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Teens Talk to Younger Students About Dangers of Tobacco

They hear about the dangers in television advertisements. They've heard warnings from adults. But still, young people are curious about smoking and tobacco use. A group of Thornapple Kellogg High School students hopes their connection to their younger peers helps get their message across. The high school students are part of a group called Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU) and their goal is to mentor younger students about the dangers of tobacco use.
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Two TKHS OM Teams Advance to State Finals

In all, 10 Thornapple Kellogg Odyssey of the Mind teams will advance to the state finals, including both high school teams each receiving a first-place honor in their divisions at the regional competition. In addition to the top regional honors, one high school team earned the coveted Ranatra Fusca Creativity Award at the regional competition. This award represents the essence of Odyssey of the Mind. Team members are Jacob Maring, Emma Chapman, Grace Densham, Zane Walters, Clair Jansma, Anna Miller and Wyatt Crampton and coached by Barb Maring and Mary Chapman. The other high school team advancing is made up of team members Aubrey Evans, Christel Hoskins, Kelly Gasser, Brendan Carlson, Michael Brown and Ellie Essenberg. The team is coached by Michelle Essenberg and Rebecca Hoskins.
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TK Senior Named to All-State Choir

TKHS senior Grace Hauschild has been selected as a member of the All-State Choir for the third year of her high school career. Hauschild will be a member of about 120 high school choir students from all over the state making up this select group. This is the highest of honors and an amazing achievement for someone to be selected for three years! The All-State Choir will perform at the Youth Arts Festival in May at Western Michigan University.
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TKHS Students are Learning It's Right to Be Real!

Three pictures showed three different stories to Thornapple Kellogg High School students. The first appeared to show a man running away from a vehicle. In the second, it appeared the man was running toward another person. It wasn't until the full picture was revealed that students saw the man as a hero pushing the man out of the way of danger.
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NHS Students Collect Toys and Food

The TK community has a BIG HEART and people aren't afraid to donate to help others! That's especially evident this time of year, but the giving goes on all year long. The National Honor Society held food and toy drives this year collecting 773 non-perishable food items and 72 toys! The food will go to local food pantries and the toys are donated to Toys for Barry County Kids through Bradford White's UAW. AMAZING AMOUNT of support by our kids and staff to others in this community! Thank you TK NHS!
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Four TKHS Students Selected for All-State Choir

WOW!! Four TKHS choir students were selected to the State Honors Choir after first performing with the Regional Honors Choir. TKHS students Haley Bovee, Peter Verstraete and Grace Hauschild were selected to perform with the All-State SATB Choir (Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass) and Jack Schneider was selected to perform with the TTBB Choir (Tenor 1 and 2, Baritone and Bass four-part men's group). Performances will be Jan 26 at DeVos Hall. This is a HUGE honor for these students!!! And for TK to have FOUR students in the State Honors Choir is OUTSTANDING!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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