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Emily D’Amato, Forest Hills Central senior, was named a semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search. D’Amato’s 20-page research paper titled “The Development of Phosphodiesterase 4D Inhibitors with 3D Printing and Molecular Visualization Software for the Treatment of Acrodysostosis” was one of 300 papers selected out of thousands to be an Intel Semifinalist. The semifinalists were selected from nearly 1,800 entrants from 489 high schools in 45 states, Washington, D.C., and seven American high schools overseas. Each semifinalist receives a $1,000 award from the Intel Foundation with an additional $1,000 going to his or her school.
Congratulations to our 55 high school students who are moving on to the state DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) competition. The students who will represent Forest Hills and their high schools at the state competition are as follows: From Northern High School: Tai Verbrugge and Mani Singh; from Eastern High School: Chris Cantu, Jon McCready, Michael Bova, Grant Akemann, Austin Whitsett, Treyvor Barclay, Patrick Gregory, Abby Pope, Zach Harper, Kiley Whetter, Christina Garcia, Scott Calandrino, and Emily Gibson; from Central High School: Natasha Agrillo, Allie Ahlers, Celeste Anderson, Keaton Averill, Patrick Awtrey, Keaghan Bacon, Matthew Bailey, Matt Basch, Makenzie Bosworth, Austin Bouma, Maggie Brown, Ryan Conner, Alex Dixon, Patrick Donovan, Sean Elsenbroek, Nico Finelli, Dillon Foster, Quinn Gardner, Nick Gogo, Kaitlin Gordon, Patrick Grady, Aaron Koster, Andrew Kransberger, Eric Krejci, Noah Kuhlmann, Dakota Kutchins, Savannah Lacy, Michaela Maticevic, Niles Nowak, Rachel Otley, Dishant Parmar, Paul Raschid, David Riser, Ariana Roberts, Scott Sible, Sam Slaw, Ian Till, Eva Van Artsen, David Wang, and Cameron Woodard. Read more
Congratulations to the following students who will represent their school and compete in the regional spelling bee in February. One winner from each regional bee will compete in the Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee. Eventually one winner from the state spelling bee will represent Michigan in the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee school competition and compete in Washington, D.C. in May. Listed below are the student winners and runners-up at their respective schools representing fifth through eighth grades.
Knapp Forest Elementary: Bodie McCloskey (winner); Ty Mikula (runner-up)
Orchard View Elementary: Kendal Mulcahy (winner); Nila Thillaivanan (runner-up)
Central Woodlands 5/6 School: Sabrina Ishanyan (winner); Jenny Zhang (runner-up)
Northern Trails 5/6 School: Aiden Mishley (winner); Giremt Benyam (runner-up)
Central Middle School: Kadhim AL- Kaylani (winner); Hannah Dewent (runner-up)
Eastern Middle School: Parker Pomeroy (winner); Rashane Thapa (runner-up)
Northern Middle School: Jackson Hotchkiss (winner); Adrain Poole (runner-up)
Across the state, there are more than 4,100 school board members who dedicate countless hours of hard work to improving education for Michigan children. In Forest Hills our seven Board Members give of their time, talents, and energy to oversee the direction of a thriving school district, which is leading the way in education. The month of January marks the annual observance of School Board Recognition Month. This is a time to show our appreciation for the trustees who work together to prepare today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders. Please join us and all public school districts across the state to celebrate School Board Recognition Month to honor local board members for their commitment to Forest Hills and its children. It takes strong schools to build a strong community, and these men and women devote countless hours to making sure our schools are helping every child learn and achieve their true potential. They make the tough decisions every month and spend many hours studying education issues and regulations in order to provide the kind of accountability our community expect. They are true public servants, and we greatly appreciate all they do. If you see one of our Board members, help us by saying, “Thank you, for all you do.”