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Honor Roll for Bluffton High School, 2nd quarter of 2023-2024

Bluffton High School has announced the following 2nd Qtr. Honor Roll for the 2023-2024 school year.

9th Grade – all A:

Willow Angel, Ellie Bogart, Coby Dailey, Eli Drewyore, Karden Geiser, Avery Hobensack, Roselove Jebsen, Daphne Johnston, Chase Kelly, Emmitt Kidd, Kate Klinger, Eli Lehman, Karlie Lora, Evelyn Maag, Nora Matthews, Eva McBrien, Braydon McClure, Greta Myers, Rebekah Rehm, Addison Schweingruber, Leah Shadle, Owen Shoemaker, Brendan Taylor, Gracie Warren


Solo and Ensemble adjudicated event results for BHS students

Bluffton High School students participated this past weekend in Solo and Ensemble adjudicated events at St. Mary’s High School. The following ratings were earned:

Class A

Superior ratings

  • 4 Guys (vocal ensemble - Ben Hartzler, Cole Bowers, Riley Greer, Ian Rieman)
  • Rebecca Estell (vocal solo)
  • Ben Hartzler (vocal solo)
  • Elizabeth Honse (flute solo)
  • Brooke Camper (flute solo)
  • Bluffton Sax Trio (Ben Hartzler, Alyssa Hoffman, Adanna Johnstone)

Excellent ratings

  • Ellie Hartzler (vocal solo)
  • Ty Huffman (vocal solo)
  • Senior Women’s Quartet (vocal ensemble - Caitlyn Couch, Adanna Johnstone, Carly Hannum, Alissa Beck)

Honor Roll for Bluffton Middle School, 2nd quarter 2023-2024

Bluffton Middle School has announced the 2nd Quarter Honor Roll for 2023-2024, for grades 6-8.

All “A” Honor Roll

6th Grade:  Bentley Angel, Barrett Benroth, Clara Brauen, Thayne Bricker, Landon Byers, Easton Dunifon, Alenah Gordon-Hancock, Colton Kelly, Hope Luginbill, Eva Nygaard, Addison Rieman, Ethan Roby, Abram Steiner, Emery Thiel


6th grader Colton Kelly spells his way to the top of BMS competition

By Paula Pyzik Scott

Does the idea of participating in a spelling bee sound “terrifying” or even “poisonous” or would you naturally break down words “paragraph” by paragraph and calmly spell them out loud?

The January 18 spelling bee at Bluffton Middle School (BMS) presented words including the thematically appropriate selections above, as eleven spellers from grades 6, 7 and 8 went head-to-head in the school’s annual competition.

The level of difficulty was amped up in the 11th round, when five spellers had yet to be followed by the bell that indicates an incorrect spelling.

It was the word “fiendishly” that left one speller standing–6th grader Colton Kelly. The son of Molly and Brian Kelly, Colton has qualified to compete at the county level.

The following students qualified for the BMS bee with an initial test. Top scorers in



It's Girl Scout cookie time

Through March 17, local Girl Scouts will be participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, selling nine varieties of fan-favorite cookies across northwest Ohio. The annual event is the world’s largest entrepreneurial program for girls.   

  • February 16, 2024: cookie booths open
  • February 16, 2024: order online from a nearby troop

Ottawa River Coalition honors outstanding volunteers

LIMA__Three outstanding volunteers were honored at the annual meeting of the Ottawa River Coalition.

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR Dr. Lesley Riley, Ohio Northern University