Alumni

Amherst graduates land all over the world, and we want to hear about all of the awesome things you're doing! Fill out the form below to tell your story and to reconnect with the Comets. (Filling out this form gives Amherst Schools permission to use your stories in school publications.)

Share Your Amherst Steele Alumni Success Stories

Reunion Information

Do you have any reunion events to post on this page? If so, please email mike_molnar@amherstk12.org for more information!
 

Class of 1969 Reunion

The Class of 1969 will have its 50th Reunion Celebration the weekend of August 16th-17th!  Below are the weekend's events:

  • Friday, August 16 @ 6:00 p.m. - Meet & Greet at Matus Winery (15670 Gore Orphanage Road, Wakeman 44889)
  • Saturday, August @ 9:00 a.m. - Breakfast at Brew and Stew (630 Broadway Avenue, Lorain)
  • Saturday, August @ 1:00 p.m. - Tours of Marion L. Steele High School and Powers Elementary School (Meet at the High School flag pole on Washington Avenue.)
  • Saturday, August 17 @ 6:00 p.m. - Reunion Dinner Party at German's Villa (3330 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion 44089). Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple. Please mail checks to Louise Page (667 Terra Lane, Amherst, OH 44001) or Becky Rohre (855 Westmont Avenue, Napoleon, OH 43545).

If you have any questions or need more information, contact Becky Rohre at 419-906-2836 or rrohre@roadrunner.com, Sharon Hoover Updegrove at 440-453-9521, or Louise Woods Page at 440-984-9590.

Do you have any reunion events to post on this page? If so, please email mike_molnar@amherstk12.org for more information!

Class of 1984 Reunion

The Class of 1984 Reunion will be on Saturday, July 27th starting at 6:30 p.m. at Ziggy's Pub and Restaurant (Upstairs at 193 Park Avenue, Amherst). The cost is $25 per person (pay with Zelle, check, or cash at the door). The dress is casual attire. There will pizza, wings, chips & dip, veggie tray, cupcakes, and a cash bar.


Please bring any memorabilia from high school! If anyone cannot make it but would like to send photos or a letter, email Bob Gordon at BobGordon303@gmail.com or Joni Poli at  jonipoli428@yahoo.com. There will also be Give-Aways so if you've written a book, created a CD, or anything else that you've made, let Bob or Joni know in advance!

Gallery of Success

The Marion L. Steele Student Council and Comet Alumni Association are both excited to open up nominations for the 2019 Amherst Distinguished Alumni Gallery of Success. This year’s ceremony will take place during Homecoming Weekend on Friday, September 27th, 2019. The only requirement for induction is to have graduated from the Amherst School District. Inductees will be selected by a committee of the MLS Student Council and will be based solely on merit.

Applications can be submitted digitally or via postal mail. Completed applications must be received by Friday, May 24th 2019 in order to be considered by the selection committee. Please contact us via email at gallery@amherstk12.org if you have any questions regarding the process.

2019 Gallery of Success Nomination Form

2017 Gallery of Success

J. Ross Baughman - 1971
Rita George - 1988
Dr. Mark Irwin - 1970
Darrell McCarty - 1979
Denise McCarty - 1976
Stephanie Smith-Pinskey - 1994
David Taylor - 1958
John Clark Williams - 1978
Maryanne Zeleznik - 1979

2015 Gallery of Success

Dr. Scott Bentz - 1990
Mark Dobrow - 1987
Matt Kish - 1987
Rick Lewis - 1979
Fay (Van Nuys) Ott - 1944
Chris Russo - 1989

2013 Gallery of Success

Joy (Herrmann) Barckholtz - 1981
James Berthold - 1951
Anthony Dick - 1990
Larry Niehart - 1987
Michael Sekletar - 1995
Wanda (Sliman) Warford - 1973

2011 Gallery of Success

Mary (Powers) Miller - 1944
Joe Hribar - 2001


2009 Gallery of Success

James Russell Dodson - 1970
Gloria (Richards) Dodson - 1970
Kathleen Mary Kordeleski - 1978
Dr. David J. McGarvey - 1983

2007 Gallery of Success

Dr. Teresa (Tarnowski) Goodell - 1977
Dr. David Allyn Drake - 1955
Alexander Karl Kummant - 1978
Elizabeth (Higgins) Horner - 1957

2005 Gallery of Success

Karla (Smith) Ingrassia - 1965
Alan Ingrassia - 1962
Daniel Abrahamowicz, Ph.D. - 1967
Dr. Laurie Sabine, M.D. - 1973
Deborah Campana, Ph. D. - 1972

2003 Gallery of Success

David Bourne - 1980
Jerry Buchs - 1984
Pat (Kopronica) Eichenlaub - 1960
Matthew Ilas - 1979
Jeffrey Mitoff - 1978
Paul Sliman - 1977
Jeffrey Wilhelm - 1977

2001 Gallery of Success

Dr. Kerry Campbell - 1978
Frank DeSantis - 1959
Sharon (Livingston) Kelly - 1979
Gary Mead - 1950
Roxanne (Raifsnyder) Reynolds - 1957
Bill Reynolds - 1957
Marie (Attie) Robinson - 1948
Major Stephen Rotta - 1983

1999 Gallery of Success

Mary (Tettaton) Bajwa - 1962
Michael Brady - 1969
Wayne Garland - 1971
Dr. Deborah Meesig - 1972
Major Thomas Stokowski - 1978

1997 Gallery of Success

James Ehrman - 1935
Daniel Mihuta - 1941
Gerald Pretty - 1949
John Luccio - 1951
Bradley Hawes - 1972

1996 Gallery of Success

Karl Sabiers -1935
Mary Ann (Opferman) Binion - 1971
Gail Shinsky - 1973
Jeff Reep - 1974
Suzanne (Breen) Johannsen - 1975

1995 Gallery of Success

Dr. Albert Pecora - 1956
Helen Boyce - 1971
Scott Heinzerling - 1971
Dr. Nancy Conrady - 1976
Debra Lynn-McHale - 1976

1994 Gallery of Success

Marilyn (Pietch) Jenne - 1940
Herb Gammons - 1960
Barbara (Stull) Kilbride - 1961
Captain David Marshall - 1969
Ben Solis - 1979

1993 Gallery of Success

Arthur Engle - 1953
Dagny (Nylen) Engle - 1953
Dr. Michael Kilbride - 1961
Dr. B. Joan Paige - 1976
Dr. Dale Swift - 1976

1992 Gallery of Success

Evan Nord - 1937
David Hearn - 1948
Howard Washka - 1949
Brig. Gen. Anthony Trifiletti - 1959
Sherrill Cookie McLoda - 1960
Karen Wanders - 1973

1991 Gallery of Success

June (Carter) Alexander - 1937
John Wilhelm - 1940
Jerry Walker - 1965
Donna (Goodwin) Howell - 1967
Karen (Kovach) Thomas - 1969

1990 Gallery of Success

Charles E. Strauss - 1928
William Starbuck - 1952
Louise (Gerber) Starbuck - 1952
Dr. Bruce Bacon - 1967
Joyce Campana - 1977

1989 Gallery of Success

Margaret (Rice) Egeland - 1915
Dr. Donald Ludwig - 1931
Fredrick Ebbs -1933 - 1989
Dr. John Schaeffer - 1963
Dennis Yacobozzi - 1967

1988 Gallery of Success

Grayce Purcell - 1919
James Attie - 1942
John Penton - 1943
Gordon Ward - 1943
Dr. Paul Scharff - 1948
Jack Moskal - 1954

1987 Gallery of Success

Valerie (Jenkins) Gerstenberger - 1931
Dale Bruce - 1948
Claude Miller - 1949
Rev. Cordell Brown - 1963
Dr. Robert Dickason - 1966

1986 Gallery of Success

Marion L. Steele - 1903
Fred Powers - 1905
Henry W. Bruce - 1915
Dr. Roy Schaeffer - 1933
Eric Nord - 1933
Pat (Penton) Leimbach - 1945
Fr. Donald Smythe S.J. - 1945
Dr. John Ellis - 1947
Lt. Gen. Robert Coverdale - 1948
Theodore C. Rogers - 1952
Dr. Charles Alexander - 1961
Dr. Michael Tevesz - 1966