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March 18, 2019

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Here's BHS band musician solo and ensemble results

The following are Bluffton High School band member solo and ensemble contest resuts from this past Saturday at Lima Senior High. Dave Sycks is the instrumental teacher.

Libby Frazier, alto sax solo, class C - Superior rating

Sophia Gott, flute solo, class A - Excellent rating

Eli Okuley, snare drum solo, class B - Excellent rating

Eli Okuley, piano solo, class A - Good rating

Dylan Hohenbrink, trumpet solo, class C -Good rating

Saxophone Quartet, class B - Superior rating
   (Ellie Wright, Tre Bender, Ben Eiden, Carlin Mathewson)


Powerlifting: Everyone brings home a medal from New Madison event

All Bluffton High School powerlifter competitors earned medals at a Satuday meet in New Madison. Buffton's individual results follow:
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Nebraska Montgomery -
   70 bench, 210 Deadlift - 5th place in her weight class

Elizabeth Bourassa -
   110 Bench, 210 Deadlift - 1st place in her weight class

Ivy Augsburger -
   85 Bench, 230 Deadlift - 4th place in her weight class


Crime Victim Services seek volunteer guardians

Consider attending an information session on becoming a volunteer guardian in Allen County.

Crime Victim Services seeks 23 individuals who will help a vulnerable person live to their full potential, making decisions of a personal nature (housing, healthcare).  Administrative support provided.  Social work and counselor CEUs are offered at 6 – 7:30 p.m. 

Join Elysia Bush and Katie Campbell from noon to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, to learn more, at Crime Victim Services, 330 N. Elizabeth St., Lima. For more details call 419-222-8666.  A light meal is included.  


Jackson Steinmetz is Icon's artist of the month

Jackson Steinmetz, Bluffton High School senior, is the Icon's artist of the month.

He has taken Art 1, Photography and Crafts, according to Vickie Garmon, BHS art teacher.

"I plan on studying film production and communications as well as Spanish at Goshen College next year," he said.

"In the picture I am working on a print in the dark room. It is really cool to use old fashioned film cameras and learn how they operate. In photography I really enjoy being able to work with both old fashioned methods and modern digital art."


Meet the January BHS student of the month

Madeline Burghaze hopes to major in biology after high school

Madeline Burghaze is the Bluffton High School January student of the month.

The BHS senior is a member of Spanish Club, Drama Club, National Honor Society and Student Senate. She is involved in the youth group and children's ministry at Ebenezer Mennonite Church and participates in its mission trips.

She was awarded student of the year in Spanish II, Advanced Algebra II, Spanish III and American Government. 

In her spare time she enjoys reading, writing and traveling. After graduation she plans to attend Indiana Wesleyan University and major in Biology.


Bluffton powerlifts compete in Kenton

Here are Bluffton HS powerlifting results from a meet in Kenton over the weekend.

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