Back row from left: Stephanie Anderson (Dr. Alan Gunsul - Volunteerism), Tyler Moiser (Mavis Lukson Scholarship), Kaitlin Pitz (Music Department), Brandy Teigen (Mavis Lukson Scholarship), Quang Lam (Harry Lemon - Citizenship).
Middle row: Breana Brookbank (English Department), Mackenzie Allen (Emily Nishimura-Herod - Citizenship), Brenda Robles (Science Department and McEachern Family Fine Art Department), Tran Lam (Uli and Gayle Chi Mathematics Department).
Front row: Losa Berhane (Patti Stewart Burgess - Future Teacher), Madalynne Gatto (World Language Department), Chelsea Thompson (Nancy Tulley - Business Department and Dick Dahlgard Photography). Briana White (Social Studies Department), Fredy Hernandez (Turnaround Scholarship). Not pictured: Jazzmyn Lee-Dowers (Turnaround Scholarship).
From the Pres… Howard Call, Class of ‘57
HHS GRAD OFFERS MATCHING FUNDS FOR SCHOLARSHIP DONATIONS!
Alumni Foundation President Howard Call recently enjoyed lunch with a Highline Graduate who had contacted our Foundation concerning a donation to the scholarship fund. Having had a good business year and a long-lasting memory of how his parents helped fund their children's college studies, he was interested in providing others the same opportunity to begin their college, proffessional, or vocational training. The goal is to make funds available for students whose families may not be able to provide a start for advanced education, leading to a livelihood for the future of our country.
The proposal put before our President, Scholarship Chairman and Treasurer, was to provide a matching funds, up to $20,000, for all donations contributed between January 1, 2014 and June 1, 2014. This is a tremendous opportunity for the Alumni Foundation to double the amount of donations given by Alumni and friends. Please seriously consider a tax deductible donation before June 1, 2014 to take advantage of this very charitable offer.
This also opens another means of funding scholarships in the years to come. If you or your employer have the wherewithal to provide matching funds, feel welcome to contact the Highline High School Alumni Foundation.
Don't miss this incredible opportunity to enhance our scholarship fund!
Send checks to: HHS Alumni Foundation, PO Box 66647, Burien, WA 98166
A Historical Review of Alumni Scholarship Awards
By Patti Burgess '50 Scholarship Chair
In 1995, the Highline High School Alumni Foundation started awarding one annual $500 Harry Lemon Citizenship scholarship to one HHS graduating Senior. We now award 17 $2,500 scholarships each year in the following categories:
One each per year per department, determined by the HHS Faculty, for seniors in the following nine subjects: Science, Mathmatics, Business, English, Social Studies, World Language, Music, Fine Arts, and Photography.
Three each year for seniors with special needs.
Two each year for seniors who started ninth grade without much success, then turned around and were prepared for college by their senior year.
Three each year for seniors who are exceptionally involved in school, community, and/or volunteerism (Citizenship).
Our main funding sourses are the Alumni memberships, plus generous donations, endowments, and memorial gifts. We also raise scholarship funds at our annual Golf Day and the All-Class Reunion. Please consider donating this year - matching funds are available.
New Scholarship Announcement
Patti Stewart Burgess Future Teacher Scholarship
In 2013, a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to a graduating HHS Senior who is interested in pursuing a career in education
What Highline Means to Me
By Stephanie Anderson, Dr Alan Gunsul Scholarship for Volunteerism Winner
My time at Highline High School has been a very significant time of transition. I entered high school not knowing who I was or what I was passionate about, and I am leaving with a plan of action.
Highline has allowed me to discover my passions. I have been involved in different clubs, sports and activities enough to get to know a little bit more about myself. My passions lie in the ways I have been involved here at Highline: I’ve played trumpet in the symphonic and jazz bands for four years, I played tennis for four years, and I am the resident expert of the Lord of the Rings. In my unique way, I did not just become a part of the craziness of Highline, but added to it.
My sophomore year is a prime example of a learning experience I had at school. I went through a stereotypical phase called the Sophomore Slump. After a relatively simple start to high school, I got to feeling that I could slide by doing a minimal amount of work while still getting straight A’s. After receiving less than perfect grades, I realized that I would have to put in time, effort and organization to my learning. This is also when I realized that school is more about gaining the knowledge than the perfect grades. This realization turned around my performance in high school with close-to-perfect junior and senior years.
In addition to learning who I was becoming as a student, I was gaining a significant amount of confidence. Highline completely surpassed my High School Musical and Mean Girls expectations of high school. I found that the “popular” kids at Highline were the people who stopped to pick up the litter from the hallways, or ate with the special needs students instead of the pretty girls with attitude. This environment really allowed me to open up to my fellow classmen.
High school is a ladder to climb. As a freshman, I started at the bottom of so many things: The trumpet section, the tennis team, and my reputation/relationships with the school staff members. After four years of hard work here at Highline, I have become confident that this work really pays off. There were so many times through the years when I felt like I could never improve. When I started to assume more leadership roles, I would doubt that I could be as good and inspirational as the people who led me.
Looking back at freshman orientation I can remember being extremely nervous. My parents felt that Highline may not be the best thing for me, and I didn’t know if I could succeed there. My time at Highline has proven to me that I can accomplish anything if I put in the effort and take advantage of the opportunities presented to me. My parents and I could not be more grateful that my high school experience has prepared me for whatever lies ahead.
Grateful Letter from 2003 Scholarship Recipient, Katrina Morgan, Captain USAF
August 13, 2013
Katrina M. Morgan
Dear Highline High School Alumni Foundation!Go Pirates!
I am sorry that I am not able to express my thanks and to encourage you all to support the Highline Alumni foundation in person.
In 2003, as a senior at highline, I was humbled to receive a generous scholarship from the Highline High School Alumni foundation. This scholarship helped me achieve a lofty goal of graduating from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.
I received a few scholarships upon graduation from Highline. While none of these were full rides or completely covered my expenses, their impact on my capacity to dream bigger was critical!
Just by knowing that there was funding available, I was not led to cut short my dream. This dream was well out of reach financially for my family and I. And the Alumni Foundation had a lot to do with helping me reach my goals.I have encouraged a number of high school students that I now mentor to not give up on their dreams, no matter what the cost. The cost of giving them up is much greater. Thanks to the Highline Alumni Foundation, who want to see Highline students succeed, those students are able to think and achieve things much larger than they may have ever imagined.
Unfortunately, not every high school is so blessed to have an Alumni Foundation like Highline’s. It is a rare gem to have an active and beneficial high school association like the Highline High Alumni Foundation.
In 2008, I graduated Embry Riddle University with a 4.0 GPA in research Meteorology and received the chancellor’s award for my graduating class as well as a commission into the United States Air Force. After graduation, I was competitively selected to attend Euro NATO Joint Jet pilot training at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas. I am currently an Air Force Captain flying C-17’s out of McChord Air Force base to places as diverse as Germany, Afghanistan, Korea, Israel, Qatar and Kyrgyzstan.
Thank you for helping tomake my life’s dreams become achievable goals and now a reality! I mean it when I get to say I am living the Dream! Thank you to all the golfers and benefactors for helping to support this remarkable foundation.
With sincere appreciation and gratitude,
Katrina M. Morgan, Capt, USAF
Results from the 2013 Membership Drive
232 One Year Memberships = $2,320
13 New Lifetime Members = $1,300
Other Donations Totaling = $10,150
17 scholarships of $2,500 were awarded in 2013.
Since 1995 the Alumni Foundation has provided over
$500,000 in scholarships!
Via Credit Cards
Before the end of April the Alumni Foundation shall be installing a safe and reliable ecommence solution on the website so you can simply donate by using your credit or debit card. The Alumni Foundation hopes that our current donors shall embrace this system to help us reduce our administrative requirements and enable us to reach out to a wider network of former alumni and friends directly through our website. Our system will be available for annual donations, special events, the annual golf tournament, and reunions and you will immediately recieve a tax deductable receipt!
UPCOMING 2014 SPECIAL EVENTS
Monday, March 3: HHAF Executive Meeting – Select Alumnus of the Year
Early March: Alumni Soundings mailed and posted to website
March 31-April 4: Scholarship Applications Due
May 5-9 (TBD): Scholarships reviewed and selections made
Saturday, May 17: All Class Reunion/Silent Auction HHS Cafetorium,
June 2-6 (TBD): Athletic Hall of Fame selection meeting
Sunday, June 8: (Tentative) 2014 Scholarship Recipients Reception
Thursday, June 12: (Tentative) Senior Celebration, Alumnus of the Year Awarded
June 13/14: (Tentative) Class of 2014 Graduation
Friday, July 4: Burien Parade - Classy Grads in Classic Cars!
July 7-11: Athletic Hall of Fame forms sent out
Friday, August 15: Annual Golf Tournament, Allenmore Golf Club, Tacoma 7:30 AM
ALL CLASS REUNION May 21st, 2011
Back row: Joanne Bakken Pease, Chuck Tucker, Mike and Gretchen Selivanoff, Bob Rosenburger, Susan Steele McEwen, John, Mel McClure, Jon Adams, Barbara Weber Reamer
Second row: Barbara Musselman Ward, Steve VanGasken, Mark and Margaret Van Gasken, Patty Stewart Burgess, Joan Stewart Dehn, Ella Carlson Christophersen, Peggy Russell Snell, Basil and Gretchen Anex, Jim Lingwood, Barbara Bensen Nist, Sharon Dadder Chambers
Front Row: Rosalyn Remick Malinoski, Jackie Steele, Herbert Leake, Earlene Henniger Rice and Fred Rice, Luella Joote Ortiz, Tudy Foote Lingwood, and Bettie Bradshaw
Checks payable to HHS All Class Reunion. Send to Joanne Pease: 130 South 108th Pl., Seattle, WA 98168. Contact Joanne Pease at 206-244-2248 or Peezpod@gmail.com or Michele Miller Memill59@comcast.net or 206-718-0648 for more info or to donate auction items.
DONATIONS OF NEW ITEMS WELCOMED FOR SILENT AUCTION
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Heard Around the World
Alumnus of the Year for 2013
ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR
Dan Satterberg, 54, was elected King County Prosecuting Attorney in November 2007 to succeed his longtime friend and mentor, the late Norm Maleng. He was re-elected in 2010 without opposition.
Dan served as Chief of Staff for Norm Maleng for 17 years, and was responsible for the management and operation of the Prosecuting Attorney's Office, including budget, human resources, technology, legislative and policy matters. The Prosecuting Attorney's Office employs more than 225 attorneys, 240 staff, and has a budget of nearly $62 million.
Before 1990, Dan was a trial attorney in the Criminal Division, where he spent rotations in the Special Assault Unit, Drug Unit, and served as the office's first gang prosecutor in 1988.
Dan was born and raised in South King County and attended Highline High School. His father was a lawyer in White Center and his mother was a nursing instructor at Highline Community College. He graduated from the UW undergraduate school (Political Science and Journalism) and the UW Law School, where he met his wife Linda, a corporate lawyer.
They live in Normandy Park with their two children, ages 22 and 18. Dan's hobbies include his rock band, "The Approximations" where he plays bass and sings, hiking, running, and traveling with his family.
Mike Buckingham - Making a Difference In The Community - Gone But Forever Giving!
Class of ’71 Loses One of Its Finest
Former Washington State Trooper Mike Buckingham died on January 2, 2014 after battling cancer. His life was celebrated in a memorial service on January 16th.
Severely burned in a fiery collision with a drunk driver he was pursing in 1981, he was forced to retire from active duty. After a long and agonizing recovery, he dedicated himself to public safety. He was active with the Kent Fire and Police Departments’ programs to combat drunk driving. He had a successful career as a motivational speaker, and had a profound impact on those who were privileged to hear this courageous man. In 2001, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
An award in his name has been created by the Washington State Patrol to celebrate the survival of employees involved in a critical incident who have suffered significant physical injuries.
Harry Lemon Story from Sharon (Floyd) Burkhart 1963…
I graduated from Highline 1963, and tonight I was looking at the HHS Alumni Newsletter. I saw in the picture for the scholarship winners that ZamZamAbdulgani received the Harry Lemon Memorial Scholarship last year. When I saw the name of Henry Lemon, I remembered one of the stories that he told. It was a story I’m sure that he liked to tell when he was teaching conservation, and trying to impart a feeling of love and respect for nature, including for our mountains. I did go to Camp Waskowitz in the 7th grade – think it was the 7th grade - whereMr Lemon did some teaching (but I think it was later perhaps when I was at Highline and in a small group that he was speaking to).My parents were mountain climbers and hikers and we three girls grew up with great admiration and respect for the mountains. Coming from a background like this, is what probably made the story all the funnier!
Mr. Lemon was telling a story of a group of people he was with who were seeing Mt. Rainier for the first time. In this group was a woman who was really chomping away on some gum. What she said when she saw Mt Rainier was,“Isn’t it cute?!” I’ve never forgotten her choice of words! Assuming you know what Mt Rainier looks like, you would probably agree that “cute” wouldn’t be the best adjective! I’m sure it must have been a story that Mr. Lemon loved to use when he was teaching conservation!
Would you have any way of relating this story to the recipients of the Harry Lemon Memorial Scholarship?
Thanks, Sharon, for sharing your story!
Athletic Hall Of Fame
Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
Jon Lomax Class of 58
Track & Field 400 M
Jonathan Campbell Class of 96
Nkeiru Ugwoaba Class of 2006
Track and Field
The 2014 Highline Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, August 15 at the Allenmore Golf Club, Tacoma 7:30 AM. Sign up now!
2013 Golf Tournament Results
144 Golfers Net $8700.00 for Scholarships!
First Place Men’s Foursome
First Place Women’s Foursome
First Place Mixed Foursome
Second Place Men’s Foursome
Second Place Women’s Foursome
Second Place Mixed Foursome
Joanne Adams Ribail
Third Place Men’s Foursome
Third Place Women’s Foursome
Third Place Mixed Foursome
Closest to Pin on Holes #8, #14 and #16
Men: Jack Bonnefield, Darryl Bourgerie, Mick Stewart
Women: Jeanette Brandal, Sharon Taylor, Linda Kleeberger
Men: Joseph Lynn
Women: Joanne Adam Ribail
Longest Drive (over 65 yrs old)
Men: Jim Rice
Women: Linda Kleeberger
Pirate Flush Award
John Klein, Helena Klein, Peter Klein, Quentin Kline
Many thanks to the 2013 HHS Alumni Foundation Golf Committee for their dedication and hard work:
Patti Burgess ’50, Howard Call ’57, Jack Kalina ’57, Cathy Low ’67, Sally Newton ‘70
Exceptional Thanks To Our Business Sponsors!
Elliott Bay Brewhouse
Sabrina Mandich DDS
909 Coffee & Wine
Henley Leadership Group
Dr Jeffery Cole DDS
Boeing Employees Credit Union
Museum of Flight
The Bean, Studio 152nd
John Howie Restaurants
Azteca Mexican Restaurant
Dr Scott Moffit DDS
Linda’s Hair Salon
Rottles Clothing Store
Northshore Golf Course
Grand Central Bakery
Auburn Golf Course
Tin Room Bar & Theater
Kevin & Beth Ostic, Larry & Diane Olson c/o 60, 61, 71, 73