2018-19 Student and Staff Accomplishments


    CONGRATULATIONS to 38 BMHS students who Polaris Career Center recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). NTHS is America's highest award for excellence in career and technical education.  NTHS’s mission is to honor student achievement and leadership, promote educational excellence and enhance career opportunities for the organization’s members. Fewer than two percent of America's secondary students are nominated for membership into this prestigious organization. Nominees are evaluated based on scholarship, service, leadership and character. 

    CONGRATULATIONS TO Roxanne Jones, a 9th grader in our Computer Applications class, who has been accepted into the following program which is fully-funded by The Ohio CPA Foundation.  Accounting Careers Awareness Program (ACAP-Ohio) – a week-long program for racially and ethnically underrepresented high school students interested in exploring careers in accounting and business.  To be held at The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business.

    CONGRATULATIONS to Symphonic Singers and the Mens Ensemble for receiving a I at OMEA STATE ADJUDICATIONS.
    Our Womens Chorus received a II and we are equally proud of them!!

    CONGRATULATIONS Ashley Martincic and Serena Walker who successfully completed their candidacy in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2019 Students of the Year campaign!  Their hard work, time, and dedication let them to succeed in this campaign, raising a total of $7,574.

    CONGRATULTIONS to Nathan Rorick (Advanced Office Systems & Procedures) and Ryan Herrman (Advanced Spreadsheet Applications) who competed at the Business Professionals of America state competition and will be moving on to compete at the National BPA competition in Anaheim, California, on May 1-5, 2019. Please see the link for all of the results  https://www.polaris.edu/connect/news/polaris-brings-home-another-state-title  

    CONGRATULATIONS to Hallie Krzys who was honored by the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association for making the 2018 Division I Second Team in girls soccer.

    CONGRATULATIONS to Garrett Waite who was honored by the Ohio Prep Sportwriters Assocation for making All-Ohio Division I First Team in football.

    Social Studies Teacher, Junior State of America Advisor, and Model United Nations Advisor,  Mr. Dan Watt, is to be graciously commended for the dedicated effort and time that he contributes towards the realization of worthwhile learning experiences for our participating JSA and Model UN students!  Our Model UN team has competed in three regional competitions (Cleveland Bar Association, CSU & CWRU), with student Mia Ashriem earning the award of Best Position Paper (UN Development).  Our JSA team has travelled, for competitions, to the Columbus State House, where student Gavin Gunnoe was named Best Speaker (Debate), and to Washington DC, where student Callaghan Ruebensaal was recognized as Best Speaker (Mock Congress).  JSA still has one more upcoming trip-competition to Cincinnati.  Best of luck!”

     CONGRATULATIONS to the BMHS Art Department team of airbrush students!  Senior, Matt Morelli, and Junior, Abby Wilson, placed first with their custom pedal car entry at the 2019 IX Piston Powered Auto Rama!

    CONGRATULATIONS to the BMHS Choirs on their performances at OMEA District Choir Contest this past weekend:  Symphonic Singers, Men’s Ensemble and Advanced Women’s Chorus all received Superior ratings and qualify for States.  Women’s Chorus received an Excellent rating.

    Berea-Midpark High School/Polaris Automotive Technology senior Michael Karpinski, placed third in the 27th Annual Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association Automotive Technology Competition at the 2019 Cleveland Auto Show. To qualify for this event Karpinski previously completed a rigorous 200-question automotive examination and placed near the top in the region. Congratulations Michael!


     For the ninth time in 10 years, Polaris took top honors in the culinary team event and will represent Polaris and the state at the national competition in Washington, D.C. on May 7-10, 2019. During the challenge, the Polaris team had to present a three course meal to a panel of certified chefs and exhibit comprehensive skills in creativity, communication, teamwork, organization, time management, skill level, safety and sanitation. They only had one hour and two butane burners to complete the task. No ovens or electrical appliances were permitted. The students also had to submit all recipes and financial information related to each course. The championship team included the following students: Jeffrey Paul, senior, Berea-Midpark High School, Jordan Visnaw, senior, Fairview High School, Sam Schreiner, senior, North Olmsted High School, Sonya Kovach, junior, Strongsville High School and Cory Conroy, junior, Berea-Midpark High School.

    Polaris also placed first in the management event and will compete in Washington, D.C. in May. This is the fourth time Polaris has won this event. In this competition, the students had to present an original concept to judges that demonstrated knowledge of the operation and success (profitability) of a food service establishment. The team came up with a name and logo design. The presentation included menu design and food costing, facility design and decor, marketing strategies, employment practices and human resources. Finally, the team also had to answer a barrage of critical thinking questions from a panel of foodservice experts. The team consisted of Noah Rolland, senior, Berea-Midpark High School, Marilyn Morgan, senior, Berea-Midpark High School and Courtney Blair, junior, Brooklyn High School. In addition, Marilyn Morgan was recognized with the Top Ohio ProStart Management Award for her performance in the management competition. 

    Congratulations Senior Molly Stackhouse who will be representing Ohio as a Voting Delegate at the BPA National Leadership Conference (NLC) May 1-5, 2019 in Anaheim, California.

    Business Professionals of America, Ohio Association, is a career-technical student organization consisting of 19 regions located throughout Ohio.  The Ohio Association has over 8,700 secondary members.  Nationally, BPA has 43,000+ members in over 2,300 chapters in 23 states.  Congratulations to our students who competed in the BPA Region 9 Workplace Skills Assessment Program competitions.  See results here.   A number of students will be going on to compete at the state level, good luck!

    CONGRATULATIONS!  Five Project Lead the Way Biomedical students participated in a Regional Medical Academic Competition.  Sophomore, Mia Ashriem, placed second in Medical Terminology. Seniors, Jasmin Ashriem and Cynthia Crichlow, took second and third places respectively in Medical Math.  Congratulations and Good Luck at State Competition in April.

    Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Cleveland Clinic eXpressions winners from Berea-Midpark High School!  Ninth grader Ethan Barker earned a White Ribbon for his math project submission Aiding Infants in Withdrawal.  Juniors Abigail Wilson and Tressa Valukievic both earned Honorable Mentions for their art submissions.  Abigail’s submission is entitled There is Always a Way Out, and Tressa’s is Into the Min  All of the above projects will be displayed in the 2019 eXpressions eXhibition at the Great Lakes Science Center.

    The National Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students.  The Berea-Midpark High School Chapter of the National Honor Society will hold their annual induction of past and new members on Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 7:00 P.M. in the BMHS Auditorium.  This induction will include all of the members from last year, along with all of the approximately seventy newly nominated students for this school year.  All students have completed a rigorous application process and are truly deserving of this honor.  Here is a list of the new inductees.  Congratulations!

    Congratulations to Trevor Bycznski Division I All-Ohio Offensive Play of the Year!.  Quarterback Trevor Byczsnki put up big numbers in his high school career and his senior season ended with the reward of being chosen top offensive player in Division I for the state.

    Congratulations to Staff Members Jane Darrow and Susan Malone: for being selected as Education Foundation Payroll Deduction Grant recipients.  Their student-centered, worthwhile Realizing Your Potential project and Memory Garden project contribute significantly to enriching and validating the scholastic experiences of our students.  Thank you to the members of the Education Foundation for your continued support of our students and staff

    Congratulations to Bryce Agnew for winning HS Football Player of the Week

    Congratulations to Rachel Hall on being a National Merit Scholarship Program Finalist.  She scored among the top 1% of over 1.6 million PSAT/SMSQT participating students.  Congratulations to Douglas Poole and Rose Son on being National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Students.  These students scored among the top 3% of over 1.6 million PSAT/NMSQT participating students.  Click here to see all of our 2018 National Academically Recognized students.

    OCALICON is a national special education conference being held in Columbus, November 15-17, 2018.   We are very excited to announce that BMHS Transition Coordinator Mrs. Melissa Haskins-Berger was accepted as a speaker for the conference and will be presenting on the topic Transition Planning, Not Just for High School.  It is a great honor to be selected as a speaker.

    BMHS senior and Realizing Your Potential (RYP) member Journee Carnegie is shown here with Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson at the graduation ceremony for the Cleveland Police Foundation’s Public Safety Career Pipeline.  Journee completed six weeks of hands-on exposure to careers in law enforcement, fire, and EMS.  Great job, Journee!

    Congratulations to Berea-Midpark High School Advanced Choir members, Kydon Elam (senior) and Ryan Kudlaty (junior), for being selected into the 2019 All-State Honors Choir!  Bravo to Alyse Hancock Phillips (senior) who was selected as an Alternate!  The very competitive, state-wide selection process included 900 All-State Choir applicants.  The All-State Choir will perform at the OMEA Convention January 31st - Feb. 2nd here in Cleveland, Ohio.

    2018 BMHS Titans graduate, Katherine Valencic, was honored this past June with the Girl Scouts national honor of The Gold Award.  It represents a girl’s time, leadership, creativity, and contribution to making the world a better place. We are proud of you Katherine!

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