Government experience for youth

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Writing bills, debating issues, voting on laws – Clarkston’s Youth in Government Club experienced them all at the YMCA Michigan Youth in Government Conference in Lansing last month. “It was great. We went up to Lansing and we wrote bills,” Senior Alexander Gavulic said.  “We would get together […]

Sparkle awards

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Emotions ran high last week at Clarkston’s Second Annual Sparkle Awards, an event honoring those who go “above and beyond” for students with different abilities requiring an Individualized Education Plan. All 130 nominees received an award and an individual or group from each category received an additional Special […]

Lego Creators

Clarkston Elementary students from all grades got together after school last Thursday for a Lego Competition. Students enjoyed sweet snacks as they built job-themed Lego constructions within a 35 minute time limit. When time was up, the students’ work was judged and one student per grade got a prize for their Lego creations. Photos by […]

Science Honors

Science Honors

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston student Alex Czarnecki represented Everest Collegiate High School in the 60th Science & Engineering Fair of Metro Detroit. Czarnecki received second place in his category: Robotics and Intelligent Machines. He began working on his project in September through an independent study with Nghiem Nguyen, an Everest math […]

Simulator puts students in driver’s seat

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer For Tara Wasik, of Szott Automotive Group, distracted driving is personal. “My son’s best friend was killed by a driver six months ago – it’s so deadly,” said Wasik. “We’re just trying to get the word out there, try and get these kids to stop texting and driving.” […]

Memories of Mr. Ford and a Model A

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Nearly 90 years ago Henry Ford changed one local family’s lives. The year was 1930. Robert Beattie was working his 640-acre farm with his brother, John, one summer’s day when a Model A pulled up to the fence. “Which one of you is Robert Beattie?” asked the man […]

New funds for schools

Clarkston School Board created two new accounts, March 13. Clarkston High School requested a National Technical Honor Society internal account to celebrate and recognize student achievement in Career and Technical Education courses who maintain a 3.0 GPA and volunteer through community service. Money deposited in this account will be from student fundraisers. The high school […]

School bond work

The Clarkston Board of Education accepted two bid packages during their March 13 meeting for school bond projects. The first package included construction work at Andersonville Elementary, Bailey Lake Elementary and Springfield Plains Elementary, at a total cost of $4,040,254.76. The work includes updated secure entrances, building remodels, and parking lots at Andersonville and Bailey […]

25-year educators honored

Clarkston Community School employees with 25 or more years of experience with the district were recognized during the Board of Education meeting, March 13. Principals or directors introduced their employees and described what they’ve given to the district over the years. The employees recognized were David Blehm, Buildings and Grounds; James Farnworth, Buildings and Grounds; […]

Everest prepares for gala

BY JESSICA STEELEY Clarkston News Staff Writer Kicking off their Silver Anniversary, Everest Collegiate High School and Academy is celebrating 25 years of excellence with their 25th Gala Auction. “This is an annual Gala Everest does every year,” Gala Chairperson Lori Skibo said. “It’s our biggest fundraiser, with guest count usually coming in over 300.” […]