Rockford student awarded GVSU scholarship Eric Henderson of Rockford has been named a recipient of a Faculty Scholarship to Grand Valley State University (GVSU). A recent graduate of Rockford High School, Henderson is the son of Phil and Laura Henderson. To be considered for a Faculty Scholarship, the recipient must have a 3.6 high school grade-point average (GPA), a minimum ACT score of 29, and attend a scholarship competition. The award is renewable for three additional years with a minimum 3.5 GPA. GVSU is dedicated to providing a rich learning environment for students, offering a wide range of majors and hands-on research opportunities. Highly credentialed and responsive faculty and individual advisors and mentors promote a liberal arts emphasis that teaches students critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Albano named to Niagara Dean’s List Marie Albano of Rockford was named to the Niagara University academic dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester. To qualify, students must attain a 3.25 academic grade-point average for the semester. Founded in 1856, Niagara University is a comprehensive master’s institution sponsored by the Vincentian Community, an order of priests and brothers founded by St. Vincent de Paul. Located on the Niagara River at the northern boundary of the city of Niagara Falls, N.Y., the university enrolls more than 4,000 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs in its four colleges: Arts and Sciences, Education, Business Administration, and Hospitality and Tourism Management. It also offers programs in teacher education and graduate education in the Toronto and York regions of Ontario. For more information on programs and offerings, visit www.niagara.edu. Bialkowski graduates from Montreat College Kathryn Bialkowski of Rockford graduated from Montreat College’s School of Professional and Adult Studies in May with a master of arts degree in education. Montreat College is a Christ-centered liberal arts institution with its main campus for four-year traditional students in Montreat. The accelerated School of Professional and Adult Studies program has campuses in Asheville, Charlotte and Black Mountain, with courses being taught in Cherokee, Murphy and other N.C. locations. Herbel named to Dean’s List Andrew Herbel of Sparta is on the Dean’s List for spring semester 2011 at Manchester College in North Manchester, Ind. He graduated May 22 with a degree in chemistry, and is also a graduate […]
Several art students from Rockford High School (RHS) will be recognized as regional winners in the prestigious Scholastic Art Awards competition. The ceremony will be held at St. Cecilia’s Music Society at 2 p.m. on January 30, 2011, with a reception following at the Kendall College of Art and Design. Gold Key awards will be given to Shelby Blackmore for photography and her art portfolio, Spencer High for a painting, and Jordan Rookus for ceramics and glass. Silver Key awards will go to Sydney Benda for her art portfolio, Shelby Blackmore for drawing, Emily Frew (Reed City High School) for her art portfolio, Eric Henderson for ceramics and glass, Hanna Reierson for ceramics and glass, and Sarah Verbrugge for jewelry. These students currently have their artwork on display at the Kendall College Art Gallery until the end of the month. The Scholastic Art Awards are an annual juried competition open to seventh- through 12th-graders in the United States, Canada and U.S. territories. Past recipients of national prizes include actor-director Robert Redford, artist Andy Warhol and other noteworthy people. This year, the work of Blackmore, High and Rookus will be representing RHS in the national competition held in New York. For more information, please contact RHS art instructor Barb Kent at (616) 863-6030.
Thirty-seven seniors at Rockford High School scored 30 or better on the college entrance exam. Congratulations to all students as they now decide which college is the right fit for them! Rockford consistently has many students score 30 or higher on their ACT test – last year, over 30 students also scored 30 or higher. These students will be recognized at the October 11, 2010 Board of Education meeting at the Administration Building. Congratulations to all of the students for their outstanding accomplishment! For more information, please contact RHS Principal Dan Zang at 616-863-6030.