Rockford student takes first in math competition

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Rockford was well represented at the Regional Math Counts competition held at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) on Friday, Feb. 11. Alex Markules, an eighth-grade student at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, placed first amongst all individual participants. Pictured is Alex signing a scholarship he received from GVSU due to his win. He is […]

Local students named essay contest winners

Named winners in the annual America & Me Essay Contest are (l–r) Liam Cowen, Alexander Bolin and Lindsey Kramarz.

Three students from Assumption School in Belmont have been named local winners in the 42nd annual America & Me Essay Contest, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance. Alexander Bolin earned first place, Liam Cowen earned second, and Lindsey Kramarz third. All three received an award certificate for their achievement. As the school’s first-place winner, Bolin’s name […]

SCHOOL BEAT — February 10, 2011

Michigan schools lying? by RANDALL C. SELLHORN Trustee, Board of Education On Thursday, Jan. 12, the Grand Rapids Press front page headline which read “Michigan schools-lying to parents? Report blasts state for hiding behind standards lower than nationally accepted” was a bit of a shock to me and, I am certain, to others. Lying? The […]

SCHOOL BEAT — February 3, 2011

Information Literacy: Building the Bridge of Knowledge  by CINDY KITZROW Principal, Cannonsburg Elementary School Director of Library & Media Services  Information literacy rose to national consciousness in the U.S. with President Barack Obama. His proclamation stated, “Rather than merely possessing data, we must also learn the skills necessary to acquire, collate and evaluate information for […]

Local students make Michigan Tech Dean’s List

Michigan Technological University has released the Dean’s List for the fall 2010 semester. To be included, students must achieve grade-point averages of 3.5 or higher. Among the honorees are Keith Driscoll, majoring in mechanical engineering, and Justin Uhall, majoring in environmental engineering, both from Rockford. Michigan Technological University (online at mtu.edu) is a leading public […]