Highland Park Alumni Honored

Highland Park High School officials honored five alumni of the school April 13th. Honored were Larry Robbins, Valarie Patterson, Cyndi Hermocillo-Legg, Bette Gies and Jack Gies. Inducted into the Highland Park High School Hall of Fame was Dick Patterson.

Larry Robbins and Val Patterson currently work for Topeka Public Schools. Robbins is Deputy Superintendent of Operations and Patterson is principal at Quincy Elementary School. Cyndi Hermocillo-Legg was instrumental in getting the robotics program at Highland Park High School. Bette Gies was a long time secretary in Topeka Public Schools and along with her husband Jack helped establish the HPHS Alumni Association. Jack was also a teacher and principal in Topeka Public Schools.