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Alexis Downie BHS Class of 2015 works for the Anaheim Ducks NHL team

 Alexis Downie

Class of 2015

BHS Class of 2015 graduate, Alexis Downie played soccer and ran track at BHS, and she was the PA announcer for the Spartan Boys Baseball Team. 

Alexis Downie  PA Announcer for Boys Baseball

Now, Alexis is a host and content producer with the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League, and lives in sunny California.

"My career as a sports broadcaster is something that I aspired to achieve from a very young age. I love the passion in sports, the family they create, and the opportunity they provide to share the stories of athletes at all levels. Working in the NHL is a dream come true and brings new challenges every day.

The broadcast journalism class that I took while at BHS gave me my first taste of the television industry. I learned how to edit, host shows and the basics of what goes on behind-the-scenes. Those skills helped kickstart my career in a way that had me ahead of the curve from the beginning. In addition to that, being a part of the athletic community at BHS provided an understanding of a variety of sports to make me versatile in my career."

 

Alexis Downie Graduation Photo
Nicholas Mastramico NASA Engineer Class of 2000

Nick Mastramico

Class of 2000

Nick Mastramico made a trip back to his alma mater, Boardman High School, in February of 2024 to present a Night With NASA.  He was invited to talk about his experiences as a rocket engineer at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. He has been on the team with the Artemis program, brought his photos of the last Total Solar Eclipse 

 

A 6th grade assignment in Mr. Sullivan's Shop Class at Glenwood, drafting a 3D object,  convinced him he wanted to be an engineer. 

He threw discus and track, and wrote for the Bugle

BHS 2012 Grad John Kuczek sitting with students in Physics classroom

Dr. John Kuczek

Class of 2012 

Former Boardman Student, now Plasma Physicist Dr. John Kuczek, came back to BHS for a visit to the Physics classes in December. 

The Class of 2012 grad spoke about his road to Los Alamos and his research in Inertial Confinement Fusion. The Los Alamos National Lab is one of only 16 research/development labs in the U.S. Department of Energy. He says he's doing his dream job and encouraged students to find their passion.

BHS Class of 2012 John Kuczek Visits Physics Classes

 

 
Miles Spearman at Universal

Miles Spearman

Class of 2019

Our graduates make the most of the skills and experiences they mastered in Boardman. Miles Spearman, BHS Class of 2019, was featured on Amazon Prime's Series 'The College Tour' in February of 2022.

His 8 college internships included time at  NBC Universal, HBO Max, Warner Media, and most recently Adobe in California.

Miles was emersed in BHS's band program as a marching band member and Jazz musician. His long list of activities and enthusiasm at BHS earned him a $25,000 Taco Bell college Scholarship, one of only 10 in the nation.

Miles Spearman 2019 graduation ceremony

 

Officer Poulos pinning police badge on new officer, Erin Higgins

Erin Higgins

Class of 2018 

Erin Higgins, BHS Class of 2018,  knew she was interested in the law and thought she might find herself in a courtroom someday.

Her criminal justice degree from Kent State University and her training at the police academy has brought her back home to Boardman.

Sworn in on July 11, 2022--she requested Boardman High SRO, Officer Paul Poulos, to present her badge at the official pinning ceremony. She is now among Boardman Police Department's finest.