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Paulina (Perakis) Jayne, Grosse Pointe South class of 2014, is currently a touring urban country music artist. She is the opening act for headliners such as Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow, Brad Paisley, and Old Dominion and is the founder of Girl King Co., a cutting-edge artist management company in Nashville, TN. She credits her success to the Grosse Pointe Public School teachers who saw something in her from the very start.

Bob Schmitt, Grosse Pointe South class of 1976, has devoted his entire career to public service. He has served in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and is currently working within the United States Secret Service (USSS). He credits Mr. Coury, his 9th-grade Civics teacher at South for sparking an interest in this field.

Mary (Colombo) Mancus and Madeleine Mancus, the mother-daughter team behind the Village’s newest boutique, Glitter & Scotch, are our latest graduates of distinction. 

Armani Williams, Grosse Pointe South class of 2018, is currently studying mechanical engineering at Oakland University. He also happens to be a professional race car driver—the first professional driver in NASCAR openly diagnosed with Autism.

Over the years, Claire (Urbiel) Hunter, Grosse Pointe South class of 2002, has worked on several floors throughout the hospital and found her home in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

Peter grew up in Grosse Pointe Farms where he discovered his love for news and television at a young age. These days, Peter is a news reporter for WXYZ-TV, Channel 7 in Detroit. Although Peter Maxwell didn’t graduate from Grosse Pointe South (he transferred to a boarding school his junior year), he is still a Blue Devil at heart.

As part of this year's celebration of 100 years of educational excellence at Grosse Pointe Public Schools, we are partnering with the district to profile 100 alumni from our illustrious first century. Next up is Susan Fattore Schucker, GPN Class of '79

Meet Thomas Steen, Grosse Pointe South Class of 1975. As part of this year's celebration of 100 years of educational excellence at Grosse Pointe Public Schools, we are partnering with the district to profile 100 alumni from our illustrious first century.

As part of this year's celebration of 100 years of educational excellence at Grosse Pointe Public Schools, we are partnering with the district to profile 100 alumni from our illustrious first century.

As part of this year's celebration of 100 years of educational excellence at Grosse Pointe Public Schools, we are partnering with the district to profile 100 alumni from our illustrious first century.

From Master Gardener to Pilates Instructor, for Rebecca (Eltervoog) VanBrienen, Grosse Pointe South Class of 2005, success looks different than what she thought it might. 

As part of this year's celebration of 100 years of educational excellence at Grosse Pointe Public Schools, we are partnering with the district to profile 100 alumni from our illustrious first century. Are you or someone you know interested in being profiled in a story that will be distributed district-wide across various social media and news platforms? Start by nominating yourself of someone you know here.

As part of this year's celebration of 100 years of educational excellence at Grosse Pointe Public Schools, we are partnering with the district to profile 100 alumni from our illustrious first century. Are you or someone you know interested in being profiled in a story that will be distributed district-wide across various social media and news platforms? Start by nominating yourself of someone you know here.

As part of this year's celebration of 100 years of educational excellence at Grosse Pointe Public Schools, we are partnering with the district to profile 100 alumni from our illustrious first century.

This year, the Grosse Pointe Public School System celebrates 100 years of educational excellence. As part of the celebration, we are partnering with the district to profile 100 alumni from our illustrious first century! We need your help, Grosse Pointe Alumni & Friends. We are asking our community to help source and identify those who are worthy and willing to be profiled, not only on our website, but in district-wide communications, social media, and across the community.

If you've enjoyed reading our Alumni, Volunteer and Student Spotlights, you've likely been reading the work of Grosse Pointe marketing consultant and writer Andrea Daniell.

For our newest Alumni Spotlight, we spoke to Dr. Robert Friedhoff, who was in the second class to graduate from Grosse Pointe North after the Grosse Pointe High School split in 1968 to become Grosse Pointe South and the new Grosse Pointe North.

Founding Member of Grosse Pointe Alumni & Friends joins the MEF as a board member. Read a Q&A with Gina to get to know her and her passion for excellence in education!

Ben Roeder joined Grosse Pointe Alumni & Friends as an Ambassador Member. Here is his motivation, his story, and his experience raising children in the Grosse Pointe Public School System:

Grosse Pointe Alumni and Friends volunteer Kyle Steiner explains his motivation to join our cause, and why you should too!

The Grosse Pointe Alumni & Friends Association is pleased to announce our first town hall meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, May 12th at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.

An Alumni Spotlight article on Nadia Tremonti, Grosse Pointe South, Class of '94, who is is a double board-certified in pediatrics and hospice/palliative medicine at Children's Hospital of Michigan.

Ambassador Members of Grosse Pointe Alumni & Friends enjoy special benefits and perks, and receive a spotlight on them or their businesses!

I asked our resident expert and fellow volunteer, Generations Endowment Chair Scott Smith, to clarify some of the confusion relative to how endowments work, and how they differ from other funding mechanisms I've historically and erroneously lumped together as sides to the same coin. And here is what he came back with...

Grosse Pointe Alumni & Friends was featured in an in-depth article in The Grosse Pointe News on Thursday, March 18, 2021.

A local resident's view on how Proposal A has changed the way Grosse Pointe Public Schools are funded, and why private funding is necessary to ensure the long-term success of our school district

Months in the making, a small group of dedicated and experienced volunteers are seeing their vision come to fruition with the launch of The Grosse Pointe Alumni & Friends Association. Read about our history, our mission, and our vision for the future.

Alumni and attendees of Grosse Pointe Public Schools making headlines and changing the world for the better.

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