$6,300 Raised for New Home Wrestling Mat

We are so excited and proud to represent all the donors that supported our drive to purchase a Home mat for the NHS Viking wrestling team. Pictured here is $6,300 Check presentation to Coach Joe Murray during our November Foundation meeting.

Thanks again to all of our Alumni and friends of NHS that helped make this donation possible. Please join us Wednesday, January 15th at 6:00 pm for the Senior Night home meet at NHS and the debut of the new mat.


Football Mania

NHSAF is fundraising to raise money to purchase the school a home wrestling mat.

To raise money, we are conducting a FootballMania fundraiser. For $10 you get music downloads and an exciting, complimentary FootballMania sweepstakes game card! And now get even more chances to win with our E ticket special, buy 5 cards get one free!

Follow the link below for more information about FootballMania, and to get your cards and enter the sweepstakes for your chance to share in $1000s in prizes given away each week.

Thank you for your support!

Dine to Donate

Come out to Quaker Steak and Lube on Sunday, September 15th and support the NHS Wrestling Team as we collect donations for a new home wrestling mat. Click HERE to print the Dine 2 Donate flyer and bring it with you, present it to your server and 20% of your food purchase will be donated to our fundraiser. As a bonus, Quaker Steak has agreed to honor the Dine to Donate flyer ALL DAY Sunday. Members of NSHAF will be staffing a table from 2 to 5 with some giveaways and a second fundraiser FootballMania sweepstakes cards for sale.

The 2019 All Class Reunion at JT’s Pizza and Pub

We couldn’t have asked for a better night for this years All Class Reunion. Even with the venue change for this year’s reunion, attendance was outstanding. We would like to Thank JT’s PIzza and Pub for hosting us this year, and thanks to all our NHS Alumni that came out for the fun and memories.

Foundation members can see all the photos HERE

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CHANGE OF VENUE for the 2019 All Year NHS Class Reunion

Due to a scheduling conflict The First Saturday in August All-Class NHS Reunion will be held at JT’s Pizza 2390 West Dublin Granville Rd in Linworth next to Valvoline just west of the railroad tracks – don’t be fooled by the parking lot, they will have 3 valets for parking for 200 hundred cars.


$5 donations will be collected at the door. We look forward to seeing you there.


Congratulations to one of Northland’s many accomplished alumni artists, Gale Pospichel Suver, Class of ’73

View her exhibit through September 30, 2018 at the Cultural Arts Center at 139 W. Main Street, Columbus, 43215.

Opening Reception: Friday September 28 | 6-9 pm

You make NHS proud, Gale!






NHSAF visit to Moody Nolan 

NHS 2002 graduate Jonathan Moody welcomed NHSAF visitors on August 10, 2017 to the family architecture business in downtown Columbus.  Established in 1982, the company has nine offices around the country with about 200 employees, and is expanding.  Thank you, Jon, for sharing a tour of your offices with members of your Viking family, which included Principal Jason Johnson, retired teacher Alvin Simpson, several NHS students and NHS alumni.   A NHSAF meeting was held after the tour in the company board room overlooking downtown Columbus.






1966/67 – 2016/17

Thanks to all the administrators, alumni and friends who celebrated this momentous occasion on at the Gala Celebration on

  Saturday, May 20, 2017

and to all those involved who made it a memorable event!


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See your fellow Alums at yearly recurring events hosted by NHSAF.

NHSAF ALUMNI NIGHT:  Fall Football Game – The  FIRST HOME GAME of the football season.

NHSAF Thanksgiving Eve at Gabby’s – on Tamarack Circle

NHSAF ALUMNI NIGHTS:  Winter Basketball Game – Always  the HOME BASKETBALL GAME against the Team Over There (Beechcroft).

NHSAF Annual All-Class Reunion –  The 1st Saturday in August each year!

NHSAF Annual Golf Outing – Always the Saturday after Father’s Day.

Chuck Deyo Scholarship Recipients

NHSAF congratulates the 2016 Deyo Scholarship winners!

The 2016 Chuck Deyo Scholarships were presented at the NHS Awards Ceremony in  May.  Recipients Cierra King and Wedly Cazy received the awards from NHSAF Board Members Neal (Ric) Johnson and Randy Suver, both from Class of 71.

The 2016 Chuck Deyo Scholarships were presented at the NHS Awards Ceremony in May. Recipients Cierra King and Wedly Cazy received the awards from NHSAF Board Members Neal (Ric) Johnson and Randy Suver, both from Class of 71.


Seniors Cierra King and Wedly Cazy received certificates of award at the Northland HS  Awards Ceremony May 19th.

NHSAF Board Members Neal (Ric) Johnson and Randy Suver were on hand to make the presentations.

Each student will receive $1,500 to use for their college education.  Cierra will attend Denison University to earn a degree in Communications and Public Relations.

Wedly will be going to Ohio State to study Fashion Merchandising and pursue an advanced business degree.

NHSAF salutes this second year of recipients and also those who applied for the Deyo Scholarship.  We wish them well as they graduate high school and move on to college!



We say goodbye to our teacher and friend, Chuck Deyo

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Northland teacher and coach Chuck Deyo passed away on June 16, 2015, after a two year-long battle with cancer.  A loving memorial service was held at Galena United Methodist Church on June 27th, and it was no surprise to see the sanctuary and lobby filled to capacity with people from Ohio and out of state.  It was a heartfelt tribute to Chuck and his family.  Chuck’s family expressed how humbled they were by the outpouring of love and support shared by so many from Northland.

NHSAF  thanks all the Vikings who offered support in some way, whether with cards of encouragement, personal visits, help with painting the wrestling room and the following surprise wrestling room dedication to Chuck, or with The Chuck Roast in April that raised over $34,000 for the Chuck Deyo Scholarship Fund.  Chuck’s genuine smile was his constant sign of appreciation.  The first two Deyo scholarships were awarded in May,  and Chuck will continue to be remembered at Northland through these yearly awards made in his name.  Donations can be made to the Chuck Deyo  Scholarship Fund on the “Donate’ page.

So many Northland Vikings grew to become better people because of Chuck’s influence on their lives, not only in his classroom as a teacher, but on the sports fields as he coached, and well after the high school arena with his continued friendship in life. His positive influence has had an impact on so many.  Chuck’s welcoming grin and cheerful spirit will be remembered always.

The online guest book will remain open through June 16, 2016. Visit  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dispatch/obituary.aspx?n=charles-a-deyo&pid=175102437&fhid=8661

Did you know Chuck was a pilot?  Read more from this February 2014 Ohio State University “On Campus” newlsetter  at  http://oncampus.osu.edu/retire-from-here-no-way/

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Chuck’s obituary and photos from attendance at 2014-15 NHSAF events follow.  (Thanks to Marc Schmid ’82 for many of the photos.)

Deyo Charles A. Deyo, 76, of Galena, Ohio, lost his battle with cancer on June 16, 2015. He was born on August 26, 1938 to the late Robert H. and Goldie Lane Deyo. He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Carol, and their children, Brad (Marcia), and Brian (Pam), and two grandchildren, Tyler and Jessica, who he loved very much, along with the family’s pets, Patches, Pepper, Cabo, Zoom, Angel and Tigger. Chuck graduated from Columbus Central High School in 1957, where he earned All-City and All-State honors in football. He was drafted by Woody Hayes to play football at the Ohio State University. During the two years he played there, he earned a pair of gold pants when OSU beat Michigan. After a brief break in college, he enrolled at Otterbein College where he played his remaining year of eligibility and graduated in 1963 with a BS in Education. He later earned his MS in Education at Xavier University. Chuck started his teaching and coaching career in the Columbus City School District at Franklin Junior High School and went on to East High School as an assistant football and head wrestling coach. In 1968, Frank Howe (his former high school coach) had an opening at Northland High School and invited Chuck to join his staff in football and become the head wrestling coach. He later added girls fast pitch softball when he dropped football so he could watch his son play. Chuck’s teams were very successful and won many city championships and tournaments during his 33 years of coaching. He loved his students and athletes and kept in contact with them in the years after his retirement in 1995. All of his life he had wanted to fly, so he took flight lessons and earned his Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, and Commercial licenses after his retirement. He was able to fly people all around the country in single engine planes for several years. He finished his working career at The Ohio State University Airport, retiring from there in September of 2014. He was blessed to teach, coach and work with exceptional people who he dearly loved and who he kept in touch with all the years of his life. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 27, at 1 p.m., at the Galena Methodist Church, 2777 Sunbury Road, Galena, Ohio 43021 with Pastor Dirk Wooten officiating. Arrangements entrusted to DeVORE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME in Sunbury. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Chuck’s memory to Ohio Health Kobacker House, 800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43214. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dispatch/obituary.aspx?n=charles-a-deyo&pid=175102437&fhid=8661#sthash.BnJrmVIn.m0WMtjzt.dpuf


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First NHSAF membership card was given to Chuck at the Fall 2014 Alumni potluck

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Fall 2014 Alumni potluck

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Chuck’s reaction to seeing friends at the surprise wrestling room dedication April 10, 2015

Greeting friends and former students at the dedication

Greeting friends and former students at the dedication

Meeting current NHS wrestling coach Nathan Wylder

Meeting current NHS wrestling coach Nathan Wylder

Chuck with NHSAF organizers Randy Suver and Ric Johnson

Chuck with NHSAF organizers Randy Suver and Ric Johnson

Greeting Coach at The Chuck Roast April11, 2015

Greeting Coach at The Chuck Roast April 11, 2015

Stories from the softball gals

Stories from the softball gals

Chuck introducing his first champion wrestler, 1968 East High State Champ Ralph Cox

Chuck introducing his first state champion wrestler, Ralph Cox (1968 East High)

A gracious and heartfelt thank you!

A heartfelt thank you from Chuck