Rockford team takes first place in state competition

It was a big win for the Rockford Odyssey of the Mind, who took first in the entire state. The state competition was held at Davenport University on Saturday, April 21. The East Rockford Middle School team took the win in the Odyssey Angels, Division II. Pictured are (back row, l–r) Joey Miller, Sean Lausin, James Anderson; (front row) Jaci Hagedorn, Grace Garner, Bridget Lass, and Rachel Cruden. Proud coaches are Sue Hagedorn, Jaime Lausin and Gail Lass.

Odyssey of the Mind teams soar at state finals

Breaking all records previously set, 14 Rockford teams competed at the state finals on Davenport University’s campus against the brightest and most creative students in Michigan. Teams traveled from all over Michigan to compete, from Suttons Bay to Brighton, and creative  teams converged to compete for the top two places that will reward them with […]

Local students named essay contest winners

Three students from East Rockford Middle School have been named local winners in the 43rd annual America & Me Essay Contest, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance. The three students, who earned the first-, second- and third-place awards for their school, are Christine Alexander, who earned first, Gabby Alcala, who earned second, and Annalise Petzak, third. […]

Lions Peace Post winners share vision

Displaying their winning posters are (l–r) art teacher Sarah Mullen and student Madeline Fryc of East Rockford Middle School and student Hannah Willman and art teacher Rachel Kibbe of North Rockford Middle School.

Madeline Fryc from East Rockford Middle School (ERMS) and Hannah Willman from North Rockford Middle School (NRMS) were chosen as this year’s Rockford Lions Club Peace Poster winners. Both students’ work represents the incredible talent that is prevalent in Rockford’s middle schools. Madeline’s submitted artwork was chosen as both the local and district winner, which […]

East Rockford Middle School’s Anna Dornan, an Example in Excellence

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Special memories of her grandpa motivate this student Anna Dornan, 14, is the daughter of Chris and Brenda Dornan and sister to Audrey, 16, and Amy, 6. Anna was chosen as this year’s Example in Excellence for East Rockford Middle School for her quiet confidence, compassion, positive attitude and strong work ethic. “Anna’s level of […]