Carey, Varner named BHS Seniors of the Month


Bellefontaine High School recently named its Seniors of the Month, Ashton Carey & Jack Varner.


Name: Ashton Carey

Parents: Chad and Jill Carey

Address: Bellefontaine

School activities and awards: Teen Ambassador board member for Ohio, 4 years of BHS Swim Team, 1 year of Tennis, Coaches Award for Swim (commitment and motivation), 4 years of stage crew for musicals, Powerlifting with Coach Fultz, 1 year of Volleyball, FCA, Chieftain Leaders, Interact Club, 1 year of Track and Field, and MVP Leadership Club with Chief Standley.

If I were principal for a day: I would give students the day off.

Favorite school memory: Winning my first 500-meter freestyle race in swimming.

People who have been an inspiration to me: My parents, my best friends Rianna Fullerton and Perri Neeld, and lastly my Grandma Peggy Leasure.

Lately I’ve been reading: Stiff by Mary Roach.

My advice to parents: Always support your kids. I say this because the support that my parents give me is one of the biggest reasons for my success and I’m so grateful for it.

My biggest regret: Not joining the tennis team until my senior year.

Next year: I will be going to college to study exercise science.


Name: Jack Varner

Parents: Luke and Sara Varner

Address: West Liberty

School activities and awards: Football, Chieftain Leaders President, and Chieftain Backers President.

If I were principal for a day: I would host the best pep rally ever.

Favorite school memory: Being in the student section for all the sporting events. I also really enjoyed the CBC Cup.

People who have been an inspiration to me: My parents, Coach Brown, Coach Reed, and Mrs. Horvath.

Lately I’ve been reading: Anything that Mrs. Standley wants me to.

My advice to parents: Keep being kind people. Keep going out of your way for people who need help even if you do not know them.

My biggest regret: No regrets! Just lessons learned.

Next year: I will be playing college football and pursuing my degree in education.