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Miranda Kirsch of Zeeland receives Lake Trust Credit Union Scholarship

Miranda Kirsch of Zeeland receives Lake Trust Credit Union Scholarship

Miranda Kirsch of Zeeland, MI was the recent recipient of a $1000 Scholarship given by Lake Trust Credit Union of Holland, MI. Each year the Credit Union awards 10 Scholarships to students planning on attending a college in Michigan. This year they received 157 applications.

David Snodgrass, the Credit Union President and CEO, states that, “Throughout our experience, we’ve heard a lot of truly remarkable stories from students all across Michigan. We are inspired by each student’s commitment to their future and honored to be a part of their pathway to educational success.”

Lake Trust announces their scholarship program at the first of the year and accepts applications through the end of February. A team is assembled that reviews each and every application. Scholarship recipients are community-minded students who exemplify the Credit Union’s core values of Trust, Teamwork, Adaptability, Learning and Making a Difference.

Talented Student, Rachel Myszak, designs Coopersville C of C Logo

Talented Student, Rachel Myszak, designs Coopersville C of C Logo

Rachel Myszak, a senior in Graphic Design at Coopersville High School, was recently recognized by the Coopersville Chamber of Commerce for her logo design. The logo was designed for the Chamber of Commerce marketing campaign; “Shop, Live, Love, Coopersville.”

This partnership between businesses and the Ottawa Area schools and the Community, is an initiative for “Doing More Together” and will offer more educational opportunities for area students.

Rachel states, “My first graphic design class in high school opened my eyes to design and my passion for it. Creating art is a personal process and knowing that people enjoy the completed piece in rewarding.”

It's Vacation Bible School Time Again

It's Vacation Bible School Time Again

“Journey off the Map” is the name of the Vacation Bible School session activities this summer at Berrean Church in Muskegon, MI.

Bible School runs July 19 – 23 at the Church, located at 635 Seminole Rd. in Muskegon. Activities include games, crafts, music, snacks, teaching and worship rally.

For additional information, please contact Carolyn Raymond at 231-557-6121 between 6 – 8:30pm.

Grand Haven High School among Top Schools in the U.S.

Grand Haven High School among Top Schools in the U.S.

U.S. News and World Report has awarded Grand Haven High School the prestigious Silver Medal ranking in the latest “America’s Best High Schools” results released on Tuesday.

Out of 21,000 High Schools, GHHS ranked in the top five percent of all high schools in the U.S. In Michigan, they ranked 32nd out of 862 high schools, including charter and magnet schools, placing them in the top four percent.

Tracy Wilson, Principal at GHHS, said “We are extremely proud of our students and the staff for again attaining this accomplishment. This award demonstrates that we continue to have a program of excellence on a state-wide and national level. The ranking also affirms the K – 12 teaching staff, parents and community.”

Superintendent Keith Konarska said, “This ranking validates what we know to be true, that our district is one of the premier districts in the country. This is another great day for our school district.”

GHAPS Board of Education Narrows Candidate List to Three

News Release: 

The Grand Haven Area Public Schools Board of Education has selected three candidates for a second interview to fill outgoing superintendent Keith Konarska's position. They are (in alphabetical order): Craig Carmoney, Meridian Public Schools Superintendent; Scott Grimes, GHAPS Assistant Superintendent; and Andrew Ingall, Chelsea School District Superintendent. 

A team of board members, administrators, teachers, support staff, parents and students will make site visits over the next several days. In addition, stakeholder groups will meet with each candidate on Friday, May 1. 

Second interviews, which are open to the public, are scheduled for Saturday, May 2, at Mary A. White Elementary School. The second interview schedule is as follows: 

Over 100 Openings for Free or Low-cost Summer Preschool Now Available

Over 100 Openings for Free or Low-cost Summer Preschool Now Available

News Release:

The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) of Ottawa County has over 100 openings for free and low-cost high-quality summer preschool for children who turned four by October 1, have not had any preschool experience in GSRP or Head Start in 2014-15 and who will attend kindergarten or young fives in September, 2015.

“It’s not too late for your child to attend preschool before the school starts this fall,” said Veronica Pechumer, Ottawa County Great Start Coordinator for Ottawa Area Intermediate School District (OAISD). “There are many openings for full-day preschool still available in Ottawa County. And, a family of four making up to $59,625 could qualify for free preschool.”

OAISD supports the local Great Start Readiness Programs to provide high-quality preschool education. OAISD works directly with school districts, community agencies, and childcare centers who provide the preschool services for families within the community.

Athena Scholarship Program is Now Accepting Nominations & Applications

Athena Scholarship Program is Now Accepting Nominations & Applications

News Release:

Applications for the 2015 Lakeshore ATHENA Scholarship Program are now being accepted at the Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce. The scholarships, offered through the Lakeshore ATHENA Awards Program, a collaboration of The Chamber of Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Ferrysburg, Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce, and the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, assist women in reaching their full potential through financial support for training programs and education.