Welcome to the HHS Alumni Foundation
- I’ Access the main menu by clicking on the icon with the 3 horizontal stripes above in the upper left hand corner
- Access the donation page by clicking on the shopping cart above in the upper right hand corner or the Donate page on the main menu
- THE HHSAF is a 501 C3 Non Profit registered with the State of Washington Secretary of State
- - U.B.I Number 601 589 114
Charity Golf Tournament
Tricia Anderson - Scholarship Committee Co-Chair
The Highline High School Alumni Foundation Partnership
27 Years of Providing Student Academic Scholarship Support
We Appreciate and Value our Incredible Community Partners
Coordinated Planning with HHS Staff for Scholarship Grants
440+ Scholarships Since 1995
910+ Lifetime Members Have Signed the Pledge
Support from 100's of Community Sponsors
Over $1,035,000 in Scholarship Donations Provided
Where We Can Help
- Class Reunion Information
- Athletic Hall of Fame
- Alumnus of the Year
- Student Scholarships
- Soundings Newsletter
- HHS Golf Tournament
- Fund Raising
- Award Ceremonies
- Donor & Sponsor Recognition
- Annual All-Class Reunion Planning
- Board Events and Meetings
- Community Support
Please Help Support our Sponsors & Partners
Of course, my appreciation of Highline’s Alumni Foundation extends beyond the financial support it provides. The Alumni Foundation is a relentless cheerleader and advocate for Highline High School’s past, present, and future. The vibrancy of the Alumni Foundation is a testament to the profoundly special nature of Highline High School. I am truly honored to be Highline High School’s Principal and feel so privileged to be able to work with the Alumni Foundation.
These generous awards go a long way at our local colleges: and our state universities. These awards can cover a whole quarter of tuition, while at our local community colleges these awards can come close to covering the costs for a whole year. These $2000-$5000 are impactful at bringing down the out of pocket costs to the student and families to something much smaller and more feasible so that students can focus on their goals and learning and less on how to pay for it.
Every year, our scholars’ excitement for their postsecondary plans is reignited knowing that they have these funds to ease the financial concerns to them and their families. It’s a thrill to watch them launch into their plans with the confidence boost of knowing that their Highline community invested in their goals and education.
Highline Alumni and Teachers Are Making a Phenomenal Difference In Our Community
Our incredible teachers at Highline have inspired many to excel, creating outstanding leaders in the medical, legal, business, governmenal, and real estate fields. One also has to be impressed with all the Highline graduates that have participated in both college and proffesional sports and moved on to coach and mentor others in high school, college, and the professional ranks. We have an Olympian along with entreprenuers who have developed start up companies, and grads that have managed some of the largest companies in the world! Not only does Highline create great leaders, but they are also very generous in giving back to their high school, and reinvesting back in their communities!
Highline has also been blessed with outstanding leadership and managment from the Alumni Foundation Board since its inception. Presidents Uli Chi, Sally Newton, Howard Call, and Gary Korsgaard have steered the Pirate ship and raised the bar every year and a veteran cast of volunteers including: Scott Salzar (Treasurer), Joanne (Bakken) Pease (VP), Cathy Low (Membership and Golf Committee Chair), Sally Newton ( Ex President and multi -contributor), Marc Anderrson (HHSAF Facebook Manager), Patti Burgess & Trish Anderson ( Scholarship Chairs) , Michele (Ham) Miller ( Alumni Soundings Newsletter Manager), & Marsha Brock (Secretary) have provided decades of leadership and service to the Foundation. Larry Olson has also been a key contributor for planning and logistics and Kevin Ostic has created and managed the Alumni website. As early as 2007 the HHS Alumni Foundation was awarded an Education and Leadership Award for their work by the City of Burien and has now surpassed everyone's expectations by increasing scholarships and contributions every year. According to the Board the key challenge moving forward is to find the next set of volunteers and Alumni leaders from earlier classes that can run with the torch. If you are having a reunion please select a class liason to work with the HHSAF to provide information to your class on how they can help contribute in the future to build a better tomorrow for Highline students. Just use the Contact Us page and we will provide you with some membership information to distribute. Many classes collect donations at their reunions and go on the Highline Store Page and make class contributions. It is amazing how fortunate we have all been to have such excellent teachers, administrators, and coaches that have walked the halls of Highline High School. Looking back there have been many incredible educators, mentors, and role models that have inspired tens of thousands of Highline students to make a postive difference in our world!
Alumni Foundation Receives Education and Leadership Award From The City of Burien
Accepting the award at the March 2nd dinner were the following members of the Alumni Foundation:(Left to right: Sally Carey Newton ‘70, Cathy Hughes Low ‘67, Georgina Busch Wicklund ‘56, Patti Stewart Burgess ‘50, Joanne Bakken Pease ‘70 and Trish Anderson ‘77)