RHS student receives scholarship to visit China

Colin McWatters (center) is the recipient of a scholarship to study Chinese in Shanghai this summer. Pictured with McWatters is Rockford High School Mandarin Chinese instructor Jeff Hayes (left) and exchange teacher Song Shuyun (right).

Rockford High School (RHS) junior Colin McWatters has been awarded a 2010-11 National Security Language Initiative (NSLI) scholarship to study Chinese in Shanghai this summer through the U.S. Department of State (NSLI for Youth). McWatters has been studying Mandarin Chinese for three years at RHS. The NSLI-Y Summer Institute of Chinese Language and Culture aims […]

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Letters to the Editor

Friends of the White Pine Trail thanks Squire Dear Editor (Beth), Thanks so much for all your coverage of the Friends of the White Pine Trail organization’s activities. Your mentions of our New Years Resolution Walks always bring out large crowds. When you provide coverage at our dedication events and philanthropic check donation ceremonies, as […]

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Words on Weather & Climate — May 27, 2010

The Great Global Warming Blunder Every time I go into a bookstore or library, I can’t get past the first display without noticing all the new books about the so-called catastrophe of global warming. Is there anything available that supports what I consider to be the more correct point of view? Yes, there are quite […]

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Becca Ryan receives Aquinas scholarship

Becca-Ryan

Becca Ryan was recently awarded the R. Paul Nelson full tuition scholarship offered by Aquinas College. Based on high school grade point average and ACT scores, Becca was invited to the Aquinas campus to participate in the Spectrum Scholarship competition along with roughly 250 other students. The testing consisted of multiple choice, team dynamics and […]

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CARSTAR to make magic happen with largest North American car wash i

Abracadabra! What can disappear under mountains of soap bubbles and reappear as support for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and kids with cystic fibrosis across North America? It isn’t hocus pocus—it’s the second annual CARSTAR Soaps It Up! car wash, North America’s largest car wash event, which last year set the Guinness World Record for “Most Cars […]

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