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Beaschler, Fell, Gray co-valedictorians; Lindsay Simmons salutatorian of AHS class of 2012

Ada High School will honor its graduates of the Class of 2012 on Sunday, May 27, at 2 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. At the Senior Honor Awards ceremony on May 16, it was announced that Christopher Beaschler, Mackenzie Fell and Matthew Gray have earned the honor of Co-Valedictorians, while Lindsay Simmons was named Salutatorian.

Christopher C. Beaschler is the son of Ron and Christy Beaschler of Ada. He will be attending the University of Dayton where he will be majoring in engineering. As a student at Ada High School, Christopher has been an active member of student council, National Honor Society, FFA, Language Club and Sophomore Youth Leadership.

Apollo culinary arts instructor receives ProStart Teacher award

Carrie Hamilton, Apollo Career Center Culinary Arts Instructor, will receive the ProStart  Teacher of Excellence Award, Wednesday, May, 16 in Columbus.

Hamilton is being recognized for being an outstanding Ohio ProStart teacher who has made a significant contribution to the Ohio ProStart program, their school, and community. Hamilton was also recognized in Chicago May 6, with 46 other teachers (one from each state) who received their state award. One culinary teacher across the state receives this award and it is voted on by other teachers, as well as Ohio Restaurant Association staff.

Michael Milks receives Cardinal health Generations Rx Champions Award

Michael Milks, of Ada, is the 2012 recipient of the Cardinal health Generations Rx Champions Award for excellence in community-based prescription drug abuse prevention.

This award recognizes a pharmacist for his work in combating prescription drug abuse. The award honors a pharmacist who has demonstrated outstanding commitment within the pharmacy community to raise awareness of prescription drug abuse.

Ada man has a pretty good day fishing - $1,157 worth

Sunday was a pretty good day for fishing. Just ask Robbert Tidd of Ada. Tidd caught the number one tagged trout at Bluffton's annual trout derby on Sunday.

The fish was caught during derby hours and Tidd took home $1,157.50, which was one-half of the 50-50 raffle held following the derby.

One other Ada fisherman, Mark Schlachter, caught trout number 229 at the derby. This year's derby, held May 6, was the 68th annual event sponsored by the Bluffton Sportmen's Club and held in the Bluffton Buckeye Quarry.

Three Hardin County babies born in Bluffton Hospital in April

Bluffton Hospital reports the following babies were born from Hardin County residents in April:

April 10 – Asher Gideon Paul Neville, son of Tom and Carrie Neville, Forest, 6 pounds, 7 ounces, 19 ½ inches.

April 14 – Cash Harrison Alger, son of Nick and Jenifer Alger, Ada, 19 inches, 7 pounds, 10 ounces.

April 23 – Briar Marie Davis, daughter of Nate and Antwilla Davis, Kenton, 21 inches, 7 pounds, 13 ounces.

For photos of the babies click here.


Lots of announcements for Ada HS students

As the 2011-12 school year winds down, several school announcements are making the rounds this week. 

STUDENT COUNCIL:  If you are interested in joining Student Council next year, pick up a petition from Mrs. Smith this week. Signed petitions will need to be returned by Wednesday, May 9.  There are 2 spots open for current 7th graders, 2 spots for current 8th graders, 2 spots for current 9th graders, 3 spots for current 10th graders and 2 spots for current 11th graders.