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Huron School District closed Tuesday

Posted Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 – 5:36 AM

Huron School District is closed Tuesday, Nov. 12.


Huron High School honor student nominated for The Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston

Emma Downer has been named delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, MA in June 2020. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. Downer is a junior at Huron High School in New Boston. (Photo courtesy of Dawn Downer)

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Posted Nov. 11, 2019

Emma Downer, a junior at Huron High School in New Boston, has been named delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders.

The Congress will meet in Lowell, Mass. on June 24-26, and Downer has been chosen to represent Michigan.

Only high school honors students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields are allowed into the program.

The event in June is held to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country interested in these careers, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal, the National Academy of Future Physicians said in a statement

Downer’s nomination was signed by Dr. Mario Capecchi, winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine and the Science Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists.

She was chosen to represent Michigan based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine, the Academy said.

During the three-day Congress, Downer will join students from across the country and hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science winners talk about leading medical research, be given advice from Ivy League and top medical school deans on what to expect in medical school and witness stories told by patients who are living medical miracles.

The Congress will also learn about cutting-edge advances and the future in medicine and medical technology, and learn from other teenage prodigies in the medial field.

It is a crucial time in America, according to the Academy. 

“We need more doctors and medical scientists who are even better prepared for a future that is changing exponentially. Focused, bright and determined students like Emma Downer are our future and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her,” the Academy said in a statement.

The Academy offers free services and programs to students who want to become physicians or go into medical science.

Some of the services and programs the Academy offers are online social networks through which future doctors and medical scientists can communicate, opportunities for students to be guided and mentored by physicians and medical students, and communications for parents and students on college acceptance and finances, skills acquisition, internships, and career guidance.

“The National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists was founded on the belief that we must identify prospective medical talent at the earliest possible age and help these students acquire the necessary experience and skills to take them to the doorstep of this vital career,” the Academy said.

Based in Washington, D.C. with offices in Boston, Mass., the Academy was chartered as a nonpartisan, taxpaying institution to help address this crisis by working to identify, encourage and mentor students who wish to devote their lives to the service of humanity as physicians, medical scientists.


Police investigating social media threat allegedly made against Huron Schools

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Posted Friday, Nov. 1, 2019

Police are investigating a social media threat that was reportedly made against Huron Schools and brought to the attention of school officials and law enforcement late Thursday evening.

“We are taking this seriously,” said Everette Robbins, Huron Township director of public safety.

Also see: Social media post prompts increased police presence at Huron Schools Friday

An email sent to families in the school district from Supt. Donovan Rowe stated that the threat referred to a gun and mentioned “Huron Schools.”

Robbins said that there is no one in custody for making the threat at this point, but that the police department’s forensics unit and detective bureau are working the investigation.

“Investigators have not located any corroborating evidence to lend credibility to the threat, however, the investigation is ongoing and we are taking this seriously,” Robbins said.

Robbins said there will be extra police at each school district building on Friday.

Anyone with information related to the social media post should contact Huron Township Police at 734-753-4400.


Social media post prompts increased police presence at Huron Schools Friday

Posted by The Huron Hub on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 — 7:30 AM EST

A social media post referencing a gun and the Huron School District was reported to school and police officials late Thursday evening, prompting an increased police presence in schools on Friday.

“This evening, school officials were made aware of a social media post referring to ‘Huron Schools’ and making reference to a ‘gun.’ The social media post was reported to the Huron Township Police Department, and the district is working closely with the HTPD to uncover the origins of the post,” said Donovan Rowe, superintendent of Huron Schools, in an email sent to families in the district late Thursday evening.

“Although the police do not believe that the post poses a threat to student safety, we have arranged for an increased police presence in the schools tomorrow morning.  As always, student safety is our primary concern.  We will continue to work closely with law enforcement to ensure the safety of our students.”

Anyone with information related to the social media post should contact Huron Township Police at 734-753-4400.

Renton Junior High volleyball team finishes season undefeated

Renton Junior High’s 7th grade volleyball team finished the season 11-0 this year and went 29-4 overall. Congratulations to the team! (Photo courtesy of Scott Huff)

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Posted Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019

The Renton Junior High 7th grade girls volleyball team powered through their season by going undefeated in their last 11 games.

The team went 29-4 overall, and are the 2019 Huron League champions.

On roster is Juliana Dimilia; Callie Eaton; Madison Huff; Riley Humeniak; Anna Hussey; Riley Lambert; Lilian McGunagle; Lila Monte; Dalila Pauwels; Riley Raval; Raigen Smith; Ellen Town; Anaya Turner; Sloan Wood.

32 girls tried out for the team at the beginning of the season before the roster was set at 14 members.

Article updated


Metroparks ‘Get Out and Learn’ program offers local schools free field trip opportunities

Posted By The Huron Hub on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks is now accepting scholarship applications from local schools for its Get Out and Learn program to support field trips.

The program gives teachers and students the opportunity to participate in engaging, nature-connected field trips to a local Metropark of their choosing.

The applications must be completed by Dec. 31, 2019.

“The Metroparks are devoted to helping students and kids learn with fun, interactive educational experiences,” said Amy McMillan, director at the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority. “In fact, daily contact with nature has been proven to positively impact a child’s social, psychological, academic, and physical health. Environmental education is a great way to encourage learning and growth among students. Our school programs are STEM-based with hands-on activities and cooperative learning. And we have opportunities for students of all ages and walks of life to participate.”

Selected schools will be able to choose a Metropark Interpretive Center to visit, along with free transportation and field trip programming.

To qualify, schools must be located in southeast Michigan and have at least 50% of students eligible to receive the federal free and reduced lunch program.

“Each educational interpretive program brings children into an outdoor, experiential learning environment where they learn while doing,” said Jennifer Jaworski, chief of interpretive services. “Science programs are designed to meet the new Michigan Science Standards, based on the Next Generation Science Standards, and can be tailored to a school’s curriculum needs. All programs are designed to help meet science or social studies grade performance and content expectations.”

The Metroparks’ Interpretive Department is one of the largest interpretive programs in the nation. The school programs are taught by experts and provide environmental, cultural and natural science literacy. All field trip programs support Michigan Science Standards curriculum in content, methodology, and technology use. Many of the programs also support Common Core curriculum and STEM.

Schools are encouraged to apply soon as scholarship funds are limited. Funds and field trips must be used by December 31, 2019. The program is supported by over $30,000 from foundations and private donors.

To fill out an online application and learn more about the Get Out and Learn program, please visit:


3 drivers ticketed recently for failing to stop for school buses in Huron Township

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Posted Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019

Three drivers were cited recently in Huron Township for failing to stop for school buses.

The drivers were cited within the last week and were from Carleton, Newport, and Lincoln Park.

One driver was also cited for having no proof of insurance.

The fine for failing to stop for a school bus is $195 in addition to 3 points on a person’s driving record.

Both marked and unmarked Huron Township police vehicles have been randomly following school buses as they pick up students recently.

Everette Robbins, director of public safety, says policing bus stops will be a continued effort in the township.

“We will continue to have a zero-tolerance policy regarding this issue. Make no mistake, if you
disregard the signals and fail to stop and hurt one of our children, we will to see to it that you face the maximum penalties allowed by law,” he said.

Tips from the director of public safety regarding bus safety:

●Parents and kids should wait for the bus to come to a complete stop and for the red lights to be engaged before approaching the bus. Many drivers were observed to stop for the yellow lights, but not all. Many kids have been seen crossing the street while the yellow yield lights were flashing, which could cause them to get struck by a vehicle.
●Multiple bus stops on busy roads had elementary age children at the stop without an adult
present. This was especially dangerous with icy road conditions and kids too close to the road.
●Multiple parents were observed at the stop with their hands full. This included cell phones,
coffee, etc. This could make it difficult for a parent to pull their child to safety in the event of
an emergency.

Here is some other noteworthy information about school bus safety from the Michigan State Police. View the info here.