Hundreds attend alumni pancake breakfast
Members of the Heights High Class of 1978 enjoyed pancakes and good times at their alma mater during the 16th annual CHHS Alumni Foundation Scholarship Pancake Breakfast on April 22.
Overcast with gray skies meant green for the black and gold with almost 500 people attending the Cleveland Heights High School Alumni Foundation’s 16th annual Scholarship Pancake Breakfast on April 22. Located in the cafeteria and social room at Heights High, attendees enjoyed the all-you-can-eat pancakes prepared by flapjack artisan Chris Cakes, orange juice from Whole Foods Market, and coffee prepared by Restless Coffee. Volunteers from the Cleveland Heights–University Heights Public Library helped staff the serving line, while members of CHHS Student Council gave guided tours of Heights High. Some alumni had not been back to their alma mater in years, making the tours all the more special.
“Outstanding” is the word Eric Silverman. alumni foundation president, used to describe the event. “The generosity of our sponsors, coupled with the great attendance, allowed us to make this another success. What is nice is that instead of people grabbing something to eat and leaving, they are staying longer, with the breakfast becoming a mini-reunion for some classes.”
Proceeds from the event are used for scholarships the CHHS Alumni Foundation awards to graduating Heights seniors. The foundation’s scholarship program has grown from one scholarship to 17. In 2012, more than 10 percent of the senior class applied for one or more of the scholarships. For more information about the alumni foundation and its scholarship program, visit www.heightsalumni.org.
Angee Shaker is director of communications for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District.