Meet Our Board


Arleen Brunori Sabatino '76, President

Hi Big Reds Alumni!

Happy Spring to everyone! Changes are coming your way. We all know, that in today’s world most people survive with their iPhones, iPads & laptops by their side. It seems to be the fastest and easiest way to go as far as communicating now days. Whether we like it or not, it is the 21st Century and times have changed. Please read carefully the “IMPORTANT” article about the Red & Black.

The Alumni Board has been doing good things for our schools. We are very proud and committed to helping our schools and students of the district. The board voted recently to purchase a new sound system for the High School’s Alumni Auditorium that still holds pep rallies, band concerts, Queen of Queen auditions, assemblies & Thespians’ plays. The system was purchased from a company in Cleveland with a price tag of $6500. We feel present and future students will benefit from this for years to come.

We have also been busy fundraising for the Education Assistance Fund to insure money is provided for the enhancement of learning for our students. Our annual Ohio Lottery ticket sale was held in February. In March we held a Night at the Races. Both fundraisers were successful and profitable. All proceeds go towards the fund and are distributed equally to all three schools. Last Fall, the board donated two thousand dollars to each school toward development of technology and classroom projects that directly affect every day learning. Tax deductible donations to help support this fund can be made to BHS Alumni Association c/o Education Assistance Fund PO Box 307 Bellaire, Ohio 43906.

Looking ahead to Spring, the Bellaire Local School District will be asking residents for their support on May 2nd to approve a 2.5 mill emergency operating levy. The Alumni Board supports this endeavor so future students will benefit and excel with more educational opportunities. Please consider voting YES for our students.

Next on our agenda is the 112th Annual Spring Banquet which is being held on May 20th at Undo’s in St. Clairsville. We will honor the 50 year class of ’67, Mr. Carl Johnson as the Outstanding Alumnus, Achievement Award winners and announce two students from the Class of 2017 for the Senior Service Award. Also, the Endowment Board will announce scholarship winners from the senior class. Make plans now to attend this event where many past and present Big Reds will be honored.

Last, if you have not paid your 2017 membership dues please do so now. These dues are necessary to continue the Spirit, Pride & Tradition that all alumni have experienced at BHS!!!
In closing, I want to wish everyone a safe Summer….See you in the Fall!


Board of Trustees

Photo credit: R & C Creative Photography

Photo credit: R & C Creative Photography

ROW 1: Bob Koteles ’64, Past President; Brooke McVey ’07, Recording Secretary; Amy Busic ’89, Past President; Dennie Bland ’64, Past President; Penny Smelko Frizzi ’71, Past President

ROW 2: Ed Good '77; Cindy Badia Martin ’74 1st Vice President; Kathy Wallace ’70, Past President; Lorrie Althar Palmer ’99; Catherine Bocabella Tuttle ’53; Shauna Ray Walker ’74, Membership Secretary, Past President; Toni Brunori Sechrest ’68, Corresponding Secretary; Ben Doyle ’02  

ROW 3: Arleen Brunori Sabatino ’76, President; Cheryl Badia Wallace ’70, Past President;  Forrest Merryman ’08, Treasurer; Luca Magistro ’06; Erica Booth ’02; Frank Hibbitts ‘00 





Graduates who have served as President of the BHS Alumni Association since 1951

Edwin DuBois ’35

Tom Noice ’40

Yolanda Caiazza Ingram ’35

Kelly Archer ’40

Allan Dickey ‘33

Robert Cowen ’39

Sally Sue Witten ’42

Charles Linch ‘40

Jerry Browning ’44

Robert Archer ‘33

Walter C. Bauknecht, Jr. ’44

Nancy Thornton Fry ’57

Charles (Bud) Fry ’53

Caroline Steele Malpiedi ’47

Alan Banker ’50

John Piehowicz ‘53

Robert Bostancic ’55

Cindy Wheeler Gehrig ’64

Millicent Clark Duvall ’48

Teresa Regoli ’47

Jack Malik ’46

Bruce Dunlap, Jr. ’55

Kathy Freno Supinsky ’66

James Tekely, Sr. ’52

Bill Thomas ’52

Jack Kigerl ’67

Nancy Crooks Hughes-Karvellis ’66

Daniel L. Frizzi, Jr. ’70

Thomas E. Rataiczak ’64

Stephanie Beltz Mendelson ’71

David Liberati ’75

Michael Dossie ’74

Lisa Adams Stupak ’80

Cheryl Badia Wallace ’70

Ron Marling ’70

Roberta Davis Fletcher ’65

Shauna Ray Walker ’74

Penny Smelko Frizzi ’71

Kathy Wallace ’70

Scott Rataiczak ’84

Chris Arno ’90

Denise Fanti Moran ‘77

Bob Koteles ‘64

Dennie Bland '64

Amy Busic '89