Ada High School - We Yearbook (Ada, OH)

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In o Whole New Light The same old building takes on new meaning when seen "In a Whole New Light". Light is an integral part of our lives, yet one we often take for granted. We see the beauty of a beam of moonlight falling across the water or sunlight glittering on new-fallen snow. Light from the street lamps mingles with the neon lights of signs and the headlights of passing cars. Often, though, we forget how our lives would be if we viewed things in a different light. If we saw only infrared or ultraviolet light, our perspective of the world around us would change completely. In the same way, we often take for granted our school and the people there. It has long been a part of our lives, but we are often too busy to see At times, it becomes necessary to stand back and view the school in a whole new light. Our small school of 400 has undergone a number of drastic changes. The installation of new windows throughout the building has altered the outward appearance of the school in recent years while a new faculty and staff helped light the way to changes within. Through the magic of light, memories have been captured on film which enable us to view Ada High School ''In a Whole New Light". •sfl 0Jim Loop and Kevin Wildman show the spir that makes them two of Ada's favorit cheerleaders. Typical football players Brent Burris, Todd Wyss, Bob Kipker and Matt Toland demonstrate their eating skills, at least where pizza is concerned. 2In the Limelight Seniors are the eye-catching element of any high school. They light the way for those who follow in later years. As leaders, seniors are responsible for setting a shining example for their fellow students. By the time their final year dawns, seniors begin to feel that they are reaching the light at the end of the tunnel. For us, June 2, 1985, is a special time A senior's eyes light up at the mention of "graduation". We have all looked forward to this event for a long time and it will hold a bright spot in our memories for years to come. As we begin to make plans for our future, applying to colleges, searching for jobs, we begin to see the world in a whole new light. Suddenly, the lights from the world beyond Ada High School beckon us. We look back on times past as our years in high school draw to a close. The memories will stay with us as we go our separate ways. Many of these good times have been captured in this book so that we may look back on memories that are vivid and clear. Let's take a look at the senior class of 1985 as they enjoy their time "In a Whole New Light". ° e V 3 0 Se' 3Rodney Lane Archer James Russell Barker Angela Blackburn Amber Lynne Brown Timbre Lane Brown Brent Alan Burris David Wayne Burris Dana Marie Carmean Amy Jo Ann Chandler Jane Whitney Davis Michael Dearth Timothy John Dearth 4 Seniors SeniorsCharles Kurt Klingler Lee Anne Klingler Not Pictured: Derek Allen Brown Michael Wayne Burns A.J. Carroll Brian L. Hartman Joseph Lee Kiggins Douglas Howard Patton Karen Patton Jennifer Louise Downer Kimberly Ruth Dyer Douglas Grant Ellison Martha Ellen Evans Harold Fry Jr. Melissa Sue Hawbecker Mark Aaron Johansen Mary Beth Jump Robert Rene Kipker Seniors 5 SeniorsTina Marie Lawrence Amie Lu Lewis Jon Michel Lissner Suzanne Ruth Long James Robert Loop John David Magee Michael David Meyer Wesley Albert Milks Michele Louise Miller Susan Marie Minich Paul 0. Morrell Melissa Kay Murphy Seniors 6 SeniorsTodd Alan Music Jane Allison Napier Athena Joan Nyers Karl Henderson Oliver Kent Thompson Oliver James Lewis Park II Vonn Anthony Parsons Bruce Allen Pedersen Darren Paul Peltier Grant David Peper Jon Pifer Karen Michele Poling Seniors Seniors 7Brett Joseph Rogers Michele Renee Rohrer Paul David Saffell John Joseph Saltzman III Ruth Santa Cruz A. Shobhna Kumari Shah Elaine Marie Shields Dana Andrea Shult Amy Carole Siekerman Charles David Simpson Michelle Katherine Smith Veronica Ann Stier Seniors 8 SeniorsJohn Loren Telles Ronald Matthew Toland Lori Dee Weihrauch Mindy Sue West Kevin D. Wildman Cyrena Renee Williams Joanna Jane Wince Gary D. Wireman Melinda Lee Wolber Melissa Lee Wolber Todd William Wyss David Lee Zimmerly Seniors Seniors 9Seeing the World in New Light Many of us have traveled to Canada, but a few members of our class have visited countries much farther away. Some have had the chance to see the world through CISV (Children's International Summer Village), while some have traveled with other groups, and still others have gone with their families. Jim Barker, who visited Finland with CISV in 1982, expressed the feelings of the whole group by saying, "Visiting other countries is an experience everyone should have." Jenny Downer, who lived with her family in Germany for three years, agrees. "I just would like to say it was a great experience and if anyone ever gets a chance to visit another country, they should." Amy Chandler was one of the first to travel abroad when she was chosen to go to Sweden in 1978 for CISV. She stayed at a camp in Vasteras for a month with kids from thirty other countries. When asked what was special to her about her trip, Amy replied, "Just the trip, to me, was special. Being chosen to represent the U.S. as a delegate at the camp was an honor." The following year, both Mindy West and Jane Napier attended camps. Mindy spent a month in Ettlebrock, Luxemburg. She also traveled throughout this small country in western Europe. "My favorite part of the trip was going to Luxemburg City and the sightseeing there." Jane spent her month in Cuatemala in the city of Panajachel during the week and Guatemala City on the weekends. They also took day excursions to Chichicastinago and Quetzalten-ango. Jane stayed in people's homes, which she said was an experience she would never forget. She had an interesting experience following her time at the camp. 10 Senior Feature "After our stay at the camp, our delegation decided to fly to the ancient Mayan ruin site, Tikal. The inhabitants left the site quite mysteriously. It was quite thrilling to see how the primitive culture lived and wonder why they left so suddenly." Kent and Karl Oliver and Jim Barker traveled to Finland and spent a month with Finnish families through CISV exchange program in 1982. Jim, who stayed in Toija, said of his trip, "It is interesting to see how other people live under their own beliefs and their government." Mexico City, Mexico, is the site where Ruth Santa Cruz spent two weeks with a Catholic congregation. While she was there, she visited the famous El Basque de Cha-putepec, the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico and other recreational centers. Ruth says that although her stay was not very long, she enjoyed herself very much. Two members of our class have actually lived overseas. Jenny Downer's father was stationed at the Army base in Frankfurt, West Germany. Besides traveling throughout Germany, they also visited Austria, Luxemburg, Switzerland and Italy. Jenny says, "The traveling was the best for me. I enjoyed seeing different countries and cultures." Shobhna Shah lived in India for a year in 1970. India is the birthplace of her parents and brothers, and most of her relatives live there still. She enjoyed her stay very much because India is filled with fine architecture that cannot be found in the United States. "Because it has been such a long time since I've seen India, I would like to take another visit there after I graduate. India is filled with interesting people and places. I want to learn more about the culture by being a Whole there," Shobhna stated. Her interest in French language and culture led Amy Siekerman to take a study trip to France in the summer of 1984. She studied at a university in Normandy and spent some time in Paris. "I enjoyed my experience immensely and would love to return to France. I met many interesting people from other countries, as well as other Americans." Language was no barrier for Amy, who had studied the language for four years, but many of the others could only communicate in English. Those in CISV camps had people to interpret for them. Some made friends only with those who spoke English, while others found ways to communicate. Shobhna was very young and did not understand Hindu very well. She spoke English, which is what Jenny spoke at the complex, and with the Germans. Jim knew only "no" and "Thank you", but his host knew English. Jane picked up a few words of Spanish, but her leader interpreted in town. Mindy and Amy both were able to speak English at their camps. Ruth did speak Spanish fluently, but had trouble with those who spoke quickly. Through their experiences with other cultures and languages, these seniors have come to view the world in a whole new light. Each person was exposed to a new way of life. They were forced to adapt themselves to unusual customs. As Jim says, "Have you ever had a hamburger with a pineapple on top? Their food was quite different!" In spite of these new experiences, each person survived their time away from home and enjoyed themselves as well. Perhaps we can all learn to see the world "In a Whole New Light." A Dutch windmill is the mom attraction in this photo by Jenny Downer. According to Jane Napier, volcanoes are a common sight in Guatemala. This valley in Luxemburg, photographed by Mindy West, is dominated by an ancient Roman aquaduct. Senior Feature 1 1Marc Ryan breaks the suspense of who is going to be Sophomore homecoming attendant 12 Jeff Anspach, Ryan Conley, Robbie Shields, Halloween antics invade the art room! break the school day with a little laughterHighlights The many activities and organizations at Ada High School light up our lives and serve to balance the heavier load of academics. The organizations help to heighten scholarship and many of the clubs are related to curricular areas within the school. Activities which had died out were brought back to life this year, while struggling ones were injected with new life. These changes have given a new feeling "In a Whole New Light". Every aspect of student life at Ada High School is touched in some way by the clubs and activities. The trip taken by the band and choir to New York City delighted every person who went. This was a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience the life and lights of the Big Apple. Scholastics were represented from the Junior High Spelling Bee to the competition of Interclass. Let's glance at some of the highlights of student life in 1984-85, starting with the warm sunlight of August, on to the pale beam of winter sun falling on fresh snow, and ending with the light of the hundreds of flashbulbs Illuminating graduation in the spring. 0 S' 13HOMECOMING HIGHLIGHTS Shadows crept over Ada's homecoming celebration this year, but the highlights are what will be remembered. The weather held firm and fair throughout the bonfire, parade, game, and dance. Although the Buldogs fell with a frustrating final score of 0-57 against a tough Delphos Jefferson squad, the fans came out in full force to support the Ada team. Shelly Rohrer was selected from the three senior attendants to reign as queen over the festivities. The other seniors were Michelle Smith and Amy chandler. Underclassmen were represented by Ju- nior attendant Vicki Campbell, Sophomore attendant Shelly Pitts, and Freshman attendant, Peggy Gordon. The homecoming dance was held in the Multipurpose Room with "The System", disc-jockeys from Defiance. The dance culminated a three-day celebration well-attended and enjoyed by the student body. Thanks go to the Student Council, Cheerleaders, Faculty members and all those involved with organizing this super weekend. Escort Bob Kipker places the crown on 1985 Homecoming Queen, Shelly Rohrer Elementary and Junior High students come out in throngs to support the "Dogs " Michelle Smith serves os one of the senior attendants. Sophomore attendant is Shelly Pitts. 9 14 HomecomingPerched on the convertible os junior attendant is Vicki Campbell At left: The second senior attendant is Amy Chandler Center right: The Bulldogs enter the game with strong support from their fans! Couples enioy the music at the homecoming dance Homecoming 15Jeon Baughman and Andrea Traster watch Lisa Smith accept the trophy for the winning Junior class. Mr. Roudebush congratulates Sherri Wince for her dramatic reading. 16 Interclasst Interclass Ignites T uesdoy, November 12, marked the 79th annual competition of Interclass at Ada High School. This year the categories included Essay, Short Story, Poetry, and Dramatic Reading. Competitors were few in number but strong in spirit as the ideas of creative expression exploded on the stage. Winners in each category were Jean Baughman — Essay, Amy Siekerman — Short Story, Lisa Smith — Poetry, and Andrea Tras-ter — Dramatic Reading. The Junior class represented the overall winners. Congratulations to all those who participated. The light of academic achievement shone brightly on the stage the night of Interclass '84. Andrea Traster performs the lawyer's Presenting her original short story entitled speech from To Kill A Mockingbird. "The Promotion" is Amy Siekerman Sherri Wince gets involved in her dramatic rendition of "The Button". Interclass 17Fine Food Marvelous Music Creative Combination The annual evening of dinner and entertainment known as Music Feast took place November 10, 1984. Steak dinners were served in the cafeteria and German-style snacks of bratwurst and saurkraut were available to those watching performances in the gym. Dinner music was provided in both the cafeteria and multi-purpose room by soloists and ensembles. The Marching Band reviewed the season in their final performance of the year. The High School Choir gave the public a first taste of their talent for the year. The fun-filled evening culminated with a show choir invitational, featuring groups from Spencer-ville, Riverdale and Ohio Northern University, among others. The Ada Varsity Singers finished the evening with a superb performance. The yearly musical event was a great success. The combination of good food and creative song was enjoyed by all those who attended and participated. The Junior High Choir files in for their premiere performance. 18 Music FeastDirector Lynn Knoble leads the High School Choir as they perform in the gym The Varsity Singers sing "Hit the Road Jack"' as part of their competition show Joe Wouben and Stephanie Shull sing a duet as dinner music. The Marching Band and flag corps finish the season. Music Feast 19The Varsity cheerleaders lead the Spirit Week crowd in a chant. Near signs proclaiming the spirit of various classes, the Varsity team warms up. 20 Spirit WeekDress Highlights Week The week of February 4-8, 1985 was a spirit-filled time at Ada High School. Students and faculty showed support for their school by following daily themes. Each class chose phrases which demonstrated their school spirit. Spirit Week themes included: "Roll 'em up," "Hats off to the Bulldogs," and "Sweat for the Bulldogs." The week was finished off with Purple and Gold Day. The gym was filled with signs from each class urging the boys' varsity team to victory over the strong Upper Scioto Valley Rams. The Bulldogs lost a close game in front of a sell-out crowd. Competition for the spirit stick took place at the pep rally and during the game. The 7th grade class won this coveted award. Although Friday night's game was the official culmination of Spirit Week, "Spirit" remained high among Ada students as they backed the Bulldogs throughout the remainder of the season. Karen Poling shows her spirit by sporting an Shelly Pitts and Shari Wyss lead the crowd interesting hat to cheer the Bulldogs on to victory. Spirit Week 21OLD DANCE IN NEW LIGHT Students kicked up their heels to the music of The System at the annual Sadie Hawkins Dance, sponsored by Student Council. The girl-invites-guy hoedown took place on January 4, 1985. Mock marriage ceremonies were performed by Mr. Norberg. The dance was held in the multi-purpose room, with decorations straight from Old MacDonald's farm. Attendance was not limited to couples. The shyer girls could go with friends and hope to meet the man of their dreams. Many of the slow dances were, fittingly, ladies choice, but the guys had a chance to make their preferences known, as well. On the whole, everyone who attended had a wonderful time. Mike Willeke and Lisa Smith take time out Jim Barker and his date, Tammy tie the from the dance floor to have a chat knot, with the help of “Preacher" Norberg. 22 Sadie Hawkins DanceKicking up their heels to the music of The System ore Shelly Rohrer, Dee Wolber and Laurie Epley. Dick Reichenbach demonstrates the proper technique for "jammin' down " He really moves on the dance floor! Slowing down the pace, many couples sway to a soft ballad Sadie Hawkins Dance 23Candlelight . . . Streamers, flowers, formals, and tails all combined to create the atmosphere of festivity known as "prom". Members of the junior class busily decorated the ballroom in McIntosh Center for the event they had worked for all year. Magazines had been sold and a dance was held in the winter to raise money for this tribute to the senior class. May 11, 1985 marked this spe- cial date for juniors and seniors. The early part of the day was spent decorating, and then the fun began. Couples danced far into the night to the sound of Madman Productions. After prom was held in McIntosh Center as well and ran into the early morning hours. Bowling, billiards and movies were available to all those who attended. This was a night in which all were literally "Rockin' at Midnight". 24 PromThe photographer takes a picture of Angela Blackburn taking a picture! Gary Wells and dancing partner take to the dance floor 25 Kevin Plaugher and Dana Shult seem to enjoy the music and the companyAssisting os servers at the prom are Jennifer Hanratty and Holly Fries 26 Prom. . . Into the Night The view through the decorative streamers Ryan Conley and Linda Oates by candle show students getting ready for afterlight prom. 10 I « ■ y y S i • V • Rob Shields relaxes with friends during the early morning hours. The all-night festivities have a humorous effect on Linda Counts and Shelly Rohrer Prom 27Seniors Recognized The second annual senior awards banquet was held Monday, May 13 to recognize the top academic scholars from Ada High School. David Lusk, Student Council adviser, served as Master of Ceremonies. After a short introduction, cheesecake and punch were served to parents, students, and faculty. The presentations began with a few words from Superintendent Eugene Fries. Organized by the Student Council, the ceremonies honor top sen- ior students in all areas of the curriculum, past and newly-inducted National Honor Society members, and seniors with a 3.7 or higher grade point average. Students participating in the Talented, Abled and Gifted program were also recognized. Ada seniors who received scholarships to various colleges and universities were introduced and the announcement of this year's Valedictorians and Saluta-torian concluded the honors banquet. Mr Lusk congratulates art award winners Ruth Santo Cruz, Michele Miller, and Susan Minich. This sculpture illustrates the artistic talent found in Ada High School. 28 Senior AwardsArt works by a variety of award winners were on display throughout the multi-purpose room. Posing for the camera are those seniors with a 3.7 grade average or above: Amber Brown, Michele Miller, Timbre Brown, Jane Davis, John Telles, Amy Siekerman, Mitzi Murphy, and Mindy West. Mrs. Traster announces the student selected as the top French scholar, Amy Siekerman. Center: Mr Feeser congratulates senior John Saltzman on his selection as the top Vocational Agriculture student Parents, students and faculty enjoy dessert and conversation before the awards ceremony begins. Senior Awards 29Hats At Graduation June 2, 1985 marked the end of an era for seventy-seven seniors. Graduation, a special day that had been looked forward to for years, was now a reality. At precisely 2:00 p.m., the seniors and faculty members filed into the gymnasium to the sound of "Pomp and Circumstance". The seniors, girls in gray robes and guys in maroon, all carried white silk roses, as did the faculty, board of education members, and special speakers. A senior trumpet trio, consisting of Amy Siekerman, Suzanne Long, and Amber Brown, gave their rendition of "Bugler's Holiday", accompanied by Andrea Traster on piano. Reverend John Evans of St. Mark's Luthren Church was the special speaker. Valedictory addresses were given by the three top scholars, Amber, Brown, Timbre Brown, and Amy Siekerman. Melissa Murphy gave the salutatory address. Special music was provided by the high school choir as well as a senior ensemble. After receiving their diplomas and turning their tassels, the seniors tossed their caps into the air in a moment of sincere elation! Derek Brown receives his diplomo from Board President William Robinson. Enjoying the exercises are Rod Archer, Jim Barker and Angela Blackburn An ensemble formed by the senior members of the high school choir perform “Vearnings" LAI I 30 GraduationMr Robinson congratulates Tim Dearth upon the receipt of his diploma. Timbre Brown speaks to the crowd as one of the three valedictorians 4 Graduation hats fly as the ceremonies come to an end. Another 4.0 valedictorian is Amber Brown. The third valedictorian speaker is Amy Sie-kerman. Graduation 31Hats O . . . The Ada High School choir performs their traditional "How Do We Say Goodbye". Bob Kipker receives his diploma from Mr. Robinson as Mr. Roudebush announces the next graduate 32 GraduationThe long-awaited date finally appears on the school bulletin board. Andrea Traster and Megan Shult accompany senior trumpeters Amber Brown, Suzanne Long, and Amy Siekerman. Graduation 33Light of Leadership Student Council is a governing body consisting of two seventh graders, two eighth graders, three freshmen, three sophomore, four juniors and four seniors. Representatives are selected through a combined process of petition and election, involving both the student body and the faculty. Mr. David Lusk is the advisor. This was a busy year for the Council with many events scheduled throughout the year. Dances highlighted a large portion of council members' time as the Student Council took responsibility for the Sadie Hawkins Dance, two junior high dances, and the extravagant Homecoming Week- end, which involved both the bonfire on Thursday and the Saturday night dance. From an academic point of view, the Council sponsored the Interclass Competition in November and the Senior Honor Awards Dessert in May. Moneymaking projects include a car wash, a bake sale, managing the concessions at all home basketball games, and the popular Carnation Day. Fun and relaxation were in order for the comical, if not exactly athletic, competition with the faculty as the teachers and council representatives met on both the volleyball court in the fall and the softball field in the spring. Jane Napier checks out the concession stand ot a rival school. Student Council officers include (standing) Timbre Brown, president, Amy Siekerman, corresponding secretary; Kurt Klmgler, vice president; advisor Mr Lusk; (seated) Jane Nopier, treasurer; Amber Brown, recording secretory. 34 Student CouncilMr. Lusk announces the guest speaker for the Student Council sponsored assembly. Timbre Brown gets involved at the bonfire pep rally as the flames light up the night sky Mr Ken Ellis, ex-pro football player in the NFL, speaks to the student body at a special assembly Student Council 35SI i§ National Honor Society National Honor Society is a country-wide organization designed to recognize the academic excellence of high school juniors and seniors. Beginning with the 1984-85 school year, eligibility requirements include a 3.4 grade point average. Students must also show involvement in extra-curricu- lar activities and be evaluated by faculty and staff. This year, twelve students were inducted into the Society in a special assembly held for their parents and the student body. A reception was held following the induction ceremony for the members, their families, and faculty. Post members prepare fo initiate newly-selected students Awaiting turns are Susan Minich, Timbre Brown, Jane Davis, Jane Napier, Amber Brown, Shobhna Shah, Amy Siekerman, and Melissa Hawbecker. 36 National Honor SocietyMr Gene Fries, Superintendent, addresses the members of National Honor Society, their parents, and the student body. Being sworn in as new members are Jill Davis, John Amburgey, Cam Nelson, Jean Baughman, Lisa Smith, and Andrea Tras-ter National Honor Society 37Someone in the Office "Sunshine in a Smile" Someone has to collect the at-tendence cards. Someone has to answer the phone. Someone has to make more coffee. Someone needs to make fifty copies in five minutes. All of these someones add up to students who volunteer to work in the high school office, guidance office, and libraries. These students give up study hall time to act as unofficial secretaries and "gofers", performing all types of services from distributing the mail to dispatching messages. Workers in the high school office are under the direction of Jackie Kent. Guidance Workers are trained by Peggy Davis. The library aides work behind the circulation desk in both the high school and elementary libraries. These volunteers are organized by Mrs. Meyer-Ely and Mrs. Campbell. Responsibilities for these students include checking out, shelving, and receiving books. Shelly Clum and Dona Carmean complete end-of-the-day tasks eighth period in the office. Office Workers: (row I) Denise Treen, Amy Curtis, Suzanne Long, Martha Evans, Kim Dyer, Angela Blackburn, Renee Williams, Dana Carmean, Jane Davis, (row 2) Beth Young, Shelly Clum, Rob Counts, Bob Kipker, Damn Peltier, David Burris, Karen Poling, Doug Ellison Elementary librarians include: Bonnie Jones, Andrea Compoli, Lisa Park and Trade Clemons 38 Office Workers LibrariansHigh School librarians: (row I) John Fisher, Dick Reichenbach, Bridget Sutherly, Jean me Atkinson, Mike Hartman, (row 2) Todd Robinson, Peggy Gordon, Stacy Dye, Mindy Guidance Workers are: Vicki Loop, Bill Keller, and Teresa Nellis Matt Cole was absent for the picture Murphy, Merri Lissner, Chris Doner, Chris Long, Becky Ramsey, (row 3) Mike Runser, Ernie Daugherty, David Rhoades, Melissa Hawbecker, Karen Poling, Erica Erickson. Office Workers Librarians 39Scientists Travel This year's edition of the Science Club was well represented, both in number of participants and number of activities. Some twenty members of the club enjoyed the events offered through the organization, including a tour of the biology department at Ohio Northern University and assisting in the Science Fair competition. Two trips served as the major highlights for the scientific minded group. One was a canoe trip in southern Ohio at Mohican State Park. In May, the club enjoyed an all-day outing to Cedar Point to end the year's activities. Advisor for the Science Club is Mr. Keven Neff. Leading the club were Kevin Wildman, Wes Milks, and Jon Lissner. Science Club Row I: Mory Jump, Jenny Downer, Kevin Wildman, Todd Music, Wes Milks, Jane Nopier, More Ryan, Clint Rex, Derek Moore, Adviser Keven Neff, Row 2: Jon Lissner, Dave Zimmerly, Luke Johansen, Darrin Peltier, Mark Johansen, Brent Meyer, John Amburgey, Row 3: Rob Counts, Bill Keller 40 Science Club41 Todd Music er»|oys the success of a good launch as the balloon makes its ascent Kevin Wildman creates a concoction in the laboratory!The Foreign Language Club is a combination of both French and Spanish cultures. Its members enjoy the benefits of selling paperback books to academic classes in the high school as a money-making project. Some of the activities for this year included designing the long-sleeve, red T-shirts with the emblem of the club on the front and feasting on doughnuts and pizza at the meetings each month. The members also planned their annual foreign-food restaurant visit. Language Club members, Row I: Jean Baughman, Heather Saffell, Mindy West, Row 2: Patti Fleming, Traci Weihrauch, Brian Nell, Chris Minich, Shobhna Shah, Row 3: David Anthony, Rodney Williams, Jodi Dearth, Sherri McCoy, LeeAnn Compton, Peggy Gordon, Deyonka Holbrook, Sarbori Bhattachorya, advisor Mrs. Karen Minto. Officers include: Advisor Mrs. Minto, Sor-bori Bhattachorya, Deyonko Holbrook, Ruth Sonta Cruz, and Kim Dyer Foreign Language Mrs. Minto prepares her room for both Spanish and English At right: Train cars on the Lima tracks greet the President on his "Whistle-Stop Tour" of the Midwest. Club 42 Language Club Whistles StopWhere? The day — October 8. The participants — the Ada Band, Flag Corps, the Cheerleaders, plus a few thousand others. The occasion — the much publicized Whistle Stop Tour made by President Ronald Reagan which included a stop in Lima, Ohio. The Ada Band performed their Marching Band Show before the President's arrival and joined in the "Star-Spangled Banner" that greeted Mr. Reagan's train. The result — a super experience for all! Members of the Marching Band demonstrate their patriotic enthusiasm. Ada Flag Corps members and Cheerleaders pose with Uncle Sam. Tuba players Luke Johansen, Mark Johansen, and Drew Peltier send a musical message to President Regon Presidential Tour 43Under Stadium Lights The Ada High School Band has had a busy year with many performances and competitions. As well as performing at all home and away football games, the Marching Band performed at the Allen and Hardin county fairs, the F M Picnic, attended a drum corps show in Marion, Ohio, and performed at Cedar Point. One of the highlights of the season was being the Hardin County representative along with Ohio Northern University's band to perform for President Reagan on his Whistle Stop tour in Lima. That evening the band returned to Ada to perform their special patriotic show featuring a 30 foot American Flag and a cloud of white balloons as a grand finale. The Marching Band placed second in their class at the Delphos OMEA-sponsored Marching Band Competition and traveled to New Philadelphia, Ohio where they Sharon Gibson and Amy Chondler, members of the flog corps, dance to a Gilbert and Sullivan medley. placed sixth in the prestigious Festival of Champions. The Marching season came to a close with the band's season review at the Seventh Annual Music Feast. The concert season began with the annual Christmas Concert and continued with a special recording for the WLSR radio station. The band received straight I's at District Level Competition and qualified for State Competition. On April 19, 1985 the band received a II (excellent) rating at State, held in Bowling Green, Ohio. A spring concert was given to preview music for the trip to New York City and on Friday, April 26 the musicians left for the Big Apple. The Spring Band Festival was held on May 29 which included the fifth and sixth grade bands, the Junior High Band and the High School Band. The special awards dessert followed, finishing a busy, challenging and exciting year. 44 BandBand 45Music With Meaning Jazz and Pep Band Provides "Sound" Entertainment The Ada High School Jazz Band, which consists of five horn players, drums, piano and keyboard, serves as the back-up group for the Varsity Singers show choir. Members of this group perform with the Varsity Singers at every engagement. The full band accompanied the Singers at Music Feast and at the spring "Sound Celebration", as well as in New York City. Including both Junior High and Senior High Band members, the Pep Band provided entertainment between games and at the halftime of all home games during the Varsity Boys' basketball season. This group performed lively pop tunes, marching band songs, and some well-known songs from the past. The Pep Band kept the crowd entertained and helped cheer the team on to victory. Pep Band, Row 1: Amy Siekerman, Paul Saf-fell, Megan Shult, Row 2: Jean Baughman, Scott Gonder, Drew Hiester, David Keller, Brian Nell, Chad Brubaker, Row 3: Kevin Moser, Kerrie Reiter, Shown Fisher, Sherri Wince, Sarbori Bhattacharya, Becky Ramsey, Row 4: Chris Wire, Chanda Fitzpatrick, Holly Beckley, Coleen Griffin, Angie New-lond, Heather Price, Missy Sanders, Eric Ro-birds, top: Eric Turner. 46 Jozz Pep BandKerrie Reiter gets into halftime entertainment. Members of the Jazz Band are Jean Baughman, Kevin Moser, Ted Griffith, Amy Siekermon, Becky Ramsey, Megan Shult, Chad Brubaker, Paul Saffell Jazz Pep Band 47Junior Talent Shines! The 65-member Junior High Band kept busy in the fall preparing to march in the Halloween Parade and to march with the High School Band during the halftime celebration at Homecoming. The start of the concert season brought try-outs and changes to better balance the band. Many instrumental soloists and ensembles performed at the Solo and Ensemble Competition and all received good ratings. The full band received a Superior (I) rating at District Contest held May 4, 1985. The remainder of the year was spent preparing the eighth-graders for their entrance into the High School Band and seventh-graders were made ready to become leaders in their band. Created during the 1983-84 school year, the Junior High Choir now consists of 60 seventh and eighth graders. The members of this group both sing and dance in concert. Besides performing at the Music Feast in the fall, this group was featured in the Varsity Singers "Sound Celebration" in May. The credits of this group include Superior (I) ratings at District Contest as well as numerous Superior and Excellent (II) ratings earned by ensembles at the Solo and Ensemble Competition. As shown by these honors, the Junior High Chorus provides an excellent "feeder" group for the Varsity Singers and the Concert Choir. Paige Murphy, Missy Sanders and Eric Ro-birds blow their tune' Working the French horn section are Co-leen Griffin, Holly Beckley, ond Chondo Fitzpatrick The eighth grade girls' ensemble, Row 1: Cheryl Forcey, Holly Fries, Coleen Griffin, Amy Simmons, Row 2: Julie Tyson, Kristine Honratty, LeAnn Plaugher, Lisa Park. 48 Jr High Band ChoirForming the Mixed Ensemble are Row 1: Nicole Epley, Holly Fries, Julie Tyson, LeAnn Plaugher, Row 2: Eric Turner, Kevin Moser, Chad Brubaker. The Junior High Band performs on stage to a packed auditorium Members of the seventh grade girls' ensemble are Row 1: Kerry Spallinger, Sarah West, Rena Lawrence, Amber Dearth, Row 2: Beth Siekerman, Becky Rayl, Jennifer Hanratty. Staci Robinson, Missy Sanders The Chomber Ensemble includes Row 1: Amy Binkley, Coleen Griffin, Holly Fries, Matt Hiester, Kevin Moser, Amy Simmons, Rena Lawrence, Row 2: Linda Barker, Angie Newland, Danielle Kratzer, Chris Wire, Scott Wright, Julie Tyson, Kristine Hanratty, Amber Dearth, Row 3: Beth Siekerman, Chanda Fitzpatrick, Eric Turner, Chad Brubaker, Jim Neiswander, LeAnn Plaugher, Staci Robinson Jr. High Band Choir 49CHOIRS GO SIL VER Numbering a whooping ninety-eight participants, the High School Choir had a busy and successful year. The premiere performance was given November 10 at the Seventh Annual Music Feast, followed by a combined Christmas concert with the Concert Band. The Superior (I) rating received by the Choir at District III Contest allowed them to enter competition on the state level. On April 19, the Concert Choir received its very first Superior at State Contest, held this year in Bowling Green, Ohio. The next event the choir competed in was Music Maestro's New York, New York "Festival of Music" where they received a second place silver medal. The season finished with the annual Spring Fever Follies and a performance at graduation. The show choir, known as the Ada High School Varsity Singers, is a select group of singers and dancers auditioned each year. The group's first performance for this musical season was at the Hardin County Fair, followed by a preview of their competition show at Music Feast. After the December Christmas concert, the Varsity Singers prepared for the Piqua Competition, where they received third place. This talented group also received a silver medal in New York City, the highest honor awarded to a show choir, on April 27. Ohio Northern University's annual competition, held May 12, brought this group yet another third place award. Aside from competition and concerts, the Varsity Singers gave numerous performances for community groups and programs. Top hats and canes are on order for the Varsity Singers in the 1984-85 version of Music Feast 50 Choir Vorsity SingersAccompanying the Concert Choir this year are (seated) Megan Shult and Sarbori Bhat-tacharya, (standing) Amy Siekermon and Andrea Traster. One element adding to the success of the Varsity Singers is their impressive choreography Hands up for music' The Ada musicians The Concert Choir performs before an intri-show their enthusiasm gued audience at Ada's own Music Feast. Choir Varsity Singers 51Economists Enjoy The Home Economics Club was re-formed this year, adding to the changing developments at Ada High School. Working with adviser Mrs. Myrna Neff were fifteen girls from the freshmen through senior classes. Club activities included a hallow-een party in October and a Christmas party for children from kindergarten to the third grade. The future home economists also visited the Corinthian Nursing Home in Kenton where they performed a skit, gave prizes of fresh fruit, and served refreshments. A May trip to Cedar Point was planned to end the year's activities. Special programs given during the year included a make-up and color analysis by Kay Rex and a slide presentation and speaker from Simon Kenton. The rebirth of the club and their impressive list of activities encouraged a new growth. Top: Home Ec. studies include child care Here, Tina Lawrence works with students in an elementary classroom Officers include Tammy Williams, secretary; Deb Lawrence, Misti Traucht, recreation; Tracie Clemons, treasurer, Susan In-mon, vice president; Tina Lawrence, president Home Ec Club, Row 1: Valerie Burris, Kim Dyer, Diana Wireman, Tammy Williams, Row 2: Erica Erickson, Teresa Kiggins, Deb Lawrence, Jennie Dearth, Michelle Hall, Tracie Clemons, Susan Inmon, Misti Traucht, Tina Lawrence, Mrs. Neff. Computers have become a new dimension in home economy. Sue Inmon gets in some proctice during a computer class. 52 Home Ec.The Future Farmers of America, a standing tradition at Ada High School, has also grown and prospered through the 1984-85 school year. Activities for the club members are many and varied and stress both education and enjoyment. A new element added this year was an Apple HE computer. Members are able to apply programs to several fields of agriculture and can maintain proiect records as well. Soil judging was a success this Follow Future Farmers fall as both teams and individuals placed. Achievements included a second place finish for the rural team and a fourth place for the urban team at the District 9 contest in Van Wert. The rural team also placed 14th out of 45 teams competing at Newark in the State Land and Soil Judging Contest. Individual honors went to Dick Rei-chenbach, Ted Griffith, and Jerry Saltzman at Van Wert and Ted Griffith at Newark. Other highlights for the year included the FFA banquet honoring members and people from the community who have helped the chapter State judging was held in April for competition in a wide variety of areas. For their end-of-the-year plans, chapter members hope to travel to Canada for a fishing trip organized by adviser Bud Feeser. FFA'ers and their families will spend one week in the Canadian backwoods. Kent Everhart finishes cleaning a piston in Vo. Ag. Gary Reese captures the interest of his young audience with rabbitsl Officers retiring as of December, 1984: Gary Reese, Ted Griffith, John Saltzmon, President Dick Reichenbach, Jerry Saltzman, Kent Everhart, Martha Evans. New officers as of January, 1985 Shawn Fisher, Dick Reichenbach, Ted Griffith, President Kent Everhart, Jerry Saltzmon, Matt Klingler, Jamie Patton FFA 53Not-So-Secret Support The tradition of Secret Admirers continued this year under the direction of head football coach Dave McFarland. The role of the organization is to support the football team by making signs and posters, baking Friday "goodies" and decorating individual players' lockers. Highlights this year for the Secret Admirers included organizing the fall sports banquet and holding a pizza party for the team. Also under the guidance of Coach McFarland was the 1985 version of the Varsity A club. Any athlete earning a letter in sports or team management is eligible to become a member of this organization. Activities of this group are many and varied but according to one member of the Varsity A club, "We really have a good time spending leftover money!" Both of these organizations serve to support and enhance the athletic program at Ada High School. Football is the theme surrounding all activities of the Secret Admirers, as this decoration suggests. Secret Admirers: (row 1) Angela Blackburn, Michele Miller, Lori Weirauch, Jane Davis, Renee Williams, Missy Stier, Amie Lewis, Jodi Wince, Michele Smith, Elaine Shields, (row 2) Sherrie McCoy, Linda Counts, Jane Napier, Sherri Wince, Traci Weirauch, (row 3) LeAnn Klmgler, Wendy Morrell, Laurie Epley, Sue Stahl, Karin Kindle, (row 4) Amy Chandler, Deyonka Holbrook, Tammy Lawrence, Stacie Fisher, Deeann Turner, Kerrie Reiter, Kim Pederson, Vicki Campbell, Chris Minich, Jennifer Minich, (row 5) Denise Treen, Becky Ramsey, DeeDee Wolber, Sandy Stahl, Cindy Gossel, (row 6) Jodi Dearth, Patty Fleming, Dana Carmean, Monica Chambers, Mindy Murphy, (row 7) Susan Inmon, Misti Traucht, Deb Lawrence, Jennie Dearth, Shelly Pitts, Melissa Hawbecker, Lisa Smith, Andrea Traster, LeAnn Compton, Amy Shroyer 54 Secret Admirers Varsity A Varsity A members include: (row I) Todd Klingler, John Amburgey, David Zimmerly, Todd Music, Kurt Klingler, Todd Wyss, Derek Brown, (row 2) Heather Saffell, Vonn Parsons, Darrin Peltier, Marc Staley, Brian Young, Matt Toland, (row 3) Jenny Downer, Missy Wolber, Linda Counts, Chris Minich, Mindy Wolber, Wendy Morrell, Shelly Rohrer, (row 4) Beth Young, Sue Stahl, Sandy Stahl, DeeDee Wolber, Mike Willeke, Mike Runser, Jerry Saltzman, Dick ReichenbachEnioymg pizza with the football team are Secret Admirers Renee Williams and Elaine Shields. Secret Admirers Varsity A 55STAFF CAPTURES ADA Capturing all the events, people and images that make up a school year and saving them is the challenge that faces the yearbook staff every fall. In fact, the preparation for the task began before the start of school. Editor Amy Sie-kerman and advisor Lyn Davis travelled to Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in August to attend a week-long workshop covering layout, design, theme, finances, staff morale and copy writing. Amy brought home a "Best Layout" award and many ideas for the 1985 edition of "WE." Planning and training continued in September when 15 staffers attended a one-day workshop at Ur-bana University in Urbana, Ohio. The sessions on theme development, layout and photography got the staff tuned up for the year. During the fall and winter, the book began to take shape Taking a special effects photo for the full color cover, writing theme copy, arranging underclassmen mugs, The hat, compliments of Herff Jones, lets us know that "friends" ore "All getting together for you in your yeorbook'" selling books and ads and striving to meet deadlines were all part of the job. All of the work became worthwhile, though, when the first set of proofs came back from Herff Jones. The staff could see that their efforts were going to pay off in Ada's best yearbook ever. This year's theme, "In a Whole New Light," enabled annual staff members to look at the school in a different, special way. "Students working on the yearbook this year really became involved in the changes taking place in our school. They seemed to experience a new awareness of what was going on around them," says Mrs. Davis. Amy agrees. "I learned to view our school in a different way as I looked for changes which created the "new light." Viewing Ada High School in a whole new light was the challenge — and the |oy — of the 1985 "WE" staff. 56 Annual StaffTammi Mumaugh and Kim Pederson demonstrate typical yearbook poses A group of staff members takes a short break during Winter Picture Day. Will Weprich, our Herff Jones representative, shares his expertise at a yearbook seminar at Urbana College The “WE" staff photographers, responsible for nearly every picture in the book are Jennifer Mmich, Karl Oliver, Cyndee Dye, Amy Shroyer, Megan Shult, Charles Simpson, and Kent Oliver Annual Staff 5758The Light of Learning Learning is the most important aspect of our school experiences. Not only do we learn the basic skills necessary for every day life, but we also learn how to get along with others and how to prepare for the future. The fact that learning is required, however, does not prohibit it from being fun. Academic achievement is as important in our school as athletic competition, and it does not go unrewarded. Banquets and announcements recognized those dents were selected for various scholarships to institutions of higher learning. State recognition was abundant, from science projects to spelling skills to agricultural and music competitions. Ada's Art department led the county in awards and recognitions for its talented individuals. Ada students continued to maintain their high standards on scholastic achievement tests. Students and faculty alike can share a sense of pride in the academic highlights of the 1984-85 59Communication is Key Keeping the Lines Open Language Arts form the basics of our high school education. All students must take reading and English while in Junior High School. Seventh grade English students studied a mythology unit based on the film "Clash of the Titans". They also spent time on a drama unit which emphasized pantomime and improvisational acting. High school students are also required to take four years of English. Therefore, each of us majors in English. The sophomore classes covered literary extremes, from science fiction to the stabbing of Julius Caesar, to the romantic imagination of Don Quixote in "Man of La Mancha". The English 12 AP class worked on a cross-cur- Second-year Spanish student Vicki Campbell works on an assignment with a friend. ricular project on quantum physics with Mr. Lusk's physics class. Through the book TAKING THE QUANTUM LEAP by Fred Alan Wolf, students were introduced to the world of paradox as it applies to the atomic universe. Foreign Languages, another major part of Language Arts, are popular electives in our school. Both French and Spanish classes are offered on four levels. Students become more familiar with the languages through filmstrips, language labs, and oral practice. Spanish students participated in art days to become acquainted with art and craft forms. French students brought foods in to develop varied tastes. 60 AcademicsThe sophomores in Mrs Davis's English class are intent on their studies Eighth graders enjoy Reading class with Mrs. Howell Academics 61Search and Solve! The sciences involve both math-ematics and science Junior highers and high school students alike are required to take some science and math courses Junior high science is an introduction to general science which follows in high school. This year the eighth graders participated in the science fair. On the local level, 33 projects received Superior awards. Five of these projects went to district-level competition at Ohio Northern University. Stacy Dye received a Good rating, Jay Cotten and Karen Faulkner were awarded Excellents and Mike Crouse and Chris Wire received Superior ratings. Chris was to take his project to State competition, but broke his arm the night before the event. Freshmen get a taste of the more specific sciences which follow their general science curriculum. This year they were assigned a special project in which the stu- dents were given certain items, such as string, plastic bottles, tin cans, wire, or nails, and were asked to make something which moved or performed a task. This idea was based on the project "Search for Solutions." The senior physics students constructed hot air balloons from tissue paper, and, on a couple of cool spring days, released them to soar above Ada. Some reached altitudes of over 150 feet and one balloon floated a distance of one-half mile. Junior high math students took part in a special Trivial Pursuit game designed by Mr. Kinsey and furnished with questions dealing with mathematic functions. Mike Meyer, a senior Calculus student, once again scored in a high percentile on the National Mathematics Examination. The physics class prepares a tissue-paper hot air balloon for launching. Scott Mullins discovers a microscopic world in sophomore biology Advanced chemistry students Todd Music and Kevin Wildman perform an involved laboratory experiment 62 AcademicsTraci Weihrauch concentrates on an Algebra II problem. Todd Robinson and David Anthony pay close attention in their freshman science class. Rodney Williams thinks he knows the an- Members of a second-level Algebra class swer to a biology question are hard at work. (?) Academics 63Miss Sale's sociology class pays close at Mike Runser works on a project in crafts tention to what she has to say. class. Variety is .. . The Social Studies program is an area of academic requirement. In junior high, all students take geography, Ohio history and U S. history. The freshmen and sophomore years contain no requirements, but students are free to select so- cial studies courses as electives. The social studies range from psychology and sociology to world history. All juniors take American history and seniors must take at least a semester of American government. 64 Academics. . . the Spice of Life The four member Scholastic Bowl team consisted of seniors Amy Siekerman and Michele Miller and juniors Andrea Traster and Cam Nelson. The team competed in two Hardin County quiz bowls, placing third both times. The Industrial Arts and the Crafts classes performed plastic spinning, woodburning of covered bridges and old-fashioned designs, and worked with ceramics. The Vocational Agriculture classes participated in a variety of activities. One class built picnic tables for the park as part of the "Building our America" project. Other classes started corn test plots on the Dale Badertscher farm, repaired and overhauled Mr Feeser stands guard as his vocational agriculture students do welding work tractors or repaired small engines for people in the community. The Home Economics classes all participated in the Preschool Awareness Day, held April 17 at Lima Technical College Offered to students were various activities and ideas for a parent or babysitter to present to children. The second-year home ec class prepared a light breakfast for the faculty after learning about meats on a field trip to the IGA. The Singles class, along with Home Ec I, prepared an elaborate Easter Luncheon for teachers, including such delicacies as omelettes, chicken parmesan, and cream puffs Nineteen home economic students entered a total of 85 projects in the Hardin County fair. A number of outside speakers presented ideas or helpful hints in their areas of interest. Mr. McFarland's eighth grade history closs busily finishes an assignment The 1985 Scholastic Bowl team consists of Amy Siekerman, Andrea Traster, Cam Nelson and Michele Miller Academics 65Mr Hawkins helps OWA students Kelly Sexton and Shawn Wright with their studies. Jodi Dearth perfects her typing skills with practice 66 AcademicsIt is highly unusual for any school to have five portfolios sent to a national art show, let alone a school the size of Ada High School. However, that is what happened here this past year. Five senior portfolios received blue ribbons at the Regional Scholastic Art Show in Bowling Green, making them eligible to go to the National Scholastic Show in New York. These five outstanding senior artists are Susan Minich, Kent Oliver, Karen Poling, Ruth Santa Cruz, and Michele Miller. Rachael Meyer also received a blue ribbon for her piece, making it eligible for New York. Individual gold keys went to Kent, Karen, Michele, and Gary Wells. Honorable Mention went to Bob Game, Shari Wyss, and Scott Gonder. Michele Miller received a scholarship from the New York show. The art students did not perform well just at this one show. Ruth Mark James puts his computer skills to work. Tina Lowrence works on her art project. Santa Cruz received Best of Show at the Hardin County Arts Festival. Ada students also received many other first place honors at the show. The Governor's Show saw many pieces entered from Ada students. The year was a very productive one for the Ada art department. The Typing classes worked on special problems throughout the year These were collected to form a reference manual for the student. The students participating in the Occupational Work Adjustment program had special duties outside the classroom. They were the ones who raised and lowered the flags every school day, if the weather was suitable. They also updated the bulletin board in front of the school. The students were reworded for their efforts with a spring picnic. Leri Dunahoy ond Donny Justus raise the flags in front of the school. Students Specialize Academics 67Sue Minich and Mindy Wolber get set for a return in a varsity volleyball match ♦VfY OR Bu 4FL W k 68 The varsity football team runs a strong of Joe Wauben puts up the shot as Todd Mu-fensive play. sic blocks out his opponent.In the Sportlight Athletes and spectators alike were able to view the sports program in a whole new light. With new coaches in nearly every sport, participants were able to learn new styles and improve their performance. Each coach did his best to see that every member of the team lived up to his potential of achievement. School spirit reached new heights during the year. The "Bulldog Bus", originally used to carry only cheerleaders to football games, was made accessible to fans for transportation to and varsity basketball team. Football players wore their jerseys to basketball games to show their spirit. Cheerleaders led the crowd in chants and cheers for their favorite team. Senior leadership was not lacking. The older team members took their responsibilities seriously and led their respective teams to victory after victory. The junior varsity and junior high teams were important as building blocks in the creation of our strong sports program. Let's take a look now at the sports and athletes "In the Sport-light." 69Football Seniors, Row I: Marc Staley, Todd man, Row 2: Vonn Parsons, Darrin Peltier, Klingler, Bob Kipker, Jim Loop, Kevin Wild- Brent Burris, Todd Wyss, Derek Brown. Center left: Cross Country Senior David Zimmerly Center right: Volleyball Seniors: Jane Davis, Shelly Rohrer, Susan Minich, Missy Wolber, Mindy Wolber Boys' Basketball Seniors: John Saltzman, Derek Brown, Todd Music, Kurt Klingler, Todd Wyss. 70 Seniors in SportsGirls' Basketball Seniors: Row I: Shelly Rohrer, Suzanne Long, Row 2: Mindy Wolber, Jenny Downer, Missy Wolber. Seniors In Sports Light of Leadership Track Seniors: Susan Mmich ond (below) David Zimmerly. Baseball Seniors: David Burris, Todd Wyss, Vonn Parsons, Rod Archer. Tennis Seniors: Karl Oliver, Paul Saffell, Jim Barker, Kent Oliver. Not pictured — Mark Johansen Seniors in Sports 71Ada Grid Wavers Long Season Has Shining Moments Opening the athletic season with a new head coach and several new assistant coaches, this year's football team had a season of hard work ahead of them. Plagued with fumbles and interceptions early on, the Bulldogs struggled to complete a 3-7 final season record. There were many bright spots in the 1984 season as well. One such shining moment was the Spencer- Ada 0 Kenton 26 Ada 0 Perry 40 Ada 7 Allen East 28 Ada 14 Paulding 32 Ado 39 Spencerville 14 Ada 0 Delphos Jeff. 57 Ada 17 Col. Grove 0 Ada 6 Bluffton 61 Ada 19 U.S.V. 6 Ada 7 L.C.C. 34 ville game. Led by Vonn Parson's 277 yards and Todd Wyss's steady performance on the offensive line, the Bulldogs demolished the Bearcats 39-14. Led by captains Derek Brown and Brent Burris, the team pulled together toward the end of the season to win three of the last six games. At top: Quarterback Brian Young prepares to pass under the protection of the offensive front line. Coach McFarland sends in a play with fullback Houlie Marshall. 72 FootballJohn Amburgey goes up for the reception os two Delphos defenders move in Five defensive players struggle to bring Vonn Parsons to his knees Todd Klingler moves in to block the play while Young turns to hand off the ball Fans get rowdy as the ‘Dogs pull off a good defensive play. Football 73Jr High Football team Row I: Jason Stavenger, Ryan Bucher, Matt Conkling, Brian Williams, Kenny Williams, Darren Conley, Shaun MacEachen, Colby Dearth, Brian Madison, Bart Meyer, Row 2: Coach Bob Minto, Chris Lawrence, Lance Brown, Brian Lee, Scott Wright, Eric Turner, Keith Everhart, Jeff Smith, Scott Anspach, Brian Price, Aaron Castle, David Bitler. 74 Jr. High FootballJunior Dogs Scrap! Small Numbers Hurt Season The Junior High version of Bulldog football suffered several setbacks during the course of the 1985 season. With a final record of 2-3-1, the Junior High squad had big wins over Columbus Grove and Perry and tied Bluffton in an exciting 14-14 game. Numbers were the problem as only 22 boys came out for the sport. The team enjoyed a talented backfield but lacked sufficient blocking and several key positions. Left: Members of the offensive line include Aaron Castle and Jason Stavenger Quarterback and linebackers Kenny Wil- and Shawn MacEachen, Matt Conkling, Darren Conley poses with the football, liams, Brian Williams, Brian Lee and David Darren Conley and Chris Lawerence Bitler .. Jr. High Football 75CHAMPS Once Again! I couldn't have wished or hoped for a better group of volleyball players. They were tough and gave 100% from start to finish. Their attitude is the best I have ever seen in a group of athletes!" Praise such as this from head volleyball coach Tracey Morgan speaks for itself. Under the leadership of co-captains Shelly Rohrer and Missy Wolber, the 1985 Lady Bulldogs continued Ada's volleyball success with an impressive 10-0 season record in the conference and the NWC championship. The team record overall was 17-3. Individual and team honors were abundant. Team MVP honors went to Mindy and Missy Wolber and Sue Stahl and Dee Dee Wolber were named as the Bulldog Play-makers. Mindy and Missy Wolber were selected to the District 8 All Star team and to the NWC first team. Shelly Rohrer received Honorable Mention for the NWC team. Individual team recognition centered around Missy Wolber who was honored for Most Points Scored, Best Receptions, and Best Spikes. Sue Stahl was selected for Best Serves. Congratulations to all of the team members for an excellent season. The hard work and dedication showed. The referee keeps close watch on the action as Sandy Stahl meets her opponent above the net. Ada vs. Kalida 15-1 15-4 Ada vs. L.C.C. 15-11 15-8 Ada vs. Wapak 15-7 15-8 Ada vs. Bluffton 15-11 16-14 Ada vs. Cory Rawson 16-14 15-5 Ada vs. Allen East 15-2 15-6 Ada vs. Col. Grove 16- 15-6 Ada vs Hardin North 9-15 10-15 Ada vs. Bath 15-5 8-15 15-0 Ada vs. Oelphos Jett. 15-6 15-5 Ada vs. Perry 15-7 15-11 Ada vs. Ridgemont 15-2 15-1 Ado vs. U.S.V. 15-3 1-15 15-12 Ada vs. Paulding 15-9 15-3 Ada vs. Spencervillel 5-10 15-10 Ada vs. Lincolnview 15-5 15-8 Ada vs. Riverdale 15-1 15-2 Ada vs. Kenton 11-15 16-14 12-15 Ada vs. Crestview 15-11 15-11 Ada vs. U S V. 15-5 9-157-15 Shelly Rohrer prepares to meet the ball as Mindy Wolber (44) and Sue Stahl (14) follow the play. 76 Varsity VolleyballOff her feet and there tor the return is Dee-Dee Wolber Helping with the '84 varsity squad were (back row) statisticians Tracie Lewis, Michele Miller, along with Coach Morgan. Line iudges include (front row) Nicole Epley and Amber Dearth, and manager Linda Barker Coach Morgan gives a quick talk on strategy as the Bulldogs take a time out. DeeDee dives while Shelly and Missy back her up. Varsity Volleyball 77The Roots Consistency was the key that created the successful season for the Junior Varsity volleyball squad. With a strong 15-2 overall record, the girls demonstrated their ability to move into varsity roles next year. The team took second place honors in the Northwest Conference with an 8-2 final tally in conference play. Coach Morgan noted that "... there is a lot of talent on that squad and I'm looking forward to having all of them next year. They are a very strong team." of Success Chris Minich goes down to moke the play os Tammi Dearth waits to set Vicki Campbell blocks o hit at the net Ada vs. Kalida 15-1 15-1 Ada vs. Ridgemont 15-5 15-10 Ada vs. LCC 15-4 15-7 Ada vs. USV 15-6 15-3 Ada vs. Wapak 15-6 15-2 Ada vs. Paulding 15-2 15-7 Ada vs. Bluffton 15-3 16-14 Ada vs Spencerville 15-12 15-7 Ado vs. Cory Rawson 15-13 1-15 15-10 Ada vs. Lincolnviewl 1-15 13-15 Ada vs. Allen East 15-4 17-1-5 Ada vs. Riverdole 16-14 15-6 Ada vs. Col Grove 15-4 15-2 Ada vs. Kenton 15-11 15-12 Ada vs. Delphos Jeff. 15-7 15-6 Ada vs. Crestview 9-15 11-15 Ada vs. Perry 15-9 15-12 Chris Minich bumps as Linda Counts watches the play. Showing unusual form at the net is Tammi Dearth 78 VolleyballIn August, three goals were set for the 7th and 8th grade volleyball teams; to learn the basic skills, to have fun, and to learn to work as a team. By October 17, these goals were met. It was stressed that teamwork, not winning, was the most important goal of the junior high program. By the end of the season, the girls discovered that through teamwork, they became winners. Beth Siekerman releases for the serve in the 7th grade contest Meeting the ball is Holly Beckley, with Beth Badertscher and DeNita Wolfley looking 7TH GRADE 8TH GRADE Ada vs Bluff ton 9-15 15-7 15-3 Ada vs. Bluffton 15-105-15 10-15 Ada vs. Hardin Northern 2-15 15-17 Ada vs. Hardin Northern 6-15 12-15 Ada vs. L. C. T. 4-15 15-13 15-12 Ada vs. L.C.T. 15-12 15-4 Ada vs Columbus Grove 15-11 15-8 Ada vs. Columbus Grove 8-15 9-15 Ada vs Hardin Northern 7-15 15-9 8-15 Ada vs Hardin Northern 5-15 15-132-15 Ada vs Bluffton 14-16 13-15 Ada vs. Bluffton 15-4 8-15 15-6 Volleyball 79Light in the Forest Individual bright spots highlighted a somewhat dim season for the Ada Bulldog Cross Country team. With low numbers and little experience, the runners struggled as they competed with larger and stronger teams from Hardin and surrounding counties. One of the major bright spots was runner Heather Saffell. Heather took impressive first place honors at the Perrysburg Invitational, the Riverdale Invitational, the Spencerville Invitational, and at Columbus Grove. She also achieved finishes of second place at the sectionals at Far-out Park and third place at the Ce-lina Invitational. Heather, along with teammate Pat Stier, qualified for the district finals. Competition from the junior high runners was considerable for a five member team. Nick Prueter grabbed a first place finish at the Riverdale Invitational and Heather Castle ran away with a first place at Columbus Grove. Ernie Daugherty secured a second place at the Riverdale meet. Numbers were small but effort was great as these two small squads left their mark on the cross country scene. Congratulations to Coach Kinsey and his runners for their additions to the bright spots of Ada's athletic achievements. Some of the country the team had to cross is on the Ohio Northern University course m Proctice inside during bad weather seems to affect runners Jerry Saltzman, Heather Saffell, and Heather Castle High School runners include: Coach Randy Kinsey, David Zimmerly, Pat Stier, Mike Stier, Jerry Saltzman, and Heather Saffell 80 Cross CountryDavid Zimmerly and Jerry Saltzman demonstrate their winning form! Coach Kinsey prepares to honor his runners at the fall sports banquet. David Zimmerly shows his special senior stuff.(?) Junior high team includes: manoger Randy Crouse, Don Lawrence, Ernie Daugherty, Nick Prueter, kneeling, Heather Castle and Kerry Spallinger Cross Country 81INTENSITY SHINES Discipline and intensity were the qualities emphasized by the members of the 1984-85 varsity basketball team and their coach, Doug Fries. Both of these characteristics developed and improved with every game throughout the season. Although the final mark displayed a .500 season with a win-loss record of 11-11, a couple of breaks in the Bulldog direction and better free throw shooting could have turned several close losses into Ada wins. Final league statistics were a bit more disappointing with a 4-6 league record. The Bulldogs got great senior leadership from Todd Music, Todd Wyss, Kurt Klingler, John Saltz- Mork Staley turns the corner around a close Kenton defense man, and Derek Brown. However, it was also a young team in terms of having four juniors not only lettering, but also getting an extreme amount of playing time and starting position experience. This team will return four regulars next year. This season's most valuable players were Mike Willeke and Todd Music. Honorary captains were Todd Music and Todd Wyss. Music was also selected first team All-Northwest Conference and honorable mention All-District by the AP poll. Coach Fries would like to thank all the players, coaches and parents for an enjoyable season. Powering up between two Wildcat defenders is Todd Music. Ada 31 Fort Jennings 48 Ada 51 Bath 61 Ada 58 Lincolnview 73 Ada 55 McComb 44 Ada 46 Ridgemont 44 Ado 60 u.s.v. 65 Ada 40 Crestview 41 Ada 55 Hardin Northern 38 Ada 58 Bluffton 40 Ada 69 Paulding 52 Ada 60 Waynesfield 54 Ada 63 Delphos Jeff 59 Ada 64 Arlington 46 Ado 57 Spencerville 58 Ado 58 Van Buren 78 Ada 56 Kenton 62 Ada 82 Allen East 58 Ada Ridgemont 61 Ada 60 Cory Rawson 51 Ada 66 U.S.V. 84 Ada 46 Columbus Grove 56 82 Varsity BasketballMike Runser works in under the basket to put up the shotChallenge: The theme for the 1984-85 girls' varsity basketball team this season was ACHIEVE; Accept Challenge, Have Intensity, Examine Values, Enjoy. The Lady Bulldogs lived up to every aspect of this theme all season, giving 100% every practice and every game. The girls consistently defeated larger and stronger opponents. The team finished the season with an 11-10 overall record. The league tally at the end of the season was 5-4. The Dogs posted big wins over Kalida, Miller City, and Delphos Jefferson. The talented squad was led by senior co-captains Mindy and Missy Wolber. Senior Shelly Rohrer ACHIEVE! grabbed honors as both Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year. The Defensive Player of the Year honors went to sophomore Sandy Stahl. The team has a balanced number of seniors graduating and underclassmen returning with varsity playing experience Next year's team should prove to be an exciting continuation of excellent basketball. Shelly Rehrer puts up a shot while the defense runs interference A strong point of this year's team is tight defense, as demonstrated by Suzanne Long and DeeDee Wolber Coach Howell mops out a play during o crucial time-out Sandy Stahl seems to be enjoying her struggle for the basketball. 84 Varsity BasketballDirectly under the basket for an off-balance shot is Mindy Wolber The shot was good for two! Managers and statisticians for the varsity Jenny Downer banks up a lay-up while Shel-and J.V. include Shelly Clum, Jennifer Mm- ly Rohrer and Sandy Stahl look on. ich, Jean Baughman, Mary Jump, Tammi Dearth, and Chris Mimch. Ada 59 Ridgemont 36 Ada 49 Lincolnview 43 Ada 43 Hardin Northern 57 Ada 42 Crestview 65 Ada 50 Kalida 46 Ada 46 Bluffton 23 Ada 49 Delphos St. Johns 57 Ada 34 Anna 53 Ada 39 Bath 41 Ado 44 Ottoville 55 Ada 49 Allen East 43 Ada 46 Columbus Grove 19 Ada 38 Kenton 51 Ada 58 Ft Jennings 65 Ada 46 Miller City 40 Ada 34 us.v. 55 Ada 36 Paulding 52 Ada 32 Spencerville 36 Ada 67 Delphos Jeff 34 Ada 82 Riverdale 36 Ada 45 Hardin Northern 57 Varsity Basketball 85Basketball Grows! The junior varsity and freshmen versions of Ada's basketball program suffered growing pains during the 1984-85 season. However, out of those growing pains came more experience on the court and greater expertise in basic basketball skills. The Junior Varsity Lady Bulldogs completed the season with a 3-16 final tally. Their league record was a little better balanced at 3-10. The girls posted impressive wins over Lincolnview, Allen East, and Columbus Grove. Five points or less marked the difference in five of the team's losses. The Lady Dogs were under the direction of Coach Molly Hay. The boys' Junior Varsity squad followed suit with a similar win-loss record of 4-16. The Bulldogs defeated Waynesfield, Bath, Hardin Northern, and Spencerville, all in close contests. The team also lost four games by five or fewer points. The team was aggressive but inconsistent. This Junior Varsity was led by Coach Scott Stemple. Under Coach Mark Motter, the freshmen boys basketball team pounded Upper Scioto Valley twice in their two season confrontations. However, other opponents loomed more oppressive as the team finished with a 2-10 season final. Todd Robinson was high point man for the year, followed closely by Gary Wright and Brian Stull. All three teams worked hard to perfect their basketball skills and to maintain consistency during game play with an emphasis on preparing themselves for varsity competition. With continued efforts, the program may turn around and produce a more even win-loss record. "Hands up!" is the word tor rebounding as the freshmen Bulldogs surround o lone opponent J. V. player Luke Johansen turns the corner on the Kenton defense Carla Willeke and Monica Chambers maintain a tight defense Cindy Gossel reaches in to bat the ball away. 8b Girls Boys J.V. and Freshmen BasketballLarry Castle battles a Kenton Wildcat for Jay Wildman puts up a shot in a freshmen the rebound in the J.V. contest. game while Todd Robinson and Matt Klingler follow. Coach Fries gives instructions from the bench Jumping to pull down the rebound is Vicki Loop, backed up by Becky Ramsey Managers and statisticians for the boys' basketball program include: (kneeling) Tony Boutwell, Holly Fries, Steve Burris, Amber Brown, Kevin Rex; (standing) Matt Klingler, Mark Music, Wes Milks, David Rhoades, and Jimmy Andrade Girls Boys J.V. and Freshmen Basketball 87Eighth grader Bonnie Jones puts up the shot against a tough U.S.V defense Jumping for the seventh grade Bulldogs is Tracie Lewis. Aaron Castle goes up while Nick Prueter waits for the tip. Andrea Campoli plays close defense while surrounded by the offense 88 Junior High BasketballStrong Basketball Seen The junior high basketball program, representing four separate teams, saw some highs and lows throughout the 1984-85 season. These young players concentrated on basic basketball skills and rules of the game as they worked their way through a 1 3 game schedule. One of the highs for the year came from the seventh grade girls' team, under the direction of Coach Lori Klingler. The girls posted an impressive 10-3 over-all record and boasted an 8-2 league final. The girls' only losses went to Hardin Northern and two to U.S.V. The Lady Bulldogs drilled Lima Temple Christian, Perry, Allen East, and Bluffton by large margins. The squad was assisted by some excellent outside shooting. The eighth grade Lady Bulldogs reversed the tally for their season with a 3-10 season final. The girls were 2-8 in the league. Led by Coach Tim Buscher, the eighth graders defeated Perry, Lima Tem-ple Christian and Columbus Grove by narrow margins. The team faced some tall and aggressive op- Tony Boutwell (8th grade) shoots from the foul line Junior High Boys' managers and statisticians nclude Jason Hawkins, Amy Binkley, Jason Stovenger, and Stacey Brown ponents and played some tough defense. The seventh grade boys' team struggled through a difficult season, ending the year with a 1-12 record. Small in size and number, the Bulldogs played some physically big teams from the area. The team's win came with a 19-3 blowout over Ridgemont. The seventh grade squad was coached by Jon Fields. Strong basketball skills and consistency helped push the eighth grade boys' team to a 10-3 final record for the 1984-85 season. The team also logged a 7-3 total in the league. The three losses for the team went to Allen East twice and to Perry with a total point difference of seven. Led by Coach Charles Hawkins, the team chalked up major victories over Bluffton, Ridgemont, U.S.V., and Hardin Northern. Jeff Smith (7th grade) takes the shot, backed up by Brian Dalton. Seventh grader Wendy McCoy plays close defense Junior High Basketball 89Spirit was their specialty as the 1984-85 cheerleading squad sparkled through an exciting year of athletics at Ada. The first ray of success shone early as the squads performed in the cheerleading competition at the Hardin County Fair in September. Ada's varsity squad demonstrated gymnastic skill and contagious enthusiasm as they captured first place honors. The junior high squad also placed in their competition at the fair. A gymnastically talented group, the girls consistently made use of hand springs and aerials, patterning many of their moves after the skillful Ohio State squad. Special cheers for the year included the Fireman's Drop and the Hello Cheer. THE SPIRIT SHINES Cheerleaders Take First Place Leadership was evident as each squad revolved around selected captains. Leading the varsity cheerleaders was senior Timbre Brown. Shelly Pitts served as captain for the junior varsity squad and Amy Curtis led the freshmen. The junior high girls were under the leadership of Holly Fries. Innovative ideas flourished as this year's girls experimented with new ideas and expanded on old ones. One old concept brought to greater heights was the Secret Admirers. This year a basketball Se- Thanks to the Ado Bulldog mascot, an integral port of the Ada spirit. 90 Cheerleading cret Admirers Club was added to the activities calendar. The girls also added several features to the traditional homecoming celebrations, including a horse-and-buggy ride for the coach and his wife to the bonfire New this year was the Bulldog bus, painted by principals Dennis Anthony and Phillip Roudebush. The cheerleaders traveled to away games on the bus and greeted each touchdown with smoky celebration. The varsity and J.V. squads combine tor on impressive mount.Varsity members Stacia Fisher, Michelle Smith, Deeann Turner, and Lisa Smith encourage the Bulldog bosketboll team Beaming their pleasure over hard-won trophies ore members of the Ada |unior high squad: Sarah West, Jodi Farrington, Coleen Griffin, Jennifer Hanratty and Holly Fries Senior Amy Chandler gets into a cheer for the football fans. Wild and crazy! The varsity squad explodes with excitement after learning of their first-place finish at the Hardin County Fair Cheerleading 91Double Trouble — Korl Oliver mokes a return at the net while Kent Oliver watches from back court. Demonstrating two unique methods of watching teammates play tennis are Beth Young and Teresa Nellis. 92 T enmsSunshine Serves Tennis The Varsity tennis team experienced major highs and lows during this spring season. Ada scored sound 5-0 wins over Crestview, Kenton, and Crestview once again. The Bulldogs went down in 0-5 defeat to Shawnee, Lima Central Catholic, and Van Wert. The tennis athletes also posted wins over Wapakoneta, Paulding, and Sidney Lehman. This year's tennis teams, both Junior Varsity and Varsity, were under the direction of Bob Bethel. The season ended with a final record of 7-9. A major positive factor for the Bulldogs this year was the almost tropical climate. The weather cooperated nicely with early warm sunshine for both practices and matches. The tennis team will look at a rebuilding program for the next season as this year's squad was led by five strong senior players. Ado 1 Bath 4 Ada 1 Elida 4 Ada 0 Shawnee 5 Ada 3 Sidney Lehman 2 Ada 3 Kenton 2 Ada 5 Kenton 0 Ado 3 Wapak 2 Ada 4 Paulding 1 Ada 1 LCC 4 Ada 5 Crestview 0 Ada 2 Both 3 Ada 0 LCC 5 Ado 5 Crestview 0 Ada 0 Van Wert 5 Ada 4 Paulding 1 Ada 2 Sidney Lehman 3 The blur of motion is the off-the-ground form of Luke Johansen. David Rhoades looks confident of success I Beth Young concentrates on her return from back court Tennis 93Baseball Bafflement? Frustrating Season Follows Bulldogs Last year, the weather played havoc with the Ada Baseball team's high hopes. This year, their frustrations were a little harder to pin down. The weather definitely cooperated with a warm and pleasant spring. The team took advantage of the dry field and sunshine to jump to an impressive 5-1 beginning record. Then the momentum took a definite turn as the Bulldogs proceeded to lose 16 straight games to end the season with a final record 5-17. Numbers were close in many of the con- tests, but the Dogs just couldn t hold on to a lead. Honorary captains for this year's team were seniors Todd Wyss, Vonn Parsons, and Rod Archer. Rod Archer was also selected for the Northwest Conference team. Next year's team looks to rebuild as the Bulldogs graduated several seniors in key positions. At top: Vonn Parsons carries through with his swing os the boll sparks dust from the catcher's mitt Coach Hay keeps things under control with the umpires Freshman Tom Williams puts the tag on the runner os |unior Mike Willeke backs up the ploy. 94 BaseballLeading the Bulldog baseball team are head coach Jim Hay and assistant coach Randy Kinsey. Baseball 95Where There s o Will.. The "will to win" was the secret behind the success of Ada's track teams this year. The season for the boys started out small in number, with only 21 on the squad, and good but not superior talent. Drive and determination to do their best made the difference. "The will to win is something that a coach cannot teach to his players," quoted head coach Bill Snowball. "Our boys team had that winning spirit this season." The team members did not have the luxury of specializing in one event. Most of the boys ran at least two events and were members of a relay team. The boys' team won three meets this season and posted major defeats over Van Buren, USV, Liberty Benton, and Allen East. They placed fourth in the Hardin Deeonn Turner and Laurie Epley demonstrate their warm-up skills! John Amburgey and Marc Staley hit the wire leaving two Eagle runners behind. 96 Track County meet. Regional qualifiers included John Amburgey in the 200 meter dash and the members of the 400 meter and 1600 meter relay teams. The girls' version of Ada track exploded with a first place finish in the NWC, a second place at the Liberty Benton Invitational, and third position at Hardin Northern, Ada, Sectionals and Districts. The Lady Bulldogs took advantage of the unseasonably warm spring and expressed their "will to win" with definite results. The team finished ninth in the Regional, posted a 17-1 final record, and advanced five girls on to state competition. Sand flies as Troy Treen lands ankle-deep after his attempt at the broad jump Wendy Morrell sets a steady pace. Handing over the baton takes practice but Laurie Epley and Kerrie Reiter seem to know what they're doing Sherri McCoy releases her attempt with the Showing strong form with the discus is Marc shot. Ryan. On to State . . . Track 97COLUMBUS BOUND! Five talented young athletes represented Ada High School in Columbus, Ohio the weekend of May 24-25 for the state finals in girls' track. Shelly Rohrer qualified in the 300 hurdles and came in sixth in the state. Heather Saffell qualified in the 3200 meter event and placed third out of all state runners Also qualifying for state competition were Sue Stahl in the 200 meter event and the 800 meter relay team of Rohrer, Stahl, Linda Counts, and Deeann Turner. Shelly Rohrer demonstrates her winning form over the hurdles at Ohio State. Deeann Turner cheers her teammates on to victory. At right: Reaching out to hand over the baton is Linda Counts. Heather Saffell paces herself ahead of a Sue Stahl stretches forward in a close finish Botkins runner as they turn the corner at at the wire the Ohio State track.Junior High Track The junior high track teams began their learning experience this spring with plenty of warm weather and eager enthusiasm. Plagued by scheduling problems and a small number of meets, the young athletes still managed to offer some stiff competition to other schools in the area. Jr. High Boys' Track. Row 1: Nick Wolfe, Paul Allen, Dale Cockerell, Daryl Neff, Nick Prueter, Matt Conkling, Row 2: Rob Lemin, David Baughman, Ernie Daugherty, Mike Dunbar, Scott Wright, Brian Dalton, Ryan Bucher. Jr. High Girls' Track. Row 1: Amy Binkley, Jenny Simon, Sarah West, Angie Newland, Holly Beckley, Heather Castle, Chris Man-ley, Karen Faulkner, Row 2: Staci Robinson, Danielle Kratzer, Tracie Lewis, DeNito Wol-fley, Misti Fleming, Stacy Dye, Rachel Acri, Teresa Shields Coach Howell and Coach Morgan check on the next event Helping out the coaching staff is Missy Wolber, DeeDee Wolber, and Vicki Campbell Track 99100Starlight Often we have looked up into the sky on a dark night and have seen the stars shining there. Perhaps we wished we could travel to the stars or even be a star ourselves. Here at Ada High School, each individual is a star in his own universe. When we step back and take a look at the groups that make up our school — students, faculty, service personnel, and administration — we are amazed at the way these different groups work together to create the daily life of Ada High School. These impressive groups help open a view of the school "In a Whole New Light". The underclassmen blend together to create a mixture that gives Ada High School its own special flavor. These students become the future leaders of our school. The light of learning emanates from the faculty members. Many of these faces were new this year, but soon became familiar to us all. Some of the people in our school are often taken lightly, yet they are very important to the life of the school. Bus drivers, who carry us to and from school every day, janitors, who keep the buildings in top condition, and cooks, who prepare nutritious meals every day, are all stars in their own way. Administrators are kept busy preparing and organizing our learning throughout the year. Let's look up now and view the "Starlight" at Ada High School.Lighting Many of the changes that enable us to view Ada High School “In A Whole New Light" began as ideas from the administrative leaders of our school. The administrators lighting the way for the academic and extra-curricular activities of the student body include a number of necessary people. While many are taken for granted the Way during the course of a school year, “WE" would like to recognize their hard-working efforts. From secretaries to superintendent, from guidance to nursing, their concern for the student is appreciated. Board Members: (seated) Mr Joe Saltz-mon, Mr William Robinson, Mr William Griffith, (standing) Mrs. Ann Haight and Mrs. Joanne Kindle. 102 AdministrationHigh School principal, Mr. Phillip Roude-bush, is caught by the camera Guidance Counselor Ms Peggy Davis. Guidance Secretary Deb Daw-don. Not pictured: Mrs. Ann Emer-ick Mrs. Marion Johansen serves as both elementary and high school nurse. Secretaries for the Ada Exempted Village Schools are Mrs Mary VonAtta, Mrs. Betty Quattrocchi, Mrs Maxine McBride, and Mrs. Jackie Kent. Administration 103TEACHERS' PETS Believe it or not, many Ada teachers do have pets. However, most of these pets bark, meow, and walk on four legs. Like everyone else's pets, teachers' pets do special things. For example, Mrs. Traster's poodle Noel loves to ride through Chicago wearing her red heart-shaped sun glasses and her red sweater. While Noel parades through Chicago, Lady Suzanne or "Buttons", Mrs. Bozarth's poodle, is busy begging for her favorite treat — Stik-O-Pep lifesavers. Mr. and Mrs. Hay's golden retriever Ozzie likes to listen to music on her Walkman and then talk to her boyfriend Stubby. Stubby lives next door with Mr. McFarland. Mrs. Kent has a cocker spaniel that likes to greet visitors with a handshake or a kiss. Mr. Wagner owns two dogs, a German Shepherd and an Australian blue heeler. Mrs. Meyer is the proud owner of two Bassit Hounds, Manifred the Red Baron and Princess Daisy. Princess Daisy opens doors with her paws and steals Manifred's food. Mrs. Davis' German Shepherd, Jake, likes to play with children but also acts as a watch dog. Other teachers' pets include horses, hampsters, and cats. Mr. and Mrs. Minto have horses. Their son likes to play cowboy and rounds up the horses — just like in the movies. Hermie is a Golden Syrian hamp-ster owned by Mr. Hawkins. Hermie likes to escape from his cage at night and roam through the house. Samantha, Mrs. Morgan's Siamese cat, likes to impress her owner by flipping on the wall switches. On the other hand, Mrs. Sleesman's arrogant cat Tessis lets her know how it feels to be ignored by leaving her. Pictured on the next four pages are some of Ada's own teachers' pets along with the faculty who owns them. Margaret Bozarth Joyce Busch Lyn Davis Tom Dearth Buddy Feeser Charles Hawkins Jim Hay Molly Hay 104 FacultyJoyce Howell Randy Kinsey Lynn Knoble Ted Lee David Lusk Dean McDowell David McFarland Elizobeth Meyer-Ely Faculty 105Robert Mmto Karen Mmto Tracie Morgan 106 FacultyAnn Sale Jean Sleesman Bill Snowball Robert Sperling Pat Traster Gary Wagner •Now shown — Julie Ludanyi Faculty 107SOMETHING SPECIAL Bus Drivers Rain, sleet, snow, or fog of morn may delay the buses, but don't be fooled. The drivers will take their busses and trapse along their routes. It takes a lot of courage to be a bus driver. One has to wonder what is being plotted in the back of the bus when everything else is quiet. It's very hard to concentrate on maneuvering the bus and watching the students. In addition to the regular drivers, credit also goes to the substitutes Nancy Carmean, Candy Ferrante, and Lea Driskill. Thonks to all! Cooks "Hey, what's for lunch?" Thot's a common question among the students when they smell the aroma of lunch. In the cafeteria, one can see the cooks scurrying about, preparing a well-balanced meal. Our cooks deserve more credit than they receive. They plan men-ues, prepare lunch for grades 1 through 12, serve the meal, and then stay to clean up the mess we have left. The service in our cafeteria always comes with a friendly smile. Thanks — and keep up the good work, ladies! Custodians The average custodian at Ada High School can never be found. Somehow, they manage to disappear into thin air when needed. However, when finally found, they are usually hard at work in either the elementary or high school buildings. It seems as though the school revolves around these gentlemen. Obviously, the life of a custodian is never dull. Continue the super job guys, and thanks. Custodians: Bob Shields, Harold Music, Earl Baughman, Max Klmgler, Arden Crawford, and Jack Williams 109John Amburgey Jeff Anspach Jean Baughman Chuck Bitler Vicki Campbell Shelly Carmean Lori Clemmons Linda Counts Kari Crozier Tammy Dearth Michelle Crates Scott Eiblmg Marcy Epley Stacia Fisher Bobby Game Christy Garver Officers for the |unior class are Jill Davis Andrea Traster Heather Saffell Lisa Smith Juniors 1 ] 0 JuniorsDavid Gonder Andy Guidebeck Tammy Howard Brian Jarrell Todd Klinger Haulie Marshall Neal Lawrence Douglas Miller Chris Minich Theresa Nellis Cam Nelson Cherie Oates Mike Paugh Dick Reichenbach Mike Runser Heather Soffell Jerry Saltzman Robby Shields Stehame Shull Doug Smith Lisa Smith Marc Staley Steve Stansloski Andrea Traster Joe Wauben Gary Wells Carla W.lleke Mike Willeke Starlene Wright Brian Young Juniors Juniors I 11Jim Andrade Dorla Battles Ronnie Bell Joe Bruskotter Larry Castle Lesley Castle Matt Cole Cyndee Dye Laurie Epley Kent Everhart Patti Fleming Sharon Gibson Ted Griffith David Guidebeck Dorothy Hakin Drew Hiester Sue Inmon Luke Johansen Phil Justus Bill Keller David Keller Karin Kindle Bob Lawrence Chuck Leibrecht Jeff Mayer Brent Meyer Jennifer Minich Derek Moore Wendy Morrell Scott Mullins Sophomores 1 12 SophomoresTommi Mumough Kim Pedersen Shelly Pitts Gory Reese Kerri Reiter Colin Reynolds Clint Rex Gina Rinaldi Mark Rohrer Mark Ryan Chrissy Sanders Megan Shult Alan Simon Sandy Stahl Sue Stahl Chnssi Sanders shows Sharon Gibson the fine points of organizing an essay Sophomore Class officers include Matt Cole, Deeann Turner, and Shelly Pitts Sophomores Sophomores 113Sophomores get into the spirit of Spirit Week on "hat day". Mike Stier Misti Traucht Denise Treen Troy Treen Deeann Turner Jeff Vermillion David Ward Troci Weihrauch Rodney Willioms Tammy Willioms Sophomores 1 14 SophomoresSteve Adams David Anthony Sabori Bhattacharya Chris Barga Bob Boop Joe Campoli Monica Chambers Tracie Clemmons Shelly Clum Larry Colley LeAnn Compton Rob Counts Amy Curtis Jennie Dearth Jodi Dearth Chris Doner George Downing Kalin Dyer Jill Epley Erica Erickson Freshman Freshman 115John Fisher Shown Fisher Potty Fleming Brian Fletcher Scott Gonder Peggy Gordon Cindy Gossel Mike Hartman Deyonka Holbrook Mark James Andy Keller Teresa Kiggins Matt Klmgler Debbie Lawrence Tammy Lawrence Chris Long Vickie Loop Mike Manley Sherrie McCoy David Marshall Tony Marshall Scott McCleese Rachel Meyer Mindy Murphy Daran Neff Daryl Neff Brian Nell J. R. Neuenschwonder Linda Oates Jamie Patton Freshmen 1 16 FreshmenFreshmen are laid back and relaxed as demonstrated by Tommy Williams during a football workout Drew Peltier Becky Ramsey Kevin Rex Brian Robinson Todd Robinson Kelly Sexton Amy Shroyer Brian Stull Ryan Simon Gordin Walls Debbie West Jason Wildman Tom Williams Gary Wright Shan Wyss Freshmen Freshmen 117Rachel Acri Leslie Allen Hilda Andrade Beth Badertscher Holly Beckley David Bitler Alissa Boedicker Tony Boutwell Lance Brown Chad Brubaker Buddie Bryant David Bryant Andrea Campoli Aaron Castle Todd Cockerell Darren Conley Jay Cotton Mike Crouse Tim Downing Mike Dunbar Jamie Dunn Melissa Donegon Lenny Dunahay Brent Dye Stacy Dye Nicole Epley Jodi Farrington Karen Faulkner Chanda Fitzpatrick Misti Fleming 8th Grade 118 8th GradeCheryl Forcey Holly Fries Rockin' Round the Clock A downtown Ado parking lot next to the Lawson's store was the scene for a rock-a-thon. Held in October, the rocking chair marathon was open to all students in the Ada area. The proceeds were donated to the Muscular Dystrophy fund. Coleen Griffin Kristine Hanratty Kelly Horner Brian Hayter Above: Amy Binkley cuddles a friend for comfort during her stretch in the chair Below: Music helps Coleen Griffin keep the rockin' beat Bonnie Jones Danny Justus Geri Kipker Jason Kipker John Kipker Don LawrenceBrian Lee Mary Lissner Chris Manley Shaun MacEachen Bort Meyer Kevin Moser Mark Music Woyne Mullins Angie Newland Lisa Parks LeAnn Plaugher Brad Pope Lynn Preston Nick Prueter Heather Price Mike Reed John Reese Martha Reese Cindy Riegle Virginia Reichenbach Valarie Reissig Ann Reitz Eric Robirds David Robey Eric Rudasill Mike Scott Amy Simmons Jason Stavenger Chanda Strayer Bngett Sutherly 8 th Grade 120 8th Grade8th Grade 121 Class Officers include Tony Boutwell, vice-president, Angie Newland, president; and Kenny Williams, treasurer Troy Thacker Scott Thede Eric Turner Julia Tyson Kenny Williams Brian Williams Kenny J. Williams Chris Wire Demta Wolfley Shaun Wright Jody Spangler Mark PaughScott Anspoch Jeanine Atkinson Linda Barker David Baughman Amy Binkley Stacey Brown Ryan Bucher Jason Carey Heather Castle Matt Conklmg Randy Crouse Brian Dalton Amber Dearth Colby Dearth Christian Devore Keith Everhart Sharon Guy Jennifer Hanratty Troy Hazleton Matt Hiester Eric Hinderliter Shaun Jerrell James Johnson Peter King Heather Koch Danielle Kratzer Nick Wolfe Chris Lawrence Rena Lawrence Travis Lawrence 7 th Grade 122 7th GradeRob Lemm Tracie Lewis Brian Madison Craig Marling Wendy McCoy Jessica Colley Paige Murphy Jimmy Neiswander Mark Nelson Chris Oakes Brian Price Becky Royl Staci Robinson Jessica Rush Missy Sanders 7 th Grade 7th Grade 123Karen Scott Shelly Scott Christie Cheriyan Teresa Shields Beth Siekerman Jennifer Simon Jeff Smith Jennifer Smith Kerry Spallmger Robbie Stanfield Sarah West Scott Wright Student Council representative Troy Hazel-ton turns his back to the camera while working a high school dance. Seventh grade class officers are Troy Ha-zelton, Jennifer Hanratty, Jenny Simon, and Tracie Lewis Seventh graders get into History!? 124 7th GradeTHE SPEAKER Lights a Journalistic Path Junior High Newspaper a Success In the fall of 1983, a group of Junior High English students decided they wanted to form some kind of communication to share with themselves and others the activities and achievements of the sometimes unnoticed Junior High. The result of their efforts is THE SPEAKER Now in its second year of print, this junior high newspaper averages four to five editions a year. Feature columns include "Aunt Fanny and Uncle Elmer", an advice column; and "Rudy's Riddles", a page of games and puzzles. THE SPEAKER covers news events in sports, music, academics, and junior high activities outside the school. The Board of Editors includes both seventh and eighth graders who work under the direction of Mrs. Lyn Davis. Profits from the sale of the newspaper are used in various projects including book donations to the Ada High School Library and prizes for literary contests. Staff members for THE SPEAKER include (seated) Karen Faulkner, Troy Hazelton, Nick Wolfe, Chris Wire, Kevin Moser, Coleen Griffin, Beth Siekerman, Jennifer Hanratty, Mott Hiester, Peter King, Holly Fries, and Kristine Hanrotty, (stonding) Virginia Reichenbach, Angie Newland, Chanda Fitzpatrick, Eric Turner, Tracie Lewis, Sharon Guy, DeNita Wolfley and Eric Rudasill Feature 125Broadway Lights Beckon! "New York City, here we come!" was the cry of the high school band and choir as they set out for the Big Apple on Friday evening, April 26. As dawn broke, the weary travelers began to see road signs for New York. After having been on buses all night, the students and chaperones were stiff and exhausted. First on the agenda were the three performances at New York University. The morning was spent practicing and then the band, choir and Varsity Singers revealed their separate talents to the prestigious judges. Relieved that the performances were out of the way, the 125 students and chaperones began the sightseeing that occupied nearly the entire weekend. Many of the famous Manhattan sights were visited, including Central Park, Lin- coln Center for the Performing Arts, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and, of course, a Broadway show. Sunday evening brought the formal awards banquet. As far as the students were concerned, just being able to see New York City was a big enough reward. The judges' opinions were the icing on the cake when those involved learned that all three groups received silver medals, the second-highest award out of six possible places. The trip was an exhausting but exciting time that Ada students will remember fondly for years to come. Everyone was sorry to leave the hustle and bustle of the city on Monday, April 29 and head back toward the small Ohio town known as Ada. Saint Patrick's Cathedral rises gracefully in the midst of skyscrapers. A giant sign advertises a popular Broadway musical. The fatigued travelers relax and wait for further instructions at New York University. 126 New York, New York!A view of the famous arch in Washington Square Park, with the Empire State Building in the far background. Dean McDowell and Lynn Knoble display personal and group awards from the performances at New York University. New York, New York! 127Don Newcomb, well-known baseball player, has devoted his life to speaking to groups of students and sharing his ideas with them Ken Ellis, a former NFL player, also spends A group of students give Don Newcomb a his time speaking to various groups and standing ovation, presenting his beliefs. 128One Little Light The life of our school cenfers not only on the classroom activities, but on extra-curricular groups as well. There is a wide variety of groups available to us. Some groups represent teams which participate in different sports and athletic competitions. Others may prefer groups which stimulate the mind. The Scholastic Bowl team and the science club are two examples. Still another type of group is that which improves or utilizes a specific talent or skill. These include specialized music groups, home economics, or flag corps. Some groups perform necessary services, such as the annual staff's publication of the yearbook. All of these groups combine to create a balanced, well-rounded atmosphere at Ada. It speaks well of our school and community that a small school can boast such a wide range of talent and abilities among its students. Let's give special recognition to those students who have contributed to the various groups and organizations of Ada High School. They have all given a small personal share of themselves to the light of leadership. 129Varsity Football Front Row: (left to right) J.R. Neuensch-wander, Scott Mullins, Jim Loop, Von Parsons, Kevin Wildman, Darren Peltier, Derek Brown, Matt Toland, Paul Morrell, Brent Burris, Bob Kipker, Jay Wildman, Jim An- drade. Middle Row: (left to right) Coach Snowball, Tony Marshall, Joe Bruskotter, Alan Simon, Clint Rex, Haulie Marshall, Brian Young, Marc Ryan, Marc Staley, John Am-burgey, David Guideback, Kent Everhart, Ryan Simon, Ronny Bell, Coach McFarland, Rodney Williams. Last Row: (left to right) Tom Williams, Dave Gonder, Bill Keller, Phillip Justice, Rob Shields, Troy Treen, Brian Stull, Todd Klingler, Brent Meyer, David Rhoades, Todd Robinson, Larry Castle, Jamie Patton, Gary Wright, and Mike Manley. High School Band Row 1: S Shull, P. Gordon, C. Sanders, S. Shaw, A Brown Row 2: D. McDowell, C. Willeke, C. Barga, C. Wire, J. Barker, P. Saf-fell, C. Nelson, D. Neff, J. Napier, A Tras-ter. Row 3: D. Turner, S. Bhatacharya, S. Wright, C. Long, M. Murphy, K. Oliver, A. Siekerman, B Nell, D Keller, L. Epley, M. Shult, S. Long, T Griffith, S. Wyss. Row 4: V. Loop, M. Chambers, A Shroyer, A. Curtis, L. Compton, D. West. Row 5: L. Smith, K. Reiter, T. Nellis, M. Evans, K. Rex, S. Gonder, R. Meyer, T. Dearth, M West, S. Wince, J. Vermillion, S. Pitts Row 6: D. Pel- tier, D Hiester, J. Wauben, J. Telles, M. Johansen, B Ramsey, J Baughmon, K Oliver, L. Johansen. Row 7 M. Hawbecker, S. Gibson, J. Davis, M. Stier, A. Blackburn, A Chandler. 130 GroupsFlag Corps: Deeann Turner, Lisa Smith, Angela Blackburn, Missy Stier, Jill Davis, Amy Chandler, Sharon Gibson, Melissa Haw-becker, Shari Wyss, Shelly Pitts Drum Mapr Andrea Treater, Majorette Chrissy Sanders, and Field Commander Jane Napier Seventh grade volleyball: Row 1 Beth Sie-kerman, Sarah West, Heather Koch, Jenny Simon, Jeanine Atkinson, Paige Murphy, Reno Lawrence, Row 2: Manoger Linda Barker, Staci Robinson, Teresa Shields, Tra-cie Lewis, Sharon Guy, Jessica Rush, Chris Oates, Coach Rachel Clum. Groups 131Eighth grade volleyball: Row 1: Cheryl For-cey, manager, Nicole Epley, Stacy Dye, Karen Faulkner, Alissa Boedicker, Merri Lissner, Jennifer Smith, manager, Row 2: Heather Price, Chanda Fitzpatrick, Beth Ba-dertscher, Angie Newland, Holly Beckley, Kristine Hanratty, Bonnie Jones, DeNita Wolfley, manager, and Coach Rachel Clum. J.V. Volleyball: Row I: Wendy Morrell, Beth Young, Laurie Epley Row 2: Vickie Campbell, Tammi Dearth, Linda Counts, Chris Mmich. Row 3: Shelly Clum, Rachel Meyer, Cindy Gossell, Becky Ramsey, and Coach Tracy Morgan Varsity Volleyball: Row I: Vickie Campbell, Sandy Stahl, DeeDee Wolber, Sue Stahl, Row 2: Jane Davis, Shelly Rohrer, Susan Minich, Missy Wolber, Mindy Wolber, Coach Tracy Morgan. 132 GroupsJunior High Band: Row 1: H. Fries, K. Han-ratty, J. Tyson, V. Reichenbach, Row 2: S. West, B Sutherly, S. Strayer, H. Koch, J. Smith, H. Castle, S. Robinson, J. Rush, Row 3: B Badertscher, H. Price, A. Simmons, A. Reitz, L Plaugher, L. Allen, J. Simon, K. Spallinger, M Nelson, P King, M Heister, G. Kipker, D. Wolfley, A. Newland, Row 4: S. Guy, J. Hanratty, S. Brown, L Barker, C. Oates, P Murphy, C Brubaker, K. Moser, K. Faulkner, E. Robirds, M. Crouse, T. Thacker, N Epley, R. Lawrence, M. Sanders, B Siekerman, S. Wright, Row 5: T. Lewis, C. Dearth, C. Wire. Mr McDowell, R Lemm, M Conkling, R. Crouse, C. Cher-iyan, W. McCoy, B. Rayl, S. Scott, J. Johnson, E Hinderlitner, S. Thebe, E Turner, A Dearth, J. Atkinson, Row 6: C Griffin, R Bucher, H Beckley, C. Fitzpatrick Junior High Choir: Row I: J. Simon, D. Kratzer, B Badertscher, H Fries, S. West, R Lemm, M Heister, K Moser, M Conkling, A. Simmons, K. Spallinger, J. Tyson, H. Beckley, Row 2: A Binkley, H. Castle, S. Brown, C Forcey, L. Barker, J Smith, J. Johnson, C. Wire, E Rudisill, K Faulkner, L. Allen, R. Lawrence, S. Strayer, Row 3: A. Newland, C. Griffin, B. Rayl, C. Oates, H. Price, N Epley, C. Cheriyan, E. Robirds, J. Nieswander, C. Brubaker, M. Nelson, J. Atkinson, A Dearth, M. Sanders, G. Kipker, K. Hanratty, Row 4 B Siekerman, S. Scott, C. Fitzpatrick, T. Shields, S. Guy, J Rush, T. Lewis, S. Wright, E. Turner, B. Price, P. Allen, L. Plaugher, L. Parks, W McCoy, S. Robinson, J. Hanratty Groups 133High School Choir Row 1 P Gordon, S. Wyss, A Curtis, L. Compton, W. Morrell, A Troster, B Ramsey, A Keller, K. Oliver, K Oliver, S. Mullins, D Keller, K Rex, E Erickson, J. Dearth, T Weirauch, S. Pitts, S. Bhat-tocharya, P Fleming, Row 2: C. Willeke, J. Davis, M Miller, S. McCoy, C. Minich, T. Lawrence, M. Evans, M. Manley, B Nell, J. Campoli, B Game, S. Fisher, J. Neuensch- Varsity Singers: Row 1: Timbre Brown, Jane Napier, Andrea Troster, Melissa Haw-becker, Row 2 Starlene Wright, DeeDee Wolber, Jill Davis, Sarbori Bhattacharya, Martha Evans, Row 3: Amber Brown, Lisa Smith, Stephanie Shull, Row 4: Kevin Rex, Cam Nelson, Shawn Fisher, Brian Nell, Kent Oliver, Row 5: Karl Oliver, John Telles, Mrs. Lynn Knoble, Mike Meyer, Joe Wauben wonder, J. Dearth, C. Long, S. Shull, M Hawbecker, D. Turner, K. Kindle, S. Wright, S. Long, Row 3: D. Wolber, M. Shult, S. Clum, T Dearth, T Brown, S. Minich, D. West, P. Fleming, J. Baughman, C. Nelson, P. Allen, K Klingler, M Willeke, T Robinson, D. Zimmerly, J. Napier, R. Meyer, M Murphy, M. Chambers, J. Minich, D. Lawrence, S. Wince, K Reiter, Row 4: H Saffell, K Pedersen, A Siekerman, A Shroyer, S. Shull, L Smith, J. Downer, C. Gossell, J Am-burgey, T. Griffith, M Runser, M. Meyer, J. Wauben, P Stier, D Rhoades, M Stier, T. Klingler, V Campbell, L Epley, S Oates. A "Brown, A. Blackburn, R. Williams, B. Young, A Chandler, director Mrs. Knoble. 134 GroupsVarsity Cheerleaders: Michelle Smith, Stacia Fisher, Timbre Brown, Lisa Smith, Deeann Turner, Amy Chandler. Junior High Cheerleaders: Coleen Griffin, Jodi Farrington, Holly Fries, Sarah West, Jennifer Hanratty. Groups 135Varsity Boys' Basketball: John Saltzman, Mike Willeke, Todd Wyss, Kurt Klingler, Todd Music, Joe Wauben, Mike Runser, Derek Brown, Ted Griffith, Marc Staley, Jerry Saltzman Varsity Girls' Basketball: Carla Willeke, Shelly Rohrer, Mindy Wolber, Susan Stahl, Sandy Stahl, Sharon Gibson, Jenny Downer, Vickie Campbell, DeeDee Wolber, Missy Wolber, Suzanne Long, kneeling Coach Joyce Howell J.V. Boys' Basketball Scott Mullins, Derek Moore, Luke Johansen, Ted Griffith, Jay Conley, Larry Castle, Jerry Saltzman, Cam Nelson, Joe Campoli J.V. Girls' Basketball Becky Ramsey, Patti Fleming, Vickie Campbell, Wendy Morrell, Cindy Gossell, Sharon Gibson, Laurie Epley, Monico Chambers, Carla Willeke, Vickie Loop. 136 GroupsFreshmen Boys' Basketball, Row 1: Mork James, Chris Barga, Tony Marshall, Mike Manley, Tom Williams, J R Neuensch-wonder, Ryan Simon, Row 2: Drew Peltier, Matt Klingler, Gary Wright, Todd Robinson, Brian Stull, Jay Wildman, Rob Counts, Kevin Rex. 8th Grade Boys' Basketball, Row I: Todd Cockerell. Kenny Williams, Nick Prueter, Bart Meyer, Brent Dye, Shaun MacEachen, Tony Boutwell, Brian Williams, Eric Rudisill, Row 2: manager Jason Stavenger, Ernie Daugherty, Mike Reed, Don Lowrence, Aaron Castle, Mark Music, Brion Lee, Eric Turner, Jay Cotten, Troy Thacker, Coach Bud Hawkins. 7th Grade Boys' Basketball, Row 1: Keith Conklmg, Rob Lemm, Matt Conklmg, Eric Hinderlitner, Christian DeVore, Ryan Bucher, Nick Wolfe, Troy Hazelton, Todd Bucher, Row 2: Coach Jon Fields, Brian Dalton, Brian Price, Mark Nelson, Scott Wright, Jeff Smith, Scott Anspach, Shawn Jarrell, Colby Dearth 8th Grade Girls' Basketball, Row I Beth Badertscher, Hilda Andrade, Leslie Allen, Cheryl Forcey, Andrea Campoli, Row 2: Melissa Donegon, Bonnie Jones, Rachel Acri, DeNita Wolfley, Nicole Epley. 7th Grade Girls' Basketball, Row 1: Jenny Simon, Danielle Kratzer, Missy Sanders, Rena Lawrence, Heather Castle, Amber Dearth, Row 2: Coach Lon Klingler, Tracis Lewis, Jessica Rush, Sharon Guy, Teresa Shields, Wendy McCoy. Groups 137Varsity Baseball Row 1: Steve Adams, cher, Todd Wyss, David Burris, Mike Wil- Paugh, Ryan Conley. Ryan Simon, Jim Andrade, Joe Bruskotter, leke, Kent Everhart, Mike Runser, Ted Grif-Tom Williams, Brian Nell, Row 2: Rod Ar- fith, Vonn Parsons, Cam Nelson, Mike Boys' Track. Row I: Bill Keller, Brent Meyer, David Ward, Joy Wildman, Marc Ryan, Rob Counts, Drew Peltier, David Guidebeck, Row 2: Coach McFarland, Alan Simon, Phil Justus, Mike Stier, Jerry Saltzman, Todd Klingler, Marc Staley, John Amburgey, Dave Zimmerly, Phil Allen, Troy Treen, Coach Snowball. Girls' Track Row 1: Tammi Mumaugh, Ker-rie Reiter, Shari Wyss, Linda Counts, Sherri Wince, Deeann Turner, Row 2: Jennifer Mimch, Susan Minich, Chris Minich, Heather Saffell, Laurie Epley, Sue Stahl, Wendy Morrell, Coach Morgan. 138 GroupsVarsity Tennis. Row 1: Mark Johansen, Beth Young, Luke Johansen, Row 2: Kent Oliver, Paul Saffell, Jim Barker, Karl Oliver National Honor Society Row I: John Telles, Mark Johansen, Row 2: Shobhna Shah, Michele Miller, Jone Davis, Melissa Hawbecker, Amber Brown, Row 3: Susan Minich, Amy Siekerman, Mindy West, Jane Napier, Timbre Brown. National Honor Society Inductees Row 1: Andrea Traster, John Amburgey, Todd Klingler, Jill Davis, Chris Minich, Row 2: Vickie Campbell, Lisa Smith, Jean Baughman, Mary Jump, Cam Nelson, Heather Saffell J.V. Tennis. Sanbon Bhattacharya, Teresa Nellis, David Rhoades, David Anthony, Andrea Traster Yearbook Staff. Seated: Ruth Santa Cruz, Mindy Murphy, Amy Shroyer, Standing: Shelly Clum, Kent Oliver, Cindy Gossel, Charles Simpson, Dana Carmean, Karl Oliver, Cyndee Dye, Amy Siekerman, Amy Curtis, Megan Shult, Shabhna Shah, Kim Pederson, Susan Inmon, Advisor Mrs. Davis. Groups 139140 Pleasant surroundings ore part of the atmo- Mark Johansen poses for the camera out-sphere at IGA. side Ada Cardinal SupermarketUnder the Street Lights Community support for our school and our yearbook is evidenced by the area merchants who choose to advertise in this book. These advertisements serve to enlighten students as to the goods and services available to them. ilies to send messages to students. The photos included draw the readers' attention to the business advertisements nearby. We thank our sponsors for their support. Let's look now at what we can find available "Under the Street Lights" of our community. 141••CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY by ANN" ANN OUNETZ 214 N DETROIT STREET Certified Prof Photographer C P P KENTON. OHIO 43326 JERI'S HAIR PORT 108 E. Buckeye Ada, Ohio For the newest hair style cuts or no-set perms call Jeri's Hair Port 634-2826 LEARN TO DRIVE from MADISON'S DRIVING SCHOOL 741 N. Main St. 634-6858 After 3:30 "We Cater To All Ages." PATRONS Ada Services Ron Kipker Banc Ohio Betty Brite Cleaners Blais Dairy Bar Certanium Alloys Research Co. Countryside Clinic, Inc. Dr. Robert Elliott DM Ann Mike Hood Pam Greg Grimslid Mr. Mrs. Peter Previte and family Pryer Industries E.R. Rodebaugh, D.V.M. Associates Dr. Wm. Shambarger D.D.S. Dr. Shull D.D.S. Dr. David Veit D.D.S. FERGUSON INSURANCE AGENCY John, Ruth and Fred Complete Line of Insurance Lll«-Hospitalization- Auto-Truck Farm-Home-Commerical-Liabilify 1356 TR 25 Located Ada, Ohio 45 10 2 miles West on SR 81 Phone: (419)634 8 81 then m miles North on TR 25 143FAMILY PRIDE IGA 'We are the service people" Party Trays and Cakes to order from our fresh bakery WL’VL GOTTHfa CC9DS 935 S. Main Ada, Ohio 634-4881GRAPHIC PRINTERS, INC. 214 N. Main St. Kenton, Ohio 673-4457 WILSON SPORTING GOODS 217 N. Liberty Ada, Ohio 145HANSON-NEELEY FUNERAL HOME 311 E. Lima Ave. 701 N. Front St. Ada, Ohio Alger, Ohio Complete Funeral Service with care and understanding KATIE O'ROARKE Ladies' Apparel 218 N. Main Ada, Ohio 634-5306 THE SOMETHING SPECIAL SHOP Gifts for all occasions and seasons Mon. 10:00-9:00 Tues.-Sat. 10:00-5:00 Special Holiday Hours R B TOOL AND MACHINE 125 E. Buckeye St. Ada, Ohio 45810 146HUGHES' BODY SHOP 421 ' 2 N. Gilbert 634-4841 Insurance and Customer Work Welcome Free Estimates Mon.-Fri. 8-6 Sat. 8-12 MOSER OIL 2271 Twp. Rd. 30 Ada, Ohio 634-3899 Complete line of petroleum products delivered STAR CARPRET FURNITURE 232 N. Main St. Ada, Ohio 45810 634-4831 147OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSI TY "The Challenge of a Great University: the Intimacy of a Small College" Earn degrees in: Business 148(419) 673 3243 CSE® THE HILL DRUG COMPANY PRESCRIPTIONS ARE OUR SPECIALTY 0 JACK BUROKER Owner 10 N MAIN ST KENTON. OHIO 43326 AIRPORT INN RESTAURANT fine food 2017 S.R. 235 634-6241 Under new management SIMON'S SOHIO 132 S. Main 634-2816 Gas prices may be high but Evan gives you the best deal in town. STANDARD OlUnion 76 205 N. Main St. Ada, Ohio 634-8937 Mike's Party Store 2988 S.R. 309 Ada, Ohio 634-1 130 ADA MOTEL 768 North Main St. Ada, Ohio 45810 (419) 634-8391 COLUMBIA GAS of Ohio 216 N. Main St. C.T. Cassell area manager MURPHY MOTOR SALES Used Cars Collision Repair Towing 3534 CR 20 Ada, Ohio John 634-8546 Murphy 151ADA CARDINAL St Route 235 South Ada, Ohio Friendly Service Bakery — Delicatessen Compliments of PEPER DRUGS CARROLL'S JEWELERS 124 W. Columbus St. Kenton, Ohio 675-1117 A.H. NORBERG 127 E. Montford Ada, Ohio "Houses painted at a reasonable price. ADA FARMERS' EXCHANGE CO. 332 W. Lincoln Ave. 109 S. Washington Ada, Ohio Lafayette, Ohio 634-3030 649-2411 Custom Grinding — Feeds — Seeds — Coal Farm Supply — Chemicals — Fertilizer 152FIRST FEDERAL SA VING AND LOAN ADA BRANCH 202 South Main Ada, Ohio 634-7715 Totally Free Checking Master Card and VISA Green Machine 24 hr. Teller THE VILLAGE HARDWARE 1 1 1 N. Main Ada, Ohio "If we don't have it, you won't want it.” | Robert A. Szuch Registered Representative IDS American Express Inc. Bus (419)673-1270 102 W Columbus Res. (419) 634-4457 Kenton. Ohio 43326 An Ama»»c r Excess Company Mutual Funds, Tax shelters, Plus all lines of securities. "Invest in your future”! EARL'S PLUMBING AND HEATING 504 W. North St. Ada, Ohio "GOOD LUCK SENIORS" B M AUTO PARTS 222 N. Main St. Ada, Ohio 634-7015 153RKO BOTTLERS OF LIMA, INC. 1750 Greely Chapel Rd. Lima, Ohio 45804 1-800-472-2847 PEPS THE CHOICE OF ANEW GENERATION COLE-HUMPHREY AGENCY General Insurance 115 N. Main St. Ada, Ohio 634-8010 Ccle-Humphreq SnAiLfianc. 154REESE'S MARATHON 220 S. Main St. Ada, Ohio 634-3851 THE NORTHERN FREEZE 430 S. Main St. Ada, Ohio 634-2796 "Best Pizzas in Town THE ADA HERALD 309 S. Main Ada, Ohio 634-6055 KORNER KUT 402 S. Main Ada, Ohio Super Cuts for Guys and Gals lAfij £Sii 155ASSOCIATED PLASTICS CORPORATION 309 Sherman St. Pandora, Ohio 384-3402 Custom Injection Molding The Wolber Family REICHERT'S 111-113 S. Main St. Ada, Ohio Your Headquarters tor Ada T-shirts, jerseys, sweatshirts, jackets, gym shorts, caps, gym-bags, Also featuring Nike, Brooks, Converse and New Balance athletic choes. Life Home Health Anniuties Auto Farm Commerical HAYS INSURANCE AGENCIES Independent Agents 123 S. Main St. Ada, Ohio 45810 (419) 634-5626 Brad Hays Bruce Hays BAKER'S HARDWARE The friendly ones. 105 S. Main Ada, Ohio Crooner Flown 1 Crafts 7915 Co. Rd 14 419 779 )949 A . Ohio47810 Man . Tun, Fn . Sat 10a m 5p.m 156iMI'HHil'll- Sharrock Bus Soles and Service, Inc P.O. Box 316 Beaverdam, Ohio 45808 —'—■vj, JOHN and TONI’S 209 N. Main St. Ada, Ohio158COMPLIMENTS OF ADA ATHLETIC BOOSTERS ADA MUSIC BOOSTERSIn a Whole New Light As we look back over the past year, we are aware of the many changes made at Ada High School. Shadows were cast over certain areas, as is to be expected, but there were many bright spots on which to focus our attention. Academically, artistically and athletically, many honors and awards were received. School spirit was at a level never before reached. The building ifself un-derwent changes and future im- provements are planned. Many new staff members were on hand to inject new life in the same old curriculum. An unidentified spark ignited a fire which allowed students, faculty, parents and the community to view Ada High School "In a Whole New Light." As editor, I would like to express my appreciation for the hard work, help and support given by the advisor, Mrs. Lyn Davis. Thanks are in order for Mr. Will Weprich, our Herff Jones representative as well, for the advice and instruction supplied throughout the year. A special thank you to the staff and students for their support and understanding, especially during the picture days. To the 1984-'85 yearbook staff, I would like to say thanks for all the hard work, and good luck in the future. Amy 984-85 Lyn Davis, advisor Amy Siekerman, editor STAFF MEMBERS Shobhna Shah Mindy Murphy Peg Gordon Cindy Gossel Amy Shr oyer Kim Pederson Ruth Santa Cruz Megan Shult Yearbook Staff PHOTOGRAPHERS Cyndee Dye Kent Oliver Karl Oliver Tammi Mumaugh Jennifer Minich Shawn Fisher Shelly Clum Dana Carmean Amy Curtis 160 ClosingVolumn XUV of "WE" was published by Herff-Jones Yearbooks at their Gettysburg, Pennsylvania plant for the Ada High School Yearbook staff. A press run of 300 was made on 80 pound Ermine stock. Eight pages of senior portraits and homecoming are done in full color. The cover is also lithographed in full color and laminat- Powell Studios of Toledo, Ohio shot the senior and underclassmen portraits. Most candids were taken by staff photographers. 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