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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

Brett Kaufman – Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient – Bexley

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

Jonathan E. Kaplan MD – Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient – Bexley

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

Natalia Fedner – Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient – Bexley

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

Inna Simakovsky – Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient – Bexley

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

Jay Schottenstein – Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient – Bexley

  Jay Schottenstein Bexley is proud to honor Jay Schottenstein as a Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient. Jay is the Chairman and CEO of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., which includes Aerie. Mr. Schottenstein has been a respected leader in the retail industry with over four decades of experience from overseeing businesses in the Schottenstein family of 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