Fifteen Thornapple Kellogg High School student athletes will continue playing a sport in their college career. Most of the athletes have already signed letters of intent with their colleges. The high school hosted a signing day celebration for all of the athletes and their families Thursday.
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Twenty-six Thornapple Kellogg High School athletes were named OK Gold All-Conference athletes. The students represent boys and girls basketball, boys and girls bowling, wrestling, competitive cheer and swimming and diving. The wrestling team led the school with nine members earning the All-Conference honors. Congratulations to all our student athletes.
Using their computer and linking up for meetings or classes is nothing new for high school students these days. But for many, a virtual job interview was a first. About 120 TKHS seniors were able to have that experience this week as part of an English assignment.
Thornapple Kellogg High School staff and students and the entire TK Community are mourning the loss of assistant principal Kevin Remenap.
Although their smiles were still hidden behind face masks, the laughter from a group of students playing “Apples to Apples” was a sure sign they were having fun. Sounds of students singing karaoke in a nearby classroom echoed down the hallways and into the classrooms.
TKHS students Caedon Zube and Kaden Hamming qualified for the national BPA competition after achieving high marks at the state contest. TKHS student Gavin Denman also is serving as a state officer this year and was an important part of the BPA state virtual conference. He will also be attending the virtual national conference as a voting delegate.
Ellie Essenberg has received one of the state’s Odyssey of the Mind scholarships. She has been a member of OM teams for eight years and an unofficial coach for four years. “I poured my heart and thousands of hours into Odyssey of the Mind which led my teams and I to compete in three world finals competitions. The friends that I made and the skills that I built over those eight years are the reason that I am who I am today,” said Ellie.
The TKHS National Honor Society toy drive for Helen DeVos Children's Hospital was a huge success. Several handmade blankets, piles of coloring books, numerous boxes of crayons and colored pencils, dolls, toys and games will all help lift the spirits of young patients while they stay at the hospital. Pictured are NHS officers Reese Verlinde, Annabelle Rickert, Ellie Rogers, and Caedon Zube.