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OWOSSO — Saturday, the Shiawassee Family YMCA is hosting a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active at the annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families.

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OWOSSO — Recently, the Shiawassee Regional Education Service District’s Countywide Career and Technical Education students, who are in the Criminal Justice II Program, participated in the Black History Month Expo at Baker College of Owosso.

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PERRY — The Perry seventh- and eighth-grade, and high school symphonic bands all received 1st division ratings during the the MSBOA District V Band & Orchestra Festival March 8-9 at Perry High School.

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CORUNNA — The Shiawassee County Health Department recently received a donation of books from the Shiawassee-Owosso Kiwanis Club, Kiwanis Club of Owosso and the Shiawassee District Library.

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LAINGSBURG — Laingsburg High School’s competitive FIRST Robotics team, Red Thunder Robotics, recently hosted a public reveal and a live stream of the unveiling of its newest 105-pound robot, Opportunity, which it will be taking to regional and statewide Destination: Deep Space competitions i…

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LANSING — Tajah-Rayne Davise from Calumet High School has been named the 2019 Poetry Out Loud State Champion for Michigan after completing three rounds of the annual recitation competition at the Lansing Crowne Plaza March 1-2.

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LANSING — Tajah-Rayne Davise from Calumet High School has been named the 2019 Poetry Out Loud State Champion for Michigan after completing three rounds of the annual recitation competition at the Lansing Crowne Plaza March 1-2.

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Owosso High School students of the month for February were announced this week. Students, from left, include Dylan McCallum, Meggan Libbey, Justin Mills, Kerrigan Harvey, Jacob Evon, Elizabeth Seely, Skylar Wise, Olivia Mehay, Rylie Baker.

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Students in Erin Sweet’s fifth-grade class at E.E. Knight Elementary School created an Ovid-Elsie skyline during their monthly Gallery on the Go lesson.

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OWOSSO — Great Start Shiawassee is hosting a family fun night, “At the Beach” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Early Childhood Learning Cengter, 114 W. North St.

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DURAND — Durand Brownie Troop 30610 visited Durand Senior Rehab Center recently and donated lap blankets to the residents, along with homemade Christmas cards and candy canes.

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CORUNNA — The Corunna Public Schools elementary Space Giants Team competed at Kettering University in the Lego League Jr. division this past weekend and received the Research and Design Award.

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LANSING — The Michigan Education Trust (MET) Board of Directors announced this week that the state’s prepaid college tuition program will reopen enrollment Dec. 1, allowing people to purchase or contribute toward a child’s 529 prepaid tuition contract and qualify for a deduction on their Mic…

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Owosso’s Bryant Elementary School recently hosted a “Block Party” after school with parents and students. The party was a LEGO building event to promote STEM learning.

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LANSING — The Michigan State Police (MSP) Missing Persons Coordination Unit invites fifth-grade students statewide to participate in the 2019 National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest.

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OWOSSO — The Alliance for a Drug Free Shiawassee is hosting a Halloween event at the YMCA from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 27.

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DURAND — The Greater Durand Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Halloween coloring contest for children ages 2 to 13.

New Lothrop first-graders recently learned about the planets and the moon. They used Oreos to study the phases of the moon.

Consumers Energy representatives visited with the fourth-grade students at Ovid-Elsie’s E. E. Knight Elementary School recently. The Think Energy program provided students information on renewable and non-renewable energy. Each student took home an energy efficiency kit. Items in the kit inc…

The Owosso Kiwanis Club gave away two bikes for reading month (March) at Owosso’s Bryant Elementary School recently. The winners were Brook Davis and Atlas Hayes. Also seen, from left, are Kiwanis members Drew Thorsby and Gary Gosaynie, Principal Shelly Collison and Kiwanis member Chuck Shults.

Owosso Public Schools’ Emerson Elementary School student council purchased stuffed animals with the funds raised from their Hugs & Squeezes fundraiser for Valentine’s Day. Students purchased more than 25 stuffed animals to give to the Shiawassee County Department of Health and Human Serv…

The March students and staff of the month for Morrice Jr./Sr. High School were treated to breakfast at Diane’s Country Kitchen recently. Students and staff pictured include, front, from left, SOAR winner Zoey Schnebelt, eighth-grader Kaylyn Metzmaker, junior Farren Kirby and seventh-grader T…

Corunna’s Team Fridgebot competed in Shepherd at the FIRST robotics competition recently. The team battled its way to a fourth seeded alliance captain position and pulled off a second-place overall finish. In the final best two out of three matches the alliance lost the first round by only 1…

OWOSSO — Saturday, the Shiawassee Family YMCA is hosting a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active at the annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families.

On March 19, 49 eighth-grade students became Shiawassee Scholars during a ceremony at D’Mar Conference and Banquet Center. The Shiawassee Scholars program started in 1999 and has recognized more than 1,000 students. The class of 2023 Shiawassee Scholars are from Byron, Corunna, Durand, Laing…

The Durand High School robotics team finished second at districts at Kettering University in Flint this month. The team also won the Judge’s Award and the Pit Safety Award.

OWOSSO — Recently, the Shiawassee Regional Education Service District’s Countywide Career and Technical Education students, who are in the Criminal Justice II Program, participated in the Black History Month Expo at Baker College of Owosso.

PERRY — The Perry seventh- and eighth-grade, and high school symphonic bands all received 1st division ratings during the the MSBOA District V Band & Orchestra Festival March 8-9 at Perry High School.

MIDDLEVILLE — Four Corunna Odyssey of the Mind teams Saturday finished either first or second at the state finals and won the right to compete in the World Finals in May.

Students at Bryant Elementary School in Owosso took part in a 100-day event to mark the 100th days of school this year. Seen here are students in Corey Nevadomskis’s class.

CORUNNA — The Shiawassee County Health Department recently received a donation of books from the Shiawassee-Owosso Kiwanis Club, Kiwanis Club of Owosso and the Shiawassee District Library.

LAINGSBURG — Laingsburg High School’s competitive FIRST Robotics team, Red Thunder Robotics, recently hosted a public reveal and a live stream of the unveiling of its newest 105-pound robot, Opportunity, which it will be taking to regional and statewide Destination: Deep Space competitions i…

In an effort to uplift the community, Bryant Elementary School in Owosso conducted a two-week gratitude campaign through the Look for the Good Project. The nonprofit organization is gaining national attention for its approach to violence prevention. Students took part in a kickoff assembly f…

Owosso High School students of the month for February were announced this week. Students, from left, include Dylan McCallum, Meggan Libbey, Justin Mills, Kerrigan Harvey, Jacob Evon, Elizabeth Seely, Skylar Wise, Olivia Mehay, Rylie Baker.

LANSING — Tajah-Rayne Davise from Calumet High School has been named the 2019 Poetry Out Loud State Champion for Michigan after completing three rounds of the annual recitation competition at the Lansing Crowne Plaza March 1-2.

LANSING — Tajah-Rayne Davise from Calumet High School has been named the 2019 Poetry Out Loud State Champion for Michigan after completing three rounds of the annual recitation competition at the Lansing Crowne Plaza March 1-2.

Owosso High School students of the month for February were announced this week. Students, from left, include Dylan McCallum, Meggan Libbey, Justin Mills, Kerrigan Harvey, Jacob Evon, Elizabeth Seely, Skylar Wise, Olivia Mehay, Rylie Baker.

Laura Leask’s third-graders at Byron Elementary School recently took part in a “nonfiction text feature surgery.” Students performed surgery on books and cut out the text features they studied, such as diagrams, glossaries and headings.

The January students and staff of the month at Morrice Jr./Sr. High School were treated to breakfast at Diane’s Country Kitchen recently. Students and staff include, from left, seventh-grader Rusty Trim, eighth-grader Coldyn Bristley, junior Josie Howard, SOAR winner Megan Koresky, freshman …

Corunna Public Schools conducted its Winter Wonderland Daddy Daughter dance Feb. 5. More than 180 daughters and fathers danced to music by Sound Wavz Entertainment. Each couple had their photograph taken by Hickory Lane Photography. Punch and cookies were served. Each girl received a glass s…

Owosso High School Drama Club competed at Holland High School Saturday, performing “AND” by Alan Haehnel at the Michigan Interscholastic Forensics Association theater regional. The club chose Haehnel’s play because of its subject matter. “And” is a short play that takes a look into the life …

The Durand High School madrigals recently received a perfect score while singing at the District 5 Solo and Ensemble competition at Central Michigan University.

Chesaning High School students performed both of their MIFA competition shows at the West Michigan Theater Festival this past week. Samantha Sayan and Maggie Gross brought home Best Actor awards. Savannah Hoornstra and Olivia Distelrath received technical awards for stage management and set …

Students in Erin Sweet’s fifth-grade class at E.E. Knight Elementary School created an Ovid-Elsie skyline during their monthly Gallery on the Go lesson.

OWOSSO — Great Start Shiawassee is hosting a family fun night, “At the Beach” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Early Childhood Learning Cengter, 114 W. North St.

The Owosso Middle School Student Council and Builders Club have continued their yearly community service connection with The Baby Pantry. The student leadership groups sort clothes and organize items for the organization on a monthly basis. Staff and students also donate clothing, diapers, t…

The Chesaning High School cross country and track and field teams recently received a grant from the Brooks Running Company totaling $14,500. The Brooks Booster Club, a needs-based grant program, provides performance running footwear and apparel, as well as funding to under-resourced high sc…

Seen here, from left, are Owosso Culinary Club sous chefs Kylie Lewis, Andy Beckley, Kris Wiesenborn and Tyler Zietz, and instructor Chef Poyner. The group presented a sugar cookie and butter cream frosting demonstration at the Corunna branch of the Community District Library. Participants w…

This week, kindergarten at New Lothrop Area Public Schools participated in a Christmas book spirit week. The students read “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” by Dr. Seuss. Students were invited to wear green, antlers like Max the dog or a Who-inspired hairdo. Each classroom participated in Gr…

The New Lothrop branch of the Community District Library hosted work sessions for their Project Animal Shelter recently. Participants made items for dogs and cats and also collected food and other supplies. “I was so impressed with the high school ‘Outreach’ group organized by Rebecca Bigelo…

Katie McGoarty and Drew Ingraham recently received awards from the Society of Women Engineers (Michigan Technological University Chapter) for their interest and participation in engineering coursework and extracurricular activities. The students were selected for their excellence in math and…

DURAND — Durand Brownie Troop 30610 visited Durand Senior Rehab Center recently and donated lap blankets to the residents, along with homemade Christmas cards and candy canes.

CORUNNA — The Corunna Public Schools elementary Space Giants Team competed at Kettering University in the Lego League Jr. division this past weekend and received the Research and Design Award.

The November students and staff of the month for Morrice Jr./Sr. High School were treated to breakfast at Diane’s Country Kitchen recently. Seen here, front, from left, are freshman Jade Evans, seventh-grader Adeline Nohel and sophomore Jordyn Cartier. In back are teacher Brad Long, SOAR win…

Seen here, from left, are Owosso High School students of the month for November: Kelsi Parker, Adriana Reale, Kendall Anderson, Sierra Wiseley, Braden Horn, Mariah Cole, Keegon Potter, Alexandra Schulz, Jack Smith and Mason Collard.

Corunna’s Elsa Meyer Elementary first grade Champs students are seen here making bread Nov. 20 for Thanksgiving.

The Owosso High School Drama Club presented “Shrek the Musical” at Owosso High School in November. Owosso Middle School and Owosso High School students performed three shows. Seen here are Lord Farquaad (Autumn Weir), Shrek (Wes LaVigne), Princess Fiona (Abby Christian) and Donkey (Tyler Hoag).

The October students and staff of the month for Morrice Jr./Sr. High School were treated to breakfast at Diane’s Country Kitchen. Students and staff pictured include, front, from left, freshman Jonah Mosher, senior Caleb Shelton, seventh-grader Aleaha Witt and Principal Tom Ureche. In back a…

LANSING — The Michigan Education Trust (MET) Board of Directors announced this week that the state’s prepaid college tuition program will reopen enrollment Dec. 1, allowing people to purchase or contribute toward a child’s 529 prepaid tuition contract and qualify for a deduction on their Mic…