Softball is a passion for Brian Zdanowski. Starting in high school and continuing today, Zdanowski has spent multiple nights and weekends each summer playing softball around the state of Michigan.
Seniors from Vestaburg High School took the next step on Sunday toward a new path in their lives. For the last four years, each of the 51 graduating seniors have been preparing for this moment in their lives. “It is a new journey for me,” said 17-year-old Tiffany Fishburn. “I have been here my whole life and now it is a new path for me.”
As graduate Andre Collins accepted his diploma and walked across the stage in the gymnasium of Carson City-Crystal High School, he paused for a brief moment, smiled, and raised his diploma high into the air. “Dad, I did it!” he shouted with satisfaction.
Bittersweet and exciting — receiving a high school diploma is a rite of passage. For 37 Montabella High School graduates, this milestone is merely a transition from high school to a future as an adult. Principal Shane Riley shared details of how things have changed since he was in high school. Stereotypes — preps, jocks, goths, geeks, artists, teacher’s pets or band kids — are left behind.
Flawless. That would be the word to describe Greenville’s first attempt at hosting a triathlon. With the sun shining brightly and spectators lining the scenic Baldwin Lake beach, more than 225 triathletes took part in the first Tri Greenville triathlon on Saturday morning. The main event featured a one-quarter mile swim, 11.8 mile bike ride and wrapped up with a 5K run.
For Greenville High School’s 140th commencement ceremony on Sunday, the event took place outside for the first time on Legacy Field. A total of 245 students graduated, including Amy Staten, who joined the ceremony via Skype from Germany where she is participating in an exchange program. The theme of Sunday’s graduation ceremony was the impact the class of 2013 can make.
The motto of Lakeview High School’s graduating class of 2013, “Our greatest glory consists not in never failing, but in rising each time we fall” seems especially appropriate to these 98 seniors. In the past four years, it was this group who changed the academic standing of Lakeview High School, bringing the school’s standardized test scores from an “at risk” rating to among the county’s highest.
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A Hubbardston woman is showing off some skills for Trine University. Sophomore Bree Fuller was not only one of the top pitchers in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA), but she’s also an Academic All-American after being awarded the honor from the College Sports Information Director’s Association. Fuller was also named to the MIAA first team after going 15-1 with a 1.48 earned run average.
Two local softball teams will be heading to the regional round of the playoffs after winning their district tournament. Belding and Central Montcalm are moving on after two wins Saturday.