Remarks for the Riverside High School Hall of Fame Banquet

Guest Author: Dr. Peter A. Lillback ’70 Editor’s Note: Because Peter Lillback was unable to attend the Hall of Fame ceremony, the Log is providing his speech below. Since his family and friends might not have attended the ceremony, the Log editors, along with Hall of Fame Committee Chair Marijane Watson, feel people should have the opportunity to appreciate Peter’s thoughts. Fellow alumni, administrators and friends of Riverside High School: I am grateful and deeply honored by the opportunity to address you at this auspicious occasion. Congratulations to all as you…

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Search and Rescue Dogs Serve Community Part 1

Guest Author: Debbie Sorber Rosch ’80 (Hall of Fame 2019) On a glorious Sunday morning in May 2022, several members of Burning River K9 Search and Rescue met at Pheasant Run Airport in Leroy, Ohio, to train search dogs. One of our teams, John Swaney and K9 Hogan, were also attempting to earn certification from the National Association of Search and Rescue (NASAR) in live find area search. Other team members would have different training objectives. Sheila Hullihen, RHS class of 1978, would be serving as Hogan’s search subject, hiding…

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Beaver Bulletin Board Summer 2022

In Memory: Listed by last name, year of graduation from Riverside, and date of death. The obituary link is provided if available. Bailey, Aiden Charles RHS 10th grade 2022 Obituary Bayles, Hank 2006 2022 Obituary Blankenship Bosworth, Rebecca 1964 2021 Obituary Brainard Ryan, Toni Marie 1965 2022 Obituary Frazier Hoover, Ila Joan 1951 2022 Obituary Hammel Smith, Sally 1949 2022 Obituary Hido Downing Carpenter, Jeanne 1965 2022 Obituary Kujala, Andrew Emil  1961 2022 Obituary Martin, John 1965 2022 Obituary Moore Brumbaugh, Donna 1983 2021 Obituary Miltner, Richard L. 1977 2022…

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Riverside Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner

The induction ceremony and dinner for the 2021 Hall of Fame honorees was finally held on June 18, 2022, at the Holiday Inn Mentor. The complete biographies of the honorees are found in the Winter 2022 Online Log here. Over  65 people gathered to celebrate. Each honoree received a plaque and an honorary lifetime membership in the association. A similar plaque for each honoree will be placed on the Hall of Fame wall within Riverside High School among the past Hall of Fame honorees. The official dessert cake for the…

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Alumni Word Puzzle

Okay, Alumni: How is your memory about things from many decades ago? Below is a story including numbered parentheses that can be filled in with things or names from several decades ago. Each correct answer is something that has disappeared completely or is rare. On a piece of paper, number each line up to 34 lines, then write your answer to each number. Make sure your answers are things from the 40s, 50s, or 60s. Then check your answers by clicking on the link at the end of the story. Answers…

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Beaver Bulletin Board Spring 2022

Achievements: Recognizing important milestones and achievements of our alumni. 1960s Joe Kovacs, Class of 1960: My wife and I will be celebrating our 60th wedding anniversary August 4th, 2022, Lord willing. We credit God for our 60 years together and my wife putting up with me. I married Addie Congos class of 1961 Riverside High School.   In Memory: Listed by last name, year of graduation from Riverside, and date of death. The obituary link is provided if available. Berry, Karen: faculty, RHSAA Hall of Fame 2021, 2022 Obituary Bjornholm…

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Studying at Wilmington College: Anya Demshar

Guest Author: Anya Demshar, RHSAA 2021 Alumni Scholarship Winner My name is Anya Demshar I am currently a student at Wilmington College. During my first semester at Wilmington, I have had many opportunities. Before my school year even started, I was selected to participate in the  Leadership Plunge which starts two weeks before the first semester. During the Leadership Plunge I learned new leadership skills as well as met instructors and future classmates. There are also many things to do outside of class, during my first semester I joined a…

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Studying at Baldwin-Wallace: Pavel Lindrose

Guest Author: Pavel Lindrose, RHSAA 2021 Alumni Scholarship winner My first semester at Baldwin-Wallace University was full of positive experiences. My dormmates all turned out to become some of my best friends. My professors are all some of the best in their field. Especially in classes that I struggle with, every professor makes extra time to help if needed. The conservatory, as well, is a huge part of my experience as a performance major. My favorite class of the first semester was probably my Tonal Harmony (written music theory) class.…

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Shellie Levin Graf: 2021 Hall of Fame Alumni

Compassion and hard work were the ideals that Shellie Levin Graf, Class of 1980, embodied when she founded Elegant Essentials in 1993. Specifically, her purpose has been to help women diagnosed with breast cancer and their families. Her company now has locations in Medina and Mentor, where she and her nine employees have addressed the physical and emotional needs of tens of thousands of women. The financial success of Elegant Essentials has never been Shellie’s focus. She absorbed her late mother’s blue collar, Lake County lifestyle ethic and combined it with…

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