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15 minutes with Landon Cluts

"Just remember that you come from Bluffton, a small Northwest Ohio town that has watched you grow up over the years and they are still going to be here to support you along the way."

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 managed to catch Landon Cluts for a quick chat - he is a valedictorian of the class of 2014.

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 Brigette Hoff

"Music was probably my favorite school activity and 4-H was my favorite activity outside of school."

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.

Interestingly, a few valedictorians, such as Brigitte Herr, came back to BHS as teachers. She's known now as Brigette Hoff (or Mrs. Hoff to students).

Brigette (Herr) Hoff is a valedictorian of the class of 1986.

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.

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