Who Knew?!?

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Ivy League look out - here come some terrrrific 2020 Black Tiger graduates who will make grrrrreat contributions to Princeton and Harvard and the world!

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!

Who knew that that former teacher and band director Robert Feldbush published a book about the Tiger Band called the “Magnificent Monster”. Click here if you would like to buy it.

Who knew that Cuyahoga Falls has been governed for over 30 years by Dons

Mayor Don Walters CFHS 1981 graduate

Former Mayor Don Robart CFHS 1963 graduate

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 the difference between School and Life is 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 1967 CFHS grad Sam Randazzo would be the Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). He was appointed to the PUCO and designated chairman by Governor Mike DeWine in 2019.

Who knew that 1968 CFHS grad David Hanna would be a Historical Interpreter / tourism professional who has worked at Hale Farms here in our area, then Jamestown, VA, Williamsburg, to Georgetown. And he recently met the President.

*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.

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

Who knew what the word Cuyahoga really meant? Back in 1962, during the Falls Sesquicentennial celebration, this news article was printed in the Beacon Journal; I guess they knew, did you?