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SHSAA President's Message

Happy New Year! 
I hope you all were able to enjoy your holiday season with family and friends.  I also hope it was a nice homecoming for those out-of-towners who were able to come home to
Sandusky and enjoy its small-town charm at this time of year. I personally enjoyed the lights throughout the town- so many awesome displays!

Often with a new year it brings change and it has with the SHS Alumni Association. I am happy and honored to have stepped into the role of President as I have been serving as Secretary for the past several years. Past president Trevor has decided to step away from the role and we thank him for his years of service. Trevor has always been a wonderful Blue Streak and will be forever!

Also new to their roles on the board are Vice President, Tom Sharrah, and Secretary, Stephanie Schlett. They are both highly active in Sandusky City School programs and will be excellent assets to our association. Treasurer John Nejedly has graciously agreed to continue being our treasurer. We as a board are looking forward to serving our alumni population and show our support to the current students of SHS as much as possible.

We will continue to share current happenings in our schools and with our alumni in these newsletters and on our Facebook page- Sandusky High School Alumni Association. If you haven’t already, be sure to like and follow us! We will also share any news regarding upcoming reunions and events as we receive information.

Have a very happy and healthy New Year!
Lisa Wilson, Class of 1999
SHS Alumni President

Alumni Spotlight: Dream Big!

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Sandusky’s reach can be as far as your dreams can take you, and here’s a story of one such alum whose dreams have taken him far: 
Sean Bittinger, a member of the SHS Class of 1999, has built an interesting and successful career in technology arts and special effects (VFX) in San Francisco, CA.  He may be far from home but not our hearts.

In 2003, Sean earned a BA in Media Technology and Arts from Denison University in Granville, OH and moved to San Francisco to begin his career.  After a couple years in the computer tech field at various SF companies, he landed his dream job at ILM (Industrial Light and Magic, the premier VFX studio division of Lucas Films, later bought by Disney.)  

Sean’s career at ILM took him through the ranks of VFX roles (graphics, tech directing, and compositing) for films such as Avatar, Avengers, Black Panther, Deep Water Horizon, Ready Player One, Star Trek, Star Wars, Unbroken….the extensive list goes on and on.  (Look for his name to roll by in the end credits of these movies, or to see a demo reel of some of Sean’s past VFX work, go to or visit his page for a full list of his film projects.)  
Sean's Team
Sean more recently moved to Microsoft & Arcturus Studios as a technical artist and product specialist in virtual reality production.  If asked what drives him, he would likely respond, “I’ve always had a good work ethic, but ultimately, if 12-year old Sean would ‘high-five’ present day Sean, it’s a win – because, seriously, who wouldn’t want to create cool effects for the big screen and play with new technology and computers all day!”  
Sandusky, DREAM BIG!

Meet Your Officers:

PRESIDENT:   Lisa Wilson          [email protected]

VICE-PRES:  Tom Scharrah

SECRETARY:  Stephanie Schlett

TREASURER:  John Nejedly     [email protected]

TRUSTEES:  Roberta Collins, Joe Hayberger, Kathy Loris,
                       John Schumm, David Voltz


2023 Alumni Scholarship Awardees

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Seitz Award
SHS Alumni Scholarship (above) 
Brooklynn Seavers - Kent State University
- Samarion Newell - Cleveland State University
- Makyjah Lately - Hampton University

Each year, the Sandusky High School Alumni Association presents scholarships to deserving students. The 2023 SHSAA Scholarship Award recipients were awarded at the Annual SHS Senior Scholarship Night, May 5, 2023.  Congratulations to the following selectees:

Ralph B. and Helen C. Seitz Memorial Scholarship (above left)
- Abbie Wade - The Ohio State University

Senior members of the Class of 2024 are encouraged to apply for these awards.  Applications can be found in the SHS counselors' office.

Membership Dollars At Work!

Scholarship Dollars
Since 1991, the Sandusky High School Alumni Association has awarded college scholarships to outstanding SHS graduates.  Membership dues are the primary source of funding for these awards.  The organization is proud to share that $91.827.00 have been granted in the past 33 years.  This year we are happy to announce that three seniors were awarded SHSAA Scholarships.  If you are not currently a member, please consider joining our organization!  SHSAA Membership Application

SHS Awards 2023

Mal and Stauffer


The Stauffer Award recognizes a senior girl who has demonstrated academic excellence, athletic ability, citizenship sensitivity, leadership capabilities, & exemplary character.  The 2023 Stauffer Awardee is Zoe Crow.
 The Malinovski Award is awarded to a senior boy who has demonstrated academic excellence, athletic prowess, citizenship sensitivity, leadership capabilities, and exemplary character.  The 2023 Malinovski Awardee is James Peugeot.

2023 Hall of Fame Program

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1964-65 Varsity Cheerleaders
Dan L. Poggiali
Lucas Poggiali
1970 Football Team
Lynn (Daniels) Amison Dupree
Michael Brown
Joseph K. Groscost
Albert "Al" Hess
Trey Keegan
1969 Track and Field Team

Newsletter, Webpage & Facebook
Submit information for the newsletter, this webpage or the Association's Facebook page by sending your information to:

SHS Alumni Association
PO Box 2401
Sandusky OH 44871-2401

Please send your class news, personal updates, reunion plans, and all things Blue Streak to SHS Alumni, PO Box 2401, Sandusky, OH 44871-2401 or email [email protected]
 Next deadline:  May 15, 2024.
Enjoy our archived newsletters which are posted below, under "Home Town News".   

Blue Streak Apparel & Accessories

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Watch this space for additional apparel sales throughout the year.. 

Class News?

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