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November 15, 2019
 

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Meet the Ada HS class of 2017 valedictorians and salutatorian

• Elizabeth Milks • Taryn Fullom • Rielyn Castle • Meredith Marshall • Ashley Breidenbach

Four members of the Ada High School class of 2017 were named valedictorians and one was named salutatorian during the May 17 senior honors awards ceremony.

Rielyn Castle, Taryn Fullom, Meredith Marshall and Elizabeth Milks are the valedictorians, and Ashley Breidenbach salutatorian.

Here is a compilation of activities of each student:

Rielyn Nicole Castle,
daughter of Cherie and Raymond Castle of Ada

High school activities have included: soccer, cheerleading, show choir, student worker and National Honor Society
Plans to attend Ohio Northern University to major in Pharmacy

Her honors and awards include:          
Ada Employees Scholarship                                                                                 
Honors Diploma

Taryn Fullom,
daughter of Mark and Amy Fullom of Ada

High school activities have included: volleyball, basketball, softball, film club, language club, National Honor Society, 4H and FCA
Plans to attend The Ohio State University to major in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Her honors and awards include:          
OSU Winzenried Scholarship
OSU Trustees Scholarship   
Ada Lions Club Scholarship   
Ada Academic Boosters Scholarship   
Ada High School Foundation Century Society Scholarship   
Hardin Memorial Hospital Mary Lou Johnson Scholarship   
Ada Employees Scholarship                                       
Honors Diploma

Meredith Marshall,
daughter of Bryan and Colleen Marshall of Ada

High school activities have included: marching band, tennis, winter guard, film club, quiz bowl, varsity singers, class treasurer, National Honor Society and church visionary committee
Plans to attend Otterbein University to major in Chemistry     

Her honors and awards include:          
Otterbein President's Scholarship   
Otterbein Cardinal Grant
Otterbein Chemistry Scholarship   
Otterbein Bradfield Richard Memorial Scholarship
Liberty National Bank Scholarship   
Robert Sperling Memorial Scholarship   
Ada Kiwanis Scholarship   
Ada Employees Scholarship                           
Honors Diploma

Elizabeth Joy Milks,
daughter of Beth and Michael Milks of Ada

High school activities have included: marching and concert band, pep band, winter guard, show choir band accompaniment, musical, tennis, track, quiz bowl, student council, film club, dogs volunteer, drama club, National Honor Society, church bell choir, 4H, youth leadership, and Lima area youth orchestra
Plans to attend Miami University to major in Biology/Pre-med with a Music minor

Her honors and awards include:
Miami University Redhawk Excellence Scholarship
P.E.O. Star Scholarship   
Ada Rotary Scholarship   
Ada Academic Boosters Scholarship   
Ada Kiwanis Scholarship   
Ada Lions Club Scholarship
Ada Education Association Scholarship   
Hardin County Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship   
Ada Employees Scholarship                           
Honors Diploma

Ashley Lynn Breidenbach,
daughter of Travis and Tracy Breidenbach of Forest

High school activities have included:  FFA, varsity singers, cheerleader, class officer, youth leadership, drama club, language club, student council, National Honor Society, DAR good citizen, Elks Teen of the Year, Buckeye Girls State and Hardin County junior fair board member
Plans to attend The Ohio State University at Lima to major in Middle Childhood Education      

Her honors and awards include:
OSU - Lima Buckeye District Award
OSU Kahler - Hoge Scholarship   
OSU - Lima Schulte Scholarship   
Bud Hawkins Memorial Scholarship   
Ada High School Foundation Century Society Scholarship   
Ada Academic Boosters Scholarship   
Ada Lions Club Scholarship

PHOTOS FROM LEFT:
• Elizabeth Milks • Taryn Fullom • Rielyn Castle • Ashley Breidenbach • Meredith Marshall