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Students receive degrees at Miami University spring commencement

Miami University awarded degrees to students during spring commencement May 14-16, 2021

Evan Smittle participates in co-production of 'BARS'

Ada HS graduate served as a member of the arts management team

Evan Smittle of Ada was part of the talented cast and crew in the Baldwin Wallace University and Playhouse Square collaborative production of "BARS (Beatboxing, Acting, Rapping, Singing)" during the spring 2021 semester.

Smittle, a graduate of Ada High School, served as a member of the arts management producing team in the production.

Local students named to Bluffton's undergraduate dean's list

Bluffton University has announced the dean's list for undergraduate students for the Spring 2021 term.

Students with a GPA of 3.6 or higher are eligible for the dean's list.

Bluffton University students from your area named to the dean's list are:

Taylor Ramey, Ada, Ohio
Josie Boehm, Forest, Ohio

Students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.75 based on 20 semester hours received dean's list with distinction for continued high achievement.

Bluffton University students from your area named to the dean's list with distinction are:

Audrey Hazelton, Ada, Ohio
Ally Richardson, Alger, Ohio

Youtheatre college scholarship winner announced

Marathon Center for the Performing Arts presented the 2021 Youtheatre college scholarship to CJ Miller. Scholarship recipients are chosen based on their participation in the Youtheatre program – the depth and years of involvement in the program, as well as identification of skills gained in the program.

A 2021 Findlay High School graduate, CJ is the son of Mark and Krista Miller. He will be attending Ohio Northern University majoring in Musical Theater. CJ began participating in Youtheatre in second grade, performing on stage as well as in the technical crew.

Here's area students on the ONU Dean's List

Graduates of Ada, Kenton, USV, Hardin Northern, Ridgemont

The following students who attended high school in Hardin County were named to the Dean’s List for spring semester 2021 at Ohio Northern University. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must attain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and be enrolled full time.

Ada High School grads
Bryce Paul
Sydney Van Atta
Alexandra Waugh
Melina Woods
Victoria Wyss
Catherine Young
Isaac Spar
Katelyn Stuart
Cade Mullins
Kara Manning
Olivia Alexander
Zachary Beaschler
Thomas Chen
Kiser Colley
Jacob Colwell
Mara Guyton

She's in the Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corp

Victoria Ross, 2020 Ada High School grad

Victoria Ross, a member of the Ada High School class of 2020, never put down her horn following graduation.

After being accepted at Ohio University she auditioned for and was selected to be in the Ohio University marching 110.

This summer she auditioned and was accepted as a member of the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps based in Atlanta, Georgia.

“Our show this season is called “Legend of the Bottle Tree.”

“We will travel to Virginia, Boston, Allentown, a couple of towns in Ohio and end at Drum Corps International (DCI)  in Indianapolis on Aug. 12-14.