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Hannah Lentz

Hannah Lentz
A 2017 graduate of Grand Valley State University and a lifelong teacher’s kid, Hannah Lentz has worked as a journalist in and outside the Grand Rapids area for more than five years. After serving as editor-in-chief at the GVSU student newspaper, Hannah interned at the Leelanau Enterprise where she learned a lot about community journalism. In addition to her work for School News Network, Hannah has worked as a freelance blogger in the furniture industry, focusing on design trends, and as a social media manager for World Medical Relief in Detroit.

Follow the sensory road

At Duncan Lake ECC, as at other schools locally and nationally, teachers find the sensory paths help students focus more calmly in the classroom by hopping and slithering outside of it...

State grant will bolster student safety

As part of the Michigan State Police Competitive School Safety Program, Thornapple Kellogg Schools received a $135,045 grant to improve security measures at all buildings in the district...

From the playground to the library

After raising nearly $300,000 to renovate and rebuild the playground over four years, the Kettle Lake Elementary PTO is moving on to fund new classroom libraries offering more books covering many genres and characters...

From butternut squash to candy cane beets, students dig into Michigan-fresh foods

Thornapple Kellogg Schools are now in their second year of the state-funded 10-Cent Grant program. The grant, as well as the middle school garden club, are giving students an opportunity to sample fresh foods from around the state...

Diagnosis, robotics shape her confidence, drive & compassion

Senior Ellie Clark keeps herself busy helping run her organization, Ellie’s Elephants, which has raised more than $350,000 for diabetes research since 2004. She was diagnosed with the condition when she was 4...