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March 23, 2019

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15 Minutes…Aaron Basinger on engineering, St. Francis, and the importance of nature

Interviewed by Sophia Marcum

Aaron Basinger graduated from BHS in the spring of 2013. I was able to get an interview after buying the last pint of strawberries from a Suter’s Stand he was working at. Talk about luck!

Where are you attending school now and what are you studying?

15 with Halle Steingass - on the joys of traveling and the beauty of life as we know it

Interview by Sophia Marcum

Halle Steingass graduated from Bluffton High School in 2012 and has spent the past five weeks studying abroad in England and Italy. We got the chance to talk with her when she returned home.

Where are you attending school now and what are you studying?
I am attending Goshen College in northern Indiana, studying social work and music.

15 Minutes with Noah Stratton - on hover-boards, mission work, and a killer track season

Interviewed by Sophia Marcum

I caught Noah a few weeks after he raced in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ track and field nationals. We spent some time predicting the future and remembering the past.

Where are you now and what is your major?
I attend Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) in Marion, Indiana. I am a double major in Business Marketing and Management.

15 minutes with Sophie Marcum...talking about college, movies, books and other important stuff

15 minutes with Sophie Marcum

Note: After being shelved far too long, the Icon brings back our "15 minute" interviews. This features a recent conversation with Sophie Marcum. We've invited Sophie to provide some additional interviews with some of her classmates. Watch for them.

15 minutes with Christian Downey: "Plan ahead!"

By Torie Wright, Icon Intern

15 minutes with Christian Downey, a 1995 graduate of Bluffton High School.

You recently graduated from The Ohio State University at Lima with a BA in English. How have you been utilizing your degree?

15 minutes with Debbie Dobradenka -- on tires, rock climbing, skiing, running, etc.

Where are you right now?
Rochester Hills, MI

Tell me about your job.
I am a sales account manager for Falken Tire.  I sell passenger, light truck and commercial (semi) tires to wholesalers and retail stores in Eastern Canada (Ontario to the Eastern Seaboard) and in the US (OH, KY, WV, PA & western NY).  My job is mobile so when I am not traveling to meet with clients, I can typically be found working from my home office or occasionally from Common Grounds!