Rockford students win $2,000 scholarships

Winners of the Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship Award are (front row, l–r) Elyse Sholtis of Rockford, Raegan Flikkema of Forest Hills Northern; (back row) Laura Frick of Hudsonville, Alexa Smeby of East Grand Rapids, Ryan Hoogmoed (home school), Alexander Quinn of Rockford, MacKenzie Wyant of Gull Lake; (not pictured) Rachel Johnson of Unity Christian.

Two Rockford High School students, Elyse Sholtis and Alex Quinn, were among the eight winners of the $2,000 Lake Michigan Credit Union Hutt scholarship. Winners of the Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship Award were selected by an independent committee appointed by the board of directors of Lake Michigan Credit Union. The judges of this contest are […]

Beacon Driving accepting students

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When a teen slides behind the wheel for their first driving lesson, they may have a dozen different thoughts spinning through their heads, like trying to remember where the left turn signal is, or which foot goes on the accelerator. Beacon Driving School owner Jim Newland knows this. He keeps his students focused by first […]

Rockford Chamber Women perform at prestigious recital

The Rockford Chamber Women, made up of (l–r) Shannon Pinner, Peyton Wells, Sarah Ombry, Carly Funk, Emilee Bodien, Molly Grettenberger, Jill Nelson, Maddie Dix, Christine Scales, and Director Mandy Mikita Scott, have been selected to perform at Michigan Youth Arts Festival.

It’s the highest honor a high school vocal ensemble can receive in Michigan: to perform at Michigan Youth Arts Festival (MYAF). And once again this year, Rockford choirs were represented at the MSVMA Solo & Ensemble Recital on May 13. The Rockford Chamber Women, directed by Mandy Mikita Scott, earned this honor by receiving top […]

RHS students shine in All State choir

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The Rockford High School choirs and directors David Duiven and Mandy Mikita Scott are proud to announce the honor of having four choir students named to the Michigan School Vocal Music Association (MSVMA) All State Honors Choir. Senior Julian Mondragon and juniors Emilee Bodien, Jill Nelson and Hannah Schroeder traveled to Western Michigan University May […]

STRIVE scholarships announced

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Rockford Rotary Club and Rockford High School are proud to announce this year’s recipients of the STRIVE scholarship. Angelina Lipzinski and Alicia Walter are seen here with their mentors, Candy Lancioni and Pat Schaub. Rockford Rotary awarded each graduating senior with a $1,200 scholarship for their college. To date, 41 seniors have participated in STRIVE. […]