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Encyclopedia > Berea High School

Berea High School is located at 165 E. Bagley Rd. in Berea, Ohio. The high school was founded in 1882, but the current structure was built in 1929. It is the first of two public high schools in the Berea City School District, the other being Midpark High School. As of 2007, Berea High School has over 1,000 students and serves grades nine through twelve. The school colors are red and dark blue. The athletic teams are known as the Braves. The school's fight song is Ohio State's "Fight the Team Across the Field." Berea is a city in Cuyahoga County in the U.S. state of Ohio, and is a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. ... Midpark High School is a public high school located at 7000 Paula Drive in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, southwest of Cleveland, Ohio. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducation public research university in the state of Ohio. ... (Fight The Team) Across the Field is the main fight song of The Ohio State University and the oldest one still in current use. ...


Notable Alumni (listed by year of graduation)

  • Albert E. Baesel: posthumously awarded Medal of Honor in World War I (1907)
  • Charles Bassett: NASA Astronaut selected in 1965 to be pilot of the Gemini 9 mission, but was killed prior to the mission in the crash of a T-38 jet (1950)
  • Louis B. (L.B.) Schaefer: his setting of a new "American Citizen's Record" [currently categorized as the "U.S. Open Record"] in the 100-yd. backstroke during a high-school swim-meet on Jan. 21, 1959 was an unusual feat for a high-school athlete at the time (1959)
  • Jim Tressel: head football coach of Ohio State University (1971)
  • Neil Steinberg: columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and author of several books (1978)
  • Billy Hufsey: singer/actor/musician Hufsey is best known for the role of Christopher Dolan in the 1982 TV series "Fame". (1978)
  • Jon Normile: US Fencer, 3x US National Champion and member of the '92 US Olympic Team (1985)
  • Adam Rauch: lead the design and development of the Microsoft Visual Basic programming language (1985)
  • Chad Johnson : Wide Receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals.(1997)
  • Nick Stepanovich: The next Will Hunting (1998)
  • Alex Stepanovich: Played on the Ohio State foot ball team. Played with the Arizona Cardinals from 2004-2006. Currently playing for Cincinnati Bengals (2007)
  • Taco Jones: Wide Receiver for the Green Bay Packers. (2007)

Raymond Moley, a leading New Dealer who became its bitter opponent. ... The Brain Trust was the name given to a group of diverse academics who served as advisers to U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the early period of his tenure. ... The New Deal was the title President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave to the series of programs he initiated between 1933 and 1938 with the goal of providing relief, recovery, and reform (3 Rs) to the people and economy of the United States during the Great Depression. ... The 1953 Pulitzer Prize was won by Ernest Hemingway for his work on The Old Man and the Sea. ... Arthur Bud Collins (b. ... Astronaut Charles Bassett NAME: Charles A. Bassett , II (Captain, USAF) NASA Astronaut (Deceased) // Personal data Bassett was born in Dayton, Ohio, on December 30, 1931, and died February 28, 1966, in St. ... John Michael Tebelak (November 1, 1917-April 2, 1985) was a playwright and director, who is most famous for creating the musical Godspell, based on the Gospel of Saint Matthew with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. ... James Patrick Tressel (born December 5, 1952) is the current head football coach at the Ohio State University. ... Neil Steinberg is a news columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times. ... Billy Hufsey (born December 8, 1958 in Brook Park, Ohio) is an American actor. ... Fame was an American television series that ran from 1982 to 1987. ... Robert James Ritchie (born January 17, 1971), best known as Kid Rock, is an American rapper, singer and rock musician most notable for his albums Devil Without a Cause and Cocky and his hit singles Bawitdaba and Picture. ... Robert James Ritchie (born January 17, 1971), best known as Kid Rock, is an American rapper, singer and rock musician most notable for his albums Devil Without a Cause and Cocky and his hit singles Bawitdaba and Picture. ... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ...

Alma Mater

Berea High, to thee we sing.
Laud and honor, thus we bring.
Deeds of kindness thou has taught
With the knowledge that we sought.
Hail to thee, Berea High!
All our trust in thee will lie.
True to thee we'll always be,
Steadfast through eternity.

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships

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Music education

As of 2007, the Berea City School District has been ranked as one of the "Best 100 Communities for Music Education" in the United States eight years in a row.

External links

  • Official Berea High School Homepage
  • Official Berea High School Alumni Page
  • Index of BHS Graduating Classes of 1953 - Now, and Their Reunions
  • Berea High Band Boosters Website



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