Highlights TV Show Features Charleston High School Class of 1984


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Highlights is a 30 minute weekly TV show featuring organizations, events, grass-roots efforts and people who move our state and community forward in a positive way.

The show is a collaboration with Kanawha County Schools, Optimum Communications and Jim Strawn & Company.

The show airs daily at 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Optimum’s channel 17.

Charleston High School Class of 1984

The show airing May 13, 2024 through May 20, 2024 features Charleston High School Class of 1984.

We interviewed Marcus Hassen and Heather Halleran, both members of CHS Class of ’84.


They both discussed the festivities planned for the 40th Reunion of the Charleston High School Class of 1984.

Reunion Festivities

The reunion is scheduled for June 7-9, 2024 in and around Charleston, WV.

Kicks off Friday evening at the Recovery Sports Grill and then spills onto Haddad Riverfront Park for the Moses Auto Group Live on the Levee.

Saturday June 8th gathering at Magic Island for a walk and fellowship, then a picnic at Coonskin Park.

Saturday evening they are having live music and food at the Red Carpet Lounge on Elizabeth St.

Sunday is a Farewell Brunch at Sohos at 1:00

Chs 40 reunion


Why CHS Was So Special

We also spoke with Andy Blackwood ’84 and Tracy Abdalla, ’85.

All four of the guests spoke fondly and their time at CHS. They felt it was a true melting pot where every student felt engaged, included and heard.

Their principal, John Clendenen, had a huge impact on all the students.

If you would like to learn more about the weekend, reach out to BetsyGardner2@gmail.com or MHassen@roadrunner.com

If you would like to learn more about the Highlights TV Show, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-541-4756.



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