Put-in-Bay Class of 2020 Receives Delayed Graduation

Put in Bay Class of 2020Put-in-Bay School Class of 2020 Commencement was held at Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial at 6:30pm on Friday evening.  COVID-19 circumstances changed the academic year and necessitated a delayed celebration.  Graduates Joseph Byrnes, Cecilia Glauser, Carin Kirsch, Alexandra Knauer, Hannah Lentz, and Morgan Stacy received a Put in Bay Class of 2020multitude of scholarships.  Keynote speaker Ms. Sandra Brausch was not able to attend; however, Board of Education member John Domer read her address to the audience.

School Superintendent/Principal Steve Poe recognized the Eighth-Grade Class promotion to high school.  The Freshman Class includes April Baca-Regalado, Joseph Blumensaadt, Hope Cooks, Elora Hubner, Emil Michael, Lyla Steidl, and Eleanor Kostura. Mr. Poe also announced the Seniors’ future plans.

Put in Bay Class of 2020The valedictory address was given by Alexandra Knauer; the class salutatory address was given by Joseph Byrnes.  In closing, Seniors moved their tassels and the Junior Class led the singing of the Alma Mater.Put in Bay Class of 2020

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Put in Bay Class of 2020Face masks and seating limited to family members clearly indicated the state of affairs in 2020.


Join the PANTHER PRIDE 2020 Celebration

Celebrate the Class of 2020 . . . Island Style!

Decorate your cars and join the Bass Islands Community on Friday, May 29th, for a community parade celebrating the Class of 2020. The parade begins at Put-in-Bay School and proceeds downtown and around DeRivera Park, where the Seniors will be stationed in designated locations with their families. The school administration asks everyone in the community to line-up for the parade at the school by 3:10pm so that it may begin at  Put in Bay School3:21–the official ending of the school day.

While signs and noisemakers will be available at the school, all are encouraged to show their Panther Pride and spirit by decorating their vehicles!  The staff and faculty look forward to seeing family, friends and community members to help recognize  the Senior Class:  Joseph Byrnes, Cecilia Glauser, Carin Kirsch, Alexandra Knauer, Hannah Lentz, and Morgan Stacy.

Pending any statewide restrictions, this event will take place on May 29th. Any updates or changes will be posted on the school website.

Put-in-Bay Police Publish 2020 Fallen Officer Tribute on YouTube

Put in Bay PoliceChief Riddle and Lieutenant Russo, Put-in-Bay Police Department, published a virtual tribute to honor fallen officers on Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week.   This occasion is an observance paying tribute to the local, state, and federal peace officers who have died, or who have been disabled, in the line of duty.  It is celebrated May 15th of each year.

Click image to see the video.

Put-in-Bay Blessing of Fleet Heralds New Beginning

Blessing of the FleetBlessing of the FleetRev. Mary Staley (St. Paul’s Episcopal Church) and Deacon Mike Leahy (Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church) completed the annual Put-in-Bay Blessing of the Fleet from aboard the Boardwalk Harbor Taxi, Stanley B.  Tina Rogers directed the event for the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce.  She narrated the activity with a live video broadcast.  The Jet Express III and three Miller Boat Line ferries Blessing of the FleetBlessing of the Fleetreceived  blessings.  The Put-in-Bay Police and Fire Departments, and the Life Flight helicopter were also included in the event.       Blessing of the FleetBlessing of the FleetBlessing of the Fleet Photos by Donna Steinbach / Click to enlarge!


Blessing of the Fleet