Racers gear up for RUSH Regatta

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Senior Jessica Ray knows a few things about winning the annual RUSH Regatta and Ray along with teammates senior Emily Jeung, senior Matthew Macbeth and sophomore Gabe Puzio in Team One plan to win this year’s cardboard and duct tape boat race on July 14. This will […]

Help needed for Kids’ Kloset

Makenna Walk, a senior at Clarkston High School, chose Kids’ Kloset as the recipient of her Passion Project, which is a part of her Independent Study class at CHS, instructed by Lisa Donley. She has been collecting disposal diapers since March for the outreach mission of First Congregational Church of Clarkston. “Kids’ Kloset is always […]

Oratorical contest winners

Clarkston Area Optimist Club honored winners of their Oratorical Contest, April 25. The Oratorical contest winners were Nathan Dimmer, first place, son of Linda and Ron Dimmer; Grace Nolan, second place, daughter of Wendy and Jason Nolan; and and Heather Burrum, third place, daughter of Laura and James Burrum.

Lessons about dangers of text-and-driving

Everest students learned how texting and driving don’t mix, with the help of a driving simulation. They had to direct a virtual car while answering texts sent by educators. “I was going all over – I just crashed,” said student Lucas Denigris. “I thought I could do it, but once I tried to message, it […]

Honors for math and science

Clarkston Foundation for Public Education presented Recognition Awards for Mathematics and Science to Sashabaw Middle School, Clarkston Junior High School, Clarkston High School, and Renaissance High School students, April 26. “They all share a love for learning and an outstanding work ethic,” said high school Principal Gary Kaul. “A confluence of natural gifts and hard […]

Robotics champions of the world

Robotics champions of the world

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Hugs and high-fives started a few seconds before the countdown reached zero, making it official – Team RUSH 27 is the 2018 World Champion. “The team was excited beyond belief,” said Clarkston High School senior Jason Richards about Team RUSH 27’s victory at the FIRST Robotics World […]

RUSH takes on the ‘Worlds’

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Team RUSH 27 Robotics is ready to crush its competition at Cobo Center this week during FRC World Championship. “We are super excited and really anxious,” said Megan Haddad. “We love going out there and seeing new teams we usually don’t usually get to compete with. It […]

Ravenclaw team earns honors

Team Ravenclaw of Clarkston Elementary competed in the State Tournament at Michigan State University, April 14. The Destination Imagination team members, including Jackson Fletcher, fifth grade; fourth graders Andrew Wilson, Anthony Dubeck, Caroline Fletcher, David Dubeck, and Katie Miller; and second grader Lucille Dubeck, have been meeting since October to compete. In February, they traveled […]

Drama club brings ‘Diary of Anne Frank’ to the stage

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer A tragic chapter in world history comes back to life as the Clarkston High School Drama Club presents “The Diary of Anne Frank,” on April 27-28, 7 p.m., at the performing arts center. The Frank family, a Jewish family living in Amsterdam, Holland, goes into hiding with […]

Battle of the Books is on

Well-read students from all over Clarkston Community Schools have teamed up and are ready to rumble, academically speaking, at the first-ever District Battle of the Books, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, at Independence Elementary. Two teams from each of Clarkston’s seven elementary schools will compete, including Andersonville Elementary’s The Hazardous Readers and Otherwise Known as […]