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For the Love of Music – Janet Bez Ebert ’53

Janet Bez Ebert kept the beat going for the BHS Class of 1953 until her sudden passing in August of this year. Her love of music (she played piano, organ, flute, piccolo among others) and her passion for music education (she taught for 34 years) made her practically a legend among her high school classmates, Read More

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Meant to be a Mentor – Shane Roberts ’96

Shane Roberts ‘96 knows from his own athletic experiences and his love of coaching youth sports the kind of impact a coach can have on a young person’s life. For over 25 years Roberts has had coaching roles in the Bexley Schools. It all started when Roberts, at age 18 and a freshman at Capital Read More


SIX ALUMS INDUCTED INTO BEXLEY HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME Six former athletes were inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame this year at a brunch held in the high school gymnasium on October 22, 2022.  The Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1990 to honor the outstanding performance of athletes and coaches Read More

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Athletic Hall of Fame – Nominations Open until August 1, 2022

The Bexley High School Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1989 with the first class inducted in 1990. Since that time there have been 15 classes inducted. We encourage you to nominate a deserving athlete (athletes must be out of the high school athletic program for at least five years and coaches for at Read More

Alumni Honor Roll of Donors (from July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022)

THANK YOU! to the many alumni who have already supported the BEF with a gift to the Annual Fund, Lion’s Pride Alumni Fund, Alumni Endowment, One for All Technology Campaign or another designated fund from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. We regret any omissions. David Richards ’41 Erwin S. Cohen ’44 James H. Read More

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