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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

Distinguished Alumni Awards Recipients – Inna Simakovsky

Inna Simakovsky Ms. Simakovsky’s commitment to immigrant advocacy started when she emigrated from the former Soviet Union as a refugee in 1976 with the assistance of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS). The experience of coming to the United States with nothing but hope shaped her worldview, instilling in her the desire to provide guidance Read More

Distinguished Alumni Awards Recipients – Jay L. Schottenstein

  Jay L. Schottenstein Jay Schottenstein is Chairman of the Board of Schottenstein Stores Corporation, Designer Brands (NYSE: DBI) and its predecessor Designer Shoe Warehouse (NYSE: DSW), American Signature Inc./Value City Furniture, Schottenstein Property Group, SB360 Capital Partners, Second Ave Partners, Mayacamas Vineyards, Retail Entertainment Design, Equiant Financial Services and American Eagle Outfitters, Inc (NYSE: Read More

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Class of 1971 Celebrates 50 years

Class of 1971 celebrates 50 years By Dianna Daniel on behalf of the Class of 1971 Wow!!! 50 years. I remember my parents celebrating their 50th reunions and thinking “man,  they are old”.  Funny, 50 years doesn’t seem so old now and 68 seems more middle age than  elderly! But here we are, getting ready Read More

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Tech Over Time

Do you remember the “new” Internet Club at Bexley High School in the late 90s? Or when you first used a computer at school? Did you ever take typing or keyboarding? Did you work on the Torch staff putting together paper spreads using typewritten pages and printed photos? Did your class move together as a Read More

Photo caption: Bexley native, Beth Triffon, center, appears with Mindy Sterling and Ken Lerner, in an episode of "The Goldbergs" that aired in December 2020. Richard Cartwright, ABC

Bexley native lands role on ABC sitcom ‘The Goldbergs’

Article reprinted from the Columbus Distpach.  Photo caption: Bexley native, Beth Triffon, center, appears with Mindy Sterling and Ken Lerner, in an episode of “The Goldbergs” that aired in December 2020. Richard Cartwright, ABC At around 7 years old, Bexley native Beth Triffon had a life-defining moment during summer camp at Columbus Children’s Theatre. “I Read More