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Oxford teen wins Lincoln essay contest, $1K scholarship

As far as U.S. presidents go, Abraham Lincoln was a giant in terms of his accomplishments. He ended slavery, presided over the bloodiest war in the nation's history and ultimately, preserved the United States of America for future generations....more >>

Leonard fifth-grader becomes 'student ambassador'

Leonard Elementary fifth grader Ian Betley will be heading to Australia this summer to serve as a student ambassador of the United States, after being named a "People to People International (PTPI) 2013 Inspirational Merit Scholar....more >>
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Kingsbury awarded Evergreen status

Kingsbury Country Day School was awarded Evergreen status as a Michigan Green School for 2013. The Evergreen status is the highest level of environmental consciousness awarded to Michigan schools....more >>
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Born May 6th
1840: Frederick William Stowe, son of the Harriet Beecher Stowe.
1856: Robert Edward Peary, arctic explorer and the first man to reach the North Pole.
1856: Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist, founder of psychoanalysis.
1868: Gaston Leroux, French novelist (The Phantom of the Opera).
1888: Russell Stover, candy manufacturer.
May 6th
in history
1861: Arkansas becomes the ninth state to secede from the Union.
1862: Henry David Thoreau dies of tuberculosis at age 44.
1864: In the second day of the Battle of Wilderness between Union General Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate General Robert E. Lee, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet is wounded by his own men.
1877: Chief Crazy Horse surrenders to U.S. troops in Nebraska.Crazy Horse brought General Custer to his end.
1937: The dirigible Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst, New Jersey.