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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 August 30th
1871: Ernest Rutherford, physicist who discovered and named alpha, beta and gamma radiation and was the first to achieve a man-made nuclear reaction.
1893: Huey P. Long, Louisiana politician who served as governor and U.S. senator, known as The Kingfish.
1918: Ted Williams, Hall of Fame outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, the last man to hit .400 in a season.
August 30th
in history
1932: Nazi leader Hermann Goering is elected president of the Reichstag.
1944: Ploesti, the center of the Rumanian oil industry, falls to Soviet troops.
1957: In an effort to stall the Civil Rights Act of 1957 from passing, Senator Strom Thurmond (D-S.C.) filibusters for over 24 hours. The bill passed, but Thurmond's filibuster becomes the longest in Senate history.
1961: President John F. Kennedy appoints General Lucius D. Clay as his personal representative in Berlin.
1983: Lieutenant Colonel Guion S. Bluford, Jr., becomes the first African-American astronaut to travel in space.