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Left to right: Jane Baldwin, Ann Russell, Jennifer Ritchey, Kara Whitlatch. Not pictured: Diane Dawley, Kate Qualman

Dynamic Alumnae Duo Leads House & Garden Tour

Pictured above left to right: Jane Baldwin, Ann Russell, Jennifer Ritchey, Kara Whitlatch. Not pictured: Diane Dawley, Kate Qualman The mother daughter team of Bexley High School alumnae, Jane Baldwin, ‘59 and Kara Hardesty Whitlatch, ‘91 are chairing this year’s Bexley Women’s Club House & Garden Tour. The event is returning in full force on Read More

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The Smith Rulers of Chemistry

Pictured above: RG and Donna Smith From 1922 to 2001 Smiths ruled over Chemistry instruction at Bexley High School. It began with chemistry teacher and “Bexley’s Coach” Carlton Smith and was continued by Richard “RG” Smith who was hired by Principal C.W. Jones in 1969 and retired in 2001.  RG Smith, who came to Bexley Read More


Distinguished Alumni Speak at School Assembly

The Monday of Thanksgiving week proved to be the perfect time for the recipients of the 2021 Bexley High School Distinguished Alumni Awards to share their words of wisdom with current juniors and seniors. Students were excited to hear from all five honorees, three in person and two via video, who offered memories of life Read More


Herb Porter stars in Christmas with Felicity

Herb Porter ‘09 had every intention of going to med school after graduating from Denison with a biology degree and doing research at The James. Things took a much different turn, however, while he was awaiting his MCAT scores and had the opportunity to perform at the Weathervane Playhouse Theatre in Newark Ohio. It was Read More

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Bexley’s Own Miss America Celebrates 50th Anniversary! 

The 100th Miss America competition will Live Stream on NBC Peacock at 8 PM (EST) on December  16, 2021. Bexley’s own Laurel Lea Schaefer (Bozoukoff), Miss America 1972, will travel to Mohegan Sun  Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut with, husband, Michael Bozoukoff, and brother, Rick Schaefer (Westerville), to attend this historic 100th Anniversary and her 50th!  Read More

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BHS Distinguished Alumni Named

BHS Distinguished Alumni Named Five accomplished graduates of Bexley High School have been named as Distinguished Alumni Award recipients. Established in 1987, the Bexley High School Distinguished Alumni Awards honor BHS graduates who have made a significant impact on their communities and professions and serve as role models of success. To read their full bios, Read More

Distinguished Alumni Awards Recipients – Brett Kaufman ’93

Brett Kaufman Brett Kaufman is the founder and CEO of Kaufman Development – Brett has been working in the real estate industry for over 20 years, with a focus on investment, banking and development. He has received numerous awards for his professional accomplishments, including being recognized twice as the developer of the year by the Read More

Distinguished Alumni Awards Recipients – Jonathan E. Kaplan MD

Jonathan E. Kaplan M.D. Dr. Kaplan was trained in internal medicine and infectious diseases. He had a 36 year career at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA. In the last 25 years of his career, he focused on HIV/AIDS, first domestically, then internationally.  He began his international work in 2004, at Read More

Distinguished Alumni Awards Recipients – Natalia Fedner ’01

Natalia Fedner Natalia Fedner is a couture designer based in New York and Los Angeles. After graduating from BHS, she attended and graduated from Parsons School of Design, spending part of her studies learning haute couture techniques in Paris.  Her Junior year at Parsons, Natalia received the Silver Thimble Award for best collection. Her Senior year, her designs were featured in the Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday Window Read More