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Bethany Lutheran School offers a high quality academic education. While we have high expectations of our students academically as well as spiritually, we are often amazed by their accomplishments and how they excel.

2007 BETHANY VALEDICTORIAN - Katherine Florek, Valedictorian and Phi Beta Kappa, at Padua Franciscan High School.  Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, Astro-Physics.


2008 BETHANY VALEDICTORIAN - Carenda Czirr, Valedictorian, Brooklyn High School. Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa, Nursing.


2008 GRADUATE - Ben Plevny, National Merit Scholar Finalist, at Valley Forge High School. Full academic scholarship to University of Akron, Polymer Science.


2009 BETHANY VALEDICTORIAN - Zachary Maria, Lutheran West High School, Rocky River.  Cleveland State University, Pre-Med.


2009 BETHANY GRADUATE - Andrew Liese, National Merit Scholar Finalist, Lutheran West High School, Rocky River.  Full academic scholarship, University of Cincinnati, Economics.


2013 BETHANY GRADUATE - Morgan Schultz, recipient of Joyce Ivey Foundation Women Scholars award for academic excellence.  In June ('15) at the Young Women Scholars symposium, Morgan received the award and a $7,500 scholarship for summer studies, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, She applied her scholarship to a five-week program in Micro-Biology at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, and received an additional $4,000 to completely cover her tuition, room and board, traveling expenses, and a stipend. Morgan will begin her junior year at Lutheran West High School in fall, 2015.

2001 BETHANY VALEDICTORIAN - Josh Sellke, Padua Franciscan High School, National Merit student. Case Western Reserve University graduate, Magna cum laude in Biomedical Engineering. Duke University (Masters degree in Engineering Management). Employed by St. Jude Medical research as a biomedical engineer.


2002 BETHANY GRADUATE - Sam Morrison, 2006 Lutheran High School West graduate, Rocky River, was chosen as one of the top 40 under 40 businessmen (2014) in Fayetteville, NC.  He was the youngest male to be selected to be an honoree.  Sam received his undergraduate and MBA from Methodist University, NC and is currently the Director of Events & Student Success at Methodist University.


2006 BETHANY GRADUATE - Cal Thomay, 2010 All Ohio Academic, Lutheran West High School, Rocky River. Graduate (2014) College of Wooster, Mathematics.


2006 BETHANY VALEDICTORIAN - Hailey Pearson, 2010 Valedictorian, Lutheran West High School, Rocky River. John Carroll University, University Heights.


2007 BETHANY GRADUATE - Jenna Klein attended Gilmore Academy, Gates Mills (full academic scholarship).  Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT], Cambridge, Massachusetts, Biomedical Engineering.


2007 BETHANY GRADUATE - Abigail Kaiser, St Josephs Academy and Fordham University, New York City, Economics.

1983 BETHANY GRADUATE - Dieter W. Sumerauer, MD - Board certified in Pediatrics. UH practice (University Hospitals), Bagley Rd. in Middleburg Heights.


1985 BETHANY VALEDICTORIAN - James "Jimmy" Haffner, Professor of Opera at the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music. Graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Master of Fine Arts degree in Directing and an Artist's Diploma in Opera Stage Directing.

1987 BETHANY GRADUATE - Matt Fish; owner of The Melt Restaurant with locations in Lakewood, Cleveland Heights and Independence.