Patti has lived in the Highline area since 1934. She graduated from Highline High School, as did her three siblings and four children. Patti completed her undergraduate and masters degree programs at the University of Washington, taught in the Highline High School business department, and served as career counselor from 1975-1984. Other district teaching and counseling assignments were:Glacier High School, 1967-1974; Assistant Principal of Highline High School, 1980; The Alternative High School, 1985-1987; plus a year teaching in China. She has served as the Alumni Foundation Scholarship Chair since 1998, and was honored as the Highline High School “Alumnus of the Year” in 2009. We proudly award the HHS Alumni Foundation Future Teacher Scholarship annually in her name.
The Patti Stewart Burgess 2015 Future Teacher Scholarship award winner Kodie Frankele with Patti at the 2015 Scholarship Reception.
Way To Go….
The Highline High School Alumni Foundation has been honored with the 2007 “Education Leadership Award” given by the City of Burien.Several Foundation officers accepted the award at the March 2nd Discover Burien Dinner at the Burien Elks club.Congratulations to all the Foundation officers, committee people, and class representatives for your continual help in leading others toward higher goals.
Accepting the award at the March 2nd dinner were the following members of the Alumni Foundation: (Left to right: Sally Carey Newton ‘70, Cathy Hughes Low ‘67, Georgina Busch Wicklund ‘56, Patti Stewart Burgess ‘50, Joanne Bakken Pease ‘70 and Trish Anderson Crozier ‘77)