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Austin Weber already has some impressive marketing campaigns under his belt

By Kenzie Fell 

Note: This is the second of several Icon profiles of Ada High School 2012 graduates. Profiles are by Kenzie Fell.

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Austin Weber, who plans to study marketing at the University of Akron next fall, already has some impressive marketing campaigns under his belt. The 2012 Ada High School graduate demonstrated his outgoing personality and creative thinking when he showed up in the stands of Ada football games as a “Superfan.”

A “Superfan” is an individual who leads the crowd in cheers and follows the game closely to spur crowd response. To get the crowd’s attention, Austin used timely current events to create his costumes as Ada’s number one Superfan. 

Students and adults eagerly anticipated his theme each week. Around election time, he supported the school levy and later in the year he stirred the media hype around the Occupy protests. The crowd enjoyed his presence and he was a blast to cheer along with during each of the exciting games.

Austin had an extremely busy high school career. Academically, he was involved in Student Council and Language Club. He played on the basketball team for four consecutive years and participated in football and track and field during his freshman and sophomore year. Austin’s favorite memory from high school was when the Ada Bulldog basketball team went to the state tournament his freshman year. It was a proud moment for the Ada community and an even greater highlight for the players during the very successful season.

You may also have seen Austin during the school year serving lunch or dinner at the McIntosh Center and White Bear at Ohio Northern University. He is currently employed as a summer crew member at Ada High School cleaning and revamping the building for the upcoming school year.

Austin is the son of Carl and Mary Lou Weber and the brother of Kelsey, Holly and Alex Weber.