Rockford varsity girls tennis named conference winners

Conference champs Courtney and Renee Fedeson competes at number two doubles.

First ever in school’s history After play was delayed due to rain on Saturday, May 12, the competition continued on Monday, May 14, with every player knowing what was expected. They went into competition with a three-way tie between Rockford, Hudsonville and West Ottawa. Everyone knew they had to give their best and one extra […]

Rockford youth honored for volunteerism at national award ceremony in Washington, D.C.

OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER—Former First Lady Laura Bush congratulates Courtney Fedeson (far right), of Belmont.

Rockford student Courtney Fedeson, 13, of Belmont was honored in the nation’s capital for her outstanding volunteer work during the presentation of The 2009 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Fedeson-along with 100 other top youth volunteers from across the country-received a $1,000 award as well as personal congratulations from former First Lady Laura Bush at […]

Michigan House recognizes Belmont youth volunteer

SPIRIT AWARD—State Rep. Tom Pearce, right, welcomed to the Michigan Capitol today Courtney Fedeson and her parents Brian and Jodi Fedeson.  Courtney has been named one of Michigan’s two top youth volunteers to receive the 14th Annual Prudential Spirit of Community Award.

Pearce invites ‘Spirit’ recipient Courtney Fedeson to Lansing State Rep. Tom Pearce welcomed to the Michigan Capitol today Courtney Fedeson of Belmont, one of two top youth volunteers to receive the 14th Annual Prudential Spirit of Community Award. Fedeson, a 12-year-old seventh grader at North Rockford Middle School, was recognized during today’s Legislative session by […]

Local Student Wins Prestigious Award

Courtney Fedeson is applauded by the Rockford Board of Education and guests for her community volunteer efforts. She earned $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C. when she earned one of the state of Michigan's two top student volunteer awards.

by CHRISTINE BIGNEY Courtney Fedeson knows the importance of sticking to a project until it’s finished. In this particular case, $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C. was the reward. Courtney, a seventh-grader at North Rockford Middle School, was awarded an engraved silver medallion that signified her selection as one of Michigan’s top two youth […]