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Pursuing their dreams by displaying them

Some fortunate few students exit high school knowing what they want to do, be it business, sports, writing or more. Yet those with art in their hearts had a chance to display their talents on May 9 during the Orion Art Center's Joan Brace Scholership Award show....more >>
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School library offers tasty beverages

By Olivia Shumaker Review Intern The Information Resource Center (IRC), at Lake Orion High School is a place of learning, reading, research and now, coffee. With the opening of the Read a Latte Café in the IRC, students can now enjoy a cup of joe while they browse the shelves....more >>
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LOHS student finds passion in composing music

While many teens are in front of the TV with their videogame controllers, Tyler Eschendal is in front of his piano or computer composing music. Eschendal, a Lake Orion High School senior began composing his own music in his freshman year and for the past two years has been taking composition lessons through Oakland University....more >>
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Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?

The first graders of Paint Creek Elementary had a chance to show off their knowledge of fairy tales and their singing voices simultaneously when on May 17 the tenth annual Three Piggy Opera took place for parents and faculty alike....more >>
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Fourth graders learn about the circle of life

Spirits were high as fourth graders from Webber Elementary school said good luck and farewell to their prized salmon on Saturday, May 12th. The students met Naturalist Jamie Huhta at Yates Park on the Clinton River for the release of 89 Chinook Salmon....more >>

'The Trial of Goldilocks'

Once again, Scripps Middle School students took to the stage and wowed audiences on May 17 and 18. Students displayed their courtroom acumen on the Scripps stage as they portrayed the roles of judge, lawyers, clients, and jury in the hilariously funny rhyming play "The Trial of Goldilocks....more >>
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Driving to raise money

Chrysler drivers were seen at St. Joes eph Catholic school on May 17 as part of the school's fundraiser for the eight grade Washington DC Field Trip. Milosch's Palace Chrysler Jeep Dodge had the Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300, and the Chrysler Town and Country mini-van available for guests to drive....more >>
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The best of times

North Sashabaw Elementary students invaded the field and welcomed the fun actitivities in front of them last Friday. For their Field Day, the theme was Best of Gym Class, providing all the favorites....more >>
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Top scholars win awards

Clarkston Community Schools recognized 30 seniors at an Awards Breakfast sponsored by Clarkston State Bank on May 15. "This group of students really challenged themselves academically," Principal Gary Kaul said....more >>
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Born September 17th
1883: William Carlos Williams, poet, playwright, essayist and writer who won a Pulitzer prize for Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems.
1907: Warren E. Burger, chief justice of the Supreme Court.
1923: Hank Williams, Sr., singer, songwriter and guitarist known for Lonesome Blues and Your Cheatin' Heart.
1935: Ken Kesey, author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Sometimes a Great Notion).
1947: Jeff MacNelly, political cartoonist, creator of the comic strip Shoe.
September 17th
in history
1787: The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia approves the constitution for the United States of America.
1796: President George Washington delivers his Farewell Address to Congress before concluding his second term in office.When George Washington announced that he would retire from office he set the stage for the nation's first two party presidential campaign.
1862: The Battle of Antietam in Maryland, the bloodiest day in U.S. history, commences. Fighting in the corn field, Bloody Lane and Burnside's Bridge rages all day as the Union and Confederate armies suffer a combined 26,293 casualties. New York Tribune reporter George Smalley scooped the world with his vivid account of the Battle of Antietam.
1868: The Battle of Beecher's Island begins, in which Major George Sandy Forsyth and 50 volunteers hold off 500 Sioux and Cheyenne in eastern Colorado.
1902: U.S. troops are sent to Panama to keep train lines open over the isthmus as Panamanian nationals struggle for independence from Colombia.