Students honored

Students honored

Clarkston Area Optimist Club honored several students in grades 6-12 with Outstanding Student Citizen Awards: Sashabaw Middle School student Savannah Walker; Clarkston Junior High School student Abbey Tolmie; Hannah Diffenderfer, Renaissance High School student; Sarah Stafford, Everest Collegiate High School student; and Clarkston High School senior Mitchel Thompson. “These awards are very special, very close […]

Anime fans raise funds for Flint

Rhys Jahn of Clarkston went up north to Flint with her dad Derek Jahn to meet anime voice actor Bryce Papenbrook at Anime Flint Celebration, April 23. She cosplayed as Touka Kirishima, whose alias is “Rabbit,” from the anime show “Tokyo Ghoul,” during the event at the University of Michigan-Flint Northbank Center. Attendees spent time […]

White Cane sale

White Cane sale

Dan Wung of the Clarkston Area Lions Club raises funds on Main Street, April 29, during the Lions’ annual White Cane Week. Donations will support Leader Dogs for the Blind in Rochester, Lions Bear Lake Camp for Physically Challenged Youth in Lapeer, Penrickton Center for Blind Children in Taylor, Beaumont Silent Children Fund, District 11A2 […]

Teacher recognized for excellence

Teacher recognized for excellence

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Faye Valtadoros won the lottery, taking home a $500 cash prize and $500 classroom grant. She didn’t have to buy a ticket – the Japanese teacher for Clarkston Community Schools just needed a nomination for an Excellence in Teaching Award. “I got an email one day saying I was […]

PHIL IN THE BLANK: Hamlet-ing it up

This month went fast. I’ve been busy with the Clarkston Village Players, preparing for opening night of Hamlet II next Friday. We’ve had our share of challenges, including springtime maladies having their way with the cast over the past few weeks. We have a new Ophelia. The original actress fell ill and unfortunately had to […]

Students shine with Sparkle Awards

Students shine with Sparkle Awards

BY TREVOR KEISER Clarkston News Staff Writer The Clarkston Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (CSEPAC) honored the hard work of all those working with students with special needs at the Sparkle Awards ceremony at Clarkston Community Schools Administration Building, March 30. Over 250 people attended the event, which was sponsored by the Clarkston Foundation. Heather […]

Poetry reading for award-winning writer

Poetry reading for award-winning writer

Lindsay Tigue of Clarkston is a poet, writer, and researcher. Photo provided Lindsay Tigue of Clarkston is celebrating the release of her debut poetry collection, “System of Ghosts,” with a reading at the RCAH Center for Poetry at Michigan State University on April 20. Tigue grew up in Clarkston with her parents David and Nancy […]

Student artists honored with recognition awards

Student artists honored with recognition awards

Clarkston Foundation for Public Education honored young artists with Student Recognition Awards in Performing Arts and Visual Arts, April 15. “I really admire you for all the imagination and all the time you spend on your craft,” said Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock. “The skills you learn will help you academically and in life.” State Rep. […]

Making a difference at Maker Girl

Making a difference at Maker Girl

BY WENDI REARDON Clarkston News Staff Writer Hundreds of girls throughout the community experienced the wonder of engineering, math and science at the second annual Maker Girl Mania at Clarkston High School last Saturday. “It’s crazy,” smiled Abigail Nofar, Women in Engineering President at the high school as she watched girls busy in the cafeteria […]

KEISER’S ROLE: I’m still a Kid at heart

“”I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einstein I think one of the best things about having a kid (a boy especially) is that it allows me to revert back to childhood, a time of […]