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Attention Crestwood, Riverside and Haston High School Alumni:

If you have served or are serving in the Military we want to hear from you. Crestwood has created an “Honoring our Veterans” showcase and we would like to include you.

Please send your name, school and graduation year, branch of military and a military picture.

Honoring our Veterans
c/o Crestwood School District               
1501 N. Beech Daly
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
Or contact Diane Ward at dward@csdm.k12.mi.us


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Public Alumni Sites

These sites are in no way affiliated with Crestwood Schools and are provided as information only.

Alumni Class Social Networking site

External Link‚Äčhttp://www.alumniclass.com/crestwoodhigh

Crestwood High School Multi-Year Websites

External Linkwww.crestwoodreunion.com 
External Linkwww.classcreator.com/dearborn-hgts-mi-crestwood -  (Class of 1966 thru 1989)

Crestwood High School Alumni Association website. 

External Linkwww.classcreator.com/chsaa 

Links to external servers or commercial sites do not imply any official Crestwood School District endorsement of the opinions or ideas expressed therein, or guarantee the validity of the information or content provided.

Awarding Diplomas to Certain Veterans

Michigan school districts can now provide special recognition for the service of military veterans of World War II, the Korean conflict and Vietnam. Recently passed legislation has authorized Michigan school boards to award high school diplomas to World War II, Korean and Vietnam veterans or their families.

Public Act No. 55
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2013-2014/publicact/pdf/2014-PA-0055.pdf
of 2014 allows school districts to award diplomas to veterans who meet the following criteria:

  • Before graduation from a high school, the military veteran enlisted or was drafted into the armed forces of the United States during World War II, the Korea conflict or the Vietnam era.
  • At the time of enlistment, the military veteran was enrolled in a high school in the school district to which the application is made.
  • The military veteran did not graduate from high school.
  • The military veteran served under honorable conditions during World War II, the Korean conflict or during the Vietnam era.

Schools can access the application online here:
http://www.michigan.gov/documents/dmva/Application_for_High_School_Diploma_239497_7.pdf?20141007145918

MVAA serves veterans and their families by connecting them to resources and benefits throughout the state. For more information about MVAA and resources available to veterans and their families in Michigan, visit MichiganVeterans.com or contact the Michigan Veteran Resource Service Center at 1-800-MICH-VET.

Our Early History

by Ralyne E. Westenhofer

Seems to me that the alumni of the first high school in Dearborn Heights District #4 have been all but forgotten. I was a member of the last graduating class of Haston Junior High School in 1959 (134 classmates). Prior to this time, all students for high school were bussed out of the area. After the 1959 graduation, Haston (which also had a kindergarten class for many years for those students across Telegraph Road) added a class each year until it became a full-fledged and an accredited High School. In essence, my graduating class (123 classmates) of 1963 were seniors for 5 years. Our rival was Riverside High School. Yes, it's true there were only three graduating classes from Haston High School (1963, 1964 and 1965), but we did exist and should be considered alumni. My brother graduated from the first graduating class of Crestwood High School in 1966.

For 19 years we lived in the same house but the address changed from Garden City to Dearborn Township to Dearborn 6 and then to Dearborn Heights which became incorporated in April 1963.

I have been the Executive Assistant to the Public Works Director for Orange County Government for 27 years in Orlando, Florida and was a 1965 graduate of the Detroit College of Business. My brother, Lee who attended Eastern Michigan University, was the first recipient of the John Philip Sousa Award from Crestwood High School and is a musician/entertainer living in Orange, Orange County, California.

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