News and Announcements

Students Turn Wood Projects Into Funding for New Club

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

Senior Overcomes Jitters to Roll Perfect Game

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.

TKHS Students Earn BPA Honors

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.

TKHS Inducts NHS Members

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.

Society of Women Engineers Honors Two TK Students

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.

TKHS Continues Annual Veterans Day Program

The 10th annual Thornapple Kellogg High School and community Veterans Day message had to be delivered in a different way this year, but the message was still the same – thank you to all veterans. Because of COVID-19, the gymnasium couldn’t be filled with students, community members and veterans Instead, the dedication and recognition had to be done via video production. Still, the heartfelt thanks and appreciation for those who served came through loud and clear as high school students all watched this video from their classrooms Wednesday morning.

TKHS Senior Earns National Recognition

Thornapple Kellogg High School senior Caedon Zube was selected for the College Board National Rural and Small Town Recognition Program. He earned the honor because of his high academic achievements and his performance on the PSAT.

The Show Must Go On!

With limited audiences, TKHS theater students are ready to perform the fall play “Little Women” Nov. 6 and 7. Senior cast and crew members are excited to be able to perform, but admit it’s a little bittersweet knowing the experience isn’t the same.

TK Crowns 2020 Homecoming King and Queen

The TKHS Homecoming King and Queen were crowned in front of the bright lights of the MiTK News studio as every classroom in the high school tuned in to watch the live stream production. Cheers echoed through the hallway as Lila Nelson and Jackson LaJoye donned their crowns.
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