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May 27, 2019

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Bluffton student graduates from Manchester University

Manchester University conferred undergraduate, professional and graduate degrees to 331 student on Saturday, May 18.

Mariah Fleming, of Bluffton, received her Bachelor of Arts in sociology. 

The mission of Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., is to graduate persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition.


Trinity Lutheran School graduation Sunday


Trinity Lutheran School’s graduation will be held Sunday, May 26, in the 10:30 a.m. service at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church,  Jenera. 

Jacob Miles is the class speaker.  The class members are: Zander Steven Mays, Jacob William Miles and Brandon Pierce Stuckey.  

Special music will be by the students in the third and fourth grades playing hand chimes.  The students in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade will sing “The Path.” 

There will be a regular service at 8 a.m. with Bible classes and Sunday School beginning at 9:20 a.m.


Volleyball camp set for July 1-2

Bluffton Volleyball camp will be Monday, July 1 through Tuesday, July 2 for any girls entering third through eighth grade at the HS gymnasium. This camp is led by Kevin King, HS varsity volleyball coach, alongside HS coaching staff and varsity players.  

Session 1, from 9 a.m. to noon, is for sixth through eighth graders.
Session 2, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. is for third through fifth graders.


A half-century of Pirate musicians

Play it forte

The following awards are presented each May by the Bluffton High School Music Department. The 2018-19 awards were presented on May 21.


2018-19 BHS music award winners

And, check the all-time winner list, linked to this story

Bluffton High School music department presented 2018-19 awards to seniors during a music banquet on Tuesday, May 21.

For an historic list of BHS music awards, click here.

Here are this year's award winners:
Semper Fi Award - Jesse Montel

Marching Band Award - Noah Adams and Alexis Lehman

Director's Award for Band - Autumn Gesler and Derek Swartzlander

Director's Award for Choir - Mason Ault and Tanner Pinks


5K Run/Walk for Literacy on June 22

Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn Co. and Friends of the Bluffton Public Library are hosting a 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, June 22. Registration starts at 8 a.m., with race beginning at 9 a.m.

Both adults and youth are encouraged to participate. The race will start and finish on College Avenue in front of Bluffton High School.

Trophies will be awarded for overall top male and female finishers.  Medallions will be awarded for the top male and female in each age division. Age divisions are: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-65, 66 and over.