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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 February 28th
1820: John Tenniel, illustrator of various books (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland).
1824: Charles Blondin, tightrope walker.
1894: Ben Hecht, writer.
1901: Linus Pauling, Nobel Prize-winning American chemist.
1909: Stephen Spender, English poet, critic.
February 28th
in history
1610: Thomas West is appointed governor of Virginia.
1704: Indians attack Deerfield, Mass. killing 40 and kidnapping 100.
1847: Colonel Alexander Doniphan and his ragtag Missouri Mounted Volunteers ride to victory at the Battle of Sacramento, during the Mexican War.
1861: The territory of Colorado is established.
1863: Four Union gunboats destroy the CSS Nashville near Fort McAllister, Georgia.