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Linda Odette

Linda Odette
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Linda Odette is a freelance writer and editor with more than 30 years of experience in journalism. She’s worked primarily as an editor in feature departments at newspapers in West Michigan, including the Grand Rapids Press, the Muskegon Chronicle and the Holland Sentinel. She lives in East Grand Rapids near the Eastown edge, has a teenage son and a daughter in college. Read Linda's full bio or email Linda.

“Action” on the School Set

At the start of the school year, Cameron Moore, a college freshman, sent an e-mail to Jerry Robinson, Thornapple Kellogg High School's digital media...

They’re Watching You, Lansing

Three parents in the Thornapple Kellogg Schools district are determined to get the public's voice heard on education issues, and that's why they've formed...

Ahoy! MEAP Tests Attacked by Fourth-grade Pirates

Pirates stormed Page Elementary in September. Dressed in eye patches, bandanas and pirate shirts, they roamed the halls on a mission for for a...

Community and Caledonia are One, Says Award Winner

Whenever she sees a big yellow school bus from Caledonia Community Schools roll by, the word “community” stands out to Judy Harrison, the Caledonia...

Bullied Speaker Helps Students Overcome Bad Experiences

Michael Karpovich remembers his head being flushed down the toilet nearly a dozen times by bullies as a student, and he knows it continues...

Veterans’ Day – Each and Every Day

From an Army sergeant leaving this week to Afganistan to a World War II veteran who was at the attack on Pearl Harbor, servicemen...

Equipping Students with More than Academics

Gerald R. Ford Academic Center's Bengal tiger school mascot lets you know this school is different than the rest. It's not just an image...

Students Keep an Ancient Tradition Alive

When Caledonia High School's band director Kyle Wellfare first tried to play a song on the bagpipes, it didn't go smoothly.  "This is the...

TK Trombone Player Marches with the Notre Dame Band

Being part of the Notre Dame band the first year at college makes for a crazy-busy life, says 2012 Thornapple Kellogg High School graduate...

Bigs and Littles Find Rewarding Relationships

When you're in elementary school and a high schooler gives you some attention, it feels cool. Thornapple Kellogg High School students have been making...

TK Honors Farming Heritage in Homecoming

Grabbing your books and driving a tractor to school isn’t the typical way to go to school, but it was during homecoming week at...

His Life is a Lesson

Roger VanLaan, 91, lives in a world he couldn't have imagined when he graduated from Caledonia High School in 1939. And the students he...
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