Dervon Thompson is a journalism major at Michigan State University. He is proficient in Adobe software and has knowledge of CSS properties as well. He is a sports fan and music connoisseur. He hopes to become a sports or music writer for a publication that puts truth and honesty first.
Chris Henderson is in his 20th year as head coach of the wrestling team and third year as Sexton’s athletic director. Henderson was a part of Sexton’s golden days winning three individual championships as a student in 1987-1989. He has been trying to get his team to the winning ways they once had ever since assuming the coaching role.
Declining enrollment compounded by school of choice play a big role in the declining participation of the program, Henderson said. A smaller school and community leads to a smaller student population which means fewer opportunities and less money. He said that kids also transfer to the bigger and better facilities and resources at other schools.
“The more we can offer families, the more choice they have, the better chances they’re going to find something that works well for them,” said Weihl. Anna Montgomery said the library program s is an opportunity to spend time with her children that she usually doesn’t have because of school.
The team fought through the playoffs and survived a few bumps in the road, including an accident with their charter bus before heading to Grand Ledge for the district semi-final. This didn’t stop the fight in the team and they were able to reach the championship.
Lansing’s Eastern High School’s move to the Pattengill school site will mean a new community clinic, gym and a new laboratory wing. The high school is becoming a biomed pathway for students who want to pursue careers in medicine. The one-story laboratory wing will include four new labs. Also, the plan will transform the current library into a modern media center.
Head coach Rob Smith has established himself as a top-tier leader for the East Lansing Lady Trojans for more than 15 years. He recently reached a career milestone of 300 wins as their head coach, and his team is ranked number 2 in the Class A division in the state and went into the playoffs undefeated.
Lansing schools received one of 32 magnet school grants in the nation. The Magnet School Assistance Program is used to help racial integration and promote academic excellence. This grant is valid for a cycle of five years and is expected to total to $14,998.