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2018 CHHS Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees

2018 CHHS Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees

Purchase Tickets For Induction Ceremony 
April 23, 2018 -- The Heights Schools Foundation is inducting 10 accomplished individuals into the Cleveland Heights High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame in 2018.

Heights High School has a rich tradition of excellence; our graduates are highly accomplished and span the globe. Each year, up to 10 former students are inducted into the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame for their outstanding accomplishments and service to their community.

The newest class of distinguished alumni will be inducted during a public ceremony on Friday, May 4, from 4-5 p.m. in the Heights High auditorium. The community can purchase tickets for $5 each using this link. Current Heights High students can get free tickets to the ceremony by contacting Dean of Student Josh Luton.

The Heights Schools Foundation is also hosting a public reception for the inductees at The Wine Spot on Lee Road on Friday beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Each year, nominations are accepted from alumni and the general public. A Heights Schools Foundation (formerly the CHHS Alumni Foundation) committee reviews applications for completeness and recommends a pool of candidates to the Heights High student group, Image Makers. The students review applicants without identifying information and choose the top 10. 

Congratulations to the 2018 inductees!

Gail Kane '56Gail Rose Kane, Class of 1956
Teacher, Lawyer, Judge and life-long volunteer- Kane has argued before the Ohio Supreme Court and was appointed by Governor Voinovich to the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. Kane continues her commitment to education and philanthropy as a supporter of the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Natural History Museum and the Council for Jewish Women. 

Tracy Schermer '67Tracy W. Schermer, Class of 1967
An officer in Vietnam, a teacher, a Physician and Medical Director- Schermer is a trailblazer in establishing Emergency Medical Services programming. As Director of the Health and Counseling Center at Kenyon College, Schermer is an award-winning advocate for those with physical and mental disabilities.

Lori Bush '74Lori Hermelin Bush, Class of 1974
Renowned for her pivotal role in making Rodan + Fields a household name and a billion dollar corporation, Bush has been recognized as one of the most influential women in direct selling. A champion in breaking through the gender gap in the field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Bush continues to be a role model through charitable work benefiting female entrepreneurs. 

Tovah Klein '82Tovah Klein, Class of 1982
Director of the internationally acclaimed Barnard College Center for Toddler Development and Associate Professor of Psychology, Klein has been dubbed the ‘Toddler Whisperer’ for her insight and accomplishments in the subject of early childhood development. Klein is a regular contributor in print media and on nationally syndicated television and an advocate for public schools.

Milton Morris '88Milton ‘Chip’ Morris, Class of 1988
CEO and President of NeuSpera Medical, a company on the forefront of bioelectric medicine, Morris is the inventor of 30 patents in the area of implantable medical devices. A leader in his field, Morris is extending and improving the lives of patients around the world. In his community, Morris is an active volunteer and mentor for male youth.

Sean Sullivan '88Sean Sullivan, Class of 1988
Science and Engineering Specialist in the CH-UH School District, founder of Heights United Soccer Academy and championship soccer coach, Sullivan has dedicated his career to giving back to his community. Sullivan has been awarded as Person of the Year, Lake Erie League Coach of the Year and as a Jennings Scholar for Outstanding Ohio Teacher (just to name a few). Sullivan is the founder of ACES (Athletes Choosing Excellence in School), a volunteer tutoring program for athletes to mentor younger students.

Chris Young '90Christopher Young, Class of 1990
CEO of McAfee and leading national expert in cyber safety and security, Young was appointed by President Obama to the National Security and Telecommunications Advisory Committee. Young helped to establish the non-profit Cyber Threat Alliance. He has been recognized as one of the 100 most influential African Americans in corporate America and earlier in his career was recipient of the Black Engineer of the Year Award.

Jacques Evans '99Jacques D. Evans, Class of 1999
Founder and CEO of FLOH Spirits, LLC, Evans crafted his business and marketing skills through hands-on experience when he became a business owner upon graduating from Heights High. Through vision and dedication Evan’s brand, FLOH Vodka, has succeeded, receiving world-renowned recognition. Evans funds the Golden Opportunity Foundation, providing scholarships to youth entrepreneurs.

Jason Kelce '06Jason Daniel Kelce, Class of 2006
A Super Bowl LII Champion and All-Pro Center for the Philadelphia Eagles, Kelce was the first in Eagles history to start all 16 games of his rookie year. Kelce’s award-winning playing career is matched only by his philanthropic endeavors with youth organizations in Philadelphia and time spent with current Heights High students.

Travis Kelce '08Travis Michael Kelce, Class of 2008
An All-Pro Tight End for the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, Kelce was recognized as Most Valuable Player of the NFL Pro Bowl in 2017. Before joining the Chiefs, Kelce won the 2012 College Football Performance Awards Tight End of the Year for his performance at the University of Cincinnati. Kelce founded the charitable organization 87 and Running to help underprivileged youth.

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