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Students Bring Concerns from Classroom to Council

East Lee High School students recently served as a voice for the millions of victims of human trafficking worldwide, including thousands in West Michigan,...

Getting it All on Film and Dreaming Big

If you want to know a bit about David Tay and the pride he takes in his school, watch this video.It’s a lip-dub he...

Tireless Go-getter Makes Her Community a Better Place; Dreams of a Brighter Tomorrow

Maria Aguirre likes to help other people's dreams come true: making sure a child has presents wrapped under the tree on Christmas morning, doing...

Sharing Her Music to Feed Body and Soul

Playing piano moves Becca Hanson's soul. That's why she makes it about something bigger than herself. She likes to share that feeling – indulgent,...

High School Sideline: Organic Milk

It looks like big things are on the horizon for sophomore and Future Farmers of America member Shannon Good.Shannon is really no "future" farmer;...

This Eagle Scout and 3-point Shooter Gives His All

Kyle Bueche has done exceptional things. As an eighth-grader he was recognized by peers for his fabulous three-point shot in basketball. Now, as a...

‘I’ll Saw this Wood Up – I’m Not Scared of It’

From the courtroom to the archery range and beyond, a quartet of female high school students are breaking into fields dominated by males.Two Kent...

‘I Want to Do Something Big’

If you visit junior Alexis Sell at Crossroads High School, you'll likely find her helping a fellow student, packing care bags for people in...

High School Student Turns Senior Project into Community Festival

When Byron Center High School senior Evie Misiak wants to make a difference, she goes big.Big like this: Evie had to complete a senior...

Erica Humphrey: Busy Senior with a Lot to Give

Erica Humphreys' grandparents died nearly a year ago, one month apart from each other. The tender care they received in their passing is a...

Too Many Student Leaders? No Such Thing, Say GRPS Officials

When Grand Rapids Public Schools officials went looking this year for two student representatives to serve on its Board of Education, they found students...

Senior’s International Efforts to Help Others Influence School Culture

Emily Macalka sees parallels between helping people in the Dominican Republic and her volunteer work in the Comstock Park High School special education classroom.Both...

‘Leader of Leaders’ is All About Creating Change

During her shifts as a dietary aide at St. Ann’s Home, 18-year-old Naomi Cuenca likes to chat with 97-year-old Isabel Butkiewicz. “How are you?” Naomi...

Student Leader Devotes Fridays to Friendship

It’s a little card with simple directions, but Byron Center High School students know what passing it out results in: smiles, a feeling of...

Student Rep Sees School Board Service As Preparation

Parker Fritz is one of those guys you just know is going places.That's why when the Kent City Community Schools Board of Education decided...

Advocating for The Voices of Youth

Behind her beaming smile, Lee High School junior Jisel Ochoa often is considering center-stage topics in national politics: immigration policy, women's rights, gay marriage.Though...
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