Dennis Hopson, ex-NBA player and TPS Proud graduate of Bowsher High School, admits he can be picky.

So it’s doubly impressive when he praises the recent work that was done on his truck by seniors in the Waite High School automotive collision program. The two-year program, taking during a student’s junior and senior years, currently has about 30 students.

By Tony Geftos | Posted: Sun 10:52 AM, Mar 26, 2017 | Updated: Sun 11:26 AM, Mar 26, 2017

What started as an animated movie is now a musical.

This weekend, high school students at Bowsher are bringing Shrek to the stage.

"We're trying to bring our own kind of taste on it," said Nick Perry, a High School Senior who played Shrek. "We don't want to be like the musical or the movie. We want to bring our own kind of flavor to the actual musical."

You'll see all the fairytale characters from the original movie, such as the Gingerbread Man, Dragon and Donkey.

The teenagers at Bowsher say they're up to the challenge of pulling off the show.

"There have been tears," says Senior Ava Witson who plays Princess Fiona. "There has been sweat and tears, but they're always there to support you. So, I think we're definitely ready for this weekend."

Shrek The Musical has one final performance at Bowsher. It's today, Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 2:00. All tickets are $10.00.

Check out the link below for a video.




School Subject: Any science or history

Extracurricular Activity: Soccer, track and field

Hobbies: Working out

Car: 2007 Black Ford Fusion SE

Store: Express

Musical Artist: Memphis May Fire

Movie: Remember The Titans

TV Show: Flash



Last Book Read That Wasn’t Required: Screwtape Letters

Person You’d Like to Meet: Matty Mullins

Item always in your locker: Water

First Job: Bagger at Kroger

Top Accomplishment: Making top 10 after struggling early on with school



After Graduation Plans: Attend Bowling Green State University majoring in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Forensic Investigation

Career Goal: Become a CSI, and then become an agent for the FBI

Quote from teacher:  “Glenn Chambers is a bright young man that is always enthusiastic about learning,” said Matt Krueger, counselor. “He always has a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye.”

- Information is compiled for The Blade by the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West.



When Kevin Jewell, a 2007 TPS Proud graduate of Bowsher High School, signs emails, he puts the word Sensei before his name.

Behind that simple word is a lot of hard work and effort that has made Mr. Jewell a force to be reckoned with in martial arts tournaments.

by Marcus Espinoza

The IBF Lightweight World Champion and Bowsher graduate of 2010 returned to his old stomping grounds to celebrate Homecoming Weekend for the Bowsher Rebel's.

Easter Jr. served as the Grand Marshall of the homecoming parade and was honored for his accomplishments in boxing at a ceremony held at the Rebel's football stadium just before the game.

For Easter Jr. this was something he had always planned.

“In a way I believed this was going to happen," said Easter Jr.

Vice Principal at Bowsher High School, Jesse Duckworth see's a man for the kids in the community to be looked up to.

“Great character, very humble, to be the champ…that just speaks a lot. These kids need to see a good role model in front of them and someone that actually lives in their own hometown and even go to their own home schools," said Duckworth. 

Robert was presented with a varsity letterman jacket at a ceremony honoring his accomplishments.

He also signed a pair of boxing gloves to be put on display in the high school, no doubt inspiring generations of students to chase their own dreams and be proud of where you come from.