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Leah Erin Casey will graduate from Dartmouth College in June

She is a 2017 Allen East HS graduate

Leah Erin Casey, a 2017 Allen East High School graduate, will graduate from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, on June 13, earning a B.A. in English with Honors.

Ms. Casey graduates summa cum laude and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

She will attend The Queen’s College at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England, in the fall, pursuing an MPhil in English Studies (Medieval Period).

While at Dartmouth College, Casey earned seven citations for meritorious academic achievements and academic. She is also recipient of several scholarships, including a semi-finalist for a Fulbright Scholarship, finalist in District 10 for a Rhodes Scholarship.

Class of 2021 valedictorians and salutatorian

19 Ada seniors recognized at honors awards ceremony

The Ada High School graduating class of 2021 has 10 valedictorians and one salutatorian. Those students were recognized at the senior honor awards ceremony on May 18.
Aleece Al-Olimat
Alexandra Bates
Kylie Colwell
Brenna Hissong
Barrette Jones
Megan Light
Jacob Morgan
John Brevin Sizemore
Jacob Thaxton
Rebekah Walker 
Ryan Kilgallon

Aleece Al-Olimat daughter of Khalid Al-Olimat and Feng Jao
• Plans to attend The Ohio State University to double major in Computer Science and Neuroscience

Ada senior graduation walk Wednesday a.m.

Last day of school includes 2-hour early release on Thursday

Ada seniors final day of classes was Monday, but there’s still several events for the graduates of 2021 this week.

The traditional Ada High School seniors graduation walk takes place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

The annual event, with lots of pomp, enables the 2021 grads to walk the school halls one final time. And, the walk becomes a celebration as underclassmen stand in the hallways to watch.

Following the graduation walk, seniors will hold a graduation practice in the 1986 gym.

A baccalaureate service for seniors takes place at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the band shelter at the Ada War Memorial Park.

New Leaf open Memorial Day

New Leaf Landscape and Garden Center, 0395 State Route 235, Ada, is open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The garden center has many summer special offers, which are listed in the flyer above.

Summer Hours:
Mondays to Fridays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sundays noon to 4 p.m.
Memorial Day - Monday, May 31, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ada boys lose baseball finale

Bulldogs finish season at 7-15

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - In a late addition to the schedule, the Ada baseball team lost 11-3 to Pandora-Gilboa on an unseasonably hot Saturday night.

The Bulldogs finished the 2021 campaign 7-15 after the non-league loss. The Rockets ended up 11-13 with the win.

P-G never trailed and plated five runs in the sixth inning to put the game out of reach and secure the season-ending victory.

The Rockets blasted ahead with two runs in the first inning, then added three more runs in the third frame to advance their lead to 5-0. 

The Bulldogs plated two runs in the home fourth inning on a single by Tyler Jameson, closing the gap to three.

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