Singing their way to Italy

By Wendi Reardon PriceClarkston News Staff WriterINDEPENDENCE TWP. — The Clarkston High School Choir is heading to Italy this summer to perform at the Vatican as well as in Venice, Florence and Rome.Choral Director Michael Peterson shared he wanted to do a big trip with the students because he is retiring this year.“We decided on […]

Memorial scholarship

The Clarkston Arts Erin Modrzynski Memorial Scholarship is now open for applications.Eligible candidates are Clarkston Community Schools students in grades 6-12 looking to pursue further education in any area of the arts.Three scholarships will be awarded – one $1,000 award to offset college tuition for seniors entering an art-based collegiate program, and two $500 scholarships […]

Jazzin’ it up

Jazzin’ it up

Band instructor Justin Harris took the Clarkston High School Jazz Band and a smaller Jazz Combo group of CHS students to the 51st Annual Jazz Festival at the Central Michigan University School of Music Feb. 8-9. The CHS students were able to perform as well as listen to several other jazz bands from around the […]

College achievements

Eva Bousho is a senior at Clarkston High School and is in the ACE (Accelerated College Experience) program through Oakland Community College. She has made the Dean’s List three semesters in a row, most recently with the Fall 2023 semester.Last year, as a junior in high school, she was one of only three high students […]

Four more months

Four more months

Everest Academy lower elementary students, including the first graders pictured, celebrated 100 days of school on Feb. 5. Photo: Provided by Mary Roselli/Everest Collegiate

Addams Family visits Clarkston High

By Wendi Reardon PriceStaff WriterINDEPENDENCE TWP. — The Clarkston High School Drama Club is making the last preparations as they get ready to present “The Addams Family High School Edition” at the CHS Performing Arts Center, Feb. 15-18.“‘The Addams Family’ follows the Addams family,” said senior Aubrey Drouin. “Wednesday falls in love with a boy […]

College achievements

Amelia Zyskowski, of Clarkston, has been named to the Knox College (Galesburg, Ill.) Dean’s List for the 2023 Fall term.To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must have earned at least 2.5 credits in the term, with a grade-point average of 3.6 or better (on a 4.0 scale). Riley Nicole Schneider, of Clarkston, […]

Scholarships available to area students

Scholarships available to area students

By Matt MackinderClarkston News Editor OAKLAND COUNTY — The friends and family of Wally Niezguski have announced the second annual Wally’s Service Project scholarship contest.This project commemorates the life and legacy of Niezguski (pictured), a long-term organic gardener, nature lover, and avid supporter of the Clarkston Family Farm.According to Dr. Larry Kodosky, farm volunteer and […]

SAT practice

The Clarkston Independence District Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, will host a Free Practice Digital SAT on this Saturday, Feb. 10, at 10 a.m.This will give students a chance to experience the new test format, style and content well ahead of the official SAT in April.Students should bring their own device, fully charged, and they are […]

Scholarships for Mountaineers

Scholarships for Mountaineers

Everest Collegiate High School has announced its Class of 2028 merit scholarship recipients. The school offers the scholarship for incoming freshman students who have demonstrated excellence on their High School Placement Test. Scoring in the 99th percentile, with a gold scholarship of $2,000 per year, is Christian Abraham, pictured left, while scoring in the 95th […]

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