Washington High School
Massillon, Ohio

2020 Distinguished Citizen

WHS Class of 1991

Entertainment and Business


  • Founding member of internationally acclaimed, multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated group 98 Degrees, which sold over 15 million albums with 4 top 5 radio singles
  • Collaborated with Mariah Carey on hit single "Thank God I Found You"
  • Collaborated with Stevie Wonder on "True to Your Heart" - featured on Disney's Mulan
  • Embarked on solo career touring with Jim Brickman
  • Produced his first solo album with Rising Phoenix and SLG Music
  • Embarked on tour as a solo artist on "The Greatest Hits Tour" in Asia with international super groups A1 and Blue (2011)
  • "Package Tour" with his fellow 98 Degrees and featuring New Kids on the Block and Boyz II Men - the highest grossing tour of 2013
  • "Men of the Strip" on a 42-cities tour, and E Network, filmed a docu-movie which aired May 2014 with an overall viewership of 90 million worldwide
  • Released a dance single through Upscale/Dauman/Universal music called "That Girl" (2015)
  • Produced a TV series called "Droned" for Discovery Science
  • Developing projects for solo artist Nicole Michelle and the boyband tribute act "Overnight"
  • Working on several TV, film, and music projects for 2019 and beyond


  • Albums have reached gold and platinum status in more than 60 countries around the world
  • 98 Degrees have won numerous awards including Teen Choice Award, Radio Music Award, Song of the Year for "Una Noche" and several MTV TRL accolades
  • Performed at the White House
  • Appeared on the Grammy Awards, The Tonight Show, American Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, MTV's Total Request Live, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, and many more


  • Washington High School - 1991
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