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Ada students receive Dean's List honors for Spring 2024

The Ada Icon was notified of the following students receiving Dean's List honors in higher education for Spring 2024.

  • Aleece K. Al-Olimat - Ohio Northern 
  • Faez H. Alsuhail - Ohio Northern
  • Rosanna Barber - Bluffton University 
  • Joshua W. Bever - Ohio Northern
  • Louis J. Blasiole - Ohio Northern 
  • Griffin J. Broge - Ohio Northern
  • Alizay Furtado - Ohio Northern
  • Kendal Guagenti -  Miami University 
  • Nathaniel T. Hall - Ohio Northern
  • Nuri Han - Ohio Northern
  • Rachel E. Hish - Ohio Northern
  • Cami Hazelton - Bluffton University
  • Brenna L. Hissong - Ohio Northern
  • Gavin M. Hul - Ohio Northern


Jumbo Jr. Farmers 4-H report for July 2024

The sixth meeting of the Jumbo Jr. Farmers was held on Monday, July 1, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. There were 18 members present, 3 advisors, and 10 parents or guests in attendance. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Lindsey Winings and the 4-H Pledge was led by Braylin Kabua.

Ada Barnyard Farmers June 2024 report

On Sunday June 23 the Ada Barnyard Farmers 4-H Club held a meeting. The first thing discussed was our fair booth and community service.

Retirement open house for OSU Extension educator Mark Badertscher

Open House on June 27 RSVP from noon-4:30 p.m. RSVP at 419-674-2297.

Mark Badertscher, the Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator for OSU Extension in Hardin County, recently announced that he is retiring at the end of June. Badertscher spent over 11 years as the Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator and has another 26 years of experience teaching agriculture and serving as an FFA Advisor.

After a combined 37 years in public education, Mark wants to thank his colleagues and his community for their support. He also thanks them for supporting his events and projects over the years. Mark’s final day with OSU Extension is June 30. The University will be hiring another educator to fill the position.


Ada Schools Honor Roll for final quarter of 2023-2024

CORRECTION 7th grade student Tea Griffith received 7th grade All-A honors.

The following Ada Exempted Village Schools Honor Roll for grades 4-12 has been issued for the final quarter of the 2023-2024 academic year.

Celebrating the Ada High School Class of 2024

SLIDESHOW; Composite photo HERE

By Paula Pyzik Scott

The 2024 Ada High School ceremony on Sunday, May 26 followed many traditions: the procession across the stage with each graduate’s name called and diploma awarded, ceremonial and celebratory music performed by the band and choir, and even the waving of programs to cool the faces of those in attendance. This is expected to be the last year where programs are valued as fans: air conditioning of the main gym is in the works.