Collegiate achievements

Chase Wiedemann, of Clarkston, has graduated from Lawrence University, earning a B.S. degree with a major in Economics, Mathematics. The Lawrence community gathered virtually in mid-June for a commencement celebration unlike any other in the school’s 171-year history. Held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic that moved Spring Term classes to distance learning, the ceremony […]

Local students thank area police officers

Local students thank area police officers

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage, causing doom and gloom on a global basis, four area students, including three from Clarkston, decided to see past all that and bring some sunshine to local police departments. “We wanted to show our love and support to them,” said Clarkston Junior […]

CCS, Everest give updates

CCS, Everest give updates

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor With August fast approaching, both Clarkston Community Schools and Everest Collegiate High School and Academy provided updates last week on what the 2020-21 school year may look like. “I recognize the fair amount of anxiety stems from the uncertainty surrounding our return to school,” said Clarkston Superintendent Dr. Shawn […]

RUSH Regatta sunk by COVID

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Students in the Clarkston High School Team RUSH 27 Robotics team usually spend most of July finishing their duct tape and cardboard boats for the annual regatta. Like many events during the COVID-19 pandemic, the RUSH Regatta was also cancelled but plans for another event are in […]

Everest students celebrate first communions

Everest soon-to-be third graders have been making their first communions over the past few months. Mountaineers are members at parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Detroit and Diocese of Lansing including St. Daniel, Our Lady of the Lakes, St. Joseph the Worker, and Holy Redeemer. As churches have been reopening and catching up on missed opportunities […]

Lodge honors 2020 Clarkston graduates

Cedar Lodge #60 F&AM awarded three scholarships to 2020 Clarkston High School graduates on July 2 in a ceremony at the lodge, located at 1 E. Washington Street in Clarkston. The 2020 Elwin Brown Masonic Scholarship winners were Cali Ehrenberger and Amanda Sutherby, while the 2020 Elwin Brown Masonic Vocational Scholarship winner was Cody Neumann. […]

College accomplishments

Five students from Clarkston – Delaney Brown, Emily Comos, Raegan Kerr, Ryan Larkin, and Ian Stuart – earned their degrees recently from Miami University during the school’s virtual spring commencement ceremony, May 16-17, 2020 Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. *** Katerina F. Powers, of Clarkston, received a Juris Doctor in […]

Acorn KinderHouse celebrates with special graduation

Clarkston’s Acorn KinderHouse ended the 2019-20 school year with a special ceremony created by and celebrated in Waldorf Schools around the world. This annual event marks the transition of the Pre-K children ending their time at the KinderHouse and moving to Kindergarten. The children and parents gathered outside, socially distanced, with the faculty and staff […]

Senior scholarships

Three 2020 Clarkston High School graduating seniors recently received scholarships from MSU Federal Credit Union for their college educations. Nathan Abolish, Jordan Mountain, and Timothy O’Donnell each received a $500 scholarship. ”We are grateful for this opportunity to assist high school seniors to pursue post-secondary education in our communities,” said Whitney Anderson Harrell, MSUFCU chief […]

School options for ’20-21

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor As summer continues on in Michigan, parents can’t help but wonder what school will look like come September with COVID-19 still an issue. Last Friday, Clarkston Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Shawn Ryan sent out an e-blast to school families letting them know two options – face-to-face instruction and online […]

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