Benjamin Logan High School recently named its December Seniors of the Month.
Name: Rhea Harner
Parents: Rich and Tiann Harner
School activities and awards: Soccer, Softball, BPA, Gardening Club, National Honor Society, ROC, Class Officer, Student Government, and Roots. Soccer Awards: Captain (two years), Golden Boot (9), Offensive MVP (11, 12), 2nd Team CBC (11), 1st Team CBC (12), 3rd Team all Miami Valley (11), 1st Team All Miami Valley (12), and broke five soccer school records. Softball Awards: Special Mention (10), 1st Team CBC (11), Best Batting Average (11), Most RBIs (11), 3rd Team Miami Valley. Academic Awards: Raider Awards (10, 11), Citizenship Award (10), All-Academic CBC Athlete Award (9-12), Honor Roll (9-12), and BPA regional competition in Small Business Marketing (7th place).
If I were principal for a day: I would take away grades and prioritize learning.
Favorite School Memory: Playing soccer and taking brain breaks during Covid.
People who have been an inspiration to me include: My mom, dad, little sister, Caleb, Mr. Goldstein, Mrs. Lane, and Profa.
Lately, I have been reading: My Colleen Hoover books.
My advice to parents: Is to stop stressing about the little things because life’s too short. Also, stop reminding me I need to clean my room.
My biggest regret: Not being myself in school.
Next year I will be: Attending College to major in Public Health to then apply to Dental school to become an orthodontist.
Name: Lukas Hemmelgarn
Parents: Brian and Trisha Hemmelgarn
School activities and awards: Football, Track, FCA, Student Government, Gardening Club, 1st Team All-Conference Football for two years, and 2nd Team Southwest District Football.
If I were principal for a day: Make the school week a four-day week with Wednesday off.
Favorite school memory: Taking AP Chemistry.
People who have been an inspiration to me include: My dad, my mom, Coach Fay, Coach Allen, my brother, Saul Boysel, Chris Ackley, Coach Rose, Mr. Kettler, Mr. Knurek, and Mrs. Gibson
Lately, I have been reading: What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions.
My advice to parents: Keep doing just what you’re doing. You both do everything you can to help me succeed and even though I can be bull-headed at times, I want you to know that I’m very thankful.
My biggest regret: Moments where I had the opportunity to challenge myself and I didn’t take it.
Next year I will be: Attending an undecided college playing football and studying Forensic Chemistry or Pharmacy.