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.
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Thornapple Kellogg High School will present the musical “The Addams Family Jr.” March 3, 4, 5 and 6. Each show starts at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
Even in these difficult times, TK students and this TK community showed overwhelming generosity again! TKHS Student Council conducted a food drive recently with all items to be donated to Barry County United Way or the local food pantries in Barry County. In one week, students brought in 1,892 food items and donated $1,295.45 in cash.
Members of the TKHS Mental Health Wellness team joined radio host Shelley Irwin on WGVU Thursday morning to talk about mental health awareness and what the school is doing to help students. The group was represented in the interview by high school student Cassidy Dole, Principal Tony Petersen, counselor Ross Lambitz, and English teacher Scott Aldrich.
Student-made deck chairs are lined up in a row in the TK High School wood shop. In another corner, a line of cutting boards are being sanded, oiled and packaged for sale. Both projects, made by woods students in the production class, will benefit a new TKHS mountain bike club
Michael Willshire thought he blew it. Shaking and trying to control his nerves, he knew immediately when he released his bowling ball in the 11th frame that it wasn’t good and he may have just blown his chance at a perfect game. But he was wrong. The ball hit just enough of the mark to topple all the pins for the 11th time in the game for the high school senior.
All four Thornapple Kellogg High School students who entered the Business Professionals of America regional competition earned high placings and will be eligible to advance to state competition. One other TKHS student, Gavin Denman, has been spending the past year serving on the State Executive Council for BPA as the State Parliamentarian. As an officer, he is not eligible to compete.
The TKHS National Honor Society induction of new members couldn’t be held in person due to COVID restrictions, but a virtual ceremony was held to honor students. The Elizabeth Thurber Chapter of NHS inducted 66 new members this month bringing the total membership in the chapter to 126.
Two Thornapple Kellogg High School students received the Society of Women Engineers Certificate of Merit provided by Michigan Tech. Senior Carly Snyder and junior Heidi Church recently received this honor for their excellent work in the science and math fields.