Who knew that Falls resident Mark Allen Mothersbaugh would become an American singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, author and visual artist. Mark grew up in the Falls, went to Bolich Jr High, then went to high school at Woodridge, graduating in 1968. Mark, his brother Bob, and their father came to prominence in the late 1970s as co-founders, singers, and musicians of the new wave band Devo, who’s "Whip It" was a Top 20 single in the US, and is still popular today. Even more amazing is that Mark's success transcended Devo, and his list of musical scores is too long to list. Mark also ventured into visual arts, starting when he was at Kent State. Mark is still writing musical scores to this day, and his art shows draw people from around the world. Click here to read more about Mark.
Who knew that CFHS grads Gary Grimes “68” and Mark Benson “71” would form a Beatles tribute band that sold out Carnegie Hall 7 times. Sadly, Gary has passed, but the group, "1964 The Tribute" and Mark are still performing today, their show is an incredible performance. See their schedule on their website.
Who knew that David B. “Rusty” Higgins “67” graduate of Cuyahoga Falls High School was a featured “Grammy Winning” sax soloist with Les Brown's Band of Renown and pop stars Captain & Tennille. In 1979 he served as Toni Tennille's symphony orchestra conductor and played for both of President Reagan's presidential inaugural balls. Rusty has also recorded and/or performed with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr., Mel Torme, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Rosemary Clooney, Sting, Kenny G., Arturo Sandoval, Michael Bublé, Michael Feinstein, The Temptations, Diana Ross, Manhattan Transfer, Stevie Wonder, Johnny Cash, Avenged Sevenfold, and more. Check him out on this Youtube Video
A female football kicker!!!
CFHS senior Emma Brustoski was featured on FOX 8’s “Cleveland’s Own” segment throughout the day on Wednesday, September 16th. Brustoski, a five-sport athlete, carries a 4.1 GPA. Congratulations Emma!
Ivy League look out - here come some terrrrific 2020 Black Tiger graduates who will make grrrrreat contributions to Princeton and Harvard and the world!
Who knew that Cuyahoga Falls has been governed for over 30 years by Dons ~~~
Mayor Don Walters , CFHS 1981
Former Mayor Don Robart , CFHS 1963
*Who knew the difference between School and Life. In school you are taught a lesson and then given a test…….
In life you are given a test that teaches you a lesson.
Who knew that 1996 CFHS grad Jerry Hissem, would be the pilot of the Goodyear Airship. So when you see the blimp flying overhead, it’s probably a CFHS graduate at the controls.
*Who knew that Life isn’t wrapped in a bow, but certainly is a present!
*Who knew that we make a living by what we earn and make a life by what we give.
Harold Fulton graduated from CFHS in June 1954. Per his high school yearbook comments, he immediately enlisted and served 28+ yrs, and as he says, some good, some “not so". Retired as Senior Master Sgt/ First Sergeant. Attended Kent State University on the GI Bill. Received his undergraduate degree in Social Studies/Education. Earned a Master's/Education in counseling also from Kent and took additional courses at the University of Akron. Training in Vocational Counseling, Drug & Alcohol counseling. Taught in Wayne County, Ohio at the Junior High & Senior High levels. Retired as Coordinator, Pupil Personnel Services at Wayne County Schools Career Center. Involved in Children’s Services for many years .....also at USAF Museum and several veterans organizations.