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Rasey Places at National Special Olympics Tourney

Tyler RaseyCongratulations to Highland High School sophomore Tyler Rasey who competed in the National Special Olympics Bowling Tournament held on March 6-7 in Las Vegas. Tyler, along with his teammates, placed 6th in the team division, and he also placed 2nd in the doubles competition, where he was awarded a silver medal. To attend the National Tournament, a bowler must qualify at local and state-level tournaments while bowling weekly with the other Special Olympics members. Tyler, who has been bowling for only the past two years, has been an athlete in the Special Olympics for the past three years, where he also competes in basketball, softball and cycling. This past summer, Tyler was the top cyclist in the 1, 3 and 5-mile competitions at the Summer Olympic games held in Columbus, OH. He is the son of Scott and Beth Ann Rasey of Sharon Township.

Team Captures 5th Place at State Tourney

Taylor Headrick with Coach BurtoftCongratulations to the Highland High School Speech and Debate Team and coaches on capturing 5th place at the State Tournament this past weekend. This is the first time in Highland history that the team placed at the State Tournament! Additionally, Highland emerged with its first individual State Tournament Champion, Taylor Headrick in the category of Humorous Interpretation.

6 Honored with NSDA All-American Award

Six Highland High School seniors have been honored with the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA) All-American Award. This award recognizes students who have completed at least five semesters of high school; earned the degree of Superior Distinction in the NSDA Honor Society (a total of 750 or more merit points); achieve rigorous criteria for GPA and/or test requirements; and demonstrated outstanding character and leadership. Congratulations to Emma Crone, Christopher Sollenberger, Ava Mastrianni, Spencer Phillips, Quade Mainzer and Cecilia Mainzer. From more than 141,000 student members of the National Speech & Debate Association, fewer than 1,000 earn this award every year. This honor places these students among the top one-percent of all members across the country.  

5 Advance to National Merit Finalist Standing

National Merit FinalistsHighland High School is proud to announce that it has five National Merit Finalists for the 2018-19 school year. Congratulations to Highland seniors Abdullah Ali, son of Dr. Mir and Farzana Ali of Granger Township; Margaret Knyszek, daughter of Robert and Teresa Knyszek of Hinckley Township; Quade Mainzer, son of Doug and Julie Mainzer of Hinckley Township; Lorelyn Nolte, daughter of Dean and Jennifer Nolte of Sharon Township; and Christopher Sollenberger, son of Mark and Angie Sollenberger of Granger Township. They now have the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million. Scholarship winners will be announced in the Spring of 2019. Pictured from left are Margaret Knyszek, Quade Mainzer, Abdullah Ali, Christopher Sollenberger and Lorelyn Nolte.

2019 Community Education Courses

Highland Community Education courses for Winter/Spring include several new and fun options! Students in grades K-5 can enroll in exciting classes featuring an Engineering Club, Mad Science and World of Design by Crayola. Also new this season is Live, Love & Create Craft Club for students in grades 3-5, The Money Game for ages 10+ and don't forget about the ever-popular Hummingbirds Soccer and Young Rembrandt's Art courses. Students can also try their hand at Babysitting, Dining Etiquette, Fun-Damentals of Cooking and a new instructional basketball program. Adult classes are offered in Beekeeping, Beginning Guitar, Retirement Planning, Smoking Cessation, Weight Loss Control, Toxic Awareness and more. New this year is a Cyber Security Seminar. Register today! Questions? Please email Mary Fran Kudla at mkudla@highlandschools.org or call 330-239-1901, ext. 5503. Download Brochure