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Academic honors

Fifty Clarkston High School students earned a spot on this year's Senior Scholar list through academics and strength of schedule. They are Matthew Azzopardi, Christopher Benedict, David Cannons, Trevor Cargile, Cory Carone, Emily Chaney, Katherine Chasins, Breanne Christie, Christopher Davenport, Matthew Deitz, Meghna Dhir, Joshua Fox, Patrick Furlo, Joseph Godlew, Ellyn Gray, Stephanie Hamilton, Rachel Hampton, Abigail Harrison, Bryan Haslinger, Meghan Hill, Christopher Hyde, Kevin Kelly, Kaleigh Kenny, Hunter Layson, Michelle Lee, Catherine Marks, Kara Marsac, Lauren Mitchell, Christian Nickolaou, Eric Nordquist , Aditi Patel, Taylor Portela, Chelsea Rawe, Patrick Riggs, Alex Rowland, Emily Sese, Jenna Shahly, Elizabeth Shutty, Hannah Sim, Kirstin Simons, Emily Smith, Andrew Tigue, Lacie Turnbull, Carley Vincke, Taylor Walker, Demaree Wells, Elizabeth Wong, Elizabeth Yu and Erica Zentner....more >>
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Tenure for 13 Clarkston teachers

Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education granted tenure to 13 teachers on May 10. Taking the oath were Arlinda Crossland and Lisa Darin, Andersonville Elementary; Kiryn Dudash, Clarkston Elementary; Kristin Locke, Sashabaw Middle School; Jessica Cleland, Clarkston Junior High School; Curtis Fields, Nicole Toderan and Faye Valtadoros, Clarkston High School....more >>
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Schools look into advertising

With the district looking to chip $9 million from an $87 million budget, a chance for more revenue instead of budget cuts was a welcome option for the school board. Alternative Revenue Development Company (ARD), a newly developed advertising business based in Bloomfield Hills, presented the board, April 28, with options to create between $44,000 and $83,000 on the moderate end, and $71,000 to $103,000 on the high end, next year....more >>
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Barry is first national BPA champion

Though he just joined Business Professionals of America (BPA) last fall, Lake Orion High School senior Tyler Barry beat out hundreds of the country's "best and brightest" at BPA's national leadership conference in Anaheim, CA....more >>

School board to vote on super's contract, May 26

Five of seven school boardmembers say they're ready to vote on Superintendent Ken Gutman's revamped contract proposal at their May, 26 meeting. The contract will be an action item on the agenda....more >>
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A spot of tea for Mum

It was a little late this year, but the first-graders in teacher Beth Delano's classroom at Clear Lake Elementary held their annual Mother's Day tea Friday afternoon. Sporting suits, ties, fancy dresses and even little white gloves, the kids began the event by reading their mothers some poetry they wrote and performing a short play about the bond between a mother and her child....more >>
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Free play for community

Oxford High School's Theater Company is performing a classic play about royalty with sleep disorders and the whole community's invited to see it free of charge. On Sunday, May 23 at 3 p....more >>

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All Oxford schools Intl. Baccalureate candidates

Oxford Community Schools is now one step closer to becoming an International Baccalaureate school district after all seven schools were approved as IB candidate schools. "We are moving forward nicely and we are very excited about it," said Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum James Schwarz....more >>

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24 hours to beat cancer

Oxford is gearing up to spent 24 straight hours this weekend fighting a common enemy cancer. "Cancer touches everybody in one way or another at some point in time," said Kim Beardsley, chairwoman of Oxford's Sixth Annual Relay for Life....more >>
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Youth Assistance honors 29 kids who make a difference

Twenty-nine local students were honored last week as part of Oxford-Addison Youth Assistance Annual Youth Recognition Ceremony held at the high school. The ceremony recognizes kids who have performed charity work, acts of selflessness and bravery, or deeds that exemplify community spirit and leadership....more >>
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Laugh, dash for stray dogs

If you love them on stage, you'll love them as they host a Saturday, June 5 fund-raiser for the K-9 Stray Rescue League in downtown Oxford's Centennial Park The Oxford High School Theater Company is conducting a 5K run/1-mile walk dubbed the "Laugh and Dash for a Cause....more >>

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RoboCats showcase skills at Army event

The Oxford RoboCats showcased their world-class talent to middle and high school students from around Michigan during a two-day event held at Macomb Community College Sports and Expo Center in Warren, MI on May 4-5....more >>
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Future fashionista

Miranda Wilber, a seventh-grader at Oxford Middle School, has earned a summer scholarship to the Cranbrook Institute of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Miranda has always had an intense passion for Art, especially in the areas of Fashion and Interior Design....more >>
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Born September 18th
1827: John Towsend Trowbridge, poet and author of books for boys, wrote the Jack Hazzard and Toby Trafford series.
1839: John Aitken, physician and meterologist.
1895: John G. Diefenbaker, prime minister of Canada from 1957 to 1963.
1905: Greta Garbo, actress nominated for Oscars for her roles in Anna Christie and Ninotcha.
1951: Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson, Sr., African-American neurosurgeon.
September 18th
in history
1830: Tom Thumb, the first locomotive built in the United States, loses a nine-mile race in Maryland to a horse.
1850: Congress passes the second Fugitive Slave Bill into law (the first was enacted in 1793), requiring the return of escaped slaves to their owners.Dedicated Massachusetts abolitionist Silas Soule.
1862: After waiting all day for a Union attack which never came at Antietam, Confederate General Robert E. Lee begins a retreat out of Maryland and back to Virginia.George McClellan and 'Fatal Thursday.'
1863: Union cavalry troops clash with a group of Confederates at Chickamauga Creek. Desperate stand at Chickamauga.
1874: The Nebraska Relief and Aid Society is formed to help farmers whose crops were destroyed by grasshoppers swarming throughout the American West.