable favors granted our group over the years.THANKS!Also, much appreciation to the past and current golf committees and the many volunteers who help make this a fun occasion.Remember----FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2008 @ AUBURN GOLF COURSE.
2007 HIGHLINEHIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
1st Row:Jamey Trudeau, The Turnaround Scholarship; Shameika Black, English Dept.; Victoria Barrett, Social Studies Dept.; Rebecca Pham, Business Dept.; Don Nguyen, Uli & Gayle Chi Mathematics Scholarship.
2nd Row:Brian Watkins, The Turnaround Scholarship; Julianne Smith, World Language Dept.; Erin Cook, McEachern Family Fine Art; Matthew Fay, Emily Nishimura Herod Scholarship; Jesann Spani, Alan Gunsul Scholarship; Jennifer Huynh, Science Dept.
3rd Row:Bennett Mills, Stanley Watson Memorial Science Scholarship;Rachel Reynolds, Mavis Luksan Scholarship; Haleyk Bottemiller, Harry E. Lemon Memorial Scholarship; Tyler Kimmel, Music Dept.
Not pictured: Elesha Savage-Doyle, Linn, Schisel & DeMarco Scholarship.
Katrina Morgan and Her Commanding Officer
REFLECTIONS FROM KATRINA MORGAN,2004 RECIPIENT
We invited Katrina to send us some of her impressions and highlights from college since receiving a HHSAF Alumni Scholarship 4 ½ years ago.
“ In 2003, I received a Highline High School Alumni Scholarship when I was on my way to go to school at Embry-RiddleAeronauticalUniversity.That scholarship kicked off quite a college career for me.From day one at this school, I’ve had a truly amazing experience.I enrolled in AFROTC at the start since I received a scholarship without any obligations.I was planning to just check it out for a year, but I ended up loving the Air Force culture and the idea of serving with these people who were so inspiring to me.”
“I was named Cadet of the Year in my sophomore class in 2005, and went on to be ranked #1 in flight at field training.I also received the Iron Man PT award, which is awarded to one male and one female cadet in each encampment of around 400 cadets for obtaining the highest Physical Fitness Test (PFT) scores.The next year, I was selected again as Cadet of the Year for my 300 junior class.My senior year, I served the Wing as the Cadet Wing Commander managing and commanding a training program for over 350 cadets.”
“In the Spring of last year, I got to participate in a study abroad program through the university. I lived and studied in Paris, France for five months, traveling to nine other countries while I was there and making friends from four different continents. “
“I was able to play four years on the University Women’s Soccer Team and ran a season for the University’s Cross County Team.I served three years as captain for women’s soccer and was a contributor to three the championships won by the program.I received multiple Academic All-America awards, All-Region and All-FSC player awards and championships both for soccer and cross country.I was named ESPN Magazine’s 2006 Women’s Soccer Player of the Year, and three time winner of our Athletics Department’s Champion of Character scholarship.”
“I will graduate with a degree in Applied Research Meteorology. I will soon begin my Air Force career in Daytona Beach followed by Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, TX on October 1st.”
“The experience I’ve had at ERAU has been a dream come true.Thank-you to the Alumni Scholarship Foundation for helping to make that happen!”
UPDATES ON SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Elizabeth Rorabaugh2004 Uli and Gayle Chi Math Scholarship
She will graduate from Seattle Pacific University this Spring with a degree in Pre-med.She has maintained a 3.90+ grade average, worked a full time campus job, and plans to get a Masters Degree in Public Health after taking a year off.Medical plans are still in the future.
Alula Asfaw2003 Linn, Schisel and DeMarco Scholarship
UW junior is one of 65 U.S. students selected as Truman Scholars on the basis of their leadership potential, intellectual ability and likelihood of “making a difference,” the Truman Scholarship Foundation announced on March 27, 2007.Each scholarship provides $30,000 for graduate study.
Asfaw was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 1985.His parents sent him to live with his older brother in the United States shortly after his sixth birthday to protect him from the dangers of war in his home country.While at the UW, he created the Dream Project, an under-graduate class that explores the relationship between educational opportunity and social mobility.
Jesann Spani2007 Dr. Alan Gunsul Volunteer Service Scholarship
Currently attending San Diego State University majoring in Business.Had a good solid first semester earning a 3.4 grade average.She lives in a dorm and is a member of a sorority.Through the sorority she is doing Community Service.Staff and counselors are encouraging her to get active in the campus International Business Club.
Tom Deslongchamp2003 Fine Art Department Scholarship
A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Tom now lives in Seattle with his wife Jessica who attended the same Rhode Island School.They work for a local advertising agency, Wexley School for Girls doing their specialties, Tom in film and video animation and Jessica in graphic design.They and their work will be part of the upcoming Slam Dance Festival in Utah.
Daniel Rorabaugh2006 Uli and Gayle Chi Math Scholarship
Loves school, living on campus, and particularly the college life.He is majoring in Math with a minor in Spanish Linguistics at Seattle Pacific University.Dan plans to travel to Guatemala this summer through the college STINT program.After two weeks in language school, he will spend thirteen days in Spanish ministry and working on his foreign language.Some indication that his grades are in rather good order.He has future plans for a Masters and Doctorate.
“WHAT HIGHLINE MEANS TO ME”
By Haley Bottemiller, 2007
For the past four years I have dedicated my time and effort to make Highline a better place for every student.This school has had my heart for the past four years and to leave it behind is scary.I love this place and I am happy that I got involved in extra curricular activities. I hope I have inspired others to get involved and enjoy Highline as much as I do.
It is hard to describe what exactly this school means to me because it means more than I could ever describe in words.When I was a freshman, I realized that I wanted to make a difference in other peoples experience at Highline because of my older sister.She inspired me to not only succeed academically, but in leadership as well.I wanted to become a leader and my practice here will help later on in life.I have become the person that cannot just sit back and let negative changes happen to this school.I have become the person that is right in the middle of change; so that I can put my input in and make a positive impact.When our school decided to change to Small Learning Communities, I was the first person to sign up for the committee, ready and willing to discuss positive change and how to best fit the student’s needs.I stood up to parents and staff members to let my opinion be heard because I care what happens to this school. This year I was an Associated Student Body Officer and that experience has furthered my dedication to Highline.I have planned numerous school wide activities with a group of leadership students, in hope to make the student body feel as one and feel important.I have loved being involved for my high school experience.Highline is the place where I learned how to make positive change and lead by example; and because of that I will always remember my wonderful high school experience.
ALL CLASS REUNION AND AUCTION
HIGHLINE HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA
225 South 152nd Burien, WA98148 Saturday, May 17, 2008 11:00 am – 3:00 pm $25.00 per person.Please bring an auction item of at least $10.00. (Bringing something for the auction makes it much more fun.)
Price includes:Lunch, rental of school, decorations, and a chance to meet old friends.
Tentative itinerary Opens at 11:00 a.m. Silent Auction begins at 11:30 a.m. Lunch from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Dessert and Final Auction Items 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Early registration and payment is encouraged. Come help us raise money for Highline High School students!! Last year the Gabfest and Auction raised $2,343.00
What you should know about the Highline High School Athletic Hall of Fame.Those honored are selected from a list of nominees suggested by coaches and you, Highline High graduates.The committee composed of the following:high school building athletic director, high school administrator, faculty member, present coach, two Alumni Foundation members (male and female), community at-large member, and the Alumni Foundation President (ex officio) meet each Spring.From the list of nominees, and any new nominations from the committee, those selected will be honored annually at the Homecoming assembly in the Fall.
Awards are given in basically four categories:Pre Title IX years (before 1972), Post Title IX (male and female), and coach or administrator.Teams can be chosen in any of the first three categories.Actual number of awards may vary from year to year.Selection is based upon high school accomplishments and post-graduate athletic achievements and/or service to the high school. All nominations should be made in writing and mailed to the Alumni Foundation, accompanied with biographical information about the individual or team.Permanent plaques are displayed in the main office area at the high school.
THE 2007 ENTRANTS INCLUDE:Fred Taylor, coach/teacher; Marvin Hildebrand ’60, gymnastics; Troy Phelps ’80, football/ basketball/ baseball; Lynda Jones Isernio ’78, swimming/ gymnastics/track; and Dr. Alan Gunsul, team doctor.Congratulations to our newest inductees.
MEMBERS OF THE HIGHLINE HIGH ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME:
Ernie Steele ’38Pittsburg Steelers football
Denise Brose ’79Girls basketball
Corrie Murphy ’96Swimming
Nate Daligcon ’98Soccer
Terry Hildebrand ’59Gymnastics
Jeff MacRae ’63Football/wrestling
1951 Boys BasketballState champions
Jack Mackenroth’48-’76 Coach/athletic director
Kelli Wood ’96Gymnastics/track
Dr. Jack Horsley ’69Swimming/Mexico Olympics
Mick MichaelsonGirls basketball coach/teacher
Bob Sarver’58- ’95 Gymnastics coach/teacher
Dona McCanlies Housh ’81Volleyball/basketball/track
Bill Loken ’50Football
Joe Baisch ’66Cross-country/track
1981 Boys soccer team
Jana Ellis Vincent ’84Swimming/track
Scott Lautman ’71Coach boys swimming
Irene Hallett ’46Tennis coach/teacher
Dave Sabey ’65Football
Chris Spaun ’70Track
Sandi Carter ’86Soccer/track
Kevin Wattles ’81Wrestling
Ted Ridge ’72Gymnastics
Jack Pyle ’67Teacher/coach/track
Monique Matheson ’85Basketball/tennis
1948 Baseball TeamConference champs
Chuck CzubinTeacher/coach ’69-78
Jennifer Campbell ’89Track
Kevin Englehardt ’00Cross-country/track
Steve Cole ’64Golf/basketball
1953 Football teamLeague Champions
Jim RobeckTeacher/boys basketball coach
Tim Gottberg ’63Football/wrestling
Barbara Mitchell Anderson ’74Swimming
Katrina Morgan ’03Soccer
THANK YOU GEORGINA
With some reservation and regret, we have accepted the resignation of long-time Alumni Foundation secretary, Georgina Busch Wicklund ’56.She has been a fixture and key to the Foundations success for many years.Her reliable buddy list of e-mails and excellent meeting minutes made communication within the organization an easy task.THANK YOU, GEORGINA!
Martha Brock ’58, has been approved by the board and agreed to serve in that position.We are happy to have Martha as part of the board.
NEW HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS------
Introducing Highline’s Principal, Mike Fosberg, Highline class of 1982.We asked a few questions of him and these are his responses.
YOUR EXPERIENCE AS A STUDENT AT HHS:I took several business education classes while at Highline, including classes from Mr. Craig and Ms. Tully who are current staff members at HHS!I was even selected business education student of the year my senior year.I went to school here before the remodel, so remember fondly the wide hallways on the first and second floors and the old auditorium.I fumbled my way through my sophomore year, but then got a 4.0 as a junior and senior.
YOUR DAYS GROWING UP:I grew up in the Gregory Heights neighborhood.In fact, my parents bought the house I grew up in three days before I was born.I went to Gregory Heights Elementary, Sylvester Junior High, and then HHS.I spent my summers hanging out and working at the Gregory Swim Club.
YOUR FAMILY GROWING UP---BROTHERS/SISTERS/PARENTS:I have three sisters and a brother:We all graduated from HHS:Karin(’78), Diane(’80), John(’83), and Linda(’85).My father, Ted, worked for Boeing as a chemical engineer, and my mother stayed home with the family.She volunteered at school and even worked for a while for the district as an instructional aide before getting her degree in Accounting from the U.W. when she was in her early 40’s.
PRESENT FAMILY:Wife, Ashley; son, Finn (9), daughters, Stella (6) and Hazel (3).Finn and Stella attend Marvista Elementary.We currently live in the Three Tree Point neighborhood of Burien.
INTERESTS WHEN ATTENDING HHS----SPORTS, MUSIC, CARS, STUDIES, ETC.:I was a 4 year varsity swimmer at HHS.I swam year-round for the Husky Swim Club and also swam for the University of Washington; also, I played 1 year of IV tennis.Favorite bands while in high school included Journey, Queen, and Super Tramp.
YEARS IN EDUCATION: Taught at Kent Meridian HS for 3 years, then Mt. Rainier HS for 7 years, then assistant principal at Seahurst Elementary, then principal at Madrona Elementary for 8 years.
WHAT YOU WANT TO INSTILL/CONTRIBUTE TO HIGHLINE STUDENTS:I hope to help motivate students to reach their current potential while at HHS.I want students to be curious, dream big, and get involved with their school and community.
New Vice-Principal, Jackie Lewis was asked similar questions.Here is a good rundown of his experiences and interests:
My early years were spent in my hometown.Oakdale is a small city located in south Louisiana.It’s in the heart of “Cajun Country”.I grew up in a military family.My father served 35 years in the US Army.I attended a segregated K—12 school until I was a fifth grader.My family and I moved to Kitzengen, Germany in March of my fifth grade year.We spent 3 ½wonderful years in Germany.Itwas my first experience being in a school with different ethnic populations.That experience help shape me into whom I am today.The chance to travel throughout Europe during that time was invaluable.
We moved back to the United States during my eighth grade year. My father received temporary military orders to go to the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.Because of his temporary assignment at the Pentagon, the family made the decision to stay in his hometown of Ennis, Texas.I attended G.W.Carver Jr.—Sr. High School, which was a segregated school.It was very interesting because, after being in Germany for so many years, my views and values had changed, not to mention my accent.In November of that same year, my father was assigned to Fort Jackson, an army base in Columbia, South Carolina.I enrolled at Bethel Jr.—Sr. High School in Blythewood, South Carolina.Once again, it was a segregated school.We were bused sixty-two miles daily, even though there was a school two miles from the base, where many of my white friends were students.
In June of the next year (1965), my father received orders to go to Santo Dominguez.We moved to my hometown of Oakdale, Louisiana.I enrolled at Allen High School.Once again, at a segregated school.I began to question my parents about segregation and integration of schools.My schooling was in the heat of the civil rights movement.
One year later, my father returned from his overseas assignment and received orders to return to Fort Jackson S.C.I enrolled at Dentsville High School, in Columbia S.C.It was mandated by the federal government to desegregate all schools within a five mile radius of any military installation.I was one of ten black students to desegregate Dentsville High School.It was a challenge and an experience I will never forget.My teachers and coaches assured me that they would help me succeed and help me to reach my goals.I knew the importance of an education and I wanted to go to college.At that time, career opportunities were limited for black men.Many of my black friends were joining the military out of high school.
I had to work very hard for my grades.I was involved in every extra-curricular activity I could join.I had lots of success in football, basketball, and baseball.In fact, I was recruited in all three sports for college.I chose to attend the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, Alaska to play college basketball on an athletic scholarship.I parlayed that experience into several free agent professional basketball opportunities.It was a great experience.
After graduating from college, I became a high school teacher, coach, and administrator.This is my 33rd year as a teacher and administrator helping to educate our youth.One of the most important tasks as an administrator at Highline High School is to give our students realistic hope, a sense of purpose and marketable skills for the future.To do this, we as educators must be armed with knowledge about what our children can expect to face, and be ready to create viable action plans to help them establish and achieve their goals.I believe “encouragement is oxygen for the soul”.We must continue to encourage our students to reach for the sky and we live in a country that allows us to express our opinions as long as we do it with respect and dignity.
I married a beautiful young lady from Seattle.We have been married 2 ½ years.Between the two of us we have four wonderful children:Tycie, Jay, Stephanie, and Tiffany.Tiffany and Stephanie are graduates of Evergreen High School.Tycie and Jay received their high school education in Anchorage, Alaska.I am glad to be an educator at Highline High School.Thanks,Jackie Lewis
A GRAD IN EVERY STATE?
(Or at least someone who has lived there since graduating from Highline High).
AlabamaJoy (Harmon) Hall ’46
AlaskaGreg Ford ’69
ArizonaLoretta Date ’58
ArkansasRobert Weidman ’51
CaliforniaLois J. (Lemon) Balent ’45
ColoradoRon Boone ’66
ConnecticutTherisa (McRay) Rhodes ’42
DelawareLinda (Walker) Chapman ’55
District of ColumbiaDick Simmons ’49
FloridaDavid Adams ’47
GeorgiaSteve Shelveland ’85
HawaiiAnn (Thovsen) Hurst ’78
IdahoRalph Byquist ’57
IllinoisJoyce (Smith) Nelson ’56
IndianaNeal Barrentine ’76
IowaKimber (Dencklau) Pederson ’92
KansasDick Hoag ’64
KentuckyBetty (Looper) Kulina ’80
LouisanaBrad Cook ’83
MaineBob Wetmore ’73
MarylandBruce MacKinnon ’61
MassachusettsDonald Yansen ’59
MichiganTheresa (Minotto) Pavone ’36
MinnesotaDorothy Lyons ’44
MississippiBen Powell ’95
MissouriVirginia (Wilder) Stone ‘38
MontanaDave Stewart ‘67
NevadaRandy Calvert ‘71
NebraskaTracy Dewitt ‘87
New HampshireRon Freeze ‘52
New JerseySue (Hartman) Trautman ‘75
New MexicoWallace Cooper ‘48
New YorkSharon (Heberling) Dressloer ‘82
North CarolinaJames Sessoms ‘68
North DakotaCallie Murphy ‘99
OhioMarlene (Pomerlau) Jones ‘53
OklahomaMary (Di Blasio) Waller ‘43
OregonRobert Rowland ‘70
PennsylvaniaRichard Laurence ‘71
Rhode IslandPatricia (Raymond) Connerady ‘79
South CarolinaGreg Mavor ‘89
South DakotaElizabeth (Whetung) Johnson ‘65
TennesseeRobert Tardiff ‘50
TexasChristopher Woodward ‘93
UtahPaul Gale ‘84
VermontHolly (Glasgow) Rreer ‘63
VirginiaGertrude (Leonaard) Bowen ‘41
WashingtonGertrude (Hanley) Young ‘32
West VirginiaJarrett Reedy ‘81
WisconsinNed Brooks ‘62
WyomingFawn (Boger) Carl ‘90
(Names and year of graduation may vary to protect the innocent).
ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR
The 2008 Highline High School Alumni Foundation “ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR” is Dr. JimRice.He is a graduate of 1963 and currently lives in the Burien/Seahurst area.Jim’s career led to him helping many area citizens at the Highline Community Hospital in the ER ward for twenty-five years.He has given a great deal of time to Highline High School athletics through team physicals and being on the athletic venues for games.In fact, he has been the football “doc” for twenty-two years.He is now retired from his ER work but has real estate projects and a new company to nurture.The company, Duxarea, has developed a high tech spray gun along with glues, finishings, coatings, mixes, and compressors.Parts arrive from many locations around the world and are assembled in Tukwila at their warehouse.
Jim and his wife Nancy recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.They have six children.He participates in Tennis and Softball and is able to travel a bit.He will be receiving his award at the Highline High School “Senior Celebration” on Thursday, June 12, 2008 at the Normandy Park Cove.
We are happy to make this award to a gentleman who has truly served his community.Congratulations, Dr. Jim Rice.
HIGHLINE GRADS MAKE SEATTLE TIMES NEWS…..
Sandra Pruin, ’77 graduate of Highline was featured for her work with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance premier car event.Now living in Carmel, California,Sandra Kasky Button enjoys the glorious cars of old as the sole chairperson of the yearly car event.She also serves on the board of the newly formed LeMay automobile museum in Tacoma and as an honorary judge at the Kirkland Concours d’Elegance.Additional information about her interests may be found in the August 17, 2007 Seattle Times article, “Highline to Pebble Beach”.
A Veteran’s Day article describes the WWII tales of 1940 Highline grad Vern Higman.Awarded several service medals, Vern feels the importance of handing down the legacy of what freedom is all about to his children and grand children.Mainly, the enduring efforts of our service men and women guaranteeing our democracy, privileges, rights and responsibilities for years to come.We salute Vern and his family.Seattle Times, Nov. 12, 2007.
HARRIS CONNECT PUBLICATION NOT AN ALUMNI FOUNDATION PROJECT:
Some of you may recently have received a post card from Harris Connect in Virginia.They are putting together a combined graduate directory of the Highline School Districts five high schools (1922-present).This is being done for an organization that is raising funds for grants to employees and students within the school system.A return call to Harris Connect guarantees that your name and information appears in the book as you’d like.You may opt out if you wish.The “Highline Schools Foundation For Excellence” directory may be purchased through Harris Connect by reserving a copy before June 23,2008.This is NOT a Highline High School Alumni Foundation project nor have we contributed any information for this publication. HHS Alumni Foundation President
BURIEN 4TH OF JULY PARADE
HHS Alumni Foundation had a small but enthusiastic group in Burien’s 2007 4th of July parade.Decked out in purple and gold balloons, attached to a couple of antique cars and under beautiful sunny skies – a good time was had by all!
If anyone has an antique or custom car and would like to participate in Burien’s 2008 4th of July parade, please contact Gary Korsgaard at 206-300-8529.
Long time educator and administrator Ray Hinderlie passed away January 2, 2008.We share these words with you from his memorial service:
“A life well lived doesn’t end
Anymore than music ends…
It echoes through time
With whispers of beauty and grace…
If we listen,
We can hear the encore with our hearts.
For the Song plays on,
Just as Love lives on.”
In loving memory of Raymond B. Hinderlie,March 28, 1915—January 2, 2008
It has been reported to the Foundation, that Virginia Slatner also recently passed on.Virginia was involved in the HHS musicals and worked closely with Bill Moeller. Our sincere condolences to the family.
THROUGH THE SPY GLASS…….
David Craig remains as longevity champ as a teacher at Highline HS…Sal’s Deli provides great lunches and snacks and will cater…Congratulations to Highline’s basketball coach on co-coach of the year award…Peter Fewing is building a soccer facility…LeRoy Young ’57, Greg Gresset ’69, and Larry Plischke ’57 played golf together in Palm Spring, CA…Gabfest and Auction is becoming an all-school reunion luncheon in Highline’s Cafetorium Saturday, May 17th from 11:00-3:00…Highline Relays coming this Spring…Nominate a friend for Alumnus of the Year…Classes having reunions, try to keep us informed…We have a new venue for this years golf tournament…The class of ’58 is having their 50threunion this summer…Dan Satterberg ’78, is elected prosecuting attorney position with King County…Travis Geving ’88, had a great season as assistant basketball coach at Portland State University…Highline’s baseball team plays at Safeco Field April 10th…Try to catch the upcoming HiLiners musical “Anything Goes” toward the end of March…Highline booster club is active…Do you know the four schools at Highline?…Be sure to read about the two new administrators at Highline in this edition of the ALUMNI SOUNDINGS…We have a couple of new scholarships…Hal Hanson ’69 is now playing senior softball along with some other HHS grads…Patti Burgessand her husband Chuck made their usual two week sojourn to Hawaii…Donovan Shortridge ’55 can be seen driving his 1956 Chevy around on good sunny days…If you want info about others on our mailing list, give us your information and we will pass it on to who you are requesting.Then they can respond if they wish…The Pirate Baseball team is selling Mariner Tickets for one game.Contact the school for the facts…Check out the Bill O’dekirk ’54 project on his web site www.highlinealumni.com…Would you like to be part of the Burien 4th of July parade?Check with us…We need reps for each class.It will help your class in the future…Is there a “hole” in your fishing turf?Let Scott Salzer know…Speaking of turf, the baseball team is trying to firm up their grass…and finally, Senior Celebration, Thursday, June 12, 2008 at the Normandy Park Cove, 6:30…….