BUCYRUS – Bucyrus High School senior Bailey Plumley represented the Bucyrus City School
District during the 2016-2017 Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award program. He was recognized at the annual banquet Wednesday, March 15 at the Mid-Ohio Conference Center.
Plumley is a well-rounded student at BHS, participating in all the high school band programs, as well as the annual musicals. He ran cross country his first three years of high school, and has been involved in Quiz Team and Art Club, and served as President of Science Club, Student Council, and National Honor Society.
“We are excited to honor someone who has achieved the highest level you can achieve here at the
Secondary School,” said Bucyrus Secondary School Principal Dr. Mark Burke. “Bailey is a model student and has been very involved in all areas of student life during his time at Bucyrus High School.”
Before being selected, Plumley submitted an application and essay highlighting the person who has made the most positive impact on his life. He chose Bucyrus High School Spanish teacher Ms. Ann Shanda.
“Ms. Shanda has been actively involved in all four years of my high school career, as both a musical director and my Spanish teacher,” said Plumley. “She has always been an incredibly kind person and an inspiration for anyone facing adversity.
“Ms. Shanda has been such a positive presence for myself and so many others, and I know my high school experience would not have been the same without her.”
Bailey plans to enroll in Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College for Film. He will
pursue a career as an independent filmmaker making his own projects while also working in other areas of film.
The Franklin B. Walter Scholarship Award Program was established by the Ohio Superintendent’s
Educational Service Center Association to promote student achievement and recognize outstanding students. A senior from each school district in Ohio will receive the award annually. This Scholarship award is named in honor of Franklin B. Walter who served as State Superintendent of Education for Ohio from 1977-1991.