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February 2024 Bluffton Lions update

March-April Lions calendar of events below

By Paula Pyzik Scott

At the February 2024 meeting of the Bluffton Lions Club, new members Mark Bourassa and Dwain Hall were inducted by 1st Vice District Governor Sue Davis.


Bluffton area students earned Fall 2023 university honors

UPDATED February 20 with honors from Bradley University. First posted on February 9.


Alissa Beck is the BHS Student of the Month for January

The Bluffton High School student of the month for January 2024 is Alissa Beck, daughter of Monica and Andrew Beck. Alissa is a senior with a 3.938 GPA.

Beck is a member of the Drama Club, Show Choir, Chamber Choir and BHS Marching Band-Color Guard, where she was the captain the past two years as well as secretary.

She also received Academic Letter awards her 10th-12th grade years.  Alissa volunteers as a classroom helper at Bluffton Elementary School. She is a member of her church youth group and also volunteers for the Awanas Club at church.

She enjoys reading, crafts and board or card games in her spare time.


Cory-Rawson HS 2024 Solo & Ensemble results

On Saturday, January 27, members of the Cory-Rawson band & choir participated in the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Solo & Ensemble Adjudicated Events held at St. Mary’s Memorial High School. The following students received Superior (I) and Excellent (II) ratings: 


Elementary School honor roll for 2nd quarter 2023-2024

Bluffton Elementary School has released the following 2nd Quarter Honor Roll for the 2023-2024 school year.


4th Grade:

Abel Diffin, Isla Gordon-Hancock, Julia Knowlton, Makenna Lieb, Josephine Myers

5th Grade:

Morgan Basinger, Natalie Basinger, Rose Burkholder, Emily Byers, Wesley Combs, Quinn Cupples, William Dailey, Claire Dukes, Kendall Emans, Malia Fought, Elijah Fry, Jonathan Gallant, Grant Gesler, Megan Goldsberry, Lydia Gratz, Gabriella Gremling, Gabriella Holmes, Henrietta Kaiser, Kinley Kill, Milena King, Zachary Lehmkuhle, Julianna Lewis, Averie Marquart, Mikah Miller, Kayla Mueller, Sage Music, Simon Phillips, Samuel Rinaldi, Bryce Sehlhorst, McKenna Stoner, Caroline Stratton, Cooper Tuttle, Isabella Whitta, Ellia Zink


Bluffton students on Apollo Career Center honor roll

Apollo Career Center has announced its 2nd quarter honor roll for the 2024-2025 school year, which includes the following students from Bluffton.

A  Honor Roll

Hailey Ballinger, Adalie Hanefeld, Haley Lamb, Jadyn Nulton, Matthew Piehl

A/B Honor Roll

Halie Bretz, Gavin Butler, Wyatt Dailey, Alek Davis, Maddox Kibele, Nathaniel Rayle, Isabella Sampson