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15 minutes with Dexter

Tells about his golfing hole-in-one, worst movie he ever watched and some of his musical likes and dislikes

15 minutes with Dexter R Woods III, Ada High School junior
What classes are you taking this semester? 
I am taking Anatomy/Physiology, Advanced Chemistry CC+, AP US History, Spanish 3, Calculus 2, Government, Composition 2.

Which one is the most difficult and why? 
Calculus 2 is most difficult because I am taking it at ONU. 

15 minutes with 2019 Ada grad, Abby Chamberlain

"My goals are to retire in the Air Force with two degrees, English and diagnostic imaging."

15 minutes with Abby Chamberlain,
a 2019 Ada High School graduate.

When did you join the Air Force and where are you stationed?
I joined in August, 2019. I am stationed at Mountain Home AFB in Idaho. This is my first duty station.

What are some of your goals while in the military?
I plan on doing a full 20 years for retirement. My goals are to retire in the Air Force with two degrees, English and diagnostic imaging.

Attention college grads in Icon's viewership area

We want to talk with you

Attention college graduates in the Ada Icon viewership area.

The Icon’s “15-minutes with…” feature wants to interview you.

If you’ve graduated from college this spring, please send us your email.

We want to talk about your degree, your college experience, your future plans, your growing up in Ada experience, your favorite movie, the Ada teacher who inspired your, the first time you tee-peed your friend’s yard.

All of the above and more.

Connect with us at: info@adaicon.com. You’ll hear from us very soon.

Ada residents could take some community involvement cues from Isaac Spar

2020 AHS grad, a Hardin County teen of the year, plans to attend ONU this fall

Ada residents could take some community involvement cues from Isaac Spar.

Isaac’s interests demonstrate an envious list of achievements and participation in Ada High School and the Ada community organizations.

It’s no wonder he was recently named one of two Kenton Elks Club high school boy teens of the school year.

His focus ranges from school sports, – including swimming, soccer, tennis – quiz bowl, music, ethics bowl, Boy Scouts, as a class officer, 4-H, Makerfest, National Honor Society, T.E.A.M.S, and involvement in a church mission trip.

15 minutes with Courtney "CoCo" McLaughlin

She plans to enroll next fall at Ohio Northern as a music education major

Ada High School senior, Courtney “CoCo” McLaughlin, is the May Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative student of the month. The Icon chatted with her earlier this week. Here’s a portion of that conversation.

Icon: Tell us the classes that you are taking this spring.
I’m taking Film and Lit, Economics, Spanish 4, Astronomy, Statistics and Varsity Singers. 

Icon: What’s your favorite class this spring?
I really like Film and Lit. We get to create different types of films and watch movies. 

15 minutes with Mashhour Alqurashi, ONU pharmacy student

From Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a city of 5 million, to Ada, Ohio

Pardon our recent distracation. The Icon has a couple 15-minute interviews with ONU international students that we've not had a chance to post. Our intern, Liza Dyachuk, from Russia, conducted these in early March. We hope these students are able to continue to communicate with their family and we hope everyone is well.

Interview by Liza Dyachuk

Mashhour Alqurashi
From Saudi Arabia 
Junior pharmacy major