Bucyrus High School senior Bailey Plumley represented the Bucyrus City School District during the 2016-2017 Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award program. He was recognized at the annual banquet Wednesday, March 15 at the Mid-Ohio Conference Center.
Plumley is a well-rounded student at BHS, participating in all the high school band programs, as well as the annual musicals. He ran cross country his first three years of high school, and has been involved in Quiz Team and Art Club, and served as President of Science Club, Student Council, and National Honor Society.
“We are excited to honor someone who has achieved the highest level you can achieve here at the Secondary School,” said Bucyrus Secondary School Principal Dr. Mark Burke. “Bailey is a model student and has been very involved in all areas of student life during his time at Bucyrus High School.”
Before being selected, Plumley submitted an application and essay highlighting the person who has made the most positive impact on his life. He chose Bucyrus High School Spanish teacher Ms. Ann Shanda.
“Ms. Shanda has been actively involved in all four years of my high school career, as both a musical director and my Spanish teacher,” said Plumley. “She has always been an incredibly kind person and an inspiration for anyone facing adversity.
“Ms. Shanda has been such a positive presence for myself and so many others, and I know my high school experience would not have been the same without her.”
Following graduation, Bailey plans to enroll in Ohio University's Honors Tutorial College for Film. He will pursue a career as an independent filmmaker making his own projects while also working in other areas of film.
“Bailey strives for a depth of knowledge with a drive that is rare among his classmates,” said Ms. Shanda. “His academic strengths, leadership skills and sense of humor are valued by his peers and staff alike, making him a genuinely positive presence within the BHS community.”
The Franklin B. Walter Scholarship Award Program was established by the Ohio Superintendent's Educational Service Center Association to promote student achievement and recognize outstanding students. A senior from each school district within the State of Ohio will receive the award annually. This Scholarship award is named in honor of Franklin B. Walter who served as State Superintendent of Education for Ohio from March 1977 until August 1991. Throughout his career, Dr. Walter has exemplified concern for young people and has dedicated his life to the improvement of education in Ohio.
Applicants must be a high school senior from a local, city, or exempted village school. Eligible students must demonstrate outstanding academic achievements as indicated by high school class rank, cumulative grade point average, and other achievement awards as stipulated by the Franklin B. Walter program. The students are expected to have been a positive contributor in their high school and in their community.
For more information regarding this award, contact Dr. Mark Burke at the Secondary School at (419) 562- 7721.