Al Machovina began his lifetime of dedication and
service to Midview Schools in 1951, when he began his teaching
career at Grafton after graduation from Ohio University and
continued in the newly consolidated Midview district in 1955. He was
assigned to the Junior High School in 1958 as an Assistant Principal
for a period of four years. He found teaching more to his liking
however, and returned to the classroom where he taught math from the
seventh through the twelfth grade including trigonometry and
calculus for the remainder of his career until his retirement in
Al’s commitment went beyond the classroom. A
volunteer in many activities that benefited Midview students, he
began a nineteen year stint in 1965 as the official scorer for the
high school basketball games. He also started a bowling league at
the high school and was its advisor for twenty years. Some of its
participants are well known bowlers today in the Lorain County area.
They include John Shreve, Sr., Mark Trenchard, Bob Hobar, Walt Sukey,
and Ken and Mark Machovina among others. Al was also the personnel
manager for the LaPorte Hot Stove League for many years. A league
that groomed many players for their careers at the high school
The “Special Recognition” award recognizes those
who have supported and contributed to Midview athletics and Al
Machovina has been a loyal and willing contributor throughout his
Al’s wife, Kathleen, worked at the High School
Cafeteria for nineteen years and is also retired.
Al and Kathleen are the parents of Mark, Kenneth,
Mary Ann Oliver and Kim Renuart.
Al and Kathleen reside in Carlisle Township.
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