What Are They Doing Now?
Many Heights graduates go away to great things, but many come back:Steven Haynie '91 always had fond memories of Cleveland Heights even when his family moved to Cincinnati after he finished fourth grade. Indeed, after eighth-grade he asked to move back to attend Heights High. “It was almost as if I had never left,” says Haynie. “I walked through the doors and so many people came over to say hello.” He went on to study mass communication at the University of Cincinnati (“Dick Goddard was my idol”) but his career path took a major turn when he took part in the summer re-shelving program at the university’s library. “Library Science became my new love,” he says.
Heights High, long known for its visual and performing arts, has produced six graduates who are taking their musical talents to new heights.
Matt Urminski '05 is a member of Ohio University’s African Ensemble and the private African drumming and dance company Azaguno. He is a student of Paschal Yao Younge, a world percussion expert, the hand-drumming accompanist for OU’s School of Dance African Dance classes, and teaches two other accompanists in training. He will graduate this year with a master's in specialized studies and minors in cultural arts and psychology.
Keep that information about our Heights graduates coming! I would love to hear from more Cleveland Heights and University Heights families about what their graduates are doing now. Email me at email@example.com. Here’s just a sampling of what some of our graduates have been up to.
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Here’s just a sampling of what some of our graduates have been up to:
By the time he graduated from Heights High School in 2005, Mark Muthersbaugh had logged 1,000 volunteer hours at the Natural History Museum, so it didn’t surprise family or friends when he decided to study biology at Oberlin College.
Last semester, when the opportunity to study abroad in Tanzania presented itself, Mark jumped at the chance. “Tanzania protects 30% of its land in large National Parks,” explained Mark, “so I felt studying there would offer the animal behavior field study opportunities I wanted, while giving me an experience I couldn’t get any place else.”