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Rockford student an international star with trumpet

July 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

By BETH ALTENA Pure talent will take you far. According to professional trumpet instructor Gregg Good, a recent Rockford homeschool graduate who has been taking lessons from him for years, Brent Proseus, has pure talent, but also all the other trappings of a top player. “He grew up in a culture of music and he has kept his life in balance,” Good described. Proseus is [...]

Resident experiences the unusual and magnificent

August 20, 2009 // 0 Comments

  TOP OF THE WORLD—Rockford graduate Stacey Kowalczyk performs a handstand on top of the Pearl TV Tower. Pictured in the background is the tallest building in Shanghai. by CHRISTINE BIGNEY They say that it’s good to try different things. In Stacey Kowalczyk’s case, she didn’t think that would include drunken shrimp and cow’s intestine for dinner. The 2007 [...]