2020 graduate Will Giffen has been named a National AP Scholar, leading another large group of BHS students in outstanding performances on Advanced Placement exams given in May.
Giffen, a co-valedictorian in the Class of 2020, is the son of Michael and Marie Giffen of Liberty Township and a graduate of Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School. He will attend Washington University in St. Louis and major in Mathematics and Computer Science.
“Will Giffen was an outstanding student at Badin and really made the most of his high school experience,” Badin High Principal Brian Pendergest said. “He was a terrific representative of Badin throughout his career here, just as I’m sure he will continue to be during his college days in St. Louis and beyond. We’re very proud of him.”
Read more about Giffen and all of Badin's AP Scholars HERE!
Congratulations to the Class of 2020! We wish you all the best as you continue on your journey!
GRADUATION PHOTOS AND VIDEOS NOW AVAILABLE HERE!
Nathan Schuster was awarded the Stephen T. Badin medal, the highest honor given to a member of the senior class at Badin High, at the conclusion of the Baccalaureate Mass on Wednesday, June 10, at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Liberty Township.
The medal is given to the senior who is voted by the faculty as the most outstanding member of the class “by every measure” of his or her high school career. Senior medals were presented at the socially-distanced Baccalaureate this year, since that was the final time the senior class would be together.
Information about all Senior award winners can be found HERE!
Badin High School has announced plans for a Baccalaureate Mass as well as a revised graduation schedule.
“We have looked carefully the last several weeks for the opportunity to do something more traditional for our senior class,” Badin High Principal Brian Pendergest said. “We are pleased with the adjustments we have been able to make so that the Class of 2020 has a more normal experience as they conclude their memorable years at Badin High School.”
Details can be found HERE!
Numerous students were honored with prestigious “named” scholarships during a ceremony in St. Basil’s Chapel at Badin High School on Tuesday evening, May 26.
“We truly appreciate the support we receive from so many who have created scholarship opportunities for our students,” Badin Principal Brian Pendergest said. “They have translated their love of Badin into financial benefit for our students, and their commitment has a significant impact year-in and year-out.”
More about the winners can be found HERE!
Badin High School presented major academic awards in a socially distanced program held in St. Basil’s Chapel at the school on Tuesday, May 19.
“These students made a difference in so many areas and we were proud to recognize them, as we do each year,” BHS Principal Brian Pendergest said. “Most of them were able to be at Badin in-person and we held the program in a safe and appropriate manner. We were glad to do that and honor them as they deserved.”
The valedictorians of Badin’s Class of 2020 are Will Giffen, who will attend Washington University of St. Louis; Adam Salek (University of Notre Dame), Sophie Tischler (Louisiana State University) and Nathan Hogan (University of Leeds).
More about the academic award winners can be found HERE!
Badin High School has earned the Emerald Award from the United Nations Association of the USA and InnerView, organizations devoted to the value of community service and sustainable world goals. Badin received the award for the 2019-20 school year after its students participated in some 3,000 service activities and earned more than 12,000 hours of service to the community.
“As a Catholic school, service and faith life are critical to our mission,” said Mrs. Megan Halverson, the Christian Service director at Badin. “Our students care about the community and are proud to step up and make a difference in the world around them.”
Read more about the award winners and the services they provided HERE!
May is Awards Month at Badin High School, and though the virus pandemic may have put a damper on in-person activities, it didn’t keep BHS seniors from garnering a lot of success.
Sixty-two students were awarded college scholarships from the Hamilton Community Foundation.
“Receiving a scholarship from the Hamilton Community Foundation is quite a feather in a student’s cap,” Badin Principal Brian Pendergest said. “The application process is significant and the competition is quite talented across the area. This is a big number for our students and I know they will take advantage of these opportunities.”
Award winners and more HERE!
Nine more student-athletes from the Badin High School Class of 2020 have committed to play college sports.
"The coronavirus has eliminated spring sports," Badin Athletic Director Geoff Melzer said, "but it has not eliminated the opportunities for these young men and women to pursue their dreams of college athletics. When the time comes, when the fields of play re-open, these student-athletes will continue the tradition of athletic talent from Badin High School. More information HERE!
Badin High School will celebrate “Senior Month” as the school honors the members of the Class of 2020 in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
“This is such an important time for the seniors, even as we deal with this unprecedented time in our lives,” Badin Principal Brian Pendergest said. “Our administrative team worked hard to come up with some creative ideas that will make this a special memory for the Class of 2020. Our seniors didn’t ask for this, but they have done a tremendous job dealing with it.”
The highlight of the month will be the “Senior Parade” on Wednesday, May 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. Find out more about this event, and others scheduled, HERE!
As Badin High School wraps up four weeks of online school this week heading into Easter break on Good Friday, Principal Brian Pendergest said he was pleased with the efforts of all concerned.
“None of us have ever been in a situation like this,” Pendergest noted. “Our faculty and students are taking it seriously and working hard under these unusual circumstances to continue with our important fourth quarter curriculum.”
Plans have been upended all over the country because of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more about Badin's action plans (and some highlights!) HERE
Good Morning Badin Students,
I hope that this finds you healthy and well on this feast day of St. Patrick.
Attached you will find a video and the handout Mr. Pendergest sent you over the weekend. The video and handout reviews expectations for academic work for the next few weeks - be sure to watch it and read the accompanying handout.
I know that the next few weeks are going to be tough in many ways. If you need anything at all, please reach out and let us know. We love and care for each of you and believe that we are a family.
Mr. Patrick Keating
Assistant Principal for Professional Growth
Patient, flexible and understanding were three keys words from Badin High School Principal Brian Pendergest as the school held a Professional Development session Friday morning in advance of being out of the building for three weeks.
"This is an unprecedented situation, but we are still working,” Pendergest said. Details of plans discussed can be found HERE
The 200 medley relay team of Jack Proctor, Adam Sherman, Luke Paxton and Brode Gibson finished third, the 400 freestyle relay team of Luke Paxton, Adam Sherman, Brandon Burke, and Jack Proctor finished fifth. Special congratulations to state runner up Adam Sherman in the 100 breaststroke and state champion Luke Paxton in the 200 freestyle. The boy’s team finished fourth overall. Watch Luke win the 200 Free state title HERE
Seven outstanding Badin High School student-athletes were honored today as they signed their commitments to play college sports during a recognition ceremony in Mulcahey Gym.
Two inked Division I letters of intent, while two more will play football, two will play baseball and one is headed to the women’s softball ranks.
“Badin High School student-athletes are sought-after at the next level,” Badin Athletic Director Geoff Melzer said. “These students have excellent skills, but they also understand the value of effort and commitment. They’ve been dedicated to their sport for many years, and they are well aware of the expectations that come with playing in college. We are certainly confident that they will meet those expectations.” Read more about all these athletes HERE
Badin High school senior Regan Runtz was honored with the “Best of Show” award at the annual “Tomorrow’s Artists Today” competition sponsored by the Middletown Arts Center on Saturday, Feb. 1. Runtz’s piece, a pastel drawing entitled “Geometric”, was voted the best artwork out of the more than 130 pieces of art displayed, representing student art from 11 different high schools.
“Regan is a talented artist and it’s wonderful to see her recognized for her hard work,” said BHS art teacher Sarah Daniels. “She is always teachable, open to new ideas and techniques. She has developed her skills and focused on her strengths. This recognition is well deserved.” More HERE
Badin's Academic Team wins over St. Ursula 59-34 in their last meet of the year on Feb 4. Congratulations seniors Adam Salek, Caitlin Savage, Emma Wesner, and Will Giffen.
Badin High senior Samantha Sarvak couldn’t have thought of a better way to start Catholic Schools Week on Monday. Sam wasn’t sure why she had been called to her counselor’s office … or why he was walking her into the school’s St. Basil’s Chapel. But when she saw Marian University representatives Elizabeth Ortlepp and Jen Waning on hand to greet her, her eyes lit up. Read the rest of her story HERE
Attention Parents of current 11 graders - information on Ohio Immuniztion requirements can be found HERE
Kateri Wielgos conceded that she was tired on Friday, but the Badin High School senior perked up in a hurry when she walked into the school’s St. Basil’s Chapel at 2 o’clock. There to greet her were her parents and two representatives of Marian University in Indianapolis – on hand to award her the prestigious San Damiano faith leadership scholarship.More about this talented recipient HERE
When Badin High School sophomore Stephanie Hartkemeyer was in the midst of working with a children’s group making blankets, she was reminded of another opportunity – making blankets for military veterans. She thought it was a good idea, and started considering fundraising opportunities to get the material.
Enter her friend, fellow Badin sophomore Elizabeth Kreimer, and Elizabeth’s mother, Corrine. For the result of the resulting collaboration CLICK HERE
Badin launches new Health & Wellness Initiative. For complete information CLICK HERE
A total of 17 educators will be recognized when the annual Harry T. Wilks “Hamilton Celebrates Education” event is celebrated for the 17th year on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Hamilton.
“When making their selection,” Braswell explained, “the schools were asked to consider the daily impact their educator had on students and the community, examples of innovation and going above and beyond the call of duty, and the educator’s overall leadership.” See all the honorees, including Badin's own, here HERE
Five Badin High School seniors were named "Commended Students" in the annual National Merit Scholarship competition. From left are Jack Feenstra, Will Giffen, Megan Siefert, Max Smith and Nathan Hogan. They finished in the top five percent of the more than 1.5 million students who took the PSAT in the fall of 2018. Congratulations to them!
Two Badin High School graduates were named AP Scholars in another excellent showing by BHS students on Advanced Placement exams given in May.
Cullen Gantenberg and Simon Hoppa were honored with the national recognition, which is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of those exams. Read more about all 33 Badin students who were recognized for their performance on the AP exams, HERE
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“Serving God, Serving Others” is the unofficial motto of Badin High School, and BHS students lived up to that attitude in a substantial fashion during the 2018-19 school year.
“We have made a concerted effort to make service an intentional part of what we do, and our students have truly embraced the opportunities,” said Mrs. Megan Halverson, Badin’s director of Christian Service. “We are excited for our students to see the difference they can make in the world around them today so that helping attitude stays with them as adults.”
Major faith and service leadership awards were given to Badin students; learn more about tese winners and other awards given HERE
Students in the Class of 2019 were recognized for receiving nearly $17.5 in academic scholarship offers to college during the school’s 13th annual Academic Signing Day on Wednesday, May 22.
“As a high school that focuses on college opportunity for our students, we also are concerned with their ability to pay for that opportunity,” BHS Principal Brian Pendergest said. “Our students search far and wide for scholarship dollars, have earned these offers through their hard work, and now will take advantage of them in their college experience.” Read the entire release HERE
Badin High School students were out in force for numerous honors during the school’s 39th Academic Awards Night on Tuesday, May 21, in Mulcahey Gym.
“Our students take their academic commitments seriously, and it’s always a pleasure to honor their success,” Badin High Principal Brian Pendergest said. “All of these special awards are well deserved for our students. They obviously care about making a difference during their Badin experience.”More about this story and a list of all winners can be found HERE
Baccalaureate and Commencement exercises highlight this week for Badin High School, which will celebrate its 53rd graduating class Thursday and Friday nights.
Baccalaureate Mass is scheduled for Thursday, May 30, at Sacred Heart Church in Fairfield. Graduation will take place at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Liberty Township on Friday, May 31. Both events begin at 7:30 p.m.
More information can be found HERE
Information is now available for the 2019 Badin College Essay Workshop for Badin students entering junior or senior year. Morning and Afternoon Sessions will be available August 1-2, 2019.
The challenge for many students on the college search is writing the college application essay, most of which are personal essays. College admission boards use these essays to find out more about you beyond your grades and test scores to determine if you fit their vision of a student who would succeed at their school.
The goal of this two-day workshop is for you to produce a polished essay that not only shows who you are and what contributions you can make to an academic community but also one that avoids potential missteps.
More information and registration can be found HERE
Teresa Heinrich is not big on awards, but she got a big one nonetheless Wednesday night, April 24, when the Badin High School teacher was named a Greater Cincinnati High School Chemistry Teacher of the Year by the Cincinnati Local Section of the American Chemical Society.
“I teach because I love teaching and working with high school students,” said Heinrich, who has been teaching chemistry at Badin since 1980, “but it is an honor to be recognized. And to be recognized by a chemistry group makes it that much more meaningful.” Read more about Teresa Heirich and this award HERE
More than 100 Badin High School students, faculty and alumni donated blood at Badin’s annual Blood Drive, an outstanding effort facilitated by the Community Blood Center in the school’s Pfirman Family Activity Center on Wednesday, April 17. “I’m just always very impressed with the way our students respond so generously to the annual Blood Drive,” said Mrs. Kay Collins, chair of the BHS Science Department and organizer of the drive through her Physiology II class. “They know it’s very important and so many are more than willing to step up and make a difference.” Badin filled all 124 donor slots, with 58 first-time donors involved and 102 total donations ultimately received from the Badin family. Read more HERE
Six athletes are slated to be inducted into the Badin High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 27, in what should be another outstanding program, according to Dean Wright, chair of the school’s HOF committee.
“This is a celebration of some quality people,” Wright said. “They made such a great contribution to athletics, and have gone on to make a difference in the world around them. We truly enjoy the opportunity to recognize their accomplishments.” Read the entire release HERE
Badin High School athletes scored a “Perfect 10” today as 10 students were recognized during a Signing Reception in the Pfirman Family Activity Center. That brings to 15 the number of members of Badin’s Class of 2019 who will continue their athletic careers in college. The 10 students celebrated will be playing five sports – football (3), baseball (2), women’s soccer (2), women’s volleyball (2) and women’s swimming (1) – and brought their talents to Badin from eight different junior high schools. “These seniors have played an important role in the success of Badin High School athletics, just as they are going to do at their colleges of choice,” said Geoff Melzer, Badin athletic director. “They are talented athletes, great representatives of the school, and epitomize the term student-athlete. They have bright futures ahead of them.” Individual athletes information and more HERE
When Badin High Social Studies teacher Josh Mears was singing with the guitar group at Queen of Peace parish a few years ago, he had no idea what the future held. Mears has been named the principal at Queen of Peace School in Millville effective July 1. He will replace Tina Conners, who is retiring.
“I’m really, really excited,” Mears said. “It’s a great community and a great school. The people out there do some really good things. I’m excited to be a part of it.” Mears, 40, has been a part of the Badin faculty for 16 years following his undergraduate work at the University of Tennessee. He has a master’s degree from Wright State and a principal’s certificate from Xavier University. He’s a graduate of Alter High School in Kettering, where as a track athlete he won back-to-back Ohio state titles in the 800-meter run. Read more about Mears HERE
Joe Martin is well aware that the Badin High girls’ soccer program has a strong tradition, and he’s looking forward to adding to that tradition. Martin, 55, was introduced to the team as the new head coach of the Rams on Wednesday afternoon. “Badin girls’ soccer has been a great program in the past and I look to add to what has been done,” he said. “Everything we talk about is legacy. What type of legacy do the current players want to leave for the younger girls?” Read more about Badin's newest coach HERE
Fill your summer with fun!
Badin offers a variety of athletic and academic camps, including a HSPT Prep Class. Register online for all Badin Summer Camps! Online registration closes two days prior to camp. Athletic camps will accept walk-up registrations, but camp give-aways/t-shirts are NOT guaranteed. We highly encourage pre-registration! Camp descriptions and everything you need to know HERE
Kindness and affection trump greed and dishonesty in “The Curious Savage”, a winning comedy that will take the stage at Badin High School March 21-24. Sophomore Hannah Riecke stars as Mrs. Ethel Savage, a widow who has been left $10 million by her late husband and seeks to make the best use of it, despite the devious efforts of her step-children, who would rather have the money for themselves.
“The Curious Savage” will be presented in Badin’s Little Theatre Thursday through Saturday nights, March 21-23, with a 7:30 p.m. curtain. There is a matinee on Sunday, March 24, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 and will be available at the door. Badin students are admitted free through their Student Activity Fee. For more information, contact Badin at (513) 863-3993 or click HERE
Cullen Gantenberg is moving on in a few short months, but not before leaving a notable legacy at Badin High School. “I’ve enjoyed it,” said Gantenberg, a senior who has been named a finalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship program. “All the relationships I have developed here have been crucial to my development as a person. I wouldn’t trade my Badin experience for anything else.” Gantenberg has more to share HERE
The beat rolled on at Badin High School as more than 60 marketing education students will head for the DECA Career Development Conference in Columbus March 15-16 after finishing strong during district level competition in early February. More about their accomplishments HERE
Joe DeAngelo had a positive impact on nearly every student who has ever walked the halls of Badin High School, and the school will not be the same without him.
DeAngelo, a Marketing Education teacher who had taught at Badin for 52 of the 53 years the school has been open, died Sunday morning at Mercy Health Fairfield Hospital. Though he had been out of school in recent weeks battling a heart ailment, his death was unexpected. He was 74-years-old. More about Mr. DeAngelo and his tenure at Badin HERE
Badin High School is looking for a new head coach for its girls’ soccer program, and if the next hire is anything like the previous hire, it will be a home run. Todd Berkely met with his team Friday afternoon and announced that he would be stepping aside after six outstanding seasons guiding the Badin girls’ soccer program. Those six seasons included two state championships, five district titles, a league title, and numerous players moving on to the college soccer ranks. “That was an extremely difficult meeting to have, because high school sports is all about the kids,” Berkely said. “But I know the girls’ soccer program will be in good hands moving forward because the Badin administration does a great job making sure they bring in the right people.” More about Coach Berkley's time at Badin HERE.
The Badin RamPride Tuition Raffle is a consolidation of many fundraisers in an effort to reduce the amount of fundraising required by students and parents. See important information about turn-in dates, prizes, student rewards and more HERE
Local employers are looking for reliable workers, and they know Badin students make great candidates! We now have a new page on our site for the posting of available employement oportunities, linked from the Students home page and also found HERE. Check it out!
Badin High School inducted 58 students into its National Honor Society chapter during its annual evening ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 27, in Badin’s Mulcahey Gym. “These students do an outstanding job in the classroom,” Badin High Principal Brian Pendergest said. “But they are also very well-rounded, and their performance all across the board helps make Badin an outstanding place to go to school.” National Honor Society recognizes students who excel in academics, character, service and leadership. Tuesday’s event added 22 seniors and 36 juniors to Badin’s NHS chapter. That brings the current National Honor Society membership at Badin to 98 students, with 40 members of the Class of 2019 being tapped last year.
More inforation HERE
Badin High School is pleased to announce its sports medicine partnership with Mercy Health Cincinnati. “This is a very important partnership and Mercy Health will provide an excellent affiliation for our student-athletes,” said Badin Principal Brian Pendergest. “In providing our students with a wide array of innovative health and wellness services, Mercy Health is going the distance to make a difference for our athletic efforts.” Read more HERE
Badin High School will graduate 117 seniors during its annual commencement exercises on Friday, June 1, at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Liberty Township. “It’s been another excellent year and these students have a lot to be proud of,” said Badin High Principal Brian Pendergest. “This is the culmination of their experience at Badin High School, but the beginning of much success over the rest of their lives.” More info HERE.
Six more Badin seniors signed to play college athletics on May 22, bringing the total for the Class of 2018 to 19.
Signing today were:
Jared Berger, baseball, Marian University
Tyler Hargrove, baseball, Marian University
Ben Hongell, swimming, Wittenberg University
Lizzie Kolde, women's volleyball, DePauw University
Lavassa Martin, football, Thomas More College
Nathan Wagner, men's volleyball, Mount St. Joseph University
This makes 19 student-athletes from Badin High School who will be playing college sports next year ... the largest number in the dozen or so years that we have been tracking it. Get the whole story HERE
Six athletes are slated to be inducted into the Badin High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 12, in what should be another outstanding program, according to Dean Wright, chair of the school’s HOF committee. “These are not just outstanding athletes, but outstanding people, too,” Wright said. “It’s always an enjoyable and rewarding evening as we recognize the year’s recipients. They are proud of what they accomplished, and so are we.” More about the event HERE.
2018-2019 School Calendar Published - click HERE for printable copy; or open School Events Calendar tab below.
A new era will dawn at Badin High School when Mrs. Sarah Cline stages the musical “Back to the ‘80s”, a musical romp through that “totally awesome” decade. The curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 12-14, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15, in Badin’s Little Theatre. “It’s very exciting and the students are looking forward to a great show,” said Cline, who is in her first year directing the Badin drama program. “This is a fun show with great music that students and adults are well familiar with.” Read more HERE
Badin High School senior Jacob Waggoner has been named a National Merit Scholarship finalist.
“I’m excited for the possibilities it will bring me in college,” Waggoner said, “and really, I’m excited for college in general.” Read the rest of Jake's story HERE
Three Badin High School seniors were recognized by U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson on Monday morning during a surprise technology assembly at the Catholic school in Hamilton.
Nick Eyl, Jon Moran and Jacob Waggoner were honored for having won an 8th Congressional District contest to create a useful iPhone app.
The Badin trio created a service app that gives users the chance to make a difference in their community through local service opportunities, through supporting local businesses, and also to get in direct contact with their local, state and federal elected government officials.
Read more HERE