Growing Organization Has Growing Needs

As the Riverside Alumni Association continues to grow, so does its need for more people to help with events and functions. We have a couple of immediate needs for volunteers and committee chairs to help with the Hall of Fame and the awarding of Scholarships. You do not have to be on the board of trustees to be a chair of a committee. The Hall of Fame Selection Committee needs some help this year and will need a chairperson in 2019. We had a record number of nominations this year….

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Halls of Ivy – Mary Porter

Publisher’s Note: This is another in our series of former students remembering special teachers from their time in the Riverside School District. One Great Teacher Does Make A Difference By Jessica Presutti Biller Dr. Mary Allen Porter once gave me a card that I kept with this quote: There are those whose lives affect all others around them, quietly touching one heart who in turn touches another, reaching out to ends further than they would ever know. As her student, colleague and friend I felt this, and it is the…

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Veterans Monument Coming to RHS

A group of veterans wants to honor Riverside alumni who have served in our armed forces by erecting a memorial on campus. Each of the five branches of the military will be represented. This project will start with a set of flags between the field house and football stadium. Local organizations and businesses have already donated the flag poles and the flags to be displayed. The rest of the project will still need approximately $7,000 to finish the outside phase of the tribute. The inside component of the proposed memorial…

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President’s Message – Spring/Summer 2018

Hello folks from your new president of the Alumni Association, Tom Trombley. If my name is familiar it could be because I was on the Riverside School Board from 2000-2008. Or, more likely, because of my three children Andy, Val and Tim, who graduated from Riverside in ’04, ’05 and ’08. During my time on the Board we adjusted the name of the district to the Riverside Local Schools, rebuilt the Stadium, helped with the construction and furnishing of the Fieldhouse and sold the County Home to the Lake County…

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Lifelong Friends Build Dream House

2007 was a good year for Josh Edgell and Mark Maltry. That year the lifelong friends realized a longtime dream to start up their own home construction and remodeling company. After graduating from the Construction/Remodeling/Repair programs at Auburn Career Center and Riverside High School in 2000, Maltry and Edgell worked for contractors in Lake and Geauga counties. Seven years of experience gave them enough confidence to venture out on their own. That’s when they formed JEMM Construction. 2008 was not a very good year for the housing industry. That year…

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What Do Alumni Beavers Do Best?

Once a BEAVER, always a BEAVER. What happens when beavers build their homes? They band together and build the strongest, most beautiful home on the river. The year 1984 proved that once an alumni Beaver sets his mind on building something, he and all his alumni Beavers band together to get the job done. That determination is the foundation for how a group of alumni parents, business owners, and teachers formed the Riverside Community Athletic Foundation (RCAF). Their goal was to spark the creation of a private partnership with area…

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Hall of Fame – Faculty and Staff

It was the spring of 1997 and the RHS Alumni Association was breaking new ground.  The association was going to recognize people who had helped shape the history of the school district.  For the first time people were being inducted into the Riverside Hall of Fame in the Faculty and Staff Category. The first to be recognized were George Adams, Margaret Barb, Loretta Bearer, Jane Braden, David Burris, Merle Court, John DeLong, Jacqueline Hood, George Inscho, Mary Kosinski, Henry LaMuth, Bernadine McFarren, David Shaner, Roger Stanley, Betts Strailey, and Mary…

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Hall of Fame – Athletic Category

In 1996 the first group of athletes and coaches were inducted into the Riverside Hall of Fame. Since that beginning, the athletic division of the Hall of Fame now is home to 26 athletes and eight coaches. The history of athletics on the secondary level in this country has changed over the years and the potential for achievement has increased. The diversity among the sports has led to winners and leaders never thought of before. Riverside is no exception to this positive change. The RHS Hall of Fame has room…

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New Board Member Introduction – James Hido

James Hido James Hido, RHS Class of 2003, is a new alumni board member. After serving five years in the United States Marine Corps and traveling and fighting extensively overseas, he was honorably discharged and returned home to Northeast Ohio. He attended Cleveland State University, where he graduated with honors and obtained a Bachelor Degree in Business with a major in Operations. James works full-time at YP Marketing Solutions and helps local businesses and communities grow. He also established and operates VYBE Entertainment in 2009, a company that provides DJ…

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Scholarship Spotlight – John Mayer

The Riverside Alumni Association has provided thousands of dollars in scholarships to graduating seniors over the last several years. Each edition of Scholarship Spotlight will feature one of those students and life after high school. John Mayer graduated in 2007 and attended The Ohio State University. He earned a Bachelor of Material Science and Engineering in 2011. John picks up the story from here: Upon graduation from Ohio State I moved to Ashland, Kentucky, and accepted a job as quality engineer for AK Steel. AK Steel produces various types of…

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