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JV Girls Take Aim to "Strike Out Cancer"

Sometimes a game is about much more than the number of hits or runs scored. Sometimes everyone is a winner. The Thornapple Kellogg Junior Varsity softball team had a game like that last week when they teamed up with Forest Hills Eastern to "Strike Out Cancer."
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TKHS Names Top 10 Students in Class of 2018

Congratulations to the recently named academic Top 10 students in the Class of 2018. Those students are (in alphabetical order) Chloe Adams, Adam Johanson, Cass Kramer, Megan Logan, Sam Ogrodzinski, Maddisen Robirds, Tess Scheidel, Emma Shea, Breann Stahl, and Brianna Vanderstelt.
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TK Robotics Receives Challenge Manufacturing Sponsorship

Thornapple Kellogg High School girl’s robotics team got a boost from Challenge Manufacturing with a $1,000 sponsorship. The Walker-based company sent engineers to give TK students pointers and a helping hand last year and presented the girl’s team with a $1,000 sponsorship check for the Vex Robotics competition season.
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Powerful Life Lesson Enacted at TKHS

Mike Blair let out a gut-wrenching cry. His wife dropped to her knees beside their daughter Alexandra who was lying lifeless on the roadway just beyond two wrecked cars. Firefighters, EMTs and police bustled about trying to help crash victims and assess injuries. Although it looked and felt very real, it was all part of a mock crash scene at Thornapple Kellogg High School Friday afternoon. The mock event is put on every other year as a very vivid and emotional reminder to students of the dangers and consequences of drinking and driving and distracted driving.
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Students Feel Good About Service to Others

Instead of carrying backpacks filled with homework and books, TKHS students Friday brought rakes and shovels and wore worn-out jeans and shoes that could get dirty. More importantly, they brought a positive attitude and a willingness to help.
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TK's "Cinderella" Nominated for Numerous Awards

The TKHS play "Cinderella" has been nominated for several awards by the Excellence Awards for local high school musical theater. TK has been nominated for excellence awards including Best Overall Performance, Best Musical Direction, Best Direction, and Best Scene Direction! Also, students Haley Bovee and Jack Schneider were nominated for best supporting actress and actor! Awards will be announced May 6 at the Excellence Awards at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center.
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Film Students Named Finalists in Meijer Contest

Two student film-making teams have been named finalists in the Meijer Great Choices Film Festival. Adrienne Duits with partner Samuel McKeown created a public service video celebrating diversity aimed at kindergarten through sixth-grade audiences and Liberty Tetzlaff and Ebbie Appel created a PSA celebrating diversity aimed at middle and high school students. The students are taking Jerry Robinson's digital media classes and will be recognized at the annual Meijer Great Choices Film Festival June 2 at Byron Center High School Fine Arts Center. More than 300 videos were entered with 60 finalists selected. The teams are guaranteed $75 gift cards for being named finalists. Top awards announced in June receive gift cards of $500 for third place; $1,000 for second place and $1,500 for first place.
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TKHS Student Artwork Selected for Juried Show

Jack Schneider's "Pandora's Serpentine Heart" ceramic box was selected to be among the artwork at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Juried High School Area Show. The show is May 19 to June 10. The juried exhibition celebrates works of high school artists living in Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Jopseh and Van Buren counties. Schneider, a junior, said this is his first year taking art classes at the high school. His ceramic piece is based on the myth of Pandora.
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