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January 23, 2021

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15 minutes with Luke Young

My advice for high schoolers today is to enjoy the experience fully. You’ll never have another time in your life that you get to experience all of the thrills of life with everyone who you grew up with.

Interviewed by Derek Swartzlander
Icon: You graduated from Bluffton in 2019. What have you been doing since then?
The past two years after graduation I have been attending Cedarville University, majoring in Accounting and Finance.

15 minutes with Caleb Mikesell

He tells about leading the band his senior year in Hang On Sloopy

15 Minutes with Caleb Mikesell
Interviewed by Derek Swartzlander

Icon: You graduated from Bluffton High School in 2019. What have you been doing since then?
I’ve been attending Bluffton University, majoring in Elementary Education and Intervention Specialist. I’m involved in my church, St. John Mennonite, and in the Concert Band here at the university.

What are your goals after you graduate?
I want to teach elementary school and start working towards my master's in school administration.

15 minutes with Derek Swartzlander, now at Xavier

Caleb Mikesell and I are the only students in Bluffton who have blown up power lines for a school project

15 minutes with Derek Swartzlander
2019 graduate of Bluffton High School

Icon: What have you been doing since graduating from BHS?
Derek:
 I’ve been attending Xavier University where I study English and Accounting. I play guitar in the Xavier Jazz Orchestra and Xavier Singers, which is a group of singers and dancers with a live band. I also play sousaphone in the Xavier Pep Band and I am a member of the Students for Life club. I come back to Bluffton during breaks.

15 minutes with Lily Shadle

2019 BHS grad in pharmacy school at Ohio Northern

15 minutes with Lily Shadle
Interviewed by Derek Swartzlander

Icon: You graduated from Bluffton in 2019. What have you been doing since then?
Lily: I have been attending Ohio Northern University for pharmacy.

What are your goals after you graduate?
Lily: Right now my only real goal is to make my way through pharmacy school. Eventually, after that I would like to get married one day and start my own family.

15 minutes with Brother Matthias

Former Bluffton resident and Trappist Monk at Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky

15 minutes with Brother Matthias, (Matt Meyer), brother of Tonya Meyer, director of the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center and son of Basil Meyer of Bluffton.

Where did you graduate from high school?
I attended school in the Northeastern Local school district and graduated in 1981. Our family moved to Bluffton in 1984 and my younger brother and sisters attended Bluffton schools.

15 minutes with Hannah Yost, 2019 BHS grad

I’m currently considering some kind of crossover between computer science and aerospace. That’s bound to change in the coming years though, so I won’t be placing any bets on it right now

15 Minutes with Hannah Yost
2019 Graduate of Bluffton High Schoo
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Interviewed by Derek Swartzlander
Icon: You graduated from Bluffton in 2019. What have you been doing since then?
I’ve been attending Cedarville University, pursuing a degree in computer science. I am a member of the SGA (Student Government Association), worship band, and work for the coffeeshop on campus.

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