America & Me Essay contest: My Michigan Hero by Ella Locey

On Wednesday, the three winners of the 48th annual America & Me Eassay contest, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insuarnce were recognized. Goodrich Middle School students Ella Locey, Miaya Tait and Taylor Thomas were awarded for their achievement. As the school’s first place winner, Locey’s name will be engraved on a plaque displayed in the school […]

Full of Wonder!!

Dear Ortonville-Brandon Community, Next week, the Brandon School District will be hosting its annual kindergarten round-up and preschool enrollment days. With these events on the horizon and the start of their formal education just around the corner, I have to admit that I just love this age group. I would challenge anyone to spend five […]

Lady Blackhawks snag play-off win

By David Fleet Editor AFlint Metro League championship may have eluded the Lady Blackhawks basketball team this season, but a play-off win, the first since Nov. 15, 2006, will provide a building block for next year. “The season definitely had its ups and downs,” said Jason Sheldon, third year Blackhawk head coach. “We did not […]

‘Obsession’

March 17, 18 & 19 at Brandon High School Performing Arts Center

By David Fleet Editor “Obsession,” the story of the Frankenstein Family and an original play by Elizabeth Lackey with libretto by Michael Lackey, will be performed at Brandon High School next week. “The music is fantastic,” said Brittney Ward, play director in her second year at Brandon High School. “I’ve been wanting to do this […]

Greenhouse again

Greenhouse again

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich- As Martian Cross Country teammates, seniors Jared Hernandez and Evan Bierkamp log hundreds of miles each year. A section of their daily treks passed the dilapidated remnants of a greenhouse just south of Oaktree Elementary School. Constructed about 15 years ago, the 96-feet-by-20 structure which featured a steel frame and […]

Scandinavian exchange

By David Fleet Editor Emilie Schultz speaks almost perfect English, can discuss American politics, loves animals and can golf. Schultz could very easily pass for any American high school student. However, the 16-year-old Goodrich High School senior is from the Scandinavian country of Denmark and arrived in August as part of the American Scandinavian Student […]

Bullies Reality

By David Fleet Editor Goodrich -Three schools, 1,500 students, 500 messages. Before Tim Lavasseur returned to his Texas home following a week of coordinating student assemblies at schools in Fenton, Linden and Goodrich his Instagram Direct Message box was near capacity. “I answered every message, too,” said Lavasseur, the founder of Bullies Reality. “Most of […]

Students set sail in annual cardboard, duct tape boat races

By Kelsey Voyer Staff Writer Duct tape, cardboard and a swimming pool were key elements of a recent physics project that was all about staying dry. On Monday, about a dozen Brandon High School students from Lesley Hildebrand’s physics class raced boats in a lesson on buoyancy, team work and speed. Classmates created their watercrafts […]

Oaktree Elementary receives James Patterson grant

Earlier this month Oaktree Elementary School received a $2,000 grant from bestselling author James Patterson to support its school library. In addition, Scholastic Reading Club will match each dollar of Patterson’s donation with “bonus points” that teachers can use to acquire books and other materials for their classrooms. Oaktree Elementary was selected from thousands of […]

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