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July 19, 2019

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Six Ada seniors get Ada Kiwanis Club scholarships

Rob Allison, Raina England, Kana Arn, Cade Mullins, Sumaya Tasnim and Keli Trudeau

The Ada Kiwanis Club awarded academic scholarships to six members of the Ada High School graduating class of 2019 at the annual Senior Awards Honor Dinner on May 15.

Kiwanis President Joe Ferguson presented the scholarships to Kama Arn, Rob Allison, Raina England, Cade Mullins, Sumaya Tasnim and Keli Trudeau.

Ferguson said, “The Ada Kiwanis Club has been serving the Ada community for 95 years by raising funds for worthy causes. The International focus of Kiwanis International is “Serving the Children of the World.”

He added: "Our club has chosen to provide six academic scholarships to deserving students to help them realize their dreams.

Area students on Rhodes State spring dean’s list

Rhodes State College, Lima, announces its dean’s list for the spring semester. 

To be eligible for this Dean’s List, a full-time student must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours and earn a 3.5 grade point average or higher.

Full-time students:
Makenna Lynn Callahan
David Thomas James Dotson
Cory Robert Kellum
Kyli Lynn Lause
Luis German Olvera
Weston Lee Robinson

Hannah Grace Meyer
Shelby Lynn Amsler
Kevin Bryon Childs
Victoria Rose Hover
Jesse Michael Owsley
Jacob Dylan Spencer
Shawn Michel Burkholder

Literacy director speaks at Kiwanis meeting

Ken Blanchard, Director of Allen County Literacy, last week spoke to the Ada Kiwanis Club about volunteering to be a literacy tutor. He noted the following statistics:

• 50% of the chronically unemployed have poor literacy skills.

• The U.S. Military spends $70 million per year in teaching basic skills to recruits.

• 75% of the U.S. prison inmates do not have a high school diploma.

• It is estimated that limited literacy costs the U.S. businesses and taxpayers $20 billion in lost business earnings, wages and taxes.

Five Ada seniors get Ada Lions Club scholarships

Anabel Alexander, Miguel Jordan, Brendan Sheridan, Keli Trudeau, Austin Amburgey

The Ada Lions Club awarded academic scholarships to five members of the Ada High School graduating class of 2019 at the annual Senior Awards Honor Dinner on May in the Ada schools cafeteria.

Ada Lions Club Scholarship Chair Robert C. Simmons presented the scholarships to: Anabel Alexander-$1,000, Miguel Jordan-$1,000, Brendan Sheridan-$1,000, Keli Trudeau-$1,000, and Austin Amburgey received the Dick Counts memorial scholarship (in honor of long time Lions member who lost his life this year) $1,500.

The $5,500 of scholarships brought the total for the Lions Club since 2000 to 91 students being awarded $81,450.

Class of '19 honors listed

Valedictorians Austin Amburgey, Jake Colwell, Brice Ferguson, Cade Mullins; Salutatorian, Miguel Jordan

Valedictorians and salutatorian
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Ada High School will honor its graduates of the class of 2019 on Sunday, May 26, at 2 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. 

At the Senior Honor Awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 15, it was announced that Austin Amburgey, Jake Colwell, Brice Ferguson and Cade Mullins have earned the honor of Valedictorians, while Miguel Jordan was named Salutatorian.

CLICK HERE for the list of 2019 graduates.

Noah Beach, Sidney Faine are Defiance College graduates

Two Ada High School graduates were among 148 graduates awarded diplomas during the Defiance College 2019 commencement on May 4.

They are Noah Beach, cum laude, bachelor’s of science; and Sidney Faine, magna cum laude, bachelor’s of science.