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January 21, 2020

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15 minutes with Logan Conrad

January Ada HS Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative student of the month

Logan Conrad, senior, is the January Ada HS Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative student of the month. The Icon took this opportunity to sit down with him and have a 15-minute interview, which follows:

Icon: How many years have you attended Ada?
Logan: I started here as a freshman.

Icon: What’s your class schedule?
Logan: Psychology/Sociology, economics, physics, study hall, CAD II, AP English 12, calculus, study hall.

Say, that guy in the red suit looks familiar

Could Santa Claus be former Ada resident Richard Gainey incognito?

While Santa Claus moves around, for 27 years he and Mrs. C lived in Ada. We caught up with him on Christmas Eve and posed these important questions to him. He is also known as Richard Gainey on the other 364 days of the year.

Icon: Where in Florida do you reside?
Santa Gainey:
 Fernandina Beach. When entering the State of Florida from Georgia we are the first two exits.

Madison Wright blows out her birthday candles on Dec. 25

She knows all about Christmas birthdays

Madison Wright, an Ada High School senior, was born on Dec. 25, 2001. Not knowing too many people with a Christmas Day birthday, we were curious ow she spends the day. Here’s part of our interview:

Click here to read Bluffton Icon's interview with Eden Nygaard, a Bluffton HS junior, who also has a Dec. 25 birthday.

Icon: What’s your first-ever birthday you can remember? 
This is a hard one. I might have been around 4 or 5 and we went to Disney World for Christmas. I remember watching the Christmas parade on my birthday. 

15 minutes with Theo Hardesty

Talking about the Arctic Wolves sled team, amateur auto racing, Boy Scouts, that 2003 Mazda he drives and lots more

Theo Hardesty is the Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative Ada High School student of the month. The Icon took that opportunity to have the following 15-minute interview with him.

What’s your school schedule this semester?
Theo: Communications, Economics, Physics, Intro to Literature, Statistics, Conspiracy Theory, study hall and band. I take statistics for pharmacy at ONU. Next term I’ll take Introduction to Film in place of Intro to Lit.

What instrument do you play?
Trumpet. I tried percussion and clarinet, but really found the trumpet to be my instrument.

She takes swimming very seriously

15 minutes with Klava Katayama, Ada HS senior

The Icon had a chat with Ada HS senior, Klava Katayama. Here’s a portion of our conversation.

You are a true example of the American melting pot.
Klava: Yes. I’m 50 percent Russian, 25 percent Japanese and 25 percent Italian.

How many languages can you speak?
Klava: My mom taught me some Russian, but I’m best at English.

15 minutes with Ted Hadley

Including his summer plans, favorite music and a story from first grade

Interviewed by Nathan Hurtig
I’m talking with Ted Hadley, who will be a junior at Ada High School next year.

What are your plans for this summer?
I am going to get started on earning money for college and the marching band’s trip to Disneyland. I’ve applied to Subway, so I hope I’ll get the job!

Tell me about the music you listen to.
Usually I listen to whatever is on the radio. My favorite genre is probably rock music, and my favorite band is the Black Eyed Peas.