We Are Wildcats

As a part of our We Are Wildcats campaign, APS will feature impactful alumni of the district in the Alumni Spotlight on our social media and website. Our alumni are a testament to the value of an APS education and serve as important role models for current and future students. APS Alumni use their knowledge, skills and drive to impact our community and our world every day! If you would like to submit a candidate for the APS Alumni Spotlight, please email a picture and a one paragraph description on the accomplishments of an APS graduate to fitzpatrickl@alpenaschools.com. We encourage the submissions of recent and distant graduates in all fields. Please include the year of graduation. 


For more information contact Lee Fitzpatrick, Communications Director for Alpena Public Schools at fitzpatrickl@alpenaschools.com or 989 464 6447



Kennedy Ellis. She is a 2021 AHS graduate studying turf management after a strong career at AHS as a golfer.
Her journey in the turf industry started in the Agriscience CTE program at AHS. Mr. Worth was the first person to introduce her to the turf industry. Check out her feature article by clicking the link below.


Gil is a 2009 graduate of Alpena High School. Gil Peterson obtained his Associates in Applied Science from ACC, then headed to CMU.  He finished a Bachelors in Business Management/ Admin,  while simultaneously completing certification with the American Brewers Guild of Vermont.

He has been a successful brewer for the past 10 years, winning national brewing awards, and most recently becoming a nationally certified brew judge. 

Currently, Gil  produces and manages in the Fife St Brewing Co of Charleston W Va.     

Alpena High School provided a strong background in math, science,  and leadership, helping Gil turn a passion into a career!


Nick is a Senior at Alpena High School.  Nick is programming robots in his Mechatronics class. He enjoys the hands-on learning available through the Career and Technical Education program. He recently took his robot to the commons to do demonstrations for students to encourage them to explore mechanical design. 

Nick plans to attend ATP Flight School after graduation in order to become certified as a commercial aviation pilot. 


Bob is a huge asset to the Athletic Department. He goes above and beyond to make sure the students, spectators, visiting teams and guests have the best experience possible when they attend our events. Bob is always looking for ways to stay up on preventive maintenance for our facilities and has great ideas to improve our facility. We are lucky to have Bob as a team member. Thank you Bob!