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April 26, 2016

Businesses invest $250K to fund "be nice." for local students

On Friday, April 22, Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce President Cindy Larsen announced the names of 17 area businesses and organizations that are collectively investing $250,000 to fund the “be nice.” mental health education program. The program will benefit students enrolled in all schools within Muskegon County for the next five years.

April 11, 2016

Industry experts connect with 1,800 students during Career Days

On Tuesday, April 12, 2016, the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center will welcome 684 students to the first of three 8th Grade Career Day events. The two-hour events begin at 9:00 a.m. and again at noon. (Additional dates include June 1 and 2, 2016.) The eighth grade students will explore courses offered at the Career Tech Center and attend two breakout sessions. During the sessions they will be introduced to an instructor and learn about careers through real-life accounts shared by industry experts.

March 31, 2016

3,200 school children attend Pinocchio Opera at Frauenthal

Over 3,200 pre-K through sixth grade students from Calvary Christian (37), Fruitport (125), Hesperia (255), Holton (140), MAISD Wesley School (62), Mona Shores (251), Montague (214),
Muskegon (630), Muskegon Catholic Central (48), North Muskegon (74), Oakridge (268), Orchard View (500), Ravenna (151), Reeths-Puffer (78), White Cloud (151), Whitehall (185) and home schools
(50) attended “Pinocchio” children’s opera performances by the Indianapolis Opera Ensemble at the historic Frauenthal Theater on March 28 and 29, 2016.

March 30, 2016

Students to celebrate mentoring success on Autism Awareness Day

On April 29, 2016, over 2,000 school children in Muskegon County will celebrate their success as peer mentors by wearing blue clothing and stickers that say “Light It Up Blue.” The students from elementary schools in Fruitport, Muskegon, Oakridge, Orchard View and Reeths-Puffer have been selected and trained for the job of assisting students who face the daily challenges of a life touched by Autism, or one of the other disorders along what is known today as the Autism Spectrum.

March 16, 2016

Tomorrow's student hair show features creative styles; public welcome

Cosmetology students from the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) and Nuvo College of Cosmetology will strut their stuff for a good cause at the 8th Annual Nuvo Hair Show on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the MACTC. The event will host dozens of creative hair, makeup, and costume creations featuring themes selected by each student.