After competing twice previously, Alisha Gatchel knows that each scholarship pageant she participates in is a life-changing experience.
Four Greenville women are Muskegon bound, each hoping to come home with a crown and a title as part of the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant. Miss Danish Festival Taylor Bretzke and Miss Greater Kalamazoo Emily Smith will face off against 32 other contestants in the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant with preliminary rounds on Thursday and Friday and a finals round on Saturday.
They were doctors and lawyers and teachers and engineers. They came from Australia and Arizona and Florida. They ranged in age from 17 to 99.
They had one common thread — they were graduates of Greenville High School (GHS).
Amy Meinhardt may be starting a fashion trend for the Central Montcalm Public School district. Meinhardt currently wears three hats in her roles as special education coordinator, technology coordinator and half-time Central Montcalm Elementary School principal.
A fourth hat was added at a special meeting Wednesday night as the school board voted unanimously to name Meinhardt as interim superintendent.
The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education voted against outsourcing noninstructional services at their May 28 meeting.
In a 6-0 vote, with Trustee Mike Barnwell absent, the board voted against privatization and discussed other options for the delivery of non-instructional services.
Under a warm sun and beautiful blue sky, near a park where people picnicked and children played, a group gathered in a park on Monday and remembered. Members of Lester J. Sitts VFW Post 5065 led a memorial service at Pearl Lake beach area where they paid tribute to fallen soldiers. The Central Montcalm High School band, under the direction of Matt Reed, provided patriotic music.
“O say can you see by the dawn’s early light, what so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight …” Those words were penned on an envelope in Francis Scott Key’s pocket as he sat in a prison on an English warship, witnessing a battle for freedom.
Central Montcalm High School principal Tony Petersen told the 108 graduating seniors that they would always be Green Hornets, but it was the district’s superintendent that advised them to be “be ready.”
The Greenville Public Schools alternate calendar committee recently completed a six-month study on options for the school calendar, and presented their findings to the school board at Monday’s meeting.
On Sunday, many will don the new dresses, or have a big family dinner or search for dyed boiled eggs. These are all traditions reserved for Easter Sunday.