FHS Alumni Association

Welcome to the Findlay High School Alumni Website

As a graduate of Findlay High School, you are part of a special family. FHS alumni live and work around the globe, excelling in their professions and changing the world. You can connect again with your school and become a part of the excitement by joining the Alumni Association. To do this, take advantage of class reunions, special events, and this Website to keep you updated continually on school happenings and alumni events. Let us hear from you about this website, we would appreciate your comments.

About the FHS Alumni Association

The The Findlay High School Alumni Association got into “full swing” in mid-1998. Since that time, the association has implemented many programs and events.
These include:

  • Implemented a campaign to have 350 new chairs donated for the R.L. Heminger Auditorium.
  • Continue to sell engraved brick pavers for our courtyard; 325 are already installed, just south of the cafeteria.
  • A FHS Historical Library including items dating back to the 1880’s.
  • Give assistance to all class reunions each year, providing them with updated addresses, help with mailings, provide the chairperson with a “Reunion Planner” booklet, etc.
  • In 1998, started a FHS Alumni Scholarship Fund. It is now a $2,500 scholarship.
  • Honor a Distinguished Alumni each year.
  • Annual “Musical Showcase”, bringing back alumni to perform with proceeds going for special alumni projects.
  • Sponsor FHS War Veteran’s Annual Recognition Dinner.
  • Assist teachers locating alumni for sports and academics Wall of Fame.

Findlay High School Alma Mater & Information About School Logos

Printable copy of the Findlay High School Alma Mater – Click Here

If you would like to use FCS/FHS school logos – Click Here

Contact Information

Roger Powell
1200 Broad Ave.
Findlay, OH 45840
RPowell900@aol.com
Phone:
419-420-7007
Alt. E-Mail:
alumni@fcs.org

FHS Alumni Membership

Your membership will provide the finances needed to support the Alumni Association and its programs. We appreciate members who have contributed to date. The following memberships will be used for the activities where they are most needed.

  • $5 – “Give Me A High 5” Membership
  • $10 – “Give Me a Double High 5” Membership
  • $25 – Patron Membership
  • $50 – Trojan Membership
  • $100 – Blue Membership
  • $200 – Gold Membership
  • $300 or more – Blue & Gold Membership

If you are interested in becoming a member, please fill out the following form: FHS Alumni Membership.

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2019 REUNIONS

If you have information about your Class Reunion, please contact the FHS Alumni Office at 419-420-7007 or e-mail RPowell900@aol.com

10th Reunion
Class of 2009

June 7, 2019: Boogie! On Main
The reunion committee will have a canopy and table where you are able to update your information and purchase reunion tickets. This is an opportunity for the Class of ’09 to catch up in a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying an annual local event.June 8, 2019: 10 year class reunion
The reunion wlll be at Alexandria’s in Findlay in the Brunswick Room (2nd floor) at 6:00pm-9:00pm but people are welcome to stay longer. Tickets are currently $27.50. There will be a DJ and ticket prices include appetizers. Drinks are available for purchase. 

20th Reunion
Class of 1999

Friday, August 2, 2019
Alexandria’s 7 to 11 p.m.
E-Mail: findlayhighschool99@gmail.com 

25th Reunion
Class of 1994

Saturday, August 24, 2019
The Gathering’s Anvil Whiskey bar on Saturday, August 24 from 7-10 p.m., featuring light food buffet, music, and cash bar. Cost is $20, payable at the  door, cash only. To RSVP, or for more information, please e-mail Tonya Lea Rozelle at tonyafhsclassof94reunion@gmail.com

30th Reunion
Class of 1989

July 19-21, 2019
Fri. July 19 – Rally In The Alley
Sat. July 20 – Golf Outing
Sat. July 20 – Findlay Inn
Sun. July 21- Brunch Cedar Point (optional)
Contact: Doug Zirger doug.zirger@sonoco.com

35th Reunion
Class of 1984

July 19 – Findlay Foodie Tour starting at 4:00 p.m. at Dietsch’s on
W. Main Cross
5-8pm Rally in the Alley
8:00-? Jac n Do’s on the west side, and end up at Findlay Brewing Co. on E. Crawford.July 20 – Moose Lodge, #698, 1028 W. Main Cross St. from 7:30 p.m.- midnight. The cost is $20/person in advance, $25 at the door, $30/couple. There will be hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and a DJ.Contact Dawn Breitigam-Bell at Bell.D@RhodesState.edu or 419-348-6531. 

40th Reunion
Class of 1979

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Findlay Inn – 6 to 11 p.m.
Cost $30 in advance, $40 at the door

Checks payable to: FHS Class of 1979
Mail to: Julie Stevens 16037 Lakeside Court Findlay, OH 45840 Friday night mixer at the Gathering Place

For more info: Facebook Page – Findlay High School Class of 1979 or E-Mail Doug Corbin dougcorb@gmail.com

 

45th Reunion
Class of 1974

Thursday Sept 19th – Pre-Pre Reunion gathering Thursday evening in Columbus. Location to be determined.

Friday Sept 20th – Pre-Reunion gathering at Fern Cafe Friday evening

Saturday Sept 21st 10:00am-12:00 – Tour of Findlay High School followed by lunch in the Cafeteria – Jac and Do’s Pizza $5.00 for lunch.

Saturday Sept 21st – 7:00-11:30pm Reunion at the Findlay Country Club. Hor dourves and Cash Bar. $20 per person admission. Admission includes 2 drink tickets. Music by Reunion Band begins at 8:00pm.

For more information and to make reservations please contact Roger Edelbrock at roger.edelbrock@gmail.com or by phone at 270-625-3071. Our class also has a FB page “Findlay High School Class of 1974”. Our class directory is incomplete so if you have not been contacted in the last few years, please contact Roger with your contact information.

 

B-day Party Reunion
Class of 1977

August 10, 2019
Dan and Nancy Sheaffer (Reusch) House 6-8pm

B-day Party Reunion
Class of 1962

Aug. 9-10
Contact Mary Shelley Miller lmiller1455@yahoo.com

50th Reunion
Class of 1969

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Meet at Cindy Helfrick Habegger’s home.Friday, September 27, 2019
Meet for Homecoming Parade 5 p.m.Football Game 7 p.m.
Class will be recognized at the game.Saturday, September 28, 2019
Morning Tours 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Findlay Country Club 5:30 p.m.
Class Picture, Cocktails, Dinner, Reunion Band, Photo Booth, RafflesSunday, September 29, 2019
Brunch Buffet and Cash Bar at Oler’s Bar & Grill
For complete details contact: Linda Taylor Thompson Fhsclassof1969@aol.com 419-722-7343 

55th Reunion
Class of 1964

September 28, 2019
Contact: Bill Carlin: wjc_carlin@yahoo.com

60th Reunion
Class of 1959

Fri. Aug.16, Sat. Aug. 17, Sun. Aug. 18
3 day event begins at a gathering on Friday at the Fern beginning at 5:30 p.m.Saturday is the main event at the Performing Arts Center catered by Bistro.
Brunch Sunday at Tom Brumley’s cabin.Letters with detailed info will be sent out in March.Please send detailed info as soon as possible. Co-chairs: Ruthie (Arend) Gulliford & Bob Eisel. Phone. 419-422-6203/419-306-0612 & 419-721-8586.

 

68th Reunion
Class of 1951

Friday, August 2, 2019 and Saturday, August 3, 2019.
The Friday event will be held at The Hancock Historical Museum with a tour at 4:00 PM, and a buffet Dinner at 6:00 PM.The Saturday event will be held at The Findlay Country Club with a social hour at 5:30 PM and a sit down dinner at 6:30. A class picture will be taken and a class booklet will be available.
Questions about the Reunion may be directed to Larry Miles at selimll33@yahoo.com

2020 REUNIONS

If you have information about your Class Reunion, please contact the FHS Alumni Office at 419-420-7007 or e-mail RPowell900@aol.com

 

35th Reunion
Class of 1985

Date: June 27, 2020
Location: Old Millstream Center (Fairgrounds new building)
Social Time: 6p-8p
Main Event: 8p-11:30p
Main Event consists of: DJ, Hors d’oeuvres, drinks, 50/50 raffle, door prizes & selfie station
Cost: Prepay $20 per person & $30 per couple
At the door: $25 per person
Send Contact Info to Cindy Brecht Wolfe on Facebook or Call Cindy Brecht Wolfe at 919-649-3704 & leave Name (maiden name if applies) Address, & email address
Or send info by email to: cwolfeotrl@earthlink.net
Also like class Facebook page at: Findlay HS Class of 85 for latest updates

45th Reunion
Class of 1975

Date: July 11, 2020
Eric Van Renterghem  419-427-5915

50th Reunion
Class of 1970

Thursday, July 23 Early Birds
Tiki Bar top of Alexandrias 7:00 p.m.
Friday, July 24 Mixer
Marathon Center 7:00p.m.
Saturday, July 25 Main Event
Hilton Gardens 5:30-11:30 p.m.
If you need a Registration Form or have questions contact Mike Gephart
at eitherR4249622@aol.com or 419-619-4612

FHS Alumni News & Information

Roger Powell, FHS Alumni Director, has written a book entitled, “Did You Know…. a collection of anecdotes of FHS & more”.  Its 75 pages packed with all kinds of information dating back to the 1800’s, lots of stats, black & white and color photos. The cost is $12.00 + $ 3.00 shipping. Proceeds benefit the Findlay High School Alumni Scholarship Fund.

Make check out to Findlay City Schools.
Mail to Roger Powell, FHS Alumni Director, Findlay High School, 1200 Broad Ave., Findlay, Ohio 45840.

If you would like it autographed, make note of that and the person you want it written with his autograph.

The following Findlay High School Trojan Yearbooks are available for sale:

1922, 1923, 1925, 1926, 1928, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1960, 1961, 1972, 1975, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013

Get yours now before they are all sold! Years from 1975 through 2009 are priced at only $10, the 2010 edition is priced at only $30, the 2011 edition is priced at $65, and the 2012 & 2013 editions are only $75.

You can get yours before or after school in Room 104, or contact Mrs. Rinker at rrinker@fcs.org to make an appointment for pick up.

Don’t wait and miss your chance to buy one!  When they are gone, you will not be able to purchase one.  Make checks payable to Findlay City Schools.

Findlay High School Historical Library

The FHS Alumni Historical Library was introduced in January, 2000. Since that time, many items have been donated and we now have an extensive library of yearbooks, periodicals, newspaper clippings, video and audio tapes, Blue and Gold newspapers and much more. Some items date back to the late 1800’s.

If you have items you wish to donate or would like to make an appointment to see the Historical Library, please contact Roger Powell at (419)420-7007 or email rpowell@aol.com

Findlay High School Distinguished Alumni

The Distinguished Alumni Award is designed to recognize a Findlay High School Alumnus who has distinguished him/herself and has exemplified the education and moral values that are respected by his/her community and school system.

Previous winners of this award:

1999
2000
2001
2002

Ralph D. Cole
FHS Grad 1932

Forest “TOT” Pressnell
FHS Grad 1927

Dr. Benjamin Landing
FHS Grad 1938

William Murphy
FHS Grad 1978
2003
2004
2005
2006

Matt Fox
FHS Grad 1974

Barbara Deerhake
FHS Grad 1964

Judge David A. Katz
FHS Grad 1951

Dr. Marna Rayl Greenberg
FHS Grad 1978
2007
2008
2009
2010

Peggy Kirk Bell
FHS Grad 1939

Edwin Heminger
FHS Grad 1944

Barbara Ann (West) Brossia
FHS Grad 1968

David Cryer
FHS Grad 1954
2011
2012
2013
2014

Reita (Clark) Hutson
FHS Grad 1954

Dr. Kathleen Crates
FHS Grad 1962

Reginald Routson
FHS Grad 1971

Cliff Hite
FHS Grad 1972
2015
2016
2017
2018

Jane (Niswander) Dillon
FHS Grad 1972

Dr. Amber (Ayres) Patterson
FHS Grad 1998

Gavin Creel
FHS Grad 1994

Scott Lavender
FHS Grad 1971

Alumni Scholarship Fund

The Findlay High School Scholarship Fund began in 1998 when the proceeds from our first Alumni Musical Showcase were placed in this fund. Since that time, we have had eighteen more musicals to supplement this scholarship and are now awarding $2,500 each year. We would like to increase this yearly amount with your help. This is your opportunity to contribute to the fund on an individual basis.

If you would like to contribute to the Alumni Scholarship Fund, please complete the following:

FHS Courtyard Pavers

You, who have been part of FHS in the past, now have an opportunity to become a permanent part of its future! Purchase a brick inscribed with your name and graduation year. Honor friends, family members, the memory of a loved one, or former teachers. The inscribed bricks are placed in our courtyard at Findlay High School. Proceeds from the sale will go to the Alumni Association to support student scholarships, school related events and projects.

You may purchase any number of 4″ by 8″ bricks at the cost of $40 each! Each brick has a maximum of 3 lines with a limit of 15 characters (letters and spaces) per line. To order – fill out the following form: (make copies of the form to order 2 or more bricks).