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Lindsay Avner, CEO and Founder of Bright Pink and a 2001 BHS grad, will be the featured speaker at Bexley's graduation ceremony May 22.

Women’s health advocate Lindsay Avner, BHS ’01, to speak at graduation

Lindsay Avner, BHS ’01, had just graduated from the University of Michigan when she tested positive for a mutation on the BRCA1 gene, indicating she had a lifetime risk of up to 87 percent of developing breast cancer and 54 percent of developing ovarian cancer. With a strong family history of both diseases, Avner made the Read More


Dr. Netta Gurari, BHS 2000, presents to students on the science of touch

BHS engineering and robotics students had a visit recently from a haptics and robotics expert who also happens to be a Bexley alum: Dr. Netta Gurari, BHS class of 2000. Dr. Gurari, who was in town to participate in the Bex Talks lecture series at Bexley Public Library, dropped in at BHS to speak to Mr. Cummins’ engineering Read More

Bexley’s oldest alumnus, William “Owen” Hays

January 11, 2016 Update: We regret to announce that Mr. Hays passed away on Jan. 25, 2016. He will be missed. Until recently, William “Owen” Hays, age 102, BHS Class of 1931, went back to take a bow at Ohio Stadium on opening day each year. Not only is he Bexley’s oldest living alum (as far Read More

Two sisters, one beloved school

One sister was studious, the other social. They used to tease each other about their differences. “You know, the way sisters do,” said Sarah Kay, granddaughter of Elizabeth “Libby” McKeever Ross and great-niece of Louise “Dede” McKeever McCulloch. There’s at least one thing the sisters had in common, though: both adored Bexley High School. Kay Read More

Paying “Homage” to Bexley

Bexley High School alumnus Elliott May (’02) spent nearly a decade after college raising funds for environmental and arts organizations, and he’s always remembered a key lesson from his senior project: supporting a great cause can involve much more than writing a check. When you bring a nonprofit organization and a donor to the same table, Read More

BHS grad to head U.S.A.I.D.

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Monday voted to confirm Gayle E. Smith, a former national security aide to President Obama, to lead the United States Agency for International Development, the federal agency responsible for overseas humanitarian issues like feeding refugees, building clinics and distributing foreign aid. The vote was 79 to 7. Ms. Smith is Read More

Bexley grad fighting against HIV

Joel Goldman 52, Santa Monica, CA After testing positive for HIV in 1991, Joel embarked on a North American speaking tour to tell his story and to warn teens about the risks of mixing sex and alcohol. He kept at it for nearly 14 years, educating more than a million students at high schools, colleges Read More

The Deep, Dark Secret Of R.L. Stine: ‘I Never Planned To Be Scary’

If you are — or have ever had or been — a kid, if you like to read and you like to creep yourself out, then you probably know the name R.L. Stine. The prolific author has written hundreds of horror stories for kids, none more popular than his long-running series of frightfests, Goosebumps. Until Read More

From Bexley to best-selling author

Growing up in Bexley, Daniel. H. Pink said his childhood was filled with “team sports, public libraries, and sitcoms.” He graduated from Bexley City’s Bexley High School in 1982. “Working on our school newspaper, The Torch, I learned how to write for a real audience of readers rather than for just one teacher,” Pink said. Read More