Ingle Fathers the Next Generation of PHS Students


Graduated in 1992, Dustin Ingle, is a successful team leader at Jasper Engines and Transmissions and has been for the past twenty years. Polishing diesel cranks is the main position for Ingle.

Ingle has four children who all are enrolled in school. Immediately following his first child at the age of 23, Ingle obtained a steady job at Jasper Engines to support his daughter. Ingle went on to have two more children in the following four years. The job of team leader at Jasper Engines is a remarkable achievement, however, Ingle feels his real accomplishment are his kids.

“I couldn’t be more proud of who they are and can’t wait to see what they are going to do in this world,” said Ingle.

Golden memories at PHS can come by the dozens in some cases. For Ingle, it was difficult for him to choose just one memory. As a basketball athlete, a large part of his memories were based around sports. The boys basketball sectional win that took place in 1992 was the greatest moment Ingle experienced at PHS. This greatest memory was difficult to choose for Ingle but the history that was made with the sectional win became the deal breaker.

Looking back on his high school career, Ingle wishes that he would have put more effort into school than what he did. Ingle expresses that the effort that students put into their school work, affects them big time in the near future.

“I wish I would have challenged myself more and tried harder on my academics. The benefit of having a good work ethic pays off immensely in the real world,” said Ingle.

As a student at PHS, Ingle did not apply himself as much as he would have liked. If he would have tried more, he would have furthered his education and attended a university. As Ingle looks back on his experiences in high school, his biggest regret is not expanding his social skills with other groups of people. He thinks talking to more people would have given him more social skills, which help people in the real world.

Spending his entire childhood in Paoli, Ingle learned many of his lessons during his high school experience. Sportsmanship was a focal point for him due to his time spent in athletics. Ingle also learned that if you try hard in high school, it will pay off in the long run. Ingle’s advice for current high schoolers is to enjoy it now because it will be long gone before you know it. Taking your time with school work and enjoying being around your peers is how high school should be according to him.

“High school is a piece of cake compared to the real world; take your time now and enjoy it while you can,” said Ingle.

Story by Jace Ingle

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