More than 100 Badin High School students, faculty and alumni donated blood at Badin’s annual Blood Drive, an outstanding effort facilitated by the Community Blood Center in the school’s Pfirman Family Activity Center on Wednesday, April 17. “I’m just always very impressed with the way our students respond so generously to the annual Blood Drive,” said Mrs. Kay Collins, chair of the BHS Science Department and organizer of the drive through her Physiology II class. “They know it’s very important and so many are more than willing to step up and make a difference.” Badin filled all 124 donor slots, with 58 first-time donors involved and 102 total donations ultimately received from the Badin family. Read more HERE
Six athletes are slated to be inducted into the Badin High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 27, in what should be another outstanding program, according to Dean Wright, chair of the school’s HOF committee.
“This is a celebration of some quality people,” Wright said. “They made such a great contribution to athletics, and have gone on to make a difference in the world around them. We truly enjoy the opportunity to recognize their accomplishments.” Read the entire release HERE
Badin High School athletes scored a “Perfect 10” today as 10 students were recognized during a Signing Reception in the Pfirman Family Activity Center. That brings to 15 the number of members of Badin’s Class of 2019 who will continue their athletic careers in college. The 10 students celebrated will be playing five sports – football (3), baseball (2), women’s soccer (2), women’s volleyball (2) and women’s swimming (1) – and brought their talents to Badin from eight different junior high schools. “These seniors have played an important role in the success of Badin High School athletics, just as they are going to do at their colleges of choice,” said Geoff Melzer, Badin athletic director. “They are talented athletes, great representatives of the school, and epitomize the term student-athlete. They have bright futures ahead of them.” Individual athletes information and more HERE
Congratulations to the Students of the Month for March 2019. The students were selected by a committee based on recommendations by the administration, faculty and staff. This month's students are Jada Pohlen, Logan Hage, Jaelynn Scowden, and Chase Hopewell. Read more about these outstanding students HERE
When Badin High Social Studies teacher Josh Mears was singing with the guitar group at Queen of Peace parish a few years ago, he had no idea what the future held. Mears has been named the principal at Queen of Peace School in Millville effective July 1. He will replace Tina Conners, who is retiring.
“I’m really, really excited,” Mears said. “It’s a great community and a great school. The people out there do some really good things. I’m excited to be a part of it.” Mears, 40, has been a part of the Badin faculty for 16 years following his undergraduate work at the University of Tennessee. He has a master’s degree from Wright State and a principal’s certificate from Xavier University. He’s a graduate of Alter High School in Kettering, where as a track athlete he won back-to-back Ohio state titles in the 800-meter run. Read more about Mears HERE