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June 19, 2019

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15 minutes with Tatyana Shekochikhin

"Looking back, I don't care about perfect attendance or whatever. What is important is something that I didn't do enough of - be a nice person." 

As this year's graduation fast approaches, the Icon looks to past valedictorians of Bluffton High School to inspire this year's graduates as they set sail on adventures unknown.

The Icon interviewed Tatyana Shekochikhin, a valedictorian of the class of 2003.

What activities were you involved in as a BHS student? Feel free to include all your extra-curricular activities, even if they're from church or other organizations, not just school.

15 minutes with Stacy Stumbaugh

"Don’t be pressured to pursue a 4-year degree just because your friends are." 

As this year's graduation fast approaches, the Icon looks to past valedictorians of Bluffton High School to inspire this year's graduates as they set sail on adventures unknown.

The Icon interviews Stacy (Geiger) Stumbaugh, BHS valedictorian of the class of 2005.

What advice do you have for the BHS graduates of 2019? What would you tell your newly-graduated self, as you left the high school building after graduation day?

15 minutes with Kurt Groman

"I can attribute successes in my current career to lessons I learned from Mrs. Goode."

As this year's graduation fast approaches, the Icon looks to past valedictorians of Bluffton High School to inspire this year's graduates as they set sail on adventures unknown.

The Icon caught up with Kurt Groman, BHS valedictorian of the class of 2006.

What activities were you involved in as a BHS student? Feel free to include all your extra-curricular activities, even if they're from church or other organizations, not just school. 

15 minutes with Hannah Chappell-Dick

Looking back at her high school years, and how track and field still has her heart

Bluffton High School's Graduation ceremonies will be on Saturday, May 25 at 7 p.m. in the high school gym. As we prepare to see  the BHS Class of 2019 set sail for adventures unknown, the Icon looks to past BHS valedictorians (students who were the top of their class) to inspire this year's graduates and show how experience has shaped those who have gone before them. 

The Icon interviewed Hannah Chappell-Dick, BHS valedictorian of the class of 2012.

15 minutes with Bob Gordon-Hancock

On working for a company based in Ireland

Interviewed by Liz Gordon-Hancock
Bob Gordon-Hancock was born in Chelmsford, England. He attended King Edward VI Grammar School. He got his Bachelor's in Social Anthropology from The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He then got a Post-graduate diploma in Entrepreneurial Management from University of Wales, Lampeter, where he met his future wife, Elizabeth Beer (Bluffton).

15 minutes with Benjamin Stahl

On working from home and being on the Bluffton council

Interviewed by Liz Gordon-Hancock
Benjamin Stahl went to Pandora-Gilboa along with his future wife, Terri Bishop - class of 2006 and 2005, respectively. They got married in June of 2009 in a small church in Columbus Grove, right after Bishop graduated from Wilmington College. Stahl graduated from The Ohio State University with a BS in Computer and Information Science.

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