• Masarik Navy

     2013 HHS Alum Earns Naval Flight Wings

    Navy Ensign Michael Masarik II had his Naval Flight Wings pinned by his father at a “Winging Ceremony” at Naval Air Station Pensacola on Oct. 25, 2019. A 2013 graduate of Highlands, Michael earned a degree in physics at Washington and Jefferson College in 2017. He was commissioned in 2018 at Navy Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI. The son of Mike & Chris Masarik of Fawn Township, Michael has been assigned to the P8 Poseidon aircraft as a Naval Flight Officer.

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    Ben & Alicia Kostka Alum Invited to White House
     
    Highlands High School Class of '99 graduate Ben Kostka, an operations officer for the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12 in Virginia, was selected to attend a dinner on February 29, 2012 at the White House that honored Armed Forces members who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom and their families.
     
    Kostka has been in the Navy nine years and has completed three deployments in support of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom; two to Iraq serving as officer in charge of an EOD detachment and a riverine detachment, and one to Afghanistan serving as the operations officer for Task Force Paladin Southwest. Kostka has earned the Combat Action Ribbon, the Iraqi Campaign Medal and the Afghan Campaign Medal for his service during his deployments.

    According to the White House, nearly 200 people were invited to the formal dinner. The group of invitees represents America; they come from each state and territory in the nation and come from diverse backgrounds, all services and all ranks. Kostka felt honored to represent the Navy's EOD community and the state of Pennsylvania.
     
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  • Colleen's Memory Quilts Alum Makes T-Shirt Memory Quilts
    Colleen’s Memory Quilts
    724-994-6295
     
    Colleen (DiCaro) Zufall - HHS Class of 2003
    Did you ever wonder what you are going to do with all of the treasured
    T-shirts your child has accumulated over the years? Highlands Alum Colleen (DiCaro) Zufall has the answer: She crafts custom-made quilts of T-shirt collections from sports, dance, marathons, cheerleading, sororities/fraternities, favorite colleges, etc. Colleen also makes quilts for the sports fan! The Memory Quilts have made a very popular gift for seniors (see photo at left).  Check out the link below or contact Colleen for additional information such as pricing and specifications. Congratulations on your success, Colleen!
     
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    Alumni Site Helps Reconnect, Plan Reunions
    Highlands High School is now listed on alumniclass.com.  The site helps alumni reconnect and plan reunions. Please visit http://www.alumniclass.com/highlandshspa to register and explore the site further.
     
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    1976 Yearbooks Wanted
     
    1976 Grad seeks 1976 Yearbook. Original lost in hurricane. Contact Denise Sherman dede@sccc.tv.
     
    Lisa Hanley also is seeking a 1976 yearbook. Contact Lisa at hanleys@verizon.net or 412-359-9092.
     
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