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January 22, 2020

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Ada HS junior, Alexis Gonzaga: She's lived in nine states

The Ada Icon talked with Alexis Gonzaga, an Ada junior recently.

What classes are you taking this semester?
English College Prep 11, Anatomy, Pre-Calculus, Spanish III, Government, Yearbook and I am an office worker.

You’ve played basketball and softball. Tell us about your best-ever games.
In basketball I play guard. In softball, centerfield. My best basketball game was at New Riegel. I had a great defensive game. In softball, this year against LCC I hit a walk-off double.

15 minutes with Dean Alstaetter

Where did you grow up?

In the country between Cairo and Columbus Grove, OH.

From where and when did you graduate from high school?

Bath High 1990

How did you end up attending Goshen College? Were you a music major? You also have a master's degree, correct?

My church introduced me to Goshen College and attended music camp there each summer.  I studied piano performance.  My Master of Arts in Piano Pedagogy is from The Ohio State University.  I studied composition and music theory at BGSU.

What was your first job? What did you learn from that?

Ask Cole Tabor about his pumpkin patch - it's huge

The Ada Icon recently sat down with Cole Tabor, Ada High School junior. Here’s a segment of our conversation.

What classes are you taking this semester?
Cole: Varsity Singers, Algebra III, American Government, English II College Prep, and Art I A and B.

Any activities outside of academics?
Cole: I run track and play football. I’ll be a wide receiver in football next season. In track I run the 200, 400 and am on the 4 by 200 relay. My personal best in the 200 is 27.9 seconds and in the 400 1:10. Our relay was second at the Spencerville Relays.

Taylor Willeke: Four more years of basketball in Ada - this time as a Polar Bear

The Ada Icon caught up with Taylor Willeke, Ada High School senior, recently. Here’s a portion of that conversation.

What courses are you taking this semester?
Taylor: Physics, Calculus, Sociology, Personal Finance, Spanish IV and Advanced Prep English 12.

When was the first time you held a basketball?
Probably when I was 2 years old. My dad was the eighth grade basketball coach and he’d take me to practice with him.

Ask Brent Numbers, Ada senior, how many fingers he's broken in football

We met Brent Numbers, Ada High School senior, with a group of his friends earlier this week.

What classes are you taking this semester, Brent?
English 12, Sociology, Art I, Ceramics II, Algebra III and Personal Finance.

Tell me about your athletic participation.
I played football, left tackle and was all-state. I also throw shot and discus in track.

What are your personal bests and tell me about the school records in these events?
My personal best in the shot is 40 feet and in discus, 140. I’m trying to break the school records, which are 52 in shot and 165 in discus.

Talk with Austin Cobb and soon the subject turns to baseball

We met up with Austin Cobb, Ada High School senior, in study hall. He was at his usual table with Micah Roberson, Brenden Szippl and Kellen Decker.

What classes are you taking this semester?
English, Ceramics, Sociology, Algebra II, French I, Communications and Yearbook.

Do you play on any sport teams?
Yes, basketball and baseball. I pitch and play shortstop in baseball.

Tell me about your best-ever baseball game.
It was last summer on the Lima American Legion team. I was a pitching relief in the fourth inning and I took the game in 11 or 12 innings. It was against Troy.