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Huron High School senior awarded ‘leaders and achievers’ scholarship sponsored by Comcast

Dylan Offman

Comcast recently announced that it has awarded $91,000 in scholarships for the 2018-19 school year to 85 Michigan students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. Among these students is Dylan Offman, a senior at Huron High School, from New Boston, MI. The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, is a one-time, $1,000 scholarship awarded to the best and brightest high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills. Since 2001, more than $28 million has been awarded to nearly 27,000 high school seniors across the country as part of the Leaders and Achievers Program.

“Congratulations to the winners from across Michigan who have demonstrated leadership through their commitment to academics as well as serving their local communities,” said Tim Collins, regional senior vice president for Comcast in Michigan. “We recognize their achievements with this scholarship award, and we are encouraged by their passion and commitment to develop into tomorrow’s leaders and innovators.”

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students who strive to achieve their full potential, who are catalysts for positive change in their communities, who are involved in their schools, and who serve as role models for their fellow students. The philosophy behind the program is to give young people every opportunity to prepare for the future and to engage them in their communities. The program also demonstrates the importance of civic involvement and the value placed on civic involvement by the business community.

Source: Comcast Heartland Region

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School’s out for summer! It’s the last day in Huron School District

School’s out for summer!

It’s the last day in the Huron School District. Congratulations to Huron High School Class of 2018. To all of the students and staff returning next year–have a safe and happy summer!

–Scott Bolthouse

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

Second grade students in Huron Township drew their best rendition of the Liberty Bell for the art display. Photos by Scott Bolthouse–The Huron Hub.

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Over 1,000 pieces of patriotic-themed artwork are on display at Michigan Memorial Park from May 25 through June 4 during the “Art in the Park” exhibit to honor veterans of the U.S. military.

Artwork featured in the display was created by elementary, middle, and high school students that attend Huron Schools.

The display lines the entrance to the park, which is located at 32163 W. Huron River Drive in Flat Rock.

Archive photo from the 2017 art display.

“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 third year the park has hosted the art display.

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

From our archives: (Slideshow) Students create patriotic artwork for Michigan Memorial Park

‘Bomb’ found written on bathroom wall inside Miller Elementary; police say there is no threat

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

A student at Miller Elementary told staff Wednesday that they found the word “bomb” written on a wall inside a bathroom at the school.

The graffiti did not indicate a specific threat, Police Chief Everette Robbins said.

School administration contacted the Huron Township Police Department’s school resource officer.

Robbins said threat assessment protocols were put into place and it is unclear how long the graffiti has been inside the bathroom.

No specific threat was made, Robbins said.

The investigation is ongoing between the Huron Township Police Department school resource officer, detective bureau, and the Huron Schools administration.

“I believe that it is safe for students to attend school Thursday. We will continue to investigate and inform the residents when additional information is available,” Robbins said.

Below is an email statement released from Huron Schools administration.

Good Afternoon Miller Families,

This is Jean Gilbert, Principal of Miller Elementary.  This afternoon, graffiti was found written on one of our bathroom stalls.  The graffiti used the word “bomb,” and we initiated our safety protocols in our building.  Using our district safety protocols, we contacted the police, investigated the graffiti, and together determined that the threat risk was at the lowest level, and is not considered a threat.  As part of our protocol, I am sending you this message to keep you informed.  In addition, I sent out an automated call with this information to our Miller families.

Our goal is to ensure student safety, and in doing so, we must make every effort to stay vigilant, even when it includes graffiti that does not pose a threat to student safety.

Please be sure to have a conversation with your sons and daughters about “graffiti” and “pranks,” reinforcing that jokes about threats and/or threatening language of any kind in a school setting is not funny and will be taken seriously by school officials and law enforcement.

Kindergarten round-ups scheduled for Brown, Miller Elementary Schools

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Brown and Miller Elementary Schools will be hosting their Kindergarten round-up events in April.

Brown’s is scheduled for April 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and Miller’s is scheduled for April 19 also from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

During the round-up events, future kindergarten students will get to tour the schools and ride a bus.

Parents should bring birth certificates, immunization records, and three proofs of residency for their child.

For more information about each school’s event, please contact Brown Elementary at 734-782-2716 or Miller Elementary at 734-753-4421.

Jimmy Williams memorial run set for May 5

Participants are off to the races during a past Jimmy Williams memorial run. (File photo by Scott Bolthouse.)

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

The annual Jimmy Williams memorial run is set for Saturday, May 5 at Willow Metro Park in New Boston.

The 5K run and walk is held in honor of Jimmy Williams, an honor student and exceptional athlete who attended Huron High School.

Williams died in a car crash caused by a drunken driver Nov. 18, 2012 while he was traveling with his family through South Carolina on vacation.

All proceeds from the race will benefit the Jimmy Williams memorial scholarship, which will be rewarded to deserving Huron High School seniors who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, will be attending college or a trade school in the fall of 2018, must be a Huron High School athlete and has demonstrated leadership abilities by participating in a club or community service.

Sign up for the event and view full details online at this link.

The paved course winds runners and walkers through scenic Willow Metro Park and along the Huron River.

The race begins at 10 a.m. near the pool/amphitheater area, with an awards ceremony immediately following at 11.