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15 minutes with Dave Woodward

Where were you born and where did you grow up?

I was born and raised in Berea, OH.

Share some memories of your childhood -- school, family, hobbies,
extracurricular activities, musical instruments, sports, etc.

I had a happy childhood in the Cleveland suburbs.  Our family consisted of my parents, my younger brother, myself, and a dozen or so pets, from fish to turtles, to lizards, to cats, and dogs.  I was a small, skinny kid who learned how to make the bullies laugh.  I took up trumpet in 7th grade.  When that didn’t get me any girls, I took up guitar.  When that didn’t work, I realized I needed a new tactic.

Ada senior chosen to cheer in London New Year's parade

You're a senior at AHS, correct?


Are you an Ada High School cheerleader? Do they have separate squads for different sports?

Yes, I am, and yes, we have a varsity football squad and a varsity and a J.V basketball squad. I cheer varsity for both

How long have you been cheering? How did you get started?

15 minutes with Zoe Laird: "I think it would be cool to meet Arnold Palmer"

15 minutes with Zoe Laird

What year are you in school?
I am a senior.

What are some of the school activities that you are involved in?
Varsity golf, marching/concert/pep/varsity singers band, quiz bowl, National Honor Society and Language Club.

15 minutes with Erinn Prater, AHS guidance counselor

When did you graduate from Bluffton High School? Did you also attend Bluffton College? What was your major?

I graduated from BHS in 1990.  I attended OSU Lima my first year,  then OSU Columbus my second year and when I finally decided what to major in (elementary education), I inquired with Bluffton College about transferring there and found out I could graduate in 2 years there vs staying at OSU where it would take me 3 more years.  So, I did graduate from Bluffton College in 1994.

Tell me some favorite stories about growing up in Bluffton. Where did you hang out?

"Doctor Who" inspired Maddy Lomax-Vogt to pursue Astronomy and Physics

15 minutes with Maddy Lomax-Vogt

Note: This is the first in a series of "15 minutes with..." profiles. The Icon is open to suggestions on who to interview next. We are interested in viewers who live in Ada or former Ada residents who read The Icon from way off.

Send your suggestions on who to interview next to: info@adaicon.com. We appreciate Maddy's willingness to help us launch this column.

Maddy, what year are you at Ada?
I'm a senior.