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Photos: Huron elementary students honor veterans with art display at Michigan Memorial Park


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com
Posted May 25, 2019 — 6 p.m. EST

Elementary students at Brown and Miller schools in the Huron District created artwork that is currently on display at the entrance of Michigan Memorial Park.

About 1,000 pieces of patriotic-themed artwork is on display at the park from May 25 through early June during “Art in the Park” exhibit to honor U.S. military veterans.

More: Huron students honor veterans with ‘Art in the Park’ display at Michigan Memorial Park

Below: photos of the artwork. (Photos by Scott Bolthouse — The Huron Hub)


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Huron bowling team raises championship banner; named finalists for Free Press awarding

The Huron boys bowling team were state champions this year. On May 21, they raised their champ banner inside the high school gym. (Photo courtesy of Marty Salazar)

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub |
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Published May 24, 2019 — 7:30 a.m. EST

After a championship season, the Huron High School bowling team raised the championship banner May 21 inside the school’s gym.

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The team was also named recently as one of three finalists for the Detroit Free Press Sports Award.

The Free Press Sports Awards recognizes and honors the top athletic accomplishments in Metro Detroit High School Sports.

The event is hosted by the Free Press and will take place June 6 at The Fillmore Detroit.

The team was named as finalists in the “Top Team – Fan Vote” completion thanks to the votes from the public.


 

New Boston Girl Scout earns Gold Award after building press box for Huron High School

Sydney Ziegler of New Boston built a press box for Huron High School’s softball program, allowing them to be able to host district competitions, and earning her the Girl Scout’s Gold Award. (Photo courtesy Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan)


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com
Posted May 23, 2019 — 11:30 a.m. EST

Sydney Ziegler of New Boston was recently honored by Girls Scouts of Southeastern Michigan with the Gold Award for her contribution to the Huron community.

Ziegler, 16, built a press box for Huron High School’s softball program, allowing the teams to be eligible to host district competitions.

She was among 25 total scouts who were honored by the organization with the prestigious award.

“Gold Award Girl Scouts are change agents who show leadership and citizenship skills that help them stand out among their peers by making a sustainable impact in their communities,” a statement from Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan said.

Ziegler said her Gold Award project helped her to grow as a leader and to accomplish a goal.

“Through my Gold Award project, I learned how to show leadership to get something done,” said Ziegler, an 11th grade student at Huron High School. “The Press Box will benefit so many athletes and visitors and I really enjoyed completing my project while being able to and help others.”

Zeigler said she wanted a press box that would be available for use during the school season for her school’s team, but also benefit the community.

She worked with the Sportsmans Club and Huron Rotary Club to raise donations and nail-down the labor needed to build and paint the press box.

The recently completed project will benefit high school, middle school, little league, and travel teams in Huron.

The press box also gives organizations the opportunity to host clinics or tournaments at the location.

“Earning the Girl Scout Gold Award is truly a remarkable achievement, and these young women exemplify leadership in all its forms,” said Denise Dalrymple, chief executive officer of GSSEM. “They saw a need in their communities and took action. Their extraordinary dedication, perseverance, and leadership are making the world a better place.”

According to a study by the Girl Scout Research Institute on the impact of the Gold Award, awarded Girl Scouts display more positive life outcomes than non–Girl Scout alums, including having a positive sense of self and greater life satisfaction, leadership, community service, and civic engagement.

Some universities and colleges even offer scholarships unique to Gold Award Girl Scouts, and girls who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces may receive advanced rank in recognition of their achievement.


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Renton Junior High choir, bands excel during performances and earn top ratings this year

The Renton Junior High School choir and 7th and 8th grade bands finished the school year receiving high ratings from judges at different festivals throughout the state. (Photos courtesy of Brenda Bressler)


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub 
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com
Posted May 22, 2019 — 10:30 a.m. EST

The Renton Junior High School choir and bands had a very successful string of performances this school year, earning them top ratings from judges, as well as spots at state level competitions.

On March 3, the Renton choir scored a 105 (excellent-blue medal) in the Michigan School Vocal Music Association District 12 festival.

The score qualified the choir for the state level competition, which happened to be a first in Renton history.

“This was the first time in Renton history that any choir has qualified. Congratulations to our group of amazing vocalists,” said Brenda Bressler, director of choir and bands at Renton Junior High.

“Once the choir set the bar, the band responded in true Renton style,” she added.

During the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association District 12 festival at Woodhaven High School on March 9, the Renton 7th and 8th grade bands earned a Division I (excellent-blue medal) rating, which qualified them for the state level competition.

Following the high rated performances at the festival, the bands kept rolling with the success.

On April 26, the 7th and 8th grade bands traveled to Churchill High School in Livonia for the MSBOA State Band Festival and earned solid Division II (excellent) ratings from judges.

The bands also had the opportunity during the festival to participate in a clinic with Dr. John Madden, former director of bands at Michigan State University.

“This is only the fourth time in school history that the Renton Bands have made it to the state level of competition,” Bressler said.

The choir again received high ratings May 3 after traveling to Holt High School for the Michigan School Vocal Music Association State Choral Festival.

“While MSVMA does not give official ratings to junior high groups at state festival, the judges’ comments indicated that they viewed the performance as a Division I (superior) performance,” Bressler said.

Related article: Renton Junior High music teacher honored as teacher of the month

Several band students were also praised by Bressler for representing Renton well during the Downriver Music Guild annual Middle School All Star Band performances at Flat Rock High School on April 13.

A group of Bressler’s students were also invited to participate May 14 in the Bowling Green State University Middle School Honors Band. The students spent the day on Bowling Green’s campus and worked with collegiate instructors before presenting a concert in the evening.

The community has the chance to catch the award winning choir and bands perform for one last time this school year.

“The Renton bands and choir invite the community to join us for our final concerts of the school year,” Bressler said.

The 7th and 8th grade bands will take the stage on June 4 and the choir and beginning band perform on June 5.

Both events start at 7 p.m. in the Huron High School auditorium and are free to the public.

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Huron students honor veterans with ‘Art in the Park’ display at Michigan Memorial Park

Second grade students in Huron Township drew a rendition of the Liberty Bell during a past “Art in the Park” display. (Photos by Scott Bolthouse–The Huron Hub)


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub | ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com
Posted May 20, 2019 — 10:30 a.m. EST

Over 1,000 pieces of patriotic-themed artwork will be on display at Michigan Memorial Park from May 25 through early June during their “Art in the Park” exhibit to honor U.S. military veterans.

Artwork featured in the display was created by students from Brown and Miller Elementary Schools in the Huron District.

The display will line the entrance to the park, which is located at 32163 W. Huron River Drive.

In this Huron Hub archive photo, a past art display to honor military veterans lines the entrance of Michigan Memorial Park. This is the fourth year the park is hosting the display for the public to view. (Scott Bolthouse — The Huron Hub)

“We hope that visitors to Michigan Memorial Park during Memorial Day weekend and beyond will take a few minutes to view the work of the budding artists. It’s a very meaningful recognition and we are proud to partner with our schools in this endeavor,” said Kelly Dwyer, president of Michigan Memorial Park.

“We also hope that people will visit our Family Service office at the entrance of the park to learn more about other activities including our ‘Free Little Library’ and our walking club.”

This is the fourth year in a row the park is hosting the art display for the public.

Each piece of artwork on display will be labeled with the artist’s name and grade.

From The Huron Hub’s archives: (Slideshow) Students create patriotic artwork for Michigan Memorial Park


 

Renton Junior High music teacher honored as teacher of the month

Brenda Bressler, music teacher at Renton Junior High School in New Boston, was announced as May’s teacher of the month by State Rep. Darrin Camilleri . (Photo courtesy Darrin Camilleri)


By Scott Bolthouse
The Huron Hub

ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com
Posted May 10, 2019 – 8:15 a.m. EST

Brenda Bressler, music teacher at Renton Junior High School in New Boston, was announced May’s teacher of the month by State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township).

Camilleri said Bressler has a great devotion to sharing music and joy with her students.

“Her love for music is infectious and inspires so many students in Huron Township. Please join me in saying thank you to her for all her hard work,” he said.

In honor of teacher appreciation week, Camilleri personally delivered donuts to schools across the 23rd District.

Earlier this week,  Camilleri also sent letters to every school throughout the district thanking their teachers for their service and commitment to the community.

“This week, and every week, I am grateful for the hard work of educators across our district as they uplift our young people by ensuring they are on a path to a successful, meaningful life,” Rep. Camilleri said. “I owe much of my own success to the dedicated teachers who believed in me, and as a former teacher, I know how much they sacrifice for our kids. We should take every opportunity we can to let our teachers know that we appreciate all their tireless work,” Camilleri said.

State Rep. Darrin Camilleri visited Bressler in her classroom on Friday to honor her as teacher of the month for May.


Superintendent thanks voters for supporting Huron Schools bond proposal

Donovan Rowe, superintendent of Huron Schools


By Scott Bolthouse
The Huron Hub

ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com
Posted May 9, 2019 – 8:15 a.m. EST

Following the passage of the Huron Schools bond proposal earlier this week, Superintendent Donovan Rowe thanked the community in a letter on Wednesday.

“On behalf of the Huron School District and the Board of Education, I would like to thank you for your support of the Huron Bond Issue Proposal,” he said in the letter.

“One of the great benefits of being part of this community is that we are drawn together by a sense of unity and family. That spirit has always been a presence in the school district, and it continues to work as a string to pull us closer together as a community.”

Voters in Huron supported the proposal Tuesday during a special election.

2,566 voters cast a ballot during the election.

1,648 voted yes, 918 voted against.

“I am proud of our efforts, and I am excited for the students, parents, staff, and community members of Huron. In the coming months, we will continue our planning efforts in order to get started on the work ahead. We will work hard to be good stewards of the funds needed to improve facilities and programs for our kids,” Rowe said.