Distinguished Alumni Awards

Bexley graduates are making an impact every day in their careers and in their communities all over the country and around the world. Over the years, the alumni of Bexley High School have recognized Distinguished and Honorary Alumni. Recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award have made outstanding accomplishments and received honors or recognition for meritorious work in their chosen fields of endeavor or on behalf of their communities. Recipients of the Honorary Alumni Award are non-alumni who exhibited outstanding service on behalf of the Bexley Schools community.

Past honorees are listed below.  We will recognize and celebrate the newest class of outstanding alumni in 2021 with Bexley High School Distinguished Alumni Awards in November.

Announcing the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients and Emerging Leader:

Jonathan E. Kaplan MD ’65

Jay L. Schottenstein ’72

Inna Simakovsky ’89

Brett Kaufman ’93

Natalia Fedner ’01

Nominations are currently closed and will be available again for selection in 2023.

  • To be nominated, alumni must have distinguished themselves through professional achievement, service, and/or contributions to society. 
  • Nominees must have graduated from BHS at least 20 years ago.  
  • The award will not be presented posthumously.  
  • Previous nominations will be considered.
  • Alumni may not nominate themselves.

NEW! This year we are initiating the BHS Emerging Leader Award to honor an outstanding young alumnus, who graduated from Bexley High School within the last 20 years and who is on an exciting path to personal and professional achievement. 

All Past Awards

2019

Distinguished Alumni | 2019
  • Walter Buchsieb, DDS ’47
  • Marvin Stone, MD ’55
  • Michael Hackman ’74
  • Gayle Smith ’74
  • Rachel Sigall Friedman ’88

2017

Distinguished Alumni | 2017

Joel Goldman ’81
Dr. Jeffrey Janis ’89
Richard Nafzger ’59
Sue Ramsey ’74
Lisa Switkin ’92
Dan Pink ’82

1987

Honorary Alumni | 1987
  • Amy C. Brightman

1999

Distinguished Alumni | 1999
  • Mary Schuh Stauffer ’35
  • Jack Chester ’38

1998

Distinguished Alumni | 1998
  • Malcolm “Jack” Jeffrey ’50
  • Gordon Zacks ’51

1997

Distinguished Alumni | 1997
  • Earl Metz ’53
  • R.L. Stine ’61

1996

Distinguished Alumni | 1996
  • Robert Glick ’33
  • James Mason ’56

1995

Distinguished Alumni | 1995
  • George Krieger ’44
  • Frank Kass ’61

1994

Distinguished Alumni | 1994
  • William E.L. Young ’34
  • Kenneth McClure ’39

1993

Distinguished Alumni | 1993
  • Robert P.T. Young ’37
  • Richard W. Grimm ’58

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