Just 12 years to go

Just 12 years to go

On Friday, May 27, the future Class of 2034 at Everest donned their kindergarten graduation caps. Each student was recognized for their achievements this year, and the students presented a song thanking their teachers and parents. After the ceremony, the kindergarteners participated in the annual balloon launch in the courtyard. In 12 years, they will […]

PKE teacher garners annual honors, car

PKE teacher garners annual honors, car

By Matt Mackinder Clarkston News Editor The hometown teacher has claimed the top award. Allison Stoyek, a Social Emotional Learning teacher at Pine Knob Elementary School the past six years and 2006 Clarkston High School graduate, was named the Clarkston Foundation Teacher of the Year last week, adding a two-year lease of a vehicle of […]

Words of wisdom

Words of wisdom

Renaissance High School Principal Gary Bigger speaks to the RHS Class of 2022 at the school’s graduation ceremony last Thursday at Clarkston Junior High. Photo: Kelly Allen/Clarkston Community Schools

Awards season

Awards season

In addition to the annual senior honors night, Everest high school students are recognized for their accomplishments as nominated by faculty and staff. The ninth-11th grade recipients were recognized on May 20. Leadership Award: Sarah Bradley, Jack Villella (freshmen), Lucille Thewes, Joseph Milosch (sophomores), Amelia Shripka, Luke Walker (juniors), and Celeste James, Johnny Nedwick (seniors); […]

College achievements

Hunter Allan Valenzuela, a 2018 Clarkston High School graduate, graduated from Central Michigan University on May 7. His major was Broadcasting and Cinematic Arts and he will be continuing his studies this fall at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Fla., studying  Film. *** Reece McConnell, of Clarkston, has been named to Southern New Hampshire University’s […]

Mural for Madisyn

Mural for Madisyn

Former Clarkston student Madisyn Baldwin, one of the four victims from the Oxford High School tragedy last November, is memorialized in a recently-completed mural in the CHS Media Center. The other three victims from Oxford (Justin Shilling, Hana St. Juliana, Tate Myre) have their faces in the bodies of the butterflies. Photo: Matt Mackinder

Hats off to 2022!

Hats off to 2022!

Mackenzie Fazekas tosses her cap into the air during the annual Senior Walk last Tuesday at Clarkston High School. Check out more graduation coverage inside from CHS, Everest, and Renaissance inside this week’s print edition of the Clarkston News. Photo: Wendi Reardon Price

Clarkston Class of 2022 celebrates at Pine Knob

Clarkston Class of 2022 celebrates at Pine Knob

After hearing his name called and getting his diploma, Clarkston graduate Joshua Powe throws a celebratory fist into the air before shaking hands with Clarkston Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Shawn Ryan. More photos of Commencement and the Senior Walk in this week’s print edition of the Clarkston News. Photo: Matt Mackinder

Clarkston principal proud of Class of ‘22

Clarkston principal proud of Class of ‘22

By Matt Mackinder Clarkston News Editor Clarkston High School Principal Gary Kaul was in his typical comedic form last Wednesday night during the school’s annual Commencement ceremony at Pine Knob Music Theatre. As he welcomed the students and guests, he started to say “DTE…” and then blurted out, “Pine Knob,” and the crowd erupted. He […]