TK seniors came back to school May 13 - two months since the COVID-19 virus abruptly ended their senior year as they knew it. They came back to pick up their graduation invitations, caps and gowns even though they still don’t know when or how they’ll be able to have any kind of graduation ceremony.
News and Announcements
Fourteen Thornapple Kellogg High School athletes will continue their athletic careers at the college level. We want to congratulate each of these student athletes for their accomplishment and wish them all the best.
Thornapple Kellogg High School has announced the Top 10 students in the Class of 2020. This year’s class includes 231 members. The top 10 students (in alphabetical order by last name) are: Holly Bashore, Makayla Beardsley, Audrey Johnson, Claire Middleton, Matthew Newhouse, Cora Siuda, Ashley Snyder, Andrew Tuokkola, Zane Walters, Owen Woods.
Four Thornapple Kellogg High School filmmakers recently learned they are top 10 finalists in the Meijer Great Choices Film Festival. The film festival has six different categories with top 10 student-created public service announcements honored in each category.
TKHS senior Grace Densham loves contests and she’s no stranger to taking on a new challenge. When she spotted a contest notification on the whiteboard in her high school English classroom earlier this year, she inquired about it. The contest wasn’t part of the work included in her class, but it caught her eye and she couldn’t pass up the opportunity.
Thornapple Kellogg High School was named as a 2020 Best High School in the nation based on rankings published today by the U.S. News and World Report. To be included in the Best High Schools list, schools had to be ranked in the top 40 percent of all high schools in the country.
For months Thornapple Kellogg High School students have been rehearsing and preparing for their upcoming spring musical, “Once Upon a Mattress.” The show is based on the famous fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea.” Performances are at 7 p.m. March 5, 6 and 7. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults.
Thornapple Kellogg Schools were well represented with 11 teams at the regional Odyssey of the Mind competition in Wayland last weekend. The district will again be well represented by six teams advancing to the state finals March 14 hosted at TK Schools.
Philanthropy isn’t a word most fifth-graders use often. But it is a word they fully understand now and have practiced themselves with the help of the Circle of Giving project through the Barry Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council. “Philanthropy is giving people your time, talents and treasures to help other people,” said fifth-grader Collyn Genther.
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