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Jumbo Jr. Farmers 4-H report for April 2024

By Tate Ketcham

The second meeting of the Jumbo Jr. Farmers was held on Monday, April 1, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.  There were 20 members, 3 advisors and 11 parents or guests in attendance. 

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Ryan Harpster and the 4-H Pledge was led by Lydia Caldwell.

In old business, the club held elections of officers. The officers for the 2024 Year are President Claire Ketcham; Vice President Lydia Caldwell; Secretary Sam Blue; Treasurer LeiAnna Stedman; Reporter Tate Ketcham; Safety Officer Braylin Kabua; Health Officer Lindsey Winings; Environmental Officer Hunter Lautenschlager; Recreation Committee Jaci Wolfenbarger, Hadassa Vermillion, Mark Caldwell, Clayten Chamberlin and Lianna Purcell. 

Casey to attend Harvard University Law School

Leah Erin Casey, 2017 Allen East High School Graduate and daughter of Clayton and Rebecca Casey, was accepted at and will be attending Harvard University Law School in Fall 2024-2025.

Student Leadership-United graduation, May 8

The final meeting of Student Leadership-United will be a Graduation and Award Allocation Ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on May 8 at Mid-Ohio Energy. 

118th annual Interclass scholastic competition shows signs of the times

Additional photos below / Provided by Ada High School

By Paula Pyzik Scott

One Hundred and Eighteenth Annual Interclass Contest
Founded by Dr. C.H. Freeman
Ada High School Auditorium
March 22, 2024

Interclass–a scholastic competition for the Sophomore, Junior and Senior classes at Ada High School–is 118 years in the making but is not carved in stone. School librarian Chanda Smith told the Icon that the categories–original short story, original poetry, original essay and dramatic reading–have stayed the same, but judging of the first three was expanded.

Bulldog Staff Spotlight: Jeremy Clark

Coordinated by the Ada Junior High-High School office staff.

Meet Jeremy Clark, the Ada Elementary School principal since Fall 2022.

Q. What is the one thing you cannot resist?
A. Peanut butter.

March news from Ada Barnyard Farmers 4-H

Report by Mariah Franco-Rangel

On March 24, 2024, the Ada Barnyard Farmers had a meeting for Quality Assurance at 3 pm. We first talked about making an appointment for blood work for anyone who was going to show chickens this year.

After that, we had Bella Wagner do a health report about the importance of wearing Solar Eclipse glasses to protect your eyes from the sun.

We then had 3 demonstrations, Bella Wagner doing a demonstration about how to make stress balls with balloons. We then also had Waylon Clemons showing the group how to tie a tie and Amelia Clemons showed us how to grow celery.