BCS Board announces scholarship recipients

BCS Board announces scholarship recipients
Posted on 05/16/2022
Bellefontaine School Board

The Bellefontaine Board of Education recognized academic excellence during their monthly meeting Monday night.

The board announced the recipients of the 18 Board of Education Scholarships.

The scholarships, amounts, awardees, and institutions of choice are listed below:

Board of Education Academic Scholarship - $1,000.00
Morgan Burden – The Ohio State University
Daughter of Ron and Suzy Black and Shawn Burden

Board of Education Academic Scholarship - $1,000.00
Milah Hunt – The Ohio State University
Daughter of Jason and Janna Hunt

Board of Education Academic Scholarship - $500.00
Vivian Eader – Westminster College
Daughter of Rachel Daniels and Jeff Eader

Board of Education Academic Scholarship - $500.00
Emma Heath – The Ohio State University
Daughter of Steven and Amy Heath

Board of Education Academic Scholarship - $500.00
Elizabeth Marcum – Kent State University
Daughter of David and Paula Marcum and Geneva Brownwell

Board of Education Academic Scholarship - $500.00
Samuel Moreland – Swarthmore College
Son of Thomas and Rachel Moreland

Board of Education Academic Scholarship - $500.00
Palmer Neeld – University of Akron
Son of Jon and Darcy Neeld

Board of Education Academic Scholarship - $500.00
Brielle Shultz – The Ohio State University
Daughter of Ricky Shultz and Stacey Clayton

BHS Alumni & Friends Scholarship - $200.00
William Patterson – Nova Southeastern University
Son of Stephanie and Lindsay Marker and Jared Patterson

Robert L. & Helen E. Ginn Memorial Scholarship - $250.00
Jacob Reed – Bowling Green State University
Son of Casey and Tonya Reed

Hess Collins Family Scholarship - $1,000.00
Gage Crouch – Baldwin Wallace University
Son of Shawna and Dawn Dallas-Rose and Juston Crouch

Effie Patterson Memorial Scholarship - $500.00
Samuel Moreland – Swarthmore College
Son of Thomas and Rachel Moreland

Pepsi Leadership Scholarship - $1,250.00
Lily Turner – Ohio Northern University
Daughter of the late Katie Foreman Turner and Jeff and Rebecca Turner

Pepsi Leadership Scholarship - $1,250.00
Ethan Yoder – Ashland University
Son of Gavin and Kristen Yoder

Kenzie Lené Rife Scholarship - $1,000.00
Kyeler Rhoades – University of Akron
Daughter of Zach and Heidi Rhoades

Monicha Simpson Memorial Scholarship - $200.00
Katie Pool – Ashland University
Daughter of Aaron & Emily Pool

James Stolly Memorial Scholarship - $1,000.00
Gabriella Stolly – The Ohio State University
Daughter of Terry and Cindy Stolly

Ronald H. Wisse Scholarship - $500.00
Ethan Yoder – Ashland University
Son of Gavin and Kristen Yoder

The board also approved the five-year forecast presented by BCS Treasurer Josh Wasson.

Wasson said the district is facing deficit spending, which he reviewed with the board.

It’s still too early to evaluate the impact of the Substitute Emergency Operating Levy that voters passed last fall.

The five-year forecast that will be presented in November will give a better picture of the levy’s impact.

In personnel, several administrative contracts were approved, including:

Shanel Henry – Executive Director of Instructional Services

Dr. Pam Noeth – BHS Principal

Whitney Stolly – BIS Associate Principal

Matthew Heaston – District Technology Coordinator

The board hired the following new employees:

Andrea Scott – EMIS Coordinator

Brooke Bahr – Middle School English Language Arts

Shawn Congleton – Middle School Guidance Counselor

Joseph Gengler – Middle School English Language Arts

Jake Kennedy – High School DECA

Raechel Noble – High School Intervention Specialist

Aaron Peitsmeyer – High School Business

Zoe Price – Elementary School Intervention Specialist

Elizabeth Ramsey – Mental Health Therapist

Meredith Richters – High School French/English

Robyn Torres – Elementary School Intervention Specialist

Ranee Achor – Head Cook

Karen Croston – Head Cook

Heather Evans – Preschool Educational Aide

Amanda Fisher – 2nd Shift Custodian

The board accepted the resignations of these employees:

Robin Boots – Intervention Specialist

Emily Clinehens – Business

Sarah High – Math

Dawn Merrick – Intervention Specialist

Katie Rychener – Business/Marketing/DECA

Judith Withrow – Intervention Specialist

Lena Coleman – Educational Aide

Julie Lenhart – Educational Aide

Nichole Watkins – Paraprofessional

The board went into executive session for the annual evaluation of BCS Superintendent Brad Hall.

The results of the evaluation will be shared at the June board meeting.

Finally, the board recognized April Seniors of the Month Katie Pool and Malcom DeSouza.

DeSouza was unable to attend the board meeting.

The next board meeting will be June 20th at 6:30 p.m. in the Distance Learning Center.

Photos: The Bellefontaine Board of Education meets in the Distance Learning Center.

Senior of the Month Katie Pool

Katie Pool
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