Gregory Pihos graduated from Wauwatosa West at age 16 in 1964. As a Junior he was recruited by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology , but he elected to finish high school at Tosa West. After graduation Mr. Pihos attended California Institute of Techonolgy, receiving a Bachelors Degree in Physics. He went on to work and was published with NASA, and was involved with the planning and applications of oceanographic and meteorological satellites for the U.S. Air Force. The WWSF is grateful for the generous donations of Mr. Pihos’ family and friends toward his Named Scholarship.
Our Steve was a talented, bright, and athletic 20-year old. He loved working with kids and was studying at the University of La Crosse to become a teacher and a football coach.
What should have been minor outpatient surgery after a skiing accident – proved fatal, because he carried the gene for a rare disorder, called Malignant Hyperthermia or MH.
It is life-giving for us to honor his memory each year with a WWSF Scholarship in his name. Our Steve lives on in the hope and promise of these students we call our “Steven Scholars."
Pat & Jacque Nook