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The following Forest Hills Central High School students recently were recognized at an honors reception at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. Congratulations to Alexandra Hoiles who has been accepted to the US Naval Academy; Taylor Mackey who received the Congressional Medal of Merit; and Ryan Whitlow has been accepted to the US Air Force Academy.
We wish Evan Zeiger, eighth-grade student at Central Middle School good luck in the National History Bee Finals in Atlanta, Ga., June 6-8. He recently finished second place in the regional finals. This is Evan’s second year making it to the Finals. The Finals will have approximately 700 students competing.
Congratulations to the following elementary school students for their achievements in a statistics poster competition sponsored by Grand Valley State University: First Place: Joseph McClelland, Ada Vista Elementary, “Time Out!”; Second Place: Lucy McLean, Pine Ridge Elementary, “Cat Adoption in the US”; Third Place: Samantha McClelland, Ada Vista Elementary, “Precious Pets. There were more than 600 entries in the 13th Annual Michigan Statistics Poster Competition for students kindergarten through 12th grade. Entries were judged in four grade level categories: K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12.
Congratulations to Ruchir Gupta, sophomore at Forest Hills Central High School, for receiving the President’s Volunteer Service Award given by Prudential. Congratulations also to Alexis Loehfelm, a seventh-grader at Northern Hills Middle School for being a Distinguished Finalist in the Spirit of Community Service Awards. These awards honor young Americans for their outstanding community service and individuals who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their community and country through personal initiative, creativity, effort, impact, and personal growth.
Dylan Malburg won a $10,000 scholarship through the Emmy organization. They are flying him to New York to receive the scholarship. He is able to use the funds to further his education wherever he chooses. Michael Aaberg and Kallen Schwark are Finalists in the “President Gerald R. Ford Essay Challenge”. Both students are seniors. The awards ceremony will take place at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. Kallen Schwark has been named one of 565 semifinalists in the 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars competition.
Congratulations to the all the students who represented Forest Hills Eastern High School at the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association Awards celebration. Students received almost 50 communication awards in the areas of broadcasting; journalism; newspaper writing, editing, layout and design, and photojournalism; commercials; public service announcements; and yearbook writing, photography, theme, layout and much more.
Congratulations to Chad Milton Junior, a student a Northern High School, who won the State Championship in the Novice Division, 165 pound class, in the Michigan State Golden Gloves Championship. Chad’s next competition will be in the Meijer Games in July.
Matt Meyer, teacher at Knapp Forest Elementary School and some Knapp Forest fifth- and sixth-grade students participated in the student technology showcase at MACUL 2014. They presented an iBook showcase, and many other school districts were interested in how they could implement a similar program into their classrooms.
Just in time for Earth Day, Kent ISD presented area schools with Green School awards, recognizing the extensive environmental work of educators and students. Congratulations to Forest Hills Eastern High School, Forest Hills Eastern Middle School, Meadow Brook Elementary School and Ada Vista Elementary School for receiving this award.
The Eastern High School Multi-Cultural Club recently adopted two elementary schools in Tacloban City- Mohon Elementary and San Roque Elementary. The club has been able to purchase a year’s worth of school supplies for their 2014-2015 school year which starts the first week of June.