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Article by: Carl Apple FOX 17 News
On April 26 the Kent County Sheriff’s Department awarded the winners of the Distracted Driving Awareness Program.
The campaign challenges high school students at 22 schools to create public service announcements to encourage people against texting and driving. The students created merchandise designs, billboard designs, along with radio and TV ads.
The winning merchandise will be mass produced, while the winning audio and video will be broadcast on local radio and television stations. The top billboard will be on US-31 near Port Sheldon Road.
The presentation was at Northview High School in Grand Rapids. Sponsors include Kool Toyota, Lamar Outdoor Advertising, and FOX 17.
The winning TV ad was created by Mark VanBruggen from Forest Hills Eastern High School and will air periodically on FOX 17. It features two little girls in a toy car race when one of them crashes because she is texting and driving. Check out the link below:
Article by Daniel Merring
The Forest Hills Northern baseball team doubled their goal by raising over $2000 for Juvenile Diabetes. Saturday’s annual Forest Hills Classic Baseball tournament, hosted by FHN at the Huskies field, was a big success. Juvenile Diabetes hits home with FHN baseball, as 2 players, Senior Nathan Krikke, and JV Sophomore Johnny Cotts, have JD.
Northern Coach Dane Wysocki has always wanted to do an event such as this, to give back to the community. “I was always impressed with the Lowell Pink Arrow Football game, and the Forest Hills Eastern Military Appreciation Day,” he said, “and, I have always wanted to do something to give back the fact that we have players and coaches and parents on our team associated with juvenile diabetes, which makes it more personal.” Read more
Dr. Zulema Moret, a published Spanish children’s author and Grand Valley State University professor, will be working with Northern Trails 5/6 Spanish Immersion students on Tuesday, May 8. Presentations will all occur in Spanish.
Forest Hills Northern High School is proud to announce that Katherine (Katie) Sadler (daughter of David and Karen Sadler) has been named a state winner in the 2011-12 NASSP/Herff Jones Principal’s Leadership Award (PLA) Scholarship Program. Approximately 3,000 applicants were received and there were 100 winners throughout the U.S. Each of these 100 winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
The Diversity Leadership Students at Eastern High School hosted an exchange luncheon with the ESL (English as a Second Language) students from Northern on Wednesday, April 18.
The students created a “getting to know you game” to use as an ice breaker to create conversation and commonality amongst the students, then they all had lunch together with selections from our cafeteria. After lunch the Eastern students paired up with the Northern students and took them on a tour around the school. The students came away with appreciation of differences and shared interests that helps all of us get better acquainted.