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National Merit Scholarship semifinalist Cullen Gantenberg Cullen Gantenberg calls himself a passionate student … and it shows. Gantenberg, a senior at Badin High School, has been named a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist, one of less than one percent of American high school seniors to earn that prestigious designation. “I’m very passionate toward what I’m learning about,” said Gantenberg, the son of Nicholas and Julie Gantenberg of Liberty Township and a graduate of Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School. “It takes a lot of work outside of school to be a successful student. It goes beyond the scope of just rote learning.” More HERE
David Gretz named Badin’s ‘Educator of the Year’ David Gretz has seen the technology program go from zero-to-60 during his tenure at Badin High School, and he has been in the driver’s seat for all of it. Gretz, now in his 18 th year teaching technology at Badin, is the school’s Educator of the Year recipient in the annual Harry T. Wilks “Hamilton Celebrates Education” awards event for 2018. “It is extremely rewarding and gratifying to work with the people I work with and teach the students I teach,” Gretz said. “They are enthusiastic learners and I’m really lucky to teach students who see technology as important in their lives.” Read more HERE.
Cynamon Trokhan (Badin board member) - Hamilton Heritage Award and Kym McCaughey ‘79 - Small Business Person of the Year Award Cynamon Trokhan (Badin board member) - Hamilton Heritage Award and Kym McCaughey ‘79 - Small Business Person of the Year Award, were recently recognized by the Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce for their impact in the Hamilton area.
May Students of the MonthKenny Pendergest was awarded the Stephen T. Badin medal, the highest honor given to a Badin High School student, at the graduation ceremonies on Friday, June 1, at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Liberty Township. The medal is given to the senior who is voted by the faculty as the most outstanding member of the graduating class in all aspects of his or her high school career. More info HERE

Badin High School is pleased to announce its sports medicine partnership with Mercy Health Cincinnati. “This is a very important partnership and Mercy Health will provide an excellent affiliation for our student-athletes,” said Badin Principal Brian Pendergest. “In providing our students with a wide array of innovative health and wellness services, Mercy Health is going the distance to make a difference for our athletic efforts.” Read more HERE

Badin High School will graduate 117 seniors during its annual commencement exercises on Friday, June 1, at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Liberty Township. “It’s been another excellent year and these students have a lot to be proud of,” said Badin High Principal Brian Pendergest. “This is the culmination of their experience at Badin High School, but the beginning of much success over the rest of their lives.” More info HERE.

Junior Book Award WinnersValedictorians in Badin High School's Class of 2018 are Andrew Abata and Jacob Waggoner. Abata will attend Miami University and major in Biochemistry as a pre-med degree. Waggoner will attend the University of Alabama and major in Management Information Systems. They will be among the student speakers at Badin's graduation on Friday, June 1, at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Liberty Township. More award winners HERE.
Junior Book Award Winners Among the major award winners among juniors at the annual Badin High School Academic Awards Night were, from left, Grace Larkin (George Washington Alumni book award), Cullen Gantenberg (Bausch and Lomb award for science), Emily Maher (Brown University book award), Allison Hammerle (Mayerson Foundation Service Learning book award), and Christopher Hetterich (University of Rochester Xerox Award for technology).
Academic Signing ceremony Badin High hosted its 12th annual Academic Signing ceremony on Wednesday, May 23, with 57 members of the Class of 2018 being part of the $100,000 Club -- they were offered $100,000 or more in academic scholarships for college. The 57 students will be attending 28 schools in six states. Badin's class of 117 seniors have been offered more than $21 million in academic scholarship dollars. More info HERE.
Red Cord recipients 13 Badin seniors received Red Cords at graduation for having given blood at least three times during their high school career!

Athletic Signing Day Six more Badin seniors signed to play college athletics on May 22, bringing the total for the Class of 2018 to 19.
S​igning today were:
Jared Berger, baseball, Marian University
Tyler Hargrove, baseball, Marian University
Ben Hongell, swimming, Wittenberg University
Lizzie Kolde, women's volleyball, DePauw University
Lavassa Martin, football, Thomas More College
Nathan Wagner, men's volleyball, Mount St. Joseph University
This makes 19 student-athletes from Badin High School who will be playing college sports next year ... the largest number in the dozen or so years that we have been tracking it. Get the whole story HERE

Six athletes are slated to be inducted into the Badin High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 12, in what should be another outstanding program, according to Dean Wright, chair of the school’s HOF committee. “These are not just outstanding athletes, but outstanding people, too,” Wright said. “It’s always an enjoyable and rewarding evening as we recognize the year’s recipients. They are proud of what they accomplished, and so are we.” More about the event HERE.

Shared Harvest participants National Lima Bean Respect Day had a special meaning at Badin High School this year, since the date coincided with the school’s annual Blood Drive. Lima beans are a great source of protein and iron and offer good preparation for a healthy blood donation; and Badin’s drive on Friday, April 20, ultimately saw 86 blood donations from students, faculty and staff. More info HERE.
Shared Harvest participants "Meet.Serve.Grow." (Badin Service), met at Shared Harvest on April 23 to put together backpack bags for children in need. We have so much to learn about hunger in our community, and so much to give to make it better. Thanks to all Badin students who attended. If you couldn't make it this time, check for the next time we meet to make a difference. See Mrs. Halverson for more information..
App Challenge winners Seniors Nick Eyl, Jon Moran and Jacob Waggoner are in Washington DC this week for the 8th Congressional House of Code. The three of them were recognized by Congressman Warren Davidson in the fall for their winning app in the 8th Congressional District App Challenge..

2018-2019 School Calendar Published - click HERE for printable copy; or open School Events Calendar tab below.

A new era will dawn at Badin High School when Mrs. Sarah Cline stages the musical “Back to the ‘80s”, a musical romp through that “totally awesome” decade. The curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 12-14, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15, in Badin’s Little Theatre. “It’s very exciting and the students are looking forward to a great show,” said Cline, who is in her first year directing the Badin drama program. “This is a fun show with great music that students and adults are well familiar with.” Read more HERE

Rudy! There will be a third member of the Badin High School guidance department starting this week … and she will belong to the whole school. Rudy, a black multigenerational Australian labradoodle therapy dog, will be a welcome presence at Badin as she becomes a valuable member of the Badin Family. “We’re very excited,” said Badin guidance counselor Mrs. Angie Bucheit, whose family will provide a home for Rudy when she is not at Badin. "This is an innovative idea to meet the needs of the students." You can read all about Rudy HERE.
DECA students to AtlantaNine Badin High School students will be on the road in April for the annual DECA International Career Development Conference. The marketing education event is set for the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta from Saturday through Tuesday, April 21-24. More info about their trip HERE.
Congratulations to senior Chloe Mallory, who is a finalist for the Anthony Munoz Straight A Scholarship!
Badin Rain Barrels Badin Studio Artists who came together as a team to create these awesome Rain Barrels which will be exhibited at the Cincinnati Zoo April 1-19. The Rain Barrels will be auctioned online April 9-19 to raise funding for SAVELOCALWATERS! On April 19, there will be a "Party for the Planet;" the finale auction and artist's reception. An Ohio River Valley Rain Barrel Art Project: Saving Rain for a Sunny Day!.

Jake Waggoner named National Merit Finalist Badin High School senior Jacob Waggoner has been named a National Merit Scholarship finalist.

“I’m excited for the possibilities it will bring me in college,” Waggoner said, “and really, I’m excited for college in general.” Read the rest of Jake's story HERE

3 commit to play footballThree student-athletes in the Class of 2018 at Badin High School made official commitments today to play college football next season. Seniors Dallas Krause, Chase Luckett and Kegen Rogers will take their gridiron talents to the next level. “These young men were difference-makers on the football field for Badin, and they will do the same for their college of choice,” Badin Athletic Director Geoff Melzer said. “Badin is well known for playing outstanding football, and this trio has helped add to that positive reputation of Ram toughness during their careers.” Read more of the story HERE
Showcase WinnersCongratulations to Badin Artists Regan Runtz, Sara Schneider, Jalon Smith, Will Stewart and Grace Tincher who had their work juried into the GCL (Greater Catholic League) "Imagine Our Spirit" Exhibit. The exhibit will showcase student artwork from 12 Catholic High Schools. The opening reception is Sunday, March 18, 1-4 at the Flats Gallery. The Flats Gallery is located at 3028 Price Avenue in the Incline Arts District of East Price Hill. Full exhibition dates and hours are Sat 3/17 & Sun 3/18 (1-4 PM); Sat 3/24 & Sun 3/25 (1-4 PM).
Showcase WinnersIt’s hard to win a TechOlympics competition without the tech, but when you’re six students from Badin High School … you improvise, and win anyway. “Sometimes it’s not the tech that counts,” said Mr. David Gretz, who teaches Badin’s upper level tech courses, “but how you deliver the information and how well you know the material.” The Badin students captured the TechOlympics Showcase at the Millennium Hotel in downtown Cincinnati over the weekend of Feb. 24-25. That’s the premier event in the annual tech competition that brings hundreds of high school students from Southwest Ohio to the Queen City. Read more HERE
St Bowlers Badin has a 4x800 relay team in the state indoor track meet at the Spire Institute in Geneva. From left are Simon Hoppa, Aidan Drake, Andy Moore, Mike Rand, Jacob Waggoner and Coach Aaron Fleckenstein.
Relay team members Senior bowlers Jared Berger and Stephanie O'Neil will represent Badin in the state bowling this weekend at Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl. O'Neil is just the third girl and Berger the first boy to go to state for Badin!
Badin Artists Congratulations to Badin High artists who received awards for their outstanding artwork in the Middletown Arts Center's annual "Tomorrow's Artists Today" competition. Senior Maddie Maccio received a second place in the drawing category, senior Will Stewart was second in the painting category, and senior Grace Barrington earned a first place in the paining category. They're here with art teacher Mrs. Sarah Daniels. Honorable mention nods went to juniors Chelsea Andorn and Isabelle Munafo in painting; senior Emma Wethington and sophomore Caitlin Savage in drawing; and sophomore Elizabeth Hurst in mixed-media. The students submitted excellent work for the competition, which will be shown through March 1,.
Archdiocese Catholic Schools Week Mass at St. Peter in Chains CathedralBadin students attend Archdiocese Catholic Schools Week Mass at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral. The Archbishop's message was in part: '...the youth are an important and vital part of our Church,' and he he urges all of them 'to participate and continue to make a difference in the Church today.'
Badin High School will celebrate the 45th annual Catholic Schools Week beginning Jan. 29 as an opportunity to emphasize the value of Catholic education.
“This year’s theme of Learn, Serve, Lead and Succeed is one that we certainly encourage our students to take to heart,” Badin Principal Brian Pendergest said. “Those four words sum up the goals we have for our students. There is great value in being involved in Catholic education, and we appreciate the chance to celebrate that.” Read more about CSW activities at Badin, HERE.
Bowling w. Father Ed The Girls Bowling Team is undefeated so far this season and Claire Steins '18 bowled a high of 223 in the last game against Roger Bacon! Thanks Father Ed for stopping by the lanes to support the teams!
Noelker awarded Congratulations to Badin High senior Andrew Noelker, who was awarded a San Damiano Scholarship to Marian University. Noelker, who has already committed to play baseball at the Catholic school in Indianapolis, will now be a part of its faith-based leadership program through the prestigious San Damiano program.

Three Badin High School seniors were recognized by U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson on Monday morning during a surprise technology assembly at the Catholic school in Hamilton.

Nick Eyl, Jon Moran and Jacob Waggoner were honored for having won an 8th Congressional District contest to create a useful iPhone app.

The Badin trio created a service app that gives users the chance to make a difference in their community through local service opportunities, through supporting local businesses, and also to get in direct contact with their local, state and federal elected government officials.

Read more HERE

Girls who excel in science, technology, engineering, arts and math, attended this morning's STEAM Breakfast at the YWCA Hamilton with Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, renowned author, artist and engineer. Dr. Mazloomi shared her story of working as an aerospace engineer as a woman of color, and later, transitioning to a career in the arts. The STEAM Breakfast is one of many programs of the One City One Book community reading program in the city of Hamilton, and focuses on themes presented in the book, Hidden Figures.