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Articles written by or about Alumni

Article written by Rick Liblong - Tri-City Times - April 29, 2015
"Radio Man Gives Back to the Community" - Times Herald Article - 5/4/15
"Animal Planet Series Features Port Huron Native" - Times Herald Article 5/19/15
"Nguyen mixing science and fitness" - Times Herald Article 10/22/15


Alumni Profiles

A PHS education has prepared our graduates for a variety of careers. Our alumni are leading the way in multiple industries and contributing to their local communities in countless ways.


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Name: Kay L. Weimer (Edie)

Current Title: Retired Real Estate Broker/Owner

Location: Fort Gratiot

Graduation Year & High School: PHHS, 1964

Family: Married, 3 children and 10 grandchildren
 
1965
 
Name: David Baer

Location: Fort Gratiot

Graduation Year & High School: 1965

College/Higher Education and Degree(s): Master's

Family: Married, one daughter and one grandson.

Favorite School Memory: Playing football under the lights.

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and Why: Gordon Soflin, coach and mentor.

Achievements: Graduated from Arizona State with a degree in teaching, and Oakland University as a counselor. Vietnam vet (Navy).

Notable Experiences in Your Life: Backpacked around Europe.
Name: Bruce Campbell

Current Title: Retired

Company: SEMCO Energy

Location: Port Huron

Graduation Year & High School: 1965, PHHS

College/Higher Education and Degree(s): St Clair County Community College, Associate Degree in Data Processing.

Family: Married

Favorite School Memory: 1965 baseball team

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and Why: Mr. Charles Lutz (homeroom teacher for 4 years). He really cared for his students.

Achievements: 1966 - 1970 US Air Force (1 yr. Viet Nam)
27 yrs. SEMCO Energy Gas Co. (Systems Analyst/Programmer)
10 yrs. IT consultant for SEMCO Energy Gas Co.


Notable Experiences in Your Life: Too numerous to mention.
Name: Terry Sargent

Current Title: Retired

Graduation Year & High School: 1965, PHHS

College/Higher Education and Degree(s): Michigan State-Hotel,Restaurant & Institutional Management

Family: Single

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and Why: Mr. Larry Miller-He was our class sponsor and just an all around great guy.
 
1966
 
NameMarshall Biernot Coleman

Current TitleTeacher

CompanyPHSchools

Location: Port Huron

Graduation Year & High SchoolPort Huron Port Huron Northern, 1966

 
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Name: Tim Owens

Current Title: Spanish Adjunct Instructor

Company: SC4

Location: Port Huron

Graduation Year & High School: Port Huron High 1969
NameBarbara Teller

Current TitleRetired Teacher

CompanyPHASD

LocationLakeport

Graduation Year & High School1969, Port Huron Catholic

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)Western Michigan/Oakland University, MA

Family: Husband, Chuck

Notable Experiences in Your Life: Neil Diamond kissed me!

Anything You Would Like to Mention:
I loved every year of school, ever! As a teacher and a student.
 
1970
 
NancyName: Nancy Edwards

Current TitleRetired teacher of the deaf

CompanyPort Huron Area Schools

LocationPort Huron

Graduation Year & High School1970 Port Huron Northern

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)CMU BA and MA

FamilyMarried to Mark, two sons

Favorite School MemoryTrip by train to Toronto to see a Chinese art exhibit with Miss Rush's class.

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and WhyHerr Norman for his enthusiastic teaching of German, and Bob Trapp, speech teacher extraordinaire.

AchievementsTimes Herald Teacher of the Week, PHASD Golden Apple award, EdPress Award for children's fiction, finalist--Young Hoosier Book Award, finalist--Gate City Book Award, finalist--Cochecho Reader's Award

Notable Experiences in Your LifeMore than a dozen of my stories have been published in children's magazines such as Ladybug and Spider, and I've had two books published--Glenna's Seeds by Child and Family Press, and Mom for Mayor by Cricket Books. Also, I was lucky enough to be a contestant in the "hot seat" on Who Wants to be a Millionaire with Regis Philbin.
 
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Name: Norwood R. Hux, Jr. (Woody)

Current Title: Retired

Location: Harrisville, Mi

Graduation Year & High School: 1973

College/Higher Education and Degree(s): Yes

Family: Married to Ruth E. from Milford, CT
2 boys (Donald and Matthew)
8 grandchildren + 1 unknown (yet)


Favorite School Memory: Prom, Graduation

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and Why: All my teachers in High School

Achievements: Retired Military, 1997.

Notable Experiences in Your Life: Saw the sun rise over statue of liberty on plane, saw my children born, lived in the Bavarian Alps, assisted in the flood relief 1995, went to the '96 Olympics and got to meet many of the athletes from foreign countries. All in all, pretty good so far.
NameRenee Jobbitt

Current TitleTeacher

CompanyEast China School District

LocationGearing Elementary

Graduation Year & High School: Central High School, 1973/Port Huron Catholic (through 10th grade).

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)Eastern Michigan/MA

NameDiane Young

Current TitleWaitress

CompanyCavis Grill

LocationPort Huron, MI

Graduation Year & High School1973, Port Huron Central

FamilyDivorced. One child, Eric. Married to Kelly, and I have one grandchild, Kaia.

Favorite School MemoryFirst graduating class from Port Huron Central.

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and WhyMr. Patrick Cogley, my homeroom teacher, for his friendship; Mr.Gene Dunbar, my counselor, for his patience and understanding, and Mrs.Diane Campbell (then) for advancing and enhancing my sewing abilities, my favorite pastime and hobby.

Anything You Would Like to MentionI loved my two years at Port Huron Central, they were the best days of my life! Terrific high school, exceptional staff!
 
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Name: Annette DeBell-Stoudt

Current Title: Mrs.

Location: 252 Cameron St. Corunna, Ont. Canada

Graduation Year & High School: 1975 Port Huron Central

College/Higher Education and Degree(s): ECE...

Family: Married to Fredric Gregory "Greg" Stoudt
We have Twin daughters Kelly Lynne Stoudt-Gibson and Kathryn Anne Stoudt-Zettel Born 1984 and I have stepson Jeff Stoudt 1974.


Anything You Would Like to Mention: I'm a self taught Reno lover....know my way around tools...enjoy mudding drywall, painting, building...Right now I'm in the middle of making my grandson a bookcase that is shaped like a tree....

 
NameMarcia Luce

Graduation Year & High School1975, Port Huron Central  

FamilyMarried, 2 children
 
1976
 
Name: Paul Harker

Location:
Dewitt, Mi

Graduation Year & High School:
1976, Port Huron Central
Name: Kay (Keeler) Ruck

Current Title: Administrative Assistant to HR

Company: Port Huron Area Schools

Location: Administration Building Human Resources

Graduation Year & High School: 1976 Port Huron High School

College/Higher Education and Degree(s): St. Clair County Community College AS,AB, Baker College BBA

Family: Married with 3 Children, 4 Grandsons

Favorite School Memory: Middle School Cheerleading at Kimball Intermediate School

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and Why: MacDonald Domke Junior year at PHHS encourage me to read the classics and assigned Gone With the Wind during spring break and I was hooked.

Anything You Would Like to Mention: I own a 1967 Mustang Fastback that my husband and I restored over a 5 year period.
NamePatricia Sanford Saunders

Graduation Year & High School1976, PHHS

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)

Family 4 kids, 3 girls, 1 son. 8 grands, 2 boys, 6 girls.

Favorite School Memory

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and Why: Mr Crumback, Mr Mason

AchievementsSurvived working for ATT, retired now.

Notable Experiences in Your LifeStill best friends with Diane Thiele Aldrich. We met in kindergarten.

 
1977
 
NameCheryl Hering

Current TitleTeacher

CompanyPHS

LocationPort Huron

Graduation Year & High School1977 PHHS

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)Bachelor/Masters 

FamilyMarried with 2 grown children.

Favorite School MemoryHigh School Football Games.
Home Economics in Middle School & Choir
Field Trips in Elementary and Art Class


Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and WhyToo numerous to name.

AchievementsAssociates from SC-4, Attended Concordia Teachers College in Illinois, Bachelor's of Education at U of M, Master's Degree in Early Childhood, Plus 30 at Marygrove, 1/2 through a 2nd Master's Degree in Counseling through Central University, Tech Webinars and trainings.

Notable Experiences in Your Life
Becoming saved in the church. Teaching Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and Summer School teaching in the PHASD.
Name: Jean McNaughton

Current Title: ELA Teacher

Company: Harrison Center

Location: Port Huron

Graduation Year & High School: 1977, Port Huron Northern

College/Higher Education and Degree(s): Walsh College MSPA
 
1978

Name: Rosemary Bergman Hudson

Location: Fort Gratiot, MI

Graduation Year & High School: 1978

Favorite School Memory: Being in Thunder Birds and Band

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and Why: Mac Domke
Name: James Cotre

Current Title: Truck Driver

Company: Calhoun Truck Lines

Graduation Year & High School: 1978, Port Huron High School
Name: Sarah (Ganhs) Strieter

Current Title: Media Paraprofessional

Company: Port Huron Area School District

Location: United States

Graduation Year & High School: 1978, PHHS

College/Higher Education and Degree(s): SC4

Family: Married Gary Strieter 1984 have 2 children 26 year old son and 21 year old daughter.

Favorite School Memory: Big Red marching machine Band Trips. Toronto and Florida. Making friends that are still a big part of my life. Some wonderful teacher's who taught me more then just what was in the books, by giving real world lessons.

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and Why: MacDonald Domke taught me English Lit. He made it fun and exciting to come to class every day. Ended up working as a baby sitter for him and his wife Nancy and over the years he has become a great friend.

Achievements: My two children are my achievements in my life! Family come first before anything else!

Notable Experiences in Your Life: Working for Port Huron Area School District at a position I love. Helping to make a difference in a child's life is amazing!
Name: Diane Keil Knowlton

Graduation Year & High School: 1978

College/Higher Education and Degree(s): PHSB (Baker College)

Family: divorced, one son

Favorite School Memory: many!

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and Why: Mr Goldsworthy

Achievements: Medical Assistant
NameBarbara McDougal

Current Title6th Grade Teacher

CompanyPort Huron Schools

LocationCentral Middle School

Graduation Year & High School1978 PHN

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)SC4/CMU/U of M Flint/Marygrove 

FamilyMarried to '78 Central High Grad Brian McDougal, Brianna, Brian, Bradley and Benjamin

Favorite School MemoryI really enjoyed my co-op job during senior year at the bookstore manager. It allowed me the opportunity to interact with the entire student population. I made money and made connections with fellow students and staff. 

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and WhyLarry Miller for English, Mr. Talladay for Algebra, Miss Knapp for Clerical Block. 

AchievementsBSBA from CMU, marketing major, management minor, Assoc. degree in business from SC4, teacher certification from U of M Flint, Masters Degree in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College, four children all PHHS graduates, all have college degrees, prior to teaching I spent 15 years as a licensed insurance agent and worked for various companies. 

Notable Experiences in Your Life
Married for 32 years, 4 grown college educated children, 1 grandchild, on 16th year working for Port Huron Schools as a teacher
NameBrian Moran

Current TitlePres & CEO

CompanyThe 12 Week Year

LocationWilliamston, MI

Graduation Year & High School1978

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)Bach +

FamilyMarried, 2 girls

Favorite School MemorySki trip to Blue Mountain

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and WhyIrv Clausman - awesome coach, awesome guy!

AchievementsNew York Times Bestselling author.
Name: Dotti Johnson Porrett

Location: China, MI

Graduation Year & High School: 1978

College/Higher Education and Degree(s): SC4 AAS

Family: Married 1981 to Don Porrett. Two children Allison born in 1987 graduated from PHN and Alexander born 1991 also graduated from PHN.

Favorite School Memory: Student Council, Yearbook, T-Birds and all the band stuff. Building Floats and all the school spirit.

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and Why: Mr. Burgess even though he was not my teacher. I learned so much from him.

Mr. Ufford for giving me opportunities I would have never had if not for him.

Mrs. Marks for always pointing me in the right direction.


Achievements:  I have had three wonderful careers and am happy to be back working in the schools and hanging with middle schoolers.

Notable Experiences in Your Life: travel, kids, long-term marriage...yadda yadda yadda. Nothing special (to me).

Anything You Would Like to Mention: I have a PHHS Class of 1978 FB group.
Name: Carol Porter

Current Title: Carol Duman

Graduation Year & High School: 1978

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)

Family: Married Kenneth Duman (Class of '78) PHHS. We have twins age 11.5 (2015). Kenneth has a daughter who lives in Chicago. I have a son and daughter who reside in Port Huron.

Favorite School Memory: Making Thunderbirds.

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and Why: Mr. Haas.....He would always roll his eyes but he was always there to talk to.

Mrs. Haas, as she was sponsor for Thunderbirds and Typing 1.


Achievements: I have completed 27 years working for the County of St. Clair. This job was a clear result of hard work that paid off. After retirement, now I am gainfully employed by the PHASD. Current placement (2015) Howard D. Crull.
NameSue Sullivan 

Current Title: mother-grandmother

Graduation Year & High School: 1978, Port Huron Central

Family: Married 37 years, with 3 children and 9 grandkids.
Name: Nancy Taylor Lepien

Current Title

Company: Lepien Wellness Clinic, LLC

Location: Marlow, OK

Graduation Year & High School: 1978, PHHS

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)

Family: Widowed. Married Michae Lepien in 1979. Two children. .. Stroganoff Stephanie, age 32, Michael Jr., age 30.

Favorite School Memory: Band

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and Why: Mr. Payton... he was a dad to everyone.
 
1979
 
Name: Vicki Harris

Current Title: Vice President

Company: Our Daily Bread Ministries

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Graduation Year & High School: 1979 PH Central High

College/Higher Education and Degree(s): Central Michigan University Master of Science & Honorary Doctorate of Humanities.

Family: Husband, Ernest L. Harris;
Daughter, Aubrey Chapman-Harris;
Son, Drake Harris;
Daughter, Shayna Harris


Favorite School Memory: CHEERLEADING

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and Why: Mrs Madeson - Adm.

Achievements: TOP 100 Michigan HR Professionals
ONE OF THE TOP HR GLOBAL PROFESSIONAL
GLOBAL PEACE AMBASSADORS AWARD
GLOBAL GOLDEN RULE AWARD
LIFE OF HONOR AWARD
EXCELLENT LEADERSHIP IN COMMUNITY & DIVERSITY AWARD


Notable Experiences in Your Life: Global traveling to a different country each month!!

Anything You Would Like to Mention: Love people and have trained thousands of new and existing leaders on various skills.

Love to give back to the community!

I am an Executive Leader in our local Ministry.

Lead 20 other leaders in the areas of Discipleship and Christian Education.
Name: Bill Paulus

Company: Self

Location: Madison, WI

Graduation Year & High School: 1979 Port Huron Central

College/Higher Education and Degree(s): Madison Area Tech School

Family: Single 1 child

Favorite School Memory: Beating Marysville in football

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and Why: Mr. Dahlke

Achievements: Hopefully got along with everyone

Notable Experiences in Your Life: Pending
Name: Terri (Walter) Strauchman

LocationClyde, MI

Graduation Year & High School1979


1980

NameMichelle (Curtis) Miller

Current TitlePara-Professional

CompanyPHASD

LocationPort Huron

Graduation Year & High School1980 Port Huron Central 

FamilyMarried, 2 daughters and 5 grandsons. 

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and WhyLarry Grinder, I had Larry for a science teacher at Chippewa. I later had the chance to work with him and found his love and devotion to the students to be very genuine.  

Achievements
My family and my job working with children has brought me great joy.
NameLisa (Mitchell) Conger

Graduation Year & High School1980 Port Huron Central

FamilyMarried, 2 children, 3 grandkids

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and Why
Mrs Goldsworthy
Name: Sherry Ostrander Bombard

Graduation Year & High School: 1980

Family: Married with 2 children.
 
1981
 
NameKathy Docherty

Current TitleKathy Denny

Company: Walmart

LocationBuffalo NY

Graduation Year & High SchoolPH 1981

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)B.A. Michigan State University 

FamilyHusband Joe Denny. Two daughters Jennifer 18 and Jamie 15.

Favorite School MemoryAttending football games 
Seeing my friends 


Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and Why
Mr Goldsworthy
Scott Lohr NameScott K. Lohr

Current TitleProduct Development Lab Leader

CompanyL & L Products, INC

LocationRomeo, MI

Graduation Year & High School1981, Port Huron Northern

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)Western Michigan University, BA

FamilyValerie Jo (Lett) Lohr, also PHN 1981;
Matthew Lohr, 16;
Jackson Lohr, 7


Favorite School MemoryMy Classmates

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and WhyI liked all my teachers, they really tried.

AchievementsI served in the XVIII Airborne Corp for almost ten years both enlisted and commissioned. Fort Bragg in 525th Military Intelligence Brigade enlisted and the 101st Airborne Division as both an Artillery Officer and Signal Officer. Through my tenure I earned the following awards; Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal fifth award, National Defense Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation medal.

Notable Experiences in Your LifeI deployed as a part of Desert Shield/Desert Storm in the early 90's. What gives me the greatest pride is the men I led in combat and the fact that they all came home safely.

Name: Rose Pattison

Graduation Year & High School: 1981

Family: Married to Mark Pattison. 2 boys: Mark Pattison II and Joseph Pattison.

1982
 
NameHoward Reynolds

Current TitleMr.

LocationPort Huron, MI.

Graduation Year & High School1982, PHHS

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)AAS

FamilySingle,4 kids 2 boys 2 girls.

Favorite School Memory: Singing in choir and doing musicals.

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and WhyChoir teacher

Achievements: Army, college graduate.

 
1983
 
Name: Heidi Bartle

Current Title: Principal 

CompanyPort Huron Schools

LocationHolland Woods Middle School

Graduation Year & High School1983 Port Huron Northern High School

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)CMU - Doctorate

FamilyMarried to Paul - 2 children (Matthew is 28, Laura is 25 and married with one child on the way).

Favorite School MemoryI always enjoyed building "The Wall" and going to the Friday night football games the best. There was a strong sense of community and school pride.

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and WhyI loved Mr. Nesbitt due to his sense of humor and way of making me feel valued as a person.

AchievementsOne of my achievements is being nominated and named as a Gerstacker Fellow for the class of 2014. Through this I was able to travel with outstanding educators to Korea and China.

Notable Experiences in Your LifeMy husband and I travel a great deal. I have been to Korea, China, Russia, Mexico, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, and France.

Anything You Would Like to Mention:  I have really enjoyed working for the Port Huron Area School District for the past 28 years. This has felt like home to me and I am a very proud alumni.
NameJames Dewey

Current TitleExecutive Director

CompanyPort Huron Housing Commission

Location: Port Huron

Graduation Year & High School1983 

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)BS. Architecture

FamilyMarried, 2 children

1984
 
1985
 
NameLisa K. Arnett

Graduation Year & High School: Port Huron Northern, 1985

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and Why:
Mr. Hanton & Mr. LaBelle
Name: Tami Morris

Current Title: Teacher

Company: Port Huron Schools

Location: Fort Gratiot

Graduation Year & High School: 1985, Port Huron Northern

College/Higher Education and Degree(s): Western Michigan University and Eastern Michigan University. Bachelors in Elementary Ed., science, and language arts/; Masters in Educational Leadership

Family: I am divorced. I have two children: Ashley and Matthew.

Favorite School Memory: From my freshman year through my senior year, we win the pep bone at every assembly!

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and Why: My favorite teacher was Mr. Trapp. He taught speech.

Achievements: I graduated from Western Michigan University and earned my Masters through Eastern Michigan University.

Notable Experiences in Your Life: Being a student council sponsor and putting together a Relay for Life team that won Rookie Team of the Year and raised $3,500.00 a year after I battled and beat colon cancer!
NameMark Repp

Current TitleTechnology Trainer/Tech Integration Specialist

CompanyPort Huron Schools

Location Port Huron, MI

Graduation Year & High School1985, Port Huron Northern

College/Higher Education and Degree(s): CMU. BS in Education in 1990.

FamilyMarried with no children.

Favorite School Memory Working at WORW, the high school radio state at Port Huron Northern. I hosted a weekly evening heavy metal show called The Rock Shop which had a pretty good following. Lots of fun.

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and WhyRobert Trapp, although I only had him for Speech. He had cancer during the time I worked at WORW, but his presence was always felt. He was the one who started the radio station and got me interested in broadcasting.

Achievements I won the first-ever WORW scholarship, given to the outstanding broadcasting student each year.

Notable Experiences in Your Life: Switching from a radio career to a teaching career was noteworthy. Also, moving from Port Huron to Kalkaska for my first full-time teaching job was significant. That was 1993, and Kalkaska High School (where I worked) closed school in March when they ran out of money for that year. This made national news.

NamePaul Wilson

Current TitleTeacher

CompanyPHASD

LocationCentral Middle School

Graduation Year & High School1985 PHHS

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)B.S.E. U of M

FamilyMarried.

Favorite School MemoryArt Class

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and WhyMilt Ploghoft. He was highly skilled and very humble. He shared simple wisdom with his students.

Notable Experiences in Your Life
I returned to teach at the middle school I attended as a child. Central Cougar Pride.   
 
1986
 
NameKeith Collins

Current TitleAirline Captain

CompanyExpressjet Airlines

LocationChicago O'Hare

Graduation Year & High School1986 PHHS

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)WMU

FamilyMarried to Amy Collins, 1987 PHHS graduate. Two children

Favorite School Memory I Red Marching Machine

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and Why
Mrs. Dickie, English.  
 
1987
 
NameKeith Graham

Current TitleSenior Software Developer

Company: TimeTrak Systems

LocationPort Huron, MI

Graduation Year & High School: 1987 PHHS

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)CMU/ BS in BA

FamilyMarried, 4 children (all boys). Wife and all children are attending or have attended PHHS.

Favorite School MemoryBand Trips every year. Florida trip was great except for the 2nd degree burns from the water park on the last day.
Washington DC was great getting to tour the guns the FBI building. Quebec Canada trip was awesome and led to my decision to take French as a second language.

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and WhyMr. Bricker. He was my homeroom teacher. Used to give me Math homework that were fun puzzles to work on.

AchievementsWas on the National Honor Society for 2 years, Computer Club (back when Windows OS didn't exist), BOEC at the Skill Center, Wind Ensemble French Horn player in Band.

Notable Experiences in Your LifeDuring my 11th and 12 grade years at the Skill Center, I learned to write in a computer language called COBOL. I continued taking COBOL and other languages at college and for the past 18 years have been writing COBOL programs at a company in Port Huron that specializes in providing Time and Attendance software.

Anything You Would Like to Mention: Met a girl in 9th grade in cafeteria that I knew would eventually become my wife. She caught my eye as she was saying grace before eating her lunch. Followed her to St. Clair County Community College and then to Central Michigan University where I finally proposed. We have now been married for 24 years. After 2 years of marriage we lost our daughter a week before her due date. We remained a strong and faithful couple and our first son was born 1 year later in the same hospital room. The remaining 3 boys came every two years. Two of our sons are Eagle Scouts and the next is getting close. We are currently looking forward to the empty nest years. My hobbies are playing in the Symphonic and Jazz bands at SC4, riding my Jet Skis and Motorcycles and taking walks with my wife.

1988
 
NameChristine DeWitt (Holst)

Graduation Year & High School1988, Port Huron Northern

Family: Married with 4 children.

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and Why Mrs. Shirley Crawford. She was my third grade teacher and we had a really rough year together. Then she moved to be a fourth grade teacher the next year and took me with her. We had a much better year and I still remember songs and books we read in her class. When we use to run into each other in stores, she always remembered who I was.

 
1989
 
Name: Jeff Dennis

Current Title: Dean of Students

Company: Salem School District

Location: Salem, NH

Graduation Year & High School: 1989, Port Huron High School

College/Higher Education and Degree(s): Central Michigan University - Bachelor of Science in Education; Oakland University - Masters in Educational Leadership

Family: Married, 3 children
Sue NameSue Paciorek Kuschel

Graduation Year & High School1989 PHHS

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)UM & UM-F, BA

FamilyMarried, 2 children

Favorite School MemoryBand trips & football games with the BRMM

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and WhyMr. Burgess & Mr. Earley, both made learning fun.

AchievementsTook me 16 years, but I did graduate from UM.

Notable Experiences in Your LifeGetting to watch Michigan play in the Rose Bowl in 2006.

Anything You Would Like to Mention
I am one of the contact people for the Class of 1989.
NameLynn Pearce

Current TitleChildren's Librarian

CompanyClinton-Macomb Public Library

Location Macomb, MI

Graduation Year & High School1989 Port Huron High School

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)BA, Western Michigan University; MA, Western Michigan University; MA, Wayne State

FamilyMarried, 2 children. 
 
Scott S. Name: Scott Stapleford

Company: Port Huron Schools

Location: Port Huron

Graduation Year & High School: 1989, Port Huron Northern High School

College/Higher Education and Degree(s): Master's

Family: Married, 2 daughters

Favorite School Memory: Singing and writing a senior class song.

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and Why: Tom Norager, high school choral teacher. He was an incredible tenor who also sang with the Detroit Symphony Chorale. His singing inspired me. I always wished I had perfect pitch like he did.

Achievements: Served as Vice President of the choir in 11th grade and as President in 12th grade. Sang in two All State Honors Choirs and received 3 #1 rankings in State Solo and Ensemble Festivals. Earning my Master's degree from Oakland University has been a tremendous achievement.

Notable Experiences in Your Life: Singing with GCII At WMU and touring with Campus Choir from Lee University. Serving as Pastor at North St. Baptist Church from 1997-2006 and associate Pastor at Westhaven Baptist Church from 2006-2009. Teaching music at my alma mater, Michigamme Elementary school from 2000-2015.

Anything You Would Like to Mention: Working with my uncle Robert Inch in his construction business from 1998-2000 gave me the skills to build my own home in Kimball Twp. in 2012. I love my new home that I couldn't have built without the help of my other uncle, Gordon Inch, and the rest of my family who have always supported me! I love my wife of since 1993, Jackie, and our two daughters, Jessica and Carrie!
 
1990
 
1990 Band 1990 Festival of States - Click for larger photo
Name: Trista (Bourdeau) Kolcz

Current Title: Commercial Insurance Sales Agent

Company: Al Bourdeau Insurance

Location: Port Huron

Graduation Year & High School: 1990, Port Huron Northern

College/Higher Education and Degree(s): Attended Houghton College in New York

Family: Married. 4 children. Daughter getting married in fall of 2015. Both boys attending Holy Cross College in Notre Dame. Youngest son attending Marysville High School.

NameEric Gamble

Current TitleAuto op

CompanyIpg

Graduation Year & High School1990, Port Huron High

NameSandy Healy 

Current TitleAssistant District Manager 

CompanyLake Huron Self Storage LLC 

LocationPort Huron 

Graduation Year & High School1990, Port Huron High School  

Family2 children: Pamela Healy and Dustin Healy;
1 grandson: Jace Prigmore 


Favorite School Memory
Playing softball! 
NameElizabeth LaLonde

Current TitleElizabeth Maxon

Graduation Year & High School1990, Port Huron Northern

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)SC4

FamilyMarried to Rodney J. Maxon, class of 1991. We have a son named Hunter.

Favorite School MemoryWalking the halls in the morning with friends!
Name: William Murray

Graduation Year & High School: 1990, Port Huron Northern

College/Higher Education and Degree(s): Ferris State University
Name: Troy Piper

Current TitleInsurance Agent 

CompanyIntegrated Insurance Agency

LocationPort Huron

Graduation Year & High School1990, Port Huron Northern

College/Higher Education and Degree(s): Baker College: B.B.A. in Marketing & Liberty University; M.B.A. in Public Relations

Simon Swegles Simon Swegles NameSimon Swegles

CompanyMagna

Location: Port Huron

Graduation Year & High School1990, PHN

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)BS

FamilyMarried, 2 sons
Name: Karrie (Wilkins) Bruman

Current Title: Teacher

Company: Port Huron Schools

Location: Marysville, MI

Graduation Year & High School: 1990, Port Huron Northern

College/Higher Education and Degree(s): University of Michigan- Elementary Education

Family: Married with 2 children: Brendan and Brooke.

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and Why: Cathy Landon (3rd grade at Crull). She helped me become excited about learning. Miss Landon was the reason I wanted to become a teacher.
 
1991
 
Name: Dean Bartley

Current Title: Chemical Process Operator
            
Company: Hemlock Semiconductor

Location: Midland, MI

Graduation Year & High School: 1991 PHHS
            
Family: Married with 1 child, a son.

Favorite School Memory: Fun, laughter and learning in Mr. Kraft's German class.

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and WhyMr. Kraft encouraged me to succeed, like few teachers have.      
Name: Rebecca (Spore) Forstner

Current Title: Teacher

Company: Port Huron Schools

Location: Port Huron

Graduation Year & High School: 1991, PH Northern

College/Higher Education and Degree(s): MA. Ed., Central Michigan University, BA English Saginaw Valley State University.

Family: Married David Forstner (PHHS 1989), 2 daughters

Favorite School Memory: I will never forget the drive from Lakeside Park the night of the PH/PHN football game my senior year. So much spirit & fun!

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and Why: My favorite staff member was Ms. Frederick-Sutter; if it weren't for her, I wouldn't have my current life!

Achievements: Qualified for the Jeopardy Teacher's Tournament; My Master's degree; Hosted 8 exchange students.

Notable Experiences in Your Life: Adopted 2 girls, caught my cancer early, 10 years cancer-free!

Anything You Would Like to Mention: Very proud to teach in the school district I graduated from, having taught at both PHHS & PHN!
Name: Melissa Watt-Fleet

Current Title: Teacher

Company: Port Huron Schools

Location: Port Huron

Graduation Year & High School: 1991, Port Huron Northern

College/Higher Education and Degree(s): MSU

Family: Married with 3 children.
NameNancy Woodruff

Current Title: Mrs.

Location: Port Huron

Graduation Year & High School: 1991 Port Huron Northern

College/Higher Education and Degree(s): Baker

Family: Married. 2 kids
 
1992
 
NameJil Sopha Hurley

Current Title: Para Pro 

CompanyPHS

Location

Graduation Year & High School1992, PHHS 

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)Studied at SC4 and Baker No degree 

FamilyMarried 3 daughters ( 19,17,1 )

Favorite School MemoryLoved my years at PHHS . I was not the most popular kid , but I had friends and always had fun.

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and WhyFav teachers were Mr. Mike Diaz and Ms. Zauner.
NameAmey May Leathorn

Current TitleSchool Social Worker

CompanyL'Anse Creuse Public Schools

LocationMacomb County

Graduation Year & High SchoolPHN, 1992

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)Michigan State University bachelors of science in psychology, Wayne State University for Masters in Social Work

Familymarried, 1 son.

Favorite School MemoryI have too many to pick a favorite. I enjoyed my friends, I enjoyed cheerleading, I enjoyed being a part of the wall buildings and working with my class.

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and Why
Mr. Nesbit, Mr. Bates, Mr. Davey, Mr. Green
 
1993

NameKeely Baribeau

Current TitleDirector of Community Relations/Marketing

CompanyPort Huron Schools

LocationPort Huron, MI

Graduation Year & High School: 1993, Port Huron Northern

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)University of Michigan B.A. and University of Southern California M.A.

Favorite School MemoryTennis, volleyball, dances, summers working at the PHTH, reviewing episodes of Saturday Night Live at the lunch table with friends, WORW, making great friends, summers on the water, ski trips, LRT.

NameHeather Colombo

LocationKalkaska, Mi

Graduation Year & High School1993, PHN

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)BSN

Familymarried with 2 children

Favorite School Memoryworking in the school store

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and WhyMr Elliott, Mr Prevost

Achievementsgraduating with BSN, volunteering with commission for blind and helping with organizing benefit 5K,10K and half marathon

Notable Experiences in Your Liferaising 2 amazing children, one with visual and physical disabilities and one who helps others and has started to design medals for charity runs.

 
1994
 
1995
 
Name: Stephanie Cruciano

Current Title: 7th grade math

Company: Holland Woods

Location: Port Huron

Graduation Year & High School: 1995, PHN

College/Higher Education and Degree(s): SVSU Masters in Education

Family: Married with 3 children
Name: Dayna Vasbinder

Current Title: Services Program Manager

CompanyState of Michigan- Department of Human Services

LocationPort Huron - St Clair County

Graduation Year & High School1995 - Port Huron Northern

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)Bachelor's of Arts - Criminal Justice; Master's of Arts - Counseling.

FamilyMarried with one child.

Favorite School MemoryPHN/PH football games.
 
1996
 
NameElisa Bergman

Current TitleParaprofessional

CompanyPHASD

LocationPort Huron

Graduation Year & High School1996 Port Huron High School

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)

FamilyMarried to Mike Thomas, also a graduate of Port Huron High class of 1996. We have three children.

Favorite School MemoryBRMM Spring break band trips.

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and Why
Mr. Burgess because he always made learning history fun, even if he did put a bird on your head if you fell asleep while watching a movie.
NameLinda Bradley

Graduation Year & High School1996, PHN

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)

Familymarried 2

 
1997
 
NameMichaelia Lee Day 

Current TitlePatient Care Associate

CompanyMcLaren-Macomb

LocationMt Clemens, MI 

Graduation Year & High SchoolPort Huron Northern High School Class of 1997

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)Associate Degree in Applied Health Sciences, Bachelors in Health Administration.

Family: Engaged, 4 children Ages 19, 17, 11, 10 years, One dog chihuahua age 2 years.

Favorite School MemoryMy favorite school memory is hanging with my friends and I also would say choir class was another fond memory of mine. I loved to sing. 

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and WhyMr Hawtin, my choir teacher for two years. He helped me to explore my love of singing. 

AchievementsMy biggest achievements in life are first and for most the birth of my children. Second is graduating on time from high school even though I was a teen parent. Third and last I would have to say the two degrees I earned at Baker College that I earned while working full time and taking care of my children and going to school full time. 

Notable Experiences in Your LifeThe birth of my children. Also my degrees from college. 

Anything You Would Like to MentionI am a proud alumni of PHN and I would not change it for the world. I feel that PHN helped me to become the woman I am today and I thank them for that. Go Huskies!
 
1998
 
Name: Jeanette L. Little‚Äč

Current TitleRDH

Graduation Year & High School1998, PHHS

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)FSU

 
1999
 
NameKelly Jamison

Current TitleMrs.

CompanyGarfield Elementary School

Graduation Year & High School 1999, Port Huron Northern High School

College/Higher Education and Degree(s) 

FamilyI'm married to Aaron Jamison ( Port Huron Northern, Class of 
1994) & we have 2 children, Drew & Rebecca (both are attending a Port Huron Area school).


Favorite School MemoryMy favorite school memory is having my elementary school music teacher play the Pink Panther theme song on the piano when we would be lining up to leave her class.

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and WhyMrs. Shafer (not sure I spelled that right) & she was my music teacher at Garfield Elementary (where I currently work as a Noon Hour Supervisor). She just always made you feel like you were the most important person in the world. 

Notable Experiences in Your Life
I'm very proud to be a former Navy wife. My husband was in the Navy when we married.
 
2000
 
2001
 
NameHeather Wilson

Current TitleAssistant Meat Manager 

CompanyFry's Food & Drug

LocationGilbert AZ

Graduation Year & High School2001 PHHS

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)SC4 Associates Degree
 
2002

Melanie
Name
Melanie Landschoot Tatti 

Current TitleTeacher

CompanyPort Huron Area School District - Port Huron High School

LocationPort Huron

Graduation Year & High School2002 - Port Huron High School

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)Bachelor's in Secondary Education - Saginaw Valley State University. Masters in Teaching - Saginaw Valley State Universtiy 

FamilyMarried - Dave Tatti

Favorite School MemoryBand, Track, Big Red traditions and pride!

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and WhyMrs. Shymko - made books and stories come alive. Made me want to be an ELA teacher myself.  

Notable Experiences in Your LifeGetting my Masters. Getting my job at PHHS. Coaching multiple sports teams.  

Anything You Would Like to Mention
I love Port Huron!
Name: Danielle Richard

Graduation Year & High School: 2002, Port Huron High School

College/Higher Education and Degree(s): Western Michigan University-Bachelor's Degree, Georgia State University-Master's Degree.

Favorite School Memory: Drama Club

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and Why: Mrs. Anderson, my 3rd grade teacher at Roosevelt Elementary.

Achievements: President of Student Council 2001-2002 school year.
2003
 
David Thomas 
Name
David Thomas

Current TitleES Worker

CompanyState of Michigan

LocationPort Huron

Graduation Year & High School2003 PHN

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)Eastern Michigan Un. Business.Communications

FamilyMarried with 1 awesome son and another child on the way!

Favorite School MemoryBeating PH in Football every year. HS parties and the friendships made. 

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and WhyMr. Nesbitt. He had a lot of great insight and stories. The way he taught was amazing.

AchievementsPHN Hall of Fame

Notable Experiences in Your LifeMarried to my beautiful wife Kelsey. Watching my son grow and getting ready for #2

Anything You Would Like to MentionNo matter where I live and what I do, I will always be a Husky! Go PHN!
 
2004
 
2005
 
Joseph Moore 
Name
Joseph Moore

Current Title: Special Education Teacher

Company: COOR ISD

Location: Roscommon, Michigan

Graduation Year & High School: 2005 PHN

College/Higher Education and Degree(s): SVSU BA Education

Favorite School Memory: One of my favorite school memories was working on the yearbook. Working as one of the yearbook editors taught me an excellent work ethic and to take pride in what I do.

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and Why: Mr. Dwyer was one of the best teachers that I ever had. He is one of the main reasons that I became a teacher.

Notable Experiences in Your Life: I am a special education teacher with the COOR ISD in Roscommon, Michigan and I am working towards a masters degree in school administration.
Name: Marion Stewart

Current Title: Behavioral Interventionist

Company: Port Huron Area School District

Location: Crull Elementary

Graduation Year & High School: 2005, Port Huron High

College/Higher Education and Degree(s): Saginaw Valley State - BSW, Wayne State - MSW.

Family: Single

Favorite School Memory: Sports/Sporting events
 
2006

Kristen Berkimer  Kristen Berkimer
Name
: Kristen Berkimer

Current Title: ECSE teacher

Company: PHASD

Location: Port Huron, MI

Graduation Year & High School: 2006, PHN

College/Higher Education and Degree(s): Bachelor in education, MAT in Learning Disabilities (one more class).

Family: Married, 1 child (infant)

Favorite School Memory: Making friends/relationships and graduating.

Notable Experiences in Your Life: Taught inclusive preschool for a year in Iowa before moving back to Port Huron to teach early childhood special education at Cleveland.
Name: Heather King

Location: Fort Gratiot

Graduation Year & High School: 2006, PHN

College/Higher Education and Degree(s): Some College

Family: Married, with Son and Step-daughter.

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member: Mrs. Gormley, Mr. Belinsky, Mr. Mannlien, Ms. Murray.
Kenisha Kenisha Coon2 
Name
Kenisha (Williams) Coon

Current TitleAdoption Resource Consultant

CompanyOrchards Childrens Services

LocationSoutfield, MI

Graduation Year & High School2006; Port Huron High School

College/Higher Education and Degree(s) AA SC4; BS and MS Psychology, University of phoenix

FamilyMarried with 1 child

Favorite School MemoryChoir and Drama Club

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and WhyTerry Beasley for Choir. He is such a great motivator and does not let you give up on your passion.
Rock Stevens taught with great passion and helped me develop my love for Psychology.


AchievementsMy Master's degree and helping children find homes in the foster care system every day.

Notable Experiences in Your LifeLiving in California for 3 years and loving life.
 
2007
 
Name: Andrew Lobb

Current Title: Social Studies Teacher - Central Middle School

Company: Port Huron Schools

Location: Port Huron, MI

Graduation Year & High School: 2007 - Port Huron Northern

College/Higher Education and Degree(s): Central Michigan University - Bachelors of Secondary Education.

Favorite School Memory: It would have to be one of the two Marching Band trips: Walt Disney Word or New York City.

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and Why:  That's a toss up between Mr. Senkmajer (Band) or Mr. Artman (AP US History). Both of these teachers brought their subjects to life within the classroom and inspired me to be a life long learner, as well as a building a desire to become a better person.

Achievements: Earning the rank of Eagle Scout in 2006.
 
2008
 
Melissa Name: Melissa Bukowski

Current Title: Research Assistant

Company: Wayne State University

Location: Detroit, MI

Graduation Year & High School: 2008 Port Huron Northern

College/Higher Education and Degree(s): Oakland University, BS Biochemistry

Family: Single, no children.

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and Why: Mrs. Goldfarb for Geometry and Calculus. She explained things easily and taught us so much that I was able to skip Calc 2 in college!
Mr. Belinsky was also amazing, and it was in his class that I was able to figure out what I wanted to do with my life.


Achievements: Presidential Scholar Award 2008-2012, Oakland University.
Emily HS  Emily Current NameEmily Moews

Current TitleAmeriCorps Promise Fellow

CompanyMinnesota Alliance with Youth/Guadalupe Alternative Programs

LocationMinneapolis, MN

Graduation Year & High School2008, Port Huron High School

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)North Central University; Bachelor of Arts in Social Work.

Favorite School MemoryI work with high school students now, so I am often reminiscing and telling them ridiculous stories about myself and things that happened when I was in high school. One of the stories I tell the most often is the time that I got called to Mr. Kindle's office.

I wasn't a great student but I hardly ever got in trouble by higher-ups, so the day that I got the slip summoning me to Mr. Kindles office, my anxiety got the best of me. I was trying to think of everything that I could possibly have done to get myself into trouble. After I finally walked in, he told me he was concerned about one of my siblings and asked if I knew anything or how he could reach out to my sibling. So I basically got called to the principal's office because of my sibling. 


Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and WhyMrs. Tricia Ford, I could never get away from her...I had her as a teacher at both Chippewa and PHHS, whilst she was simultaneously friends with one of my best friends' parents. Even though my teenage self got frustrated with her sometimes, I as an adult know that she held each of her students to high standards because she believed in us and wanted the best for us. 

AchievementsIt might not seem like much to other people, but I was the first person in my family to graduate college with a bachelor's degree and I am really proud of that. 

Notable Experiences in Your Life
I decided to take my first two years out of college to serve in AmeriCorps, which is basically the domestic Peace Corps. I am currently about halfway through my first year serving at an alternative school affiliated with St. Paul Public Schools and will be serving my second year with Minneapolis Public Schools. I work with students in grades 6-10 who are falling under the cracks to engage them in interventions, leadership opportunities, service learning, and tutoring. I have learned so much through this experience and hope to continue to learn more through the next year and a half.
Jeremy Samuelson NameJeremy Samuelson

Current TitlePolice Cadet

CompanySan Diego Police Department

LocationSan Diego, California

Graduation Year & High School2008 Port Huron High School 

FamilyMarried to Danielle (Vernocke) Samuelson PHN
Two daughters
Hailey Kay 7 years old 
Gracie Mae 5 months old


Favorite School Memory: Handball in Mr. Perkins rec sports.
Hot ham and cheese and Mrs. Raymond hitting me in the you know what with a tennis racket. 


Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and WhyJeff Storey by far the most honest and down to earth guy ever.
And Angie Kolopowskie (probably didn't spell that right).
This lady helped me. If it wasn't for her, I would not have graduated. She believes in her students and goes way beyond what is required of her to help them. She is a class act.


Notable Experiences in Your LifeGot married.
Drove across the country two times Michigan to California. 
Had another daughter. 
Moved to san diego 
Became a police cadet.

 
2009
 
2010
 
Dom Name: Dominique Lewis 

Company: Team Everyday Heroes

Location: United States

Graduation Year & High School: 2010 Port Huron Northern

College/Higher Education and Degree(s): Graduate of Northwood University with a Bachelor’s in International Business Administration

Achievements: He is an accomplished Tricker. “Tricking” is a training discipline that combines martial arts and gymnastics tumbling. Dom has been an avid tumbler and martial arts enthusiast from a very young age. He’s turned his passion into a career and heads up a Tricking group called EVERYDAY HEROES.

Anything You Would Like to Mention: Plans to open his own tricking/tumbling gym. As Dom travels the US…and the world…he plans to visit other Tricking communities and maybe open that gym as far down under as New Zealand!
 
2011
 
Name: Ray Werth III 

Current TitleIT Technician

CompanyEmerson Industrial Automation

LocationSandusky MI

Graduation Year & High School2011- PHHS

College/Higher Education and Degree(s)Baker College of Port Huron, baker college Associate of Applied Science

Favorite Teacher or Staff Member and WhyAll my past teachers were my favorites. I enjoyed all the memories that I made in their classes.

Achievements2nd Place Computer Repair - 2011 SkillsUSA Michigan State Competition.
 
2012
 
2013
 
2014
 
2015
 
Andrea Price NameAndrea Price

Graduation Year & High SchoolPort Huron High School Class of 2015

AchievementsBig Reds Believe Committee head for 2013-15;
Class of 2015 Parliamentarian in 2014-15;
NHS Community Service Coordinator 2014-15;
Student Council Vice President 2014-15
 
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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