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McFadden, Mainzer are Students of the Year

Nick McFaddenCecilia MainzerCongratulations to Highland seniors Nicholas McFadden and Cecilia Mainzer who were chosen as Students of the Year at Highland High School.

Nicholas is an exemplary leader in school and the community. He is a dedicated member of Student Council, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), Sinfonia Orchestra, Speech and Debate Team and YAF. He serves as a Senior Class Officer, Peer Leader, 6th Grade Camp Counselor and an NHS Tutor. Nick is a standout athlete on Highland’s Track and Field Team and Football Team. Outside of school, he serves as a volunteer for the Children’s Center of Medina County, is a member of 4H and has also assisted with four Eagle Scout projects. He is the son of Jason and Michelle McFadden of Sharon Township and plans to study financial planning at the University of Akron upon his graduation from Highland.

Babik, Klein are May Students of the Month

Nicole BabikConnor KleinCongratulations to Highland High School seniors Nicole Babik and Connor Klein who have been selected as the Medina County Kiwanis May Students of the Month.

Nicole is a Peer Leader and DARE Role Model, as well as a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Camerata Orchestra and Varsity Tennis Team at HHS.

HHS Recognizes Academic Scholarship Successes!

Pictured seated from left are: Bradly Staron, Taylor Headrick and Colleen Flannery. In back are: Quade Mainzer, Hailey Csizmadia, Alexander King, Brandon Yu and Abdullah Ali.On April 30, Highland High School recognized several graduating seniors on their academic scholarship success as they prepare to embark on their bright futures. HHS Principal Carrie Knapp offered remarks during a program held in the auditorium for family and friends. Staff members were asked to speak on behalf of the students, and each remarked on their leadership qualities, perseverance, academic excellence, mentoring and overall excitement for learning. Students who received an academic scholarship that met or exceeded 50% of the tuition cost to their chosen college or university were invited to participate in the program.

HHS Ranked Among Top 40 in State

Badge LogoAccording to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Rankings released on April 30, Highland High School is ranked 40th among 916 Ohio high schools. On a national level, Highland placed 1,232.

U.S. News evaluated over 23,000 public high schools nationwide, with more than 17,000 schools ranked. The highest ranked public schools are those whose attendees demonstrated outstanding outcomes above expectations in math and reading state assessments, passed a diverse array of college-level exams and graduated in high proportions.

Annual Hornet Dash is 6/23

The 4th Annual Hornet Dash, sponsored by the Highland Alumni Association in conjunction with The Highland Foundation, is set for Sunday, June 23. The 5k Run/Walk and Kid’s Fun Run will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Highland High School Stadium. On-site registration and packet pick-up begins at 8 a.m. Cost is $15 per adult and $5 for students (includes t-shirt). The Fun Run is FREE! To guarantee a t-shirt, please register by Friday, June 7 through the following link: https://register.chronotrack.com/r/49568. Proceeds benefit The Highland Foundation.

Yearly Athletic Physicals

Highland Athletic Department is again coordinating athletic physicals for students. Doctors from Sharon Family Physicians and University Hospitals will be providing yearly sports physicals on Thursday, May 30. Physicals will be conducted from 12-4 p.m. at Highland High School. The cost is $20. Payment must be made at the time of the physical. Cash or check made payable to Highland Local Schools will be accepted.

Middle school students will be able to ride their bus to the high school for their scheduled physical (if after school). Parents will need to pick up their student from the high school.

Students may arrive anytime during their scheduled hour. You do not need to arrive at the top of the hour.

What to Bring: ALL STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE, SIGN AND BRING ALL PAGES OF THE OHSAA PHYSICAL FORM. This form can be found on the athletic page of Highland’s website, on Final Forms and hard copies are in the Athletic Department.  These forms require a parent/guardian signature. The physical will not be considered complete without the signed forms.

Thank you to Sharon Family Physicians and University Hospitals for donating their fee back to the Athletic Department. Any questions, please contact the Athletic Department at (330) 239-1901, ext. 5400.

SIGN UP HERE:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a48adad2ea1f94-yearly1

Annual Golf Scramble is 6/2

The Highland Boys and Girls Golf Team will be hosting their annual golf scramble on Sunday, June 2 at Pine Hills Golf Course in Hinckley. This four-person scramble will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a shotgun start. Golfers are needed, as are hole sponsors. Interested groups should sign up at www.highlandgolfouting.com or contact Andrew Dutt at adutt@highlandschools.orgFLYER