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Alexis Stark

Alexis Stark is a reporter covering Byron Center, Caledonia, Godfrey-Lee, Kenowa Hills and Thornapple Kellogg. She grew up in metro Detroit and her journalism journey brought her west to Grand Rapids via Michigan State University where she covered features and campus news for The State News. She also co-authored three 100-question guides to increase understanding and awareness of various human identities, through the MSU School of Journalism. Following graduation, she worked as a beat reporter for The Ann Arbor News, covering stories on education, community, prison arts and poetry, before finding her calling in education reporting and landing at SNN. Alexis is also the author of a poetry chapbook, “Learning to Sleep in the Middle of the Bed.”

It takes a community to stage a musical

The Van Singel Fine Arts Center’s community theater production of “The Sound of Music” brought together a cast of Byron Center staff, students and their families. 

Students give thumbs-up to cooler classrooms, roomier cafeteria

As bond projects wrap up — and the weather heats up — Thornapple Kellogg High School teachers and students are thankful to have air conditioning in their classrooms and more seating in the cafeteria.