BROADVIEW HEIGHTS – Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School is known as one of most prestigious schools in Northeast Ohio, excelling in both academics and athletics. It now adds Fox 8 Cool School to its honors.
At Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School, students are put in the most challenging learning experience they can handle. The students' pledge to the principal comes down to four letters: G-E-B-D, which stands for Get Better Every Day. "A lot of people say different things about G.E.B.D. I think it is, not just get better every day but, just try your hardest, be nice to everyone, promotes a positive working environment," 10th Grader Kevin Perozeni said.
BBHHS has a strong curriculum that includes an extensive advanced placement program. It is also a recognized Blue Ribbon School. "It's really our teachers and our students, both of them work such in tandem to create such a wonderful environment for learning. It's not just the students, it's not just the teachers, it’s the cohesive culture that exists between the two," 11th Grader Noah Nelsen said.
The school has a very competitive robotics team that has qualified to compete in both the State and National Robotics Championship. They learn how to build and program robots. “We’re trying to program a robot to complete a task either autonomously or controlled by a driver,” 12th Grader Wyatt Slifcak said.
The Home of the Bees is known for its winning ways, including eleven straight state titles in Girls’ Gymnastics. Coach Joan Ganim credits talented athletes who are willing to work. Among them is Alecia Farina, who has scored a perfect 10 in vault. She did it not once, but three times. That is something that has never been done in high school sports in Ohio. “I really pushed through practice and competitions becoming a better team and really good support and I think we've come a long way," Alecia said.
Also, the wrestling team is on its way in the State Dual Wrestling Championship this weekend, as defending state runner ups. "We are the 3rd seed. We have the opportunity to win it," 12th Grader Austin Assad added.