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Thursday, May 16, 2013 11:50 PM

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Ottoville High School will hold commencement for 49 graduates at 1 p.m. on Sunday in the high school gymnasium.

Top students and speakers include, Abby Siefker, Audrey Rieger, Kara Hoersten and Logan Gable.

Siefker is the daughter of Dr. Tom and Cheryl Siefker. She was active in National Honor Society, Student Council, Big Brother/Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, pep band, chorus, the school musical, basketball, volleyball and track. Her leadership positions included senior class treasurer, FCCLA president, chairman of the school’s Cancer Walk and a volunteer at St. Rita’s Medical Center. She was also an office aide, teacher’s aide, library aide, Red Cross Blood Drive volunteer, Youth Elected Service volunteer and a cantor for Mass of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

She plans to attend Bowling Green State University, majoring in biology pre-dentistry, while playing on the women’s basketball team. She hopes to become an oral surgeon.

Rieger is the daughter of Tim and Toni Rieger. She was active in FCCLA, where she served as secretary for two years and vice president for two years; marching and pep band, where she served as a representative; the school musical, Scholastic Bowl and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. She is also a four-year member of the Putnam County Honors Band, in National Honor Society and participated in cross country, cheerleading and was named the 2013 Ottoville K of C Youth of the Year.

She plans to attend the University of Toledo, majoring in nursing.

Hoersten is the daughter of Jim and Lois Hoersten. She was active in Scholastic Bowl; marching, pep and concert band, serving as vice president; FCCLA; cross country, serving as team captain; National Honor Society, Putnam County Youth Advisory Board; Yearbook staff; the school musical; high school church choir; and Immaculate Conception Youth Group. She also served as class president for four years, had perfect attendance in high school, was in the county band for three years and is a pianist/organist at her church.

She plans to attend the University of Dayton, majoring in music therapy.

Valedictorian Gable is the son of Greg and Sue Gable. He was active in soccer; National Honor Society, where he served as vice president; Big Brother/Big Sisters; Student Council; band, serving as a representative and treasurer; St. Rita’s Medical Center volunteer; CYO basketball; Scholastic Bowl; tennis, stage crew for school musical; and track.

He plans to attend The Ohio State University, majoring in biomedical engineering.

Honor students are: Rachel Beining, Logan Gable Audrey Rieger, MacKensey Bendele, Kara Hoersten, Derek Schimmoeller, Matthew Burgei, Bryan Hohlbein, Abby Siefker, Monica Buettner, Victoria Jackson, Jacob Turnwald, Alyssa DeLong, Kendra Koester, Rachel Turnwald, Cory Fischer, Logan Kortokrax, Nicole Vorst, Dylan Fortman, Megan Marlow, Tammy Wannemacher, Brittany Foster, Zachary Miller and Ashley Wehri.

The Ottoville High School class of 2013 includes: Grant Altenburger, Rachel Beining, MacKensey Bendele, Monica Buettner, Matthew Burgei, Tyler Burgei, Alyssa DeLong, Anthony Eickholt, Cory Fischer, Dylan Fortman, Brittany Foster, Logan Gable, Chelsea Gamble, Heath Girardot, Victoria Girardot, Bethanee Grote, Kara Hoersten, Bryan Hohlbein, Ryan Honigford, Victoria Jackson, Samantha Klenz, Dylan Klima, Austin Knippen, Kendra Koester, Kayla Korte, Logan Kortokrax, Amy Looser, Sharon Lucas, Lucas Manns, Megan Marlow, McKenzie Martin, Austin Meyer, Casey Miller, Zachary Miller, Craig Odenweller, Marissa Pohlabel, Audrey Rieger, Derek Schimmoeller, Andrew Schnipke, Austin Schroeder, Abby Siefker, Jonathan Tiller, Abbey Turnwald, Jacob Turnwald, Rachel Turnwald, Nicole Vorst, Tammy Wannemacher, Zachary Weber and Ashley Wehri.

The class flower is the lily; class colors are turquoise and orange; the class son is “Here’s to the Night” by Eve 6; and the class motto is:

You have brains in your head.

You have feet in your shoes.

You can steer yourself in

any direction you choose.

— Dr. Seuss


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