Seattle Sounders FC forward Darwin Jones – who went to school in the Highline area – is featured in this month’s #HighlineAlum social media campaign. Jones is a 2010 graduate of Mount Rainier High School. Jones is in his second year of playing with the Sounders. He grew up in the area, attending school at Midway Elementary School, Pacific Middle School, and Mount Rainier High School. “It’s a good school district. It’s very diverse. You get a lot of different cultures and you get a lot of different backgrounds. The education is good. That is really important,” said Jones. Here’s Jones’ video:

Highline Alum: Darwin Jones from Highline Public Schools on Vimeo.

Highline boasts a long list of well-known and accomplished alumni and dozens of grads you haven’t yet heard of who are making their mark on the world. Each month, Highline Public Schools features successful, high-profile alum and up-and-coming alum on its Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. The features include a short video clip of the alumnus. The community is invited to follow along by using the hashtag #HighlineAlum. Earlier this month, the district featured former NFL quarterback and Evergreen alum Jack Thompson. The #HighlineAlum campaign aims to inspire students to dream big, graduate high school, and go on to accomplish great things. If you know an outstanding Highline Alum, please nominate them to be featured in a future profile. Email their name and contact information]]>

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