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15 Minutes with Gabi Rall, AHS senior, dreaming of becoming a pediatrician

By Torie Wright

How does it feel to be a senior? Have you ordered your cap and gown?
It is fun and exciting because I see the high school from a different perspective now. At the same time it is very overwhelming, stressful, and sad because there are a lot of deadlines to meet, and this is the last time that some of us seniors will do the activities that we participate in.

I ordered my cap and gown a few weeks ago.

15 minutes with four Ada High School juniors

The Icon recently had a brief chat with four Ada juniors, Alissa Schlachter, Sydney Hartford, Shelbey Van Atta and Cheyenne Wells.  Here are some of the high points of our conversation.

What do you remember about first grade?
Alissa: I sat behind Shelbey.
Sydney: Shelbey and I have been friends since kindergarten.
Cheyenne: Miss Daniels was our teacher.

15 minutes with Katlin Huggins (TenEyck), 2010 AHS grad

15 Minutes with Katlin Huggins (TenEyck)
By Torie Wright


You graduated from Ada High School in 2010. What have you been doing since then?
I attended Cosmetology School but am currently not doing that. I work for Westport Homes and am looking into getting my realtor's license and maybe going back to school in the near future.

How did you end up living in Indiana?
I moved to Indiana with Thomas and Jordan Hirn after we graduated high school. Honestly it was the best decision I made after high school.

2001 Ada grad Melissa Retterer in the hand bag business

15 minutes with Melissa Retterer

What year did you graduate from Ada HS?

What activities were you involved in at Ada HS?
I played soccer and ran track.

Where do you live now and what are you doing?
I now live in Columbus near Polaris.  I quit my job as a server over the summer to pursue my handbag business full time.

Please tell us about LuxeFunction, your custom handbag business.
The handbag business I started is called Luxe Function.  I design everything in my line for function first and then for looks. Each aspect is as important as the other. 

15 minutes with Abigail Savino: Living in New York and volunteering in New Orleans

By Torie Wright

Start us off by telling us about your college, your major, and your year.
I am a senior in the Biology program at D’Youville College. D’Youville is a teeny tiny private school located in downtown Buffalo, New York. A little bit different from Ada! To get to Buffalo from Ada it is about a six hour drive, so I don’t come home often.

15 with Tori Wyss - wait until you hear about her 6th grade tee-pee experience

What classes are you taking this semester?

Personal finance, psychology, calculus, helper in the media center, Spanish 4, AP English and physics.

You are a senior. What are your plans next year?

I’ve looked at ONU and plan to visit Ohio University. I’d like to major in pre-vet and then go to grad school and become a veterinarian specializing in large animals.