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October 22, 2020

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15 minutes with Melissa Bogart Campbell

She's executive director of the State of Washington Farmland Trust

15 minutes with
Melissa (Bogart) Campbell,
1997 Bluffton High School graduate

We understand you are director of the  Washington Farmland Trust. Tell us about it.

15 minutes with Derek Dukes, who can bowl in his sleep

He and Brandon Falk now in the final stages of purchasing Southgate Lanes

15 Minutes with Entrepreneur Derek Dukes

Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs staffer Nicole McConnahea visited with Derek Dukes of Southgate Lanes, 9700 N. Dixie Highway, Bluffton. Derek has worked at the bowling alley for almost 20 years and has spearheaded marketing for the business including dynamic videos on social media, which had the BCE eager to learn more.

15 minutes with Katie Scott, 2020 Kent State fashion design graduate

Make certain you look at her fashion illustration at the bottom of this story

We are hopeful that this is the first several interviews with Bluffon students who graduated from college this spring. We invited other 2020 grads to tell their story. Contact us at: info@blufftonicon.com.

15 minutes with Katie Scott

Icon: You’ve graduated from Kent State University this spring. What’s your degree?
 I have a BA in Fashion Design.

Attention college grads in Icon's viewership area

We want to talk with you

Attention college graduates in the Bluffton Icon viewership area.

The Icon’s “15-minutes with…” feature wants to interview you.

If you’ve graduated from college this spring, please send us your email.

We want to talk about your degree, your college experience, your future plans, your growing up in Bluffton experience, your favorite movie, the Bluffton teacher who inspired your, the first time you tee-peed your friend’s yard.

All of the above and more.

Eden Nygaard blows out his birthday candles on Dec. 25

He knows all about Christmas birthdays

Eden Nygaard, a Bluffton High School junior, was born on Dec. 25, 2002. Not knowing too many people with a Christmas Day birthday, we were curious how he spends the day. Here’s part of our interview: 

Click here to read Ada Icon's interview with Madison Wright, an Ada HS senior, who also has a Dec. 25 birthday.

15 minutes with Bluffton newest school board member, Brad Dailey

He and his wife, Jessica, are 1998 BHS grads

The Icon talked with Brad Dailey, 9232 Dixie Highway, Bluffton, the newly appointed member of the Bluffton school board. He will be sworn in during the November meeting. Here is part of our conversation.

Icon: What interested you in seeking a spot on the school board?
I chose to seek a position on the school board because I want to see Bluffton Exempted Village Schools continue to have success in providing students with the excellent education that it has for many years.