Class Notes Archive

Monica Christenson (Sager) ’82  Little Rock, AK

Recently I won a language teacher scholarship to study in Barcelona, Spain, this summer.  I teach Spanish in Little Rock, Arkansas, to young children ages 2 1/2 through 4th grade and competed nationally through the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) for this special privilege.  It is an honor to have won and I look forward to spending time in Spain this summer continuing to improve my own skills in a native setting.

 

 

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Oliver Gladfelter ’14

A graduate of Denison University, Oliver received the president’s medal at the University’s Academic Awards Convocation this April. The medal is the highest honor the college bestows on a student for their academic success, as well as for community service, contribution to the arts, athletic fitness and achievement, enlargement of the community’s global perspective and leadership ability. Oliver was also a member of the Bexley Education Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Program, a club which educates Bexley High School students about the philanthropic grant making process from various speakers and award grants at the start of the second semester for school projects, programs and clubs.

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Barbi Sorensen Smole ’97

Barbi (Sorensen) Smole ’97 is a mom of three and runs her own pilates studio, Pointers Pilates in Maryland. After her son was diagnosed with a rare eye disease called Coats Disease, Barbi started the Curing Coats Fundraiser to raise research funds for The Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins. Visit, Curing Coats on Facebook for more information.

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Chuck Smith ’64

I retired in June as a part-time contractor for EPA. I have had more time to send out my short plays. “Fluent” was read in Flagstaff, AZ and near Penn State. “PayDayus Ex Machina” was an Honorable Mention at a Lafayette College one-act competition. A ten minute version of “Meeting Acute” was performed in Tampa. “Romantic Comradery” did well at the NVTA One Act Festival and won Best Actress, Best Script and Best Original Production.
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Wesley Sellers Bonnie ’62 – Ruston, LA

We have lived in Ruston, Louisiana since 1974. My huband, Larry, and I worked at Louisiana Tech University and both retired in 2013. We are presently building a house in the Straus Park subdivision on Brevard, North Carolina, which we hope is completed in October.

We will at that time leave the heat and humidity of LA behind for the cool of Western NC. This area of NC is close to a temperate rain forest which gets lots of rain and consequently is green. No forest fires for us!

I’m sending a “Hello” to my high school pal, Miriam Kuhn

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Ann Kelso Kaufher ’67

I just graduated with my M.A. in Education with a focus on curriculum and instruction from California State University Fresno. I also received the 2017-18 Kremen School of Education and Human Development Project Award for my paper “Actualizing Art Integration and Teacher Self-Efficacy.” I’d like every child to receive what the students in Bexley receive – a world class education!

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Todd Huffman ’88 – Tampa, FL

Dr.Lee Thomas, Dean of Academic Affairs, and Campus President, Dr. Jennifer China, presented Professor Todd Huffman with the Dr. George M. Miller Excellence in Teaching Award for Hillsborough Community College-South Shore Campus during the Student Excellence Awards event held in Ruskin, FL. Professor Huffman was selected as this year’s award recipient out of 120 faculty.

A 1988 graduate of Bexley High School, Todd current resides in Tampa, FL and is a Tenured Professor of Communication Studies at Hillsborough Community College.

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Brian Herstig ’89 – Minneapolis, MN

We welcomed Goldie Rilo on March 6. She entered the world at a healthy 8 lbs. 15 ozs. and 21.5 inches long. She already has taken to the Minneapolis winters and looks forward to visiting her older brother, Ben, as he prepares to leave for Temple University in the fall to study music education in his pursuit to be a high school choir teacher. Oldest brother Gabe is entering his senior year at the University of Kansas in sports management.

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