2.7.13 Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) students earned gold and silver medals and $5,750 in scholarships to Ferris State University on Friday, February 1, 2013, during the Regional SkillsUSA competition in Big Rapids. The six MACTC medalists from Reeths-Puffer, Oakridge, Fruitport, and Holton will compete at the State SkillsUSA Michigan competitions in April.
2.5.13 Lions Club members will skip the chocolates and flowers and will instead celebrate Valentine’s Day by delivering free vision screenings to Wesley School students from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. According to Diane Hansen of the Lions Club, the tests will be done on site with lots of love and care to meet the special needs of up to 200 students from age two- to 26-years-old who have severe physical and cognitive impairments.
2.5.13 Without leaving their classroom, culinary students from the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center learned how to prepare sushi from an instructor in Adrian, Michigan, utilizing video conferencing technology.
2.5.13 Local community leaders are inviting 6th and 7th grade Muskegon County students, eager to build bridges across diverse populations and combat hate, to apply for “The Journey.” Applications for the community-based education program are due by March 4, 2013, and are available at www.socialstudies.muskegonisd.org.
2.5.13 On Sunday, February 10, 2013, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. college-bound students and their parents are invited to attend “College Goal Sunday” in the Library Learning Center at Baker College, 1903 Marquette Avenue, Muskegon.
1.29.13 The Prima Civitas Foundation (PCF) recognized Travis Cochran, high school junior at Ravenna Public Schools and the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center, with a first place award and $1,000 cash for Best New Mobile App as part of the statewide 2012 Young Innovators Competition.
1.24.13 On January 26th, 2013 the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex (501 (c)(3)) and the Watermark Live will host an all day winter festival celebrating Michigan’s inauguration into the United States Union in 1837. The festival is a multi-faceted event that will showcase many different areas of Michigan’s culture and art scene.
1.24.13 Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association (SPLKA) a Ludington-based nonprofit that seeks to preserve and promote four Lake Michigan lighthouses, offers their second year of paid internships to qualified candidates pursuing degrees in any of the following fields: Historic Preservation, Nonprofit Management, Museum Studies, History, Human Relations, Business, Arts, Culture and Tourism.
1.24.13 To better serve the needs of clients in the Great Lakes Bay Region, the law firm Warner Norcross & Judd LLP will open a new office in Midland in the first quarter of 2013. Also, Midland County Chief Trial Judge & Circuit Judge Jon Lauderbach will be stepping down from the bench to join the Midland office.
1.24.13 The National Mentoring Network Looks to Top $21 million in donations, including local goal of $80,000 in Mason, Oceana, Muskegon & Ottawa counties. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore is appealing to the community to support Bowl for Kids’ Sake, the mentoring organization’s biggest annual fundraiser, which raises money needed to carefully pair volunteer mentors with children who face adversity in staff-supported, long-term mentoring friendships.
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