Rockford High School’s Alex Quinn, an Example in Excellence

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Student’s achievements already impressive Alex Quinn, 18, is the son of Allan and Cindy Quinn and brother to Adam and Alysse. Teachers at Rockford High School couldn’t say enough about Alex, and described him as optimistic, helpful, enterprising, sociable, easygoing, scholarly, resourceful, purposeful, attentive, confident, dedicated, discerning and persevering. “Alex assists and tutors others,” they report. […]

Examples is a highlight of the school year’

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Examples in Excellence tenth year of students recognized Dr. Michael Shibler was the first of many speakers during the tenth annual Examples in Excellence, Rockford Students Making a Difference ceremony Monday, February 28 at the district administration building. Shibler called Examples a highlight of the school year. The program is a joint effort by the […]

Tenth annual Examples unveiling to be held

Families often take pictures following the Examples in Excellence, Rockford Students Making a Difference Ceremony.

by BETH ALTENA “I can’t believe it’s been ten years,” said Rockford photographer Dan Davison of Douglas Photography. Davison brought the Examples in Excellence program to Rockford Public Schools (RPS) a decade ago. In the years since RPS, Davison and The Rockford Squire newspaper have been working together to recognize a very special group of […]

East Rockford Middle School’s Kory Youn an Example in Excellence

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Natural leader has a strong moral compass Kory Young, 14, is the son of Brian and Kim Young and brother to Brianna, 11, and Christina, 9. Kory’s teachers call him responsible, trustworthy and hardworking. “Kory is so accepting of others,” staff at ERMS said of him. “He shows that it is a good thing to […]

River Valley Academy’s Jordan Lee Sherwin an Example in Excellence

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Eclectic student shows calm confidence, dedication  Jordan Sherwin has a wide range of interests and experience. He is currently working on earning a certificate in welding at Kent Community Technical Center and plans to complete the Grand Rapids Community College welding program. He can sew and enjoys working on clothing. Jordan is also interested in […]