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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

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Alumna Speaks on Water Conservation

The December 3 lunchtime Zoom meeting of the BHS Environmental Club featured Kate Morgan, Class of 2013 (pictured above) as the guest speaker. Kate currently works in Washington D.C. for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) where she serves as Senior Coordinator of Water Investments.  Environmental Club advisor Scott Logsdon noted that Kate is Read More

Sue Elllen Schwartz Kuelzer, BHS Class of ‘58

Grendel’s Den – Where Bexley and Boston Meet

The special connections between BHS alumni often extend to family members, from siblings to cousins. Such is the case for Mark Friedman, ‘77 who shared a special connection with his cousin Sue Elllen Schwartz Kuelzer, BHS Class of ‘58.  (pictured above) According to Mark, “No one loved Bexley or was more proud of her native Read More


Giving to BEF at Year-End

One of the few highlights for 2020 is that it is a good year to give to the charities you care about, including the Bexley Education Foundation. For the 2020 tax year, you can deduct up to $300 in cash donations without having to itemize. For small nonprofit organizations like BEF, gifts of up to Read More

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Baron Wolman, Whose Photos Helped Start Rolling Stone, Dies at 83

Photo Caption: Baron Wolman was photographed by the concert promoter Bill Graham at the Woodstock festival in 1969. He was noted for his ability to gain the trust of his subjects.Credit…Bill Graham Baron Wolman was a graduate of Bexley High School Class of 1955.  He was the magazine’s first photographer, capturing Frank Zappa, Janis Joplin, Read More

The Henn Family - photo credit to The Columbus Dispatch, courtesy the Henn Family

Mom raises 4 surgeons in Bexley home after husband’s death

From The Columbus Dispatch by Ken Gordon – After her husband’s sudden death, Molly Henn managed to put her boys through college and medical school. The youngest just accepted a position with Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center. The way Lucas Henn sees it, when his father died unexpectedly in 1993 — leaving behind five Read More