Bexley High School earned the 245th spot in "Newsweek" magazine's report listing the top public high schools in the United States, placing ahead of every other central Ohio school on the list.

Bexley High School earned the 245th spot in "Newsweek" magazine's report listing the top public high schools in the United States, placing ahead of every other central Ohio school on the list.

This is the sixth consecutive year Bexley was named to the list, which was developed to measure which schools do the best job of preparing average students for college. The list represents the top 6 percent of public schools.

Rankings are determined by the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge tests taken by all students at a school in the previous year, divided by the number of graduating seniors from that year. BHS earned a score of 3.021, up from 2.229 in 2009.

Kathleen Ryan, a senior at Bishop Hartley High School, and Paul Weisenbach, a senior at St. Charles Preparatory School, were recently awarded the 2010 Bishop Herrmann Service Award.

Ryan, the daughter of Robert and Mary Ryan, volunteers for Nationwide Children's Hospital, the Down Syndrome Association Buddy Walk and the Christ the King Appalachian Project. She also participates in peer mediation, student council and the mentoring program.

Weisenbach, the son of Dan and Katrina Weisenbach, volunteers for Special Olympics and is a junior leader at Shepherd's Corner.

Both students are members of St. Catharine Parish.