Tuesday, October 11, 2011
We spotlight a White Lake "whiz kid" every week, and we need your helping finding them.
Know a great kid who made Eagle Scout, or did your local soccer team take the championship? They may be our next Patch Whiz Kid honoree. Each week, White Lake Patch seeks suggestions from readers for individual kids, youth groups, teens and even sports teams that wow us with their accomplishments. We want to hear about these amazing children and teens and select one each week as the Patch Whiz Kid. Submit your nomination in our comment box below or email the information to Brooke.Meier@patch.com. Be sure to include all of the following information: If your nominee is selected, we'll contact you for a photo. For more information, email Editor Brooke Meier at Brooke.Meier@patch.com.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
A Lakeland football player wins this week's honor for his performance on the field.
Who: Anthony Waite School: Lakeland High School Accomplishment: Waite's performance against South Lyon on Sept. 1 helped the Lakeland Eagles solidify their 12-7 victory. Key to Awesomeness: According to Lakeland head coach John Maltese, Waite swarmed the field and led the defense against South Lyon. Waite, a linebacker, recorded two fumbles in that game and helped the Eagles to their first victory of the season. Do you know a whiz kid? Submit your nomination in our comment box below or email the information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
This week's honoree is a softball player heading to Michigan State on scholarship in the fall.
Who: Kelsey Cleary, 18. School: Recent graduate of Lakeland High School (LHS). Accomplishment: Cleary earned a scholarship to Michigan State University for softball. She's not only an excellent athlete, but a star student. Key to awesomeness: Cleary graduated from Lakeland High School in June as an LHS All-Academic Scholar Athlete. She is a four-year varsity letter winner in softball, and during her career she helped lead the Eagles to a state runner-up and two state quarterfinal appearances. She's received numerous all-state accolades and has also played for the Michigan Outlaws. Cleary will be a welcome addition to Michigan State's softball team next year.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Today's honorees are Milford High School's valedictorians.
Who: Gillian Cooper, Lauren Kettle and Steven Lovera School: Milford High School Accomplishment: Valedictorians for the Class of 2011 Key to Awesomeness: Cooper is president of Center Stage and vice president of the Milford drama club. She's also performed in various plays and is a National Honor Thespian. She is attending Oakland University in the fall to study acting. Kettle is in National Honor Society, cross-country and track and field. She has received several awards, including academic excellence and academic all-state. She is attending Albion College in the fall to study biomedical engineering. Lovera is a member of the National Honor Society, varsity soccer and Spanish club. He's received awards for being an AP scholar with …
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
This week's honoree is from Lakeland High School.
Who: Shannon Haines, 16 School: Lakeland High School Accomplishment: From her nominator—"Shannon is such a helpful person. I know she does so many things for other people. She always puts others before herself. She is sponsoring three children from Africa, she volunteers at special-needs camps, is a big sister through Big Brothers and Big Sisters, she volunteers at the retirement home, volunteers at the animal shelter, does fundraisers for her friend that passed away of cancer, volunteers at her church nursery and still manages a 3.5 GPA." Key to awesomeness: Her nominator said she feels Shannon's drive to do things come from her desire to help others. Her grandparents have always been there to support her, and they back her up in …
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
This week's honorees are from Kurtz Elementary School.
Who: Members of the 20/20 Vision Team—Emily Britton, Tony Milelich, Courtney Fortin, Patrick Meagher, Liz Harding, Emily Hanner, Becky Busen, Eric Harding and Alice Fortin School: Kurtz Elementary Accomplishment: The 20/20 Vision team won the distinction of being the Destination Imagination Global Champions. With more than 30 countries competing, the Kurtz kids took the trophy. They will hold this title until Memorial Day weekend. Key to awesomeness: The competition they compete in is extremely hard, incorporating teamwork, improvisation and creativity. They must do everything themselves with no adult help. They are given a challenge and they have to create a storyline and support that storyline with built props, costumes and creativity—…
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
This week's honoree is a senior at Lakeland High School.
Who: Michael "Max" Sinclair, 17 School: Lakeland High School, 12th grade Accomplishment: Sinclair helped his team, which also consisted of Tarah Ehlert and Anthony Edwards, qualify for the DECA International competition in Orlando, FL, April 29 through May 3. Key to Awesomeness: Sinclair has a heart of gold and the brain of a whiz kid, according to his nominator. He is always thinking through his decisions and is always there for his friends and his school. He is one of the smartest and funniest students his nominator has had the chance to encounter while at Lakeland.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
This week's Whiz Kid is a fifth-grader from Brooks Elementary School.
Who: Brett Artinian, 10 School: Brooks Elementary School, fifth grade Accomplishment: Brett has been the center of the audio/video team at Brooks Elementary School for more than two years. Key to Awesomeness: He is trusted to run the school's video cart each morning when he films the video announcements. Brett trains students, troubleshoots problems and even acts as onscreen talent from time to time. Brett is a regular participant in school events. He regularly supports the principal and the staff by setting up and running equipment, as well as cleaning up after the event. Brett is a valued Bobcat at Brooks Elementary School and has been a role model to his peers for a long time.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
This week we feature 7-year-old Michael Bakdaleyeh.
Who: Michael Bakdaleyeh, 7 School: Lakewood Elementary, third grade Accomplishment: Third-degree brown belt in Sanchin-Ryu karate (classes taken at Lakewood through community education) Key to Awesomeness: Michael started Sanchin-Ryu when he was 5 years old. He pays attention in class and makes sure to practice at home. He loves learning new forms and moving up through the belt rankings. He also enjoys teaching others what he has learned and has inspired his family to start practicing with him.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
This week we feature Tyler Cleasby, a seventh-grade student athlete.
Who: Tyler Cleasby, seventh grade School: Oak Valley Middle School Accomplishment: A stellar student and athlete Key to Awesomeness: Cleasby has been on the Principal's List (all A's) every single marking period of middle school. All the while, he is the leading scorer on his soccer team, runs cross-country, was the leading scorer for the OV basketball team, starting guard for Lakeland Eagles travel basketball team and a top player—with the most stolen bases—on the Huron Valley Patriots travel baseball team. The Patriots will travel to Cooperstown, NY, for a big tournament this July. He is also active in his youth group at church and volunteers in the preschool ministry. He has been nominated for student of the month at Oak Valley. His …