Saturday, July 16, 2011
Stoney Creek senior says she plans to recruit youth for volunteer work.
The "Whiz Kid" on Rochester Patch features extraordinary kids doing great things. This week, we talk to Megan D'Arcy, who was just named Junior Ambassador for the Rochester Area Neighborhood House. Age: 17 School: Stoney Creek High School Accomplishment: While serving as youth committee chairperson for the Neighborhood House last year, Megan was instrumental in recruiting youth to service work around Rochester. One of Megan's main focuses has been a coin collection drive that will put decorated "houses" at businesses in the city to raise money for the Neighborhood House programs, which serve people in need in Rochester, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills and Oakland Township. Key to awesomeness: Linda Riggs, executive director of the …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
She does, however, like to organize Red Cross blood drives.
Each week, the Whiz Kid column spotlights an accomplishment of a student or student group. This week, we feature Hannah Wasserbaech, a home-schooled Oakland Township student who will be a senior this fall. Wasserbaech recently organized a blood drive through the American Red Cross. Accomplishment: Wasserbaech recently organized a scholarship blood drive through the American Red Cross in order to solicit vital blood donations while also earning money for college. Key to Awesomeness: Wasserbaech, who will be a senior this fall, is home-schooled and currently dual-enrolled at Oakland Community College. On June 1, Wasserbaech organized her fourth community blood drive through the American Red Cross as part of its High School Scholarship …
Friday, June 3, 2011
Coach Ken Hernandez tells his freshmen team: If you go undefeated, you can cut my ponytail.
The Adams Girls Freshmen Soccer Team just finished an undefeated season — after a little motivation from their long-haired coach. They are this week's Rochester Patch Whiz Kids. Freshmen Soccer Team: Sarah Limb, Abby Schaitkin, Kari Lewis, Haley Argeros, Madeline Dilley, Hannah Grieb, Meghan Santella, Carley Prast, Sarah McBeth, Ally Hamzey, Micala Kummer, Caroline Kletzien, Claire Sickon, Jenny Rosonke, Marie Szilard, Casey Flynn, Lauren Lowes, Bridget Shepherd, Colleena Peng, Taylor Travnik School: Adams High School Accomplishment: Under the guidance of coach Ken Hernandez, the team ended its perfect 17-0 season last week. They scored 93 goals and allowed three. Key to Awesomeness: Hernandez gave his team a special incentive to do well: …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
"Imagine what is ahead for them as future leaders," presenter says.
About 70 Rochester students were awarded scholarships Tuesday at the 2011 Community Scholarship Reception. Awards were presented on behalf of the Rochester Community Schools Foundation, Rochester Kiwanis Club, Rochester Rotary Club and the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester. Stoney Creek, Rochester and Adams High School students were in the majority of the scholarship recipients. "I'm really, really happy I received a scholarship," said Katie Doyle of Stoney Creek High School. Doyle is the recipient of the Eric Shook Memorial Scholarship and is attending the Art Institute of Chicago in the fall. "Art school is very expensive, so this really helps." Recipient of the Mary Ann Reidinger Scholarship, Erin McKay, was just as excited. "…
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
More than 40 Lake Orion High School students volunteer their time at the middle school every Wednesday through the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.
This week's Whiz Kids are the Bully Busters from Lake Orion High School; the high school students work with students at Oakland Township's Oakview Middle School to help prevent bullying in the school. Schools: Lake Orion High School Accomplishment: While many of their fellow students enjoy a late start Wednesday mornings, the Bully Busters – comprised of nearly 50 students from Lake Orion High School – volunteer their time at Oakview Middle School, where they teach strategies to students to help stop bullying at the middle school. The Bully Busters are a part of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, which Oakview Middle School implemented last November to cut down on bullying among the school's nearly 600 students. “It’s always been …
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Only two students nationwide receive the award each year.
Each week, the Whiz Kid column spotlights an accomplishment of a student or student group. This week, we feature Mandy Hess, a Stoney Creek High School senior who received top honors in this year's National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Stoney Creek High School Accomplishment: Hess received Gold status for her photography portfolio in the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards contest. She was one of only two students nationwide to receive the 2011 Photography Portfolio Gold Award. Key to Awesomeness: Hess, a senior at Stoney Creek High School, has been interested in photography since she was in the eighth grade and started by taking pictures of nature scenes and her friends’ bands. She took photography 1 and 2 as a sophomore and …
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Instead of bringing home a tan from their spring break, four Rochester-area athletes brought home a National Championship trophy.
This week's Whiz Kids are from the HoneyBaked Hockey Team, a southeast Michigan team that includes four Rochester-area players. The team won the AAA Midget Minor Hockey National Championship over the weekend. Schools: Stoney Creek High School, Rochester High School, Henry Ford II High School (Sterling Heights) Accomplishment: While many of their peers were soaking up the sun in Florida, four Rochester-area teens were in Simsbury, Conn., skating hard to claim the National Champion title for the Tier 1 U16 division. The championship HoneyBaked team is made up of 20 of the best 16- and 17-year-old hockey players from all over Southeast Michigan. Four of those players, Shane Cuckovich (Junior, Stoney Creek), David Parrottino (Junior, …
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Inspired at a young age to make a difference, Sam Harris is constantly finding new ways to make an impact in the lives of others.
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Each week, the Whiz Kid column spotlights an accomplishment of a student or student group. This week we feature Sam Harris, a stand-out Stoney Creek High School senior whose passion for improving the lives of others began early and has grown to be a way of life. Sam Harris Age: 17 School: Stoney Creek High School, Rochester Hills Accomplishment: It is difficult to think of an organization at Stoney Creek — or the greater Rochester area, for that matter — that has not benefitted in some way from Sam Harris’s passion, involvement and leadership. Stoney Creek Principal Larry Goralski says it all. “It is rare that I will work with one specific student on more than one project in their time here at SCHS. With Sam, I have worked on at least …
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Stoney Creek student is Rochester Area Neighborhood House Junior Ambassador.
Each week, the Whiz Kid column spotlights an accomplishment of a student or student group. This week's Whiz Kid, Stoney Creek High School senior Kelsey Jackson, serves as Junior Ambassador to the Rochester Area Neighborhood House. School: Stoney Creek High School Accomplishment: Jackson was chosen from applicants from all three Rochester area high schools for the one-year appointment to the RANH. Jackson, the daughter of Mark and Karen Jackson of Rochester Hills, says one of her most important goals as an ambassador is to create resources to help other students navigate the financial challenges of going to college. “I know through my own experiences how difficult it is to pay for college,” she says. “I’m working on creating workshops that …
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Once overgrown drop-off loop gets a facelift thanks to the efforts of Lukas Reynolds and his Eagle Scout project.
Each week, Whiz Kid spotlights an accomplishment of a student or student group. This week we feature Lukas Reynolds, a Stoney Creek High School freshman who earned Eagle Scout status at the age of 13 – the youngest in his troop to have achieved this level. Accomplishment: At the age of 13, Lukas planned and completed a $10,000 landscape project at Rochester High School, earning him the distinction of becoming the youngest scout in Boy Scout Troop 60 to ever earn Eagle status. Key to awesomeness: For the past few years, Rochester High School officials have focused on beautification projects, inviting several groups to “adopt a garden” on school grounds. However, the largest and most unsightly area, the center island of the north drop-…