Oceans of Possibilities await this summer at the TK School and Community Library summer reading program! The Summer Reading Challenge begins the week of June 6 so stop in and sign up! Summer hours at the library are Mondays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Summer hours start June 6.
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Landon Bowman used his imagination to write a story about a lonely tree named “Bob” who made friends with a bird named “Frank.” Ava Kelly used her own experience to write about a new girl in a neighborhood and a boy who helped introduce her to friends.
Community members, teachers and administrators congratulated the TKHS Class of 2022 during the annual Senior Honors Ceremony Tuesday night. Scholarships, honors and recognitions were bestowed upon members of the graduating class of 2022 Tuesday night during the Senior Honors Ceremony.
Time moves on and so will the 235 graduates of the 2022 Class of Thornapple Kellogg High School. Some will move on to colleges or universities. Others will enter the workforce and some may not know yet where their future leads. But as the graduates and time move on they’ll do so with perseverance, determination and memories of times they’ve shared.
Like his Class of 2022 classmates, Michael Blair’s sophomore year ended abruptly with the sudden closure forced by COVID. Returning for his junior year meant quarantines, remote learning, wearing masks and social distancing as much as possible. Michael was looking forward to a more “normal” senior year filled with memories with friends, a successful cross country season and hopes of breaking his personal record in the long jump that took him to regionals a year ago. Unfortunately, his senior year ended up being anything but normal.
Honors, scholarships and recognitions of achievement in high school were bestowed upon Thornapple Kellogg High School Class of 2022 Tuesday night. One, very special honor, was officially awarded to Matthew Middleton.
Thornapple Kellogg High School was well represented at the annual statewide MITES competition in Woodworking, Architectural Design, and Engineering.
Thornapple Kellogg High School Class of 2022 will graduate May 26. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. in Bob White Stadium, weather permitting, and be moved into the large gymnasium if necessary.
Lee students rolled up their sleeves as they prepared for the day’s art project. But they didn’t need paint brushes, paints or markers. Instead they used measuring cups, rollers and frosting bags. They cracked eggs, measured flour and sugar and other ingredients, squeezed brightly-colored frosting from bags and rolled out fondant to make one-of-a-kind masterpiece cupcakes complimenting their class-themed multi-layer cake.
Some lucky area veterans received cute cards of thanks and appreciation from TK students. “I have a lot of veterans in my family and I just wanted to raise awareness and help younger students understand and appreciate what they‘ve done for us. I wanted them to know who veterans are and why they are important,” said Katie Burkhead who along with Morgan Hoffman organized the project.