Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Lakeland High School has been named one of the Top 10 moments, awarding them with a $1,000 grant that will be used to benefit youth sports in the local community.
Tuesday, January 1
Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports™, a partnership between Liberty Mutual Insurance and Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) that celebrates the positive impact that every day, responsible actions can have on youth, has announced the "Top 10 Responsible Sports Moments" of 2012. From a track star who abandoned near certain victory to help an opponent in distress, to a high school football team that rallied a community devastated by Sandy, each of the ten honorees serve as reminders of the valuable lessons that can be learned by participating in sports, while demonstrating qualities such as sportsmanship, leadership, selflessness and responsibility. "In a time when positive actions and deeds are often overshadowed by demonstrations of …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Michigan High School Athletics Association has nominated former Lakeland athlete Garret Zuk for the National Federation "Spirit of Sport" award.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Former LHS athlete Garret Zuk in the news: The MHSAA has nominated Garret Zuk for the National Federation "Spirit of Sport Award' based on his great act of sportsmanship in track & field last spring as written about by Geoff Kimmerly in his "Second Half" portion of the MHSAA Web. The NF Award criteria are stated as follows: The NFHS has developed its "National High School Spirit of Sport Award," which will be conferred to eight section winners as well as one national winner. The recipient must be an individual from a high school that is a member of an NFHS-member athletic or activity association. The recipient could be a coach, athletic administrator, administrator, official, trainer, student-athlete or any others associated with the …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Zuk will start training with Michigan State's cross country team in late August, and said he hopes to continue the success he had at Lakeland as both an athlete and a student.
One day Highland resident Garret Zuk was a stellar scholar athlete going about his life as a normal high school senior. Then suddenly, he was a local celebrity. He became a celebrity because of the sportsmanship he showed Walled Lake Northern sophomore Devin Kimberlin during a track meet earlier this spring. It all started one day in May – Zuk was at the starting line of one his favorite track races, the 3,200 meter. The race started and Zuk, the favorite to win, took off leading the pack. Behind him was Northern's Kimberlin. Kimberlin, according to a letter written by Northern parent Dave Routledge about the race, had fought all season to break the 10 minute time in this race – something Zuk had done most of the season. At the 800 mark, …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Inspired by Lakeland senior Garret Zuk's actions, Detroit Free Press columnist Mike McCabe shares Zuk's story and calls him "an example of the good kids still out there."