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Class of 2023 / Biographies

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Logan Aronhalt

Logan Aronhalt grew up in the Blue Devil basketball program. He is the son of Madge and Scott Aronhalt, who coached ZHS boys basketball for 31 years. Logan is also brother to Drake and Jordan Aronhalt, who both also played for the Blue Devil basketball program. Logan attended ZHS from 2004 to 2008, playing varsity basketball all four years and starting all 96 varsity games.

The Blue Devils were Regional Finalists for his first two seasons, and District Finalists for his last two. Logan scored a school record 1,623 points during his career and grabbed 602 rebounds, making him the second-leading rebounder in Blue Devil history. His achievements resulted in being named First Team All-Ohio for two seasons, and being awarded the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association pick for Player of the Year for the 2007-08 season.

Logan earned a Division I athletics scholarship to the State University of New York at Albany, where he was named to the American East All-Conference team and a CoSIDA Academic All-American. Logan scored more than 1,000 points in three seasons at UAlbany. He completed his collegiate career at The University of Maryland as a graduate transfer for the 2012-13 season, helping the Terps achieve a 25-12 record and an NIT Final Four Appearance. He was also named to the Atlantic Coast Conference All-Academic team. After his collegiate career ended, Logan signed a contract to play professionally for U.C.C Assigeco Casalpusterlengo in Italy for a season.

Logan returned to the U.S. and completed his Master’s degree in Kinesiology. He became a Naval Officer in 2016, and served for six years, leaving the Navy as a Lieutenant. During his service, he earned a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal. Logan now resides in Forest, Va., with his lovely wife, Heather, and their daughter, Tilly.
C.R. "Dick" Bell

Charles Richard Bell, known by family and friends as Dick, was raised on the family farm north of Zanesville, where he learned many valuable life skills and perspectives that have served him well throughout his life.

Dick graduated from Zanesville High School in 1960. As a small player weighing only 135 pounds, he was given the opportunity to contribute to the Blue Devils football team as a center and inside linebacker. In his senior year he was given the Booster Award for those contributions.

Following ZHS, he graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering in 1965, and subsequently from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering in 1970. He then embarked on a 32-year career in nuclear engineering, with an emphasis in nuclear safety. For 27 of those years he was employed at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, N.M., where he held various technical leadership and management positions. Dick contributed significantly to many major projects associated with liquid-metal-cooled breeder reactors, space reactors, production reactors
for nuclear materials, highly radioactive nuclear waste cleanup, and secure storage of plutonium from dismantled Russian nuclear weapons. His work on these projects involved numerous interactions with national
agencies, research institutions, and governmental facilities in the U.S., the U.K., Germany, Italy, and Russia. His many contributions have been noted through a number of professional commendations, awards, and
testimonies.

Following retirement in 2002, Dick reoriented his energies and talents toward service to family and faith. As an elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), he has served his local church congregation as a leader/shepherd, facility care taker, and groundskeeper. In the larger church, he served for 10 years as the administrator of his presbytery, which was comprised of all PCA churches in Arizona and New Mexico. He considers his life to have been blessed beyond measure by the guiding and protecting Hand of Providence extended to him by the Creator, Sustainer, and Life-giver of the universe.
Dr. Slade Galloway

Dr. Slade Galloway was born and raised in Zanesville and graduated from ZHS in 1995. His passions were basketball, academics, and outdoor activities.

As a sophomore, Slade led the junior varsity basketball team to a perfect record of 20-0. Starting varsity in his junior season, he led the team in scoring at 14.4 points per game, and also led the team in made three-pointers with 52. He earned recognition as one of the top defensive players in the area, and made first team all-conference. That year, the Blue Devils finished 17-5, went undefeated at home, were conference champions, and won the district championship in the tournament.

Building off that success in 1995, as a senior, the Blue Devils went 26-0 and were the OHSAA Division 1 state champions. Slade was a constant outside scoring threat and a solid defensive presence. In the championship
game, he led the team in scoring with 17 points, including five 3-pointers.

After high school, Slade decided to focus on his academics and attended Ohio University, where he graduated with honors, earning a Bachelor of Science degree. From there he went on to The Ohio State University College of Optometry, where he again graduated with honors and became a Doctor of Optometry.

Slade now has a successful Optometry practice in Zanesville. He and his wife, Michelle, have two wonderful daughters, Addison and Sydney.
Jordan Lear

Jordan graduated from Zanesville High School in 2003. He was an active athlete, earning 10 varsity letters in four sports. During his basketball career, he was First Team All-Ohio, Special Mention All-Ohio, First Team Academic All Ohio, District Player of the Year, and played in the Ohio/Kentucky all-star game.

Jordan finished his basketball career with 1,039 points and 581 rebounds. As the kicker and punter for the football team, Jordan set the school record for the longest field goal at 53 yards, was honored as First Team All-Ohio punter, was the 42nd-ranked kicker in the nation, and played in the Ohio North-South game. Jordan also was an All-District goalkeeper who helped the boys soccer team go down in history as the school’s only side to advance to regional finals.

Jordan earned a full football scholarship to the University of Cincinnati, playing for Coach Mark Dantonio. He was redshirted due to injury in his freshman year. He transferred to Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tenn.,
on a full basketball scholarship.

At Tusculum, Jordan was a member of the 2005 conference championship team, helping lead the team to the school’s first-ever NCAA Division II Tournament appearance. Jordan was the South Atlantic Conference 3-point percentage leader in 2007, achieved All-Conference, All-Freshman Team, and team MVP. He finished his career as the 6th all-time leading scorer (1,550 points), 8th all-time leading rebounder (575), and top 10 in school record book for field goals made, free throws made, free throw percentage, 3-point field goals made, and 3-point field goal percentage. Jordan earned a degree in biology, with minors in business and
environmental science.

Jordan is the son of Dick and Pam Lear, and has an older brother, Josh. Jordan currently resides in Covington, Ohio, with his wife, Ashley, and their children, Reagan and Reid. He owns a Real Estate Investment Company, and enjoys coaching his children in their various sports.

Jordan, along with his cousin Jeremy Lear, founded and operate the DEL Foundation in memory of his uncle Darrell Lear, a long-time Zanesville City School employee. The foundation provides annual scholarships to Zanesville High School students and donates proceeds to local cancer-fighting organizations, a passion close to the entire Lear Family.
Lt. Col. Henry Lee

Henry’s great-grandfather initially immigrated from China in the 1880s. Subsequently, his grandfather, father and mother also immigrated. Two older sisters, his younger brother, and Henry were born in the United States. Three older sisters were born in China. His parents owned and ran a laundry on Market Street in Zanesville. Mr. and Mrs. Gim Lee instilled in  he children the virtues and values of family, education, honesty, humility, and hard work. Only five of the children grew up together in Zanesville. The five Lee siblings were fully accepted by the community and all excelled at Zanesville schools. Henry was elected president of his 1955 ZHS class.

In 1956, Henry was appointed as a cadet to the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. He was one of the very few classmates of Asian descent. Similar to his high school years, he was fully accepted and integrated. Henry was selected company M-1 athlete-of-the-year twice, and was the Brigade Boxing Champion at 132 pounds in his yearling year.

Henry graduated from USMA in 1960, ranking 82 of 500 of class cadets. The Saturday after graduation, Henry had a military wedding at the Cadet Chapel to Miss Lucy Poy of New York. Three of his high school buddies served as ushers. Lucy and Henry were blessed with two children, Cynthia and Douglas.

Most of Henry’s military assignments were in the Far East, Hawaii, Vietnam (twice), Okinawa, and Korea. Henry earned two Master of Civil Engineering (Structures and Construction) degrees at the University of Michigan, and received his Professional Engineer License from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Henry enjoyed working in a Korean/U.S. Joint Command as the Deputy Engineer for 1 Corps Group. Henry’s last military assignment was as the Deputy District Engineer in the Corps of Engineer District, Sacramento, Calif. Henry retired from this assignment and his military career in 1984.

Henry and Lucy both enjoyed the Sacramento area and decided to remain there upon retirement. Subsequently, they both became very strong mental health advocates. Henry was appointed and served 10 years on the Sacramento County Mental Health Board, as well as performing consulting work for the California State Mental Health Division.
Keturah Lofton

Keturah graduated from Zanesville High School in 2000. She was a three-sport athlete, six-time letterman, and a three-time district champion, Keturah competed in the Ohio State High School Division I track and field meet three consecutive years, mentored and coached by Mike Casapini. She broke the school record in the discus throw her senior year, which helped pave the way for her to continue her athletic endeavors.

A walk-on who earned a full athletic scholarship at The Ohio State University in track and field, Keturah competed in the shot put, discus, weight, and hammer throws. She was coached by world-renowned throws coach, John J. Smith, who’s currently a coach for the Ole Miss track and field team. Keturah broke the OSU school records in both the indoor weight throw and outdoor hammer throw her junior year. She was a two-time Big Ten Conference Champion, three-time All-America, six-time NCAA Championship qualifier, and two-time Olympic Trials qualifying finalist.

Keturah is a Big Ten Medal of Honor winner, one of the most prestigious conference awards in collegiate athletics. In 2008, she became the assistant strength and throws coach for the female throwers at OSU, all while coaching herself for the upcoming Olympic Trials, in which she placed fifth in the finals. In 2012 Keturah, was inducted into The Ohio State University Hall of Fame.

Keturah has a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene. She resides in Columbus with her two sons, Kingston and Seryantes Torres-Lofton.
Jennifer Stewart

A 1968 graduate of ZHS, Jennifer Huffman Stewart began her college education at Clemson University, where she was a Student Government Representative. She then transferred to Muskingum College to complete her B.A. degree. She and Bill Stewart (ZHS ’65) were married after her junior year in college. Jennifer then taught Spanish in the Zanesville schools. She received a M.A. degree from The Ohio State University in 1978. Jennifer and Bill became the parents of five children: Brian, Amy, Allison, Jessica, and David – all ZHS graduates. Her father, Walker Huffman, was a ZHS graduate, as were her siblings: Craig, Debby, Lynne, and Steffanie.

While raising their children, Jennifer was a volunteer in school programs,the Roosevelt PTO President, member and Chair of the Goodwill Organization Board, Merit Badge Counselor for the Boy Scouts of America, member and President of the Beaux Arts Club, and a member of the James Madison Family Literacy Center Board.

Jennifer was elected to the Zanesville City Schools Board of Education, and was appointed to the Mid-East Ohio Career Center Board, serving as President. She became an elected member of the State Board of Education, served as Vice President, and represented the Board on the Joint Council with the Ohio Board of Regents. She was the Central Area Director for the National Association of State Boards of Education. Jennifer returned to teaching Spanish at ZHS, and retired in 2015. She currently enjoys special interactions with 12 grandchildren.

Jennifer originated the idea for the Zanesville Alumni Association in 1994, and it came to fruition with assistance from countless volunteers. ZAA connects class reunions, creates widespread membership and newsletters, and provides scholarship opportunities for graduates. Jennifer was President in the early years, and deeply appreciates all that the continued leadership now brings to the Association – including a history room of memorabilia housed in the former Rufus Putnam school.

Jennifer was recognized by OSBA with a Master School Board Member designation, with the Muskingum Family YWCA Women of Achievement Award (Winifred K. Vogt Education Award), the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. local award for Education, the OFLA Educator Friend of Foreign Languages Award, and was named “Person of the Year” for the Ohio Career and Technical Association in 2004.