Brush Alumni Association

Brush Alumni Association

Brush Alumni Association

Highlighting the Past, Illuminating the Present, Sparking the Future

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Brush High School Alumni Scholarships

On May 9, 2018, in the Charles F. Brush High School Performing Arts Center, a special event was held for the Annual Senior Scholarship Awards. Proud seniors who earned a GPA of 3.0 or greater and their parents/families took the stage as they enjoyed this special evening. All students were recognized for their accomplishments, and monetary scholarships were presented to many of these students.


The Brush Alumni Association was proud to be a part of this celebration, administrating 11 scholarships which, this year, totaled $19,000. The first scholarship given by the Alumni Association was in 1993, when Mr. & Mrs. Alan Skinner and Mr. & Mrs. Don Lamberton (1947 classmates) established the John Jacque Memorial Scholarship. Since that time, the Alumni Association has distributed nearly $193,500 to deserving Brush seniors. 
 
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Students in Need of Musical Instruments

Brush ARCS Alumni - do you have any old band or orchestra instruments sitting on a shelf, collecting dust in your house?  If you are no longer playing, SEL district students could use your instruments.  Please contact Deb DiLillo Betz at 216-691-2006 if you would like to donate your instrument so that our current students can enjoy the magic of making music.  Help us keep music in our schools!

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2019 Wall of Achievement Banquet

The 2019 Brush Alumni Wall of Achievement Banquet is being held on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:30 PM at Acacia Reservation Clubhouse in Lyndhurst, Oh.  Please join us as we celebrate not only seven amazing alumni, but also the top ranking seniors from the Class of 2019! Congrats to Darahan Adikari, Isaiah Johnson, Teresa Brindza, Molly Johnson, Evan Brower, Julia Kiefer, Max Campbell, Kareem King, Kristin Ciccotti, Teya LeBlanc-Hill, Eden Durham, Connie Loo, Adam Eckman, Nicholas Loya, Princess Egbo, Jenna Perry, Elizabeth Farren, Megan Rhine, Elena Flores, Rebecca Rossi, Arionne Holden, Marc Saxe, Eve Horrigan, Kourtney Williams, and Taliah Jeter.  Please click "more" for reservation form.
 

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Roy Hall Helps Build Leaders

As part of his ongoing Arc Elite Student Leadership Program, former Brush High School, Ohio State University and National Football League standout, Roy Hall, recently convened students from Brush as part of the first session of year number two with the SEL Schools. In total, more than 30 students from grades 9 through 12 were in attendance at a forum conducted in the Arc Fit Complex to listen to an introductory message of the vision, mission and plan for this year’s program. Roy Hall has committed to meet with the Arc Elite group at Brush High School throughout the year, generally in the early hours before the school day begins. Roy’s ultimate goal is to be meeting and mentoring students on a weekly basis in the district. The SEL Schools thanks Roy Hall for his dedication to his high school Alma Mater and for the leadership he is working to instill in our students.

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SEL Appreciation Day at Legacy Village

Take a look at the five (5) fabulous Chinese Raffle baskets that are being raffled off at SEL Appreciation Day at Legacy Village on Saturday, September 15, between noon and 3:30 PM.  Tickets are $1 per ticket, 6 tickets for $5 or 15 tickets for $10.  Join us for a day of music, food and fun!  See you there!  Click here.

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Brush 2014 Alum Delivers Class Day Speech at Princeton

2014 Brush graduate, Brandon McGhee, served as a stellar representative of Brush High School during his years at Princeton.  Way to go Brandon!
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Roy Hall, Nick Patterson, Tyler Everett and Others Headline Arc Elite Community Day

The SEL Schools hosted its first-ever Arc Elite Community Outreach Day yesterday, featuring Brush High School Alumnus, Roy Hall, who was an Ohio State University standout and played in the National Football League. The event was a day of inspiration and community outreach for students and staff members. Reading sessions took place throughout the district, motivational assemblies were held with Mr. Hall and nearly 10 other former Ohio State Buckeye or professional athletes and a charity basketball game was held in Welser Gymnasium. A community Bar-B-Q Dinner then took place in the Brush High School cafeteria.

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Arc Elite Community Outreach Day

Please join us for a Community Bar-B-Q dinner which will be the culmination of our first Arc Elite Community Outreach Day. SEL Schools, in partnership with the Driven Foundation, is hosting this event to help promote our district and encourage on overall atmosphere of unity and motivation.  Taking place on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, former Brush High School, Ohio State University and NFL player Roy Hall, will be joined by 10 NFL and Ohio State football alumni who will host a day of fun, inspiration and community outreach for our students and staff members.  The day will culminate with a community Bar-B-Q Dinner with Roy Hall and the Buckeyes in the Brush High School cafeteria from 5:30 – 7:00 PM. The early evening Bar-B-Q Dinner will include guest Buckeye speakers, a silent and live auction, entertainment and free autographs.  For more information and tickets, click here .

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Brush Alum Continue To Shine

Brush Alum Continue To Shine

Congrats to Brush alum and Arc Elite Leadership Academy leader Roy Hall! He was one of four speakers as part of the Pro Via Pathways Towards Servant Leadership Symposium held at Kent State Tuscarawas. He shared the stage later in the day for Q&A session with bestselling author and keynote speaker John Gordon. Roy is currently working with 19 student-athletes from the high school on growing their leadership while at Brush and beyond. Hall was a three-sport athlete while at Brush, before going on to win a national championship at Ohio State and played four seasons in the NFL!
Dine to Donate at Legacy Village

Dine to Donate at Legacy Village

Grab a bite and support a great cause!  Plan to have lunch or dinner at California Pizza Kitchen, Granite City or Bar Louie on Saturday, September 16.  20% of your check will be donated back to SEL Schools to support student activities and programs.  Just mention the SEL Dine to Donate when ordering.  Or bring a copy of this flyer with you, in person or on your smartphone.  Hope to see you on Saturday.

SEL Students to Perform at Legacy Village

SEL Students to Perform at Legacy Village

Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and stop by Legacy Village on Saturday, September 16 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. for an afternoon of entertainment.  SEL students will be performing in the Gazebo all afternoon.  Click here for the performance schedule.  Performances will kick off with the Brush High Marching Band at 11 a.m. and the afternoon will culminate  with a special performance by Brush Alumni Neil Brofman ('73), John Anderson ('73) and Matt Parrotta ('93) who will be performing at approximately 4:15 p.m with their group Light of 2 Moons.

NHS Blood Drive

NHS Blood Drive

The Brush National Honor Society will be working with the American Red Cross to sponsor a spring blood drive on Thursday, April 13th at Charles F. Brush High School.  Traditionally, the National Honor Society sponsors two blood drives each year, one in the fall and one in the spring. Students, staff, and community members are encouraged to donate blood; every donation can save up to three lives! Students who are 16 or older on the day of the blood drive are eligible to donate. Those individuals who are 16 can donate with a signed permission slip; those who are 17 and older can donate without having a signed permission slip. Potential donors are encouraged to drink lots of water and eat foods high in iron during the days leading up to the blood drive. If a student is dehydrated or low on iron, they will not be permitted to donate. If you are interested in donating, please contact Jill Strainic (strainic@sel.k12.oh.us) or Stacey Bram (bram@sel.k12.oh.us). 
National Honor Society Food Drive

National Honor Society Food Drive

The Brush High chapter of the National Honor Society kicks off the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive on Thurs, 11/10. NHS will be working hard to secure food and monetary donations, to help support 10-12 families in the district by providing food for the holiday season. The drive will run through Fri, 11/18. If you would like to support this endeavor, please send non-perishable food items (cans, boxes, jars) and/or monetary donations to Brush with students or drop them off in the main office. All donations will be greatly appreciated. (We ask that food items be in good condition and not past their expiration date.)  At the start of Thanksgiving week, NHS officers will deliver the donations to the selected families. We hope that this small gesture will make the holidays a little brighter for those families.
Brush Basketball Mania Event 11/18

Brush Basketball Mania Event 11/18

The Brush Basketball programs would like to invite students, staff and the community to the BRUSH BASKETBALL Mania Event Friday November 18th at 6pm in Welser Gym. This will be a great family friendly event and is a FREE event that will showcase the Brush Boys and Girls basketball programs as well as the Memorial Jr. High School 8th grade teams. Scrimmages by Arc Basketball Club as well as the YMCA Jr. Cavs teams, performances with the Brush High School Varsity Cheerleading Squad as well as the Brush Arcettes are sure to make this a great night! Hosted by DJ Ryan Wolf the official DJ for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Cleveland Browns, and Z107.9 this night is not one to miss!

Go Arcs!

Boys Basketball Coach Chet Mason

Girls Basketball Head Coach Demarris Winters

2005 Brush Graduate Competes in the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics

2005 Brush Graduate Competes in the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics

Jason Pryor (Class of '05) and his family are in Rio de Janeiro where Jason is competing in the Summer Olympics. Although the U.S. Fencing Team did not qualify for the games, Jason is competing as an individual in epee fencing. Jason is ranked #1 in the U.S. and #36 in the world. Jason competes on August 9th with coverage starting at 7:00 a.m. EDT. NBC will be covering fencing on TV (a first), but they are not covering it on the day Jason fences. However, they are live streaming all 34 athletic events 24 hours and the URL’s are available. Therefore, anyone who is interested can watch Jason fence live. Congratulations Jason! We are so proud of you.  Click here for more news on Jason.

The Moons Are Back!

The Moons Are Back!

The Fabulous Blue Moons are back and will be performing at Legacy Village on Saturday July 16th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.    1972, a Sha Na Na Concert, and a back yard summer party is where it started.  For these Brush students, the next, and supposedly final goal, was to impress choir director, Lindley Hall, enough to let them perform in the Brush Vocal Music Fall Concert.  They auditioned, Mr. Hall smiled, and a phenomenon was born. Since then, The Fabulous Blue Moons have been making music and we've been listening. Hope to see you on July 16.  This is a party you won't want to miss!

Click here for more info.

The Wiz

The Wiz

Brush High School presents The Wiz at the Brush High School Performing Arts Center on Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 17 at 2:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $6 for students, children and senior citizens. Tickets for South Euclid Lyndhurst Brown and Gold card holders are free. Seats are reserved and tickets are available on a presale basis by calling the musical ticket line at 216-691-7052 ext. 4125. Tickets not sold prior to performance dates will be available for sale, in the lobby, one hour prior to the show.

For a ticket order form click on "read more". 

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STEM Comes Home to Greenview

STEM Comes Home to Greenview

The fifth and sixth grade STEP UP students were treated to over an hour of hands on STEM activities brought to them by two SEL alumni, Sarah Straub and Nick Jakse, Class of 2012. Sarah and Nick introduced the students to some of the fundamentals of materials science.  The alumni had nothing but praise for their experience in the South Euclid Lyndhurst School system.  The SEL family is just as grateful to have these two back to share their experiences. These wonderful alumni personify the SEL mission statement, "We educate, inspire and empower students to be high achieving contributing members of a global society". 

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ArcFit Grand Opening Draws More Than 225 Attendees

ArcFit Grand Opening Draws More Than 225 Attendees

More than 225 people participated in the grand opening for Brush High School’s state-of-the-art training and fitness facility, called ArcFit, earlier this week. Student-athletes, parents, staff members and community leaders took a tour of the facility, experimented with some of the training and fitness equipment and enjoyed refreshments. A brief power point presentation was made by SEL Schools’ Superintendent Linda N. Reid, who showcased the origins of the ArcFit facility. Assistant Superintendent Veronica Motley spoke about the proposed curriculum, and Athletic Director Mike Murphy acknowledged the need for a facility of this significance and thanked the vendors who helped to make it a reality. Stay tuned for more information on the ArcFit Training Facility in the near future.

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Volunteer Opportunities...Did You Know?!

Volunteer Opportunities...Did You Know?!

Did you know we have plenty of need for volunteers in our schools?  Interested in becoming part of our family?  Click here for more information.  We'd love to have you join us.
2014-2015 Quality Profile

2014-2015 Quality Profile

The South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools officially releases its Quality Profile for the 2014-2015 School Year. For the second straight year, we joined dozens of other public school districts from around the State of Ohio who have prepared a comprehensive summary of specific measures about the district. Presented in a user friendly manner, the Quality Profile includes information about academic achievements, our commitment to the arts, student leadership opportunities, fiscal stewardship and community partnerships, among other interesting facts. The data presented in the Quality Profile also permits the district to continue its path toward fulfillment of the strategic plan that was adopted in 2013. Click here to view the most recent Quality Profile

Tailgate Party - Korb Field

Tailgate Party - Korb Field

Please join the Brush Memorial Athletic Boosters this Friday September 18 from 4-6:30 p.m. for the annual Tailgate Party. The Tailgate Party will take place in the Brush High School Cafeteria. Tickets for the event will be available at the door. The Arcs will be taking on the Madison Blue Streaks with kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m.

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March 4 Marci

March 4 Marci

Join us in remembrance of beloved Brush Social Studies teacher, Marci Kornblut, at the 9th Annual March 4 Marci event being held on Sunday, August 30.  Click here for more information or visit our website.

The Blue Moons Left Us Standing Alone...UNTIL NOW!

The Blue Moons Left Us Standing Alone...UNTIL NOW!

1972…a Sha Na Na concert and a backyard summer party was where it started. The next, and supposedly final goal, was to impress choir director, Lindley Hall, enough to let them perform in the Brush Vocal Music Fall Concert. They auditioned, Mr. Hall smiled and a phenomenon was born.

The Fabulous Blue Moons, all mid-70's Brush grads, performed often during the subsequent 33 years.

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Brush High School Graduate Eric Milstein National Merit Scholar

Brush High School Graduate Eric Milstein National Merit Scholar

Eric D. Milstein, a 2015 graduate of Charles F. Brush High School, closes a very distinguished academic career with several notable accolades and accomplishments. Eric was awarded a National Merit Scholarship, which is given to a select and highly competitive pool of recipients from across the entire country. He scored a perfect 36 on the ACT and a combined 2350 on the SAT exams, with totals of 800 in critical reading, 770 in math and 780 in writing. Eric earned the honor of being Valedictorian for the Class of 2015, and will be attending the University of Chicago in the fall. Congratulations to Eric D. Milstein on his successes as a student in the South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools and all the best him in his coming endeavors.

New Leadership at Brush High School

New Leadership at Brush High School

Karl Williamson has been named Principal of Brush High School effective August 1, 2014. Mr. Williamson was officially appointed to this position at a Board of Education meeting earlier this summer.  Mr. Williamson brings with him more than 17 years of experience in public education and is excited for the opportunity to lead Brush High School into a new era.

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SEL Brown and Gold Card Provides FREE Access to District Events for Senior Citizens

SEL Brown and Gold Card Provides FREE Access to District Events for Senior Citizens

The South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools values its senior citizen community and encourages their active participation in many ways, including through our very own Brown and Gold Card. The SEL Brown and Gold Card permits FREE access to SEL district events for senior citizens in our community.

Recently, a letter from Superintendent Linda N. Reid, a calendar of notable events and a Brown and Gold Card were mailed to all senior citizens to promote this program. "Feel the Power of Arc Pride" and please take a moment to place your name on your card, check your calendar-of-events, and come to an upcoming SEL school event. We genuinely prize the relationship we have with the community, and invite you to participate.
 
If you know someone who would like an additional Brown and Gold Card, please feel free to call the district at 216-691-2000. Thank you for your continued support of the SEL Schools!  GO ARCS!
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Brush Alumni Association Hosts Eighth Annual Wall of Achievement Dinner

Brush Alumni Association Hosts Eighth Annual Wall of Achievement Dinner

The Brush Alumni Association hosted its eighth annual Wall of Achievement Dinner on November 14, 2013.  Inductees included five Brush alumni and a very prestigious Language Arts teacher.  Congratulations to the following 2013 inductees:

 
Joseph C. Anselmo - Class of 1985
Editor-In-Chief of Aviation Week
 
Robert L. Baumgartner - Class of 1951
Retired SEL Business Manager and Industrial Arts Teacher

General Carter F. Ham (Ret.), US Army, Class of 1970
Former Commander, United States Army Europe and United States Army Africa
 
Elisa Krill Jackson, M.D. - Class of 1982
Oncologist, Mount Sinai Hospital, Miami Beach, Florida
 
JoAnn Soderquist Kramer - Class of 1960
Retired Aerospace Engineer, Senior Director of Air and Naval Defense Systems, General Dynamics Corporation

Donald Mastrobuono - Class of 1969

Retired Brush Language Arts Coordinator and Teacher
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Welcome to the New Brush Alumni Association Web Site!

Welcome to the New Brush Alumni Association Web Site!

Welcome to the new Brush Alumni Association Web Site!  On this web site, find information about class reunions, Alumni Scholarships, the Alumni Wall of Achievement, memberships, and more. 
Check out the Brush High School Reunion Page

Check out the Brush High School Reunion Page

Attention Brush Alumni!  The SEL Web Site has a section dedicated to class reunions.  Currently, information about the Class of 1978 and 2003 reunions are posted.  Check out the web site here.   

Stay Connected with the Arcs

Join or Donate to Our Alumni Organization

Join and/or donate to our Alumni Association.  Please join our association now with only a $15 annual membership fee and consider making an additional donation to our non-profit organization.  Your annual membership dues helps defray the cost of two newsletters per year, scholarships for seniors, restoration projects, contact information updates, the Wall of Achievement recognition dinner, maintaining this Web site, and general office operations.
 
Please make checks payable to the Brush Alumni Association and send your dues/donation to 5044 Mayfield Road, Lyndhurst, OH  44124.  

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