Girl shows heart with hair donation

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Rian Ignasiak, an eight year old student at Lakes Elementary School, spent ten months growing out her hair in order to donate it to children suffering from hair loss. On June 13, she donated nine inches of locks. When not in school, the fourth-grader’s interests include being a member of the competitive dance team for […]

Soldier shares birthday with Lakes pen pals

PFT Berli’s unit have been pen pals with the Lakes Elementary class of his nephew, Brennon Shupe (in blue in center). During Berli’s leave, during which he celebrated his 21st birthday, he visited the class to tell how important their letters and packages have been.

Army Private First Class (PFC) Andrew Berli, a 2006 Comstock Park High School graduate, is used to going into hostile and uncertain situations while on duty in Iraq, but when entering Lakes Elementary School in Rockford on Wednesday, May 20, Berli was nervous for a whole different reason.  He was going to meet his fifth […]

Lakes Elementary’s Olivia Sobie: an Example in Excellence

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Radiant smile and sparkling greeting typical of sunny student Olivia Sobie, age 11, is the daughter of Lisa Sobie. Known by her teachers for her positive attitude, her warm smile and her willingness to lend a hand or give a kind word to a peer or teacher, Olivia is recognized by Lakes Elementary as an […]