Google Praises RRO 3rd Grader
Brooke Stark has caught the eye of one of the world's largest corporations. Encouraged by her computer teacher, Kristen Day-Hinken, Stark entered her drawing of a potential Google home page in the "Doodle for Google" competition. Her picture was judged one of 250 State Finalists, chosen from 130,000 entries on the theme of "My Best Day Ever."
RRO Growing Young Engineers
Fifth-grade students explored engineering and related career opportunities during the first-ever Family Engineering Night at RRO May 2. Students and parents tested and improved the load capacity of an arched bridge, built a grabber device from a limited number of supplies, laughed and learned. Volunteer engineers, teachers, and national honor society students from Montague High School helped guide students and parents through the activities.
Sarah Coleman, Science Consultant from the MAISD Regional Mathematics and Science Center, organized and led the event.
2 Law Day Awards for NBC
The Muskegon County Bar Association sponsors an Essay Contest in honor of Law Day, a national holiday to recognize the importance of being a nation governed by the rule of law. 43 Muskegon County students entered this year's contest, and two NBC Middle School students earned top awards. Allison Rolewicz earned first place and Marissa LeVasseur won third place for their essays on the theme, "Equaltiy Under the Law: Curfews in Michigan." Allison and Marissa are pictured with their teacher Dave Vermeulen.
DECA Shines in California
14 MHS DECA scholars competed in the 68th Annual International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California April 25-27.
Savannah Ballard & Autumn Monette won 1st place in Chapter Award Project among Michigan DECA Chapters and Tim Blackmer placed first among Michigan competitors in the Merit Awards Project.
Also competing in this years conference were:
Sebastian Felt & Brandon Bean in Marketing Communications MDM; Kristopher Kieft & Logan McNarland in Business & Merchandising MDM;
Olivia Churchill & Stephanie Hall in Community Service Project; Leanne Fessler, Kirsten Gjertsen, Sarah Harrie, and Karlee Koetje in Gold Merit Award Project area.
Alex Grossman was the first Montague student to qualify to attend the Senior Management Academy.
A World of Pure Imagination
The MHS Drama Department, under the direction of Luann Hulce, delighted crowds with Roald Dahl's classic "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" March 8-10 in the Auditorium. Click for pictures courtesy of Cindy Bassett.