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Student of the week: Benjamin Wexler

Bedford High School


Benjamin Wexler



School subject: Calculus and chemistry

Extracurricular activities: Cross country-track

Hobbies: Running, reading, volunteering

Car: Corvette

Store: Goodwill, American Eagle

Musical artist: Fitz and The Tantrums; The Strokes

Movie: True Grit

TV shows: Fringe; Big Bang Theory


Cafeteria food must-have: Chinese food

Last book read that wasn’t required: Grapes of Wrath

Pet peeve: Laziness

Person most admired: Steve Prefontaine

Person I’d like to meet: Dr. Benjamin Carson

Items always in my locker: Photos of friends

First job: Tutor

Top accomplishment: Academic All-State in cross country


After-graduation plans: Attend Vanderbilt University for undergraduate school and the University of Michigan for medical school.

Career goal: Neurologist

Quote from teacher: “When I think of Ben, I think of achievement,” said Renee Fettig, guidance counselor. “In addition to a long list of academic and athletic awards, memberships in several organizations, and community service participation, Ben continues to strive for more ways to diversify his experiences and attain his goals.”

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

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