During the acceptance speech of Dr. Kevin Singer for selection as superintendent, Dr. Singer referred to his own success and returning to Topeka Public Schools by quoting a poster hanging in the hallway at Highland Park High School, stating "you can get there from here". This phrase became popular throughout the district in recognizing the success of our graduates. Below are some of their stories.
Trade skills and sciences at Highland Park High helped Julius to find huge success on a tiny level.
Three brothers reflect on how their TPS roots prepared them to excell in their individual endeavors.
Teachers encouraged this Topeka High alum to avoid challenges and now she connects with audiences and students to let her personality sing.
Diversity in classes and people at Highland Park encouraged David's passion for making a big production of his Latino heritage.
Alicia's focus on broad fields of study and activity at Topeka West swept in a very rare opportunity to perform.
Topeka High prepared Alex to reach for the stars in a field that goes over most people's heads - literally.