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  • Gov. Whitmer Secures tuition-free community college for High School graduates

    State of Michigan News|Jul 11, 2024

    LANSING,- Today, Governor Whitmer highlighted the new school aid budget, which delivers on the Michigan Guarantee so every high school graduate can earn an associate's degree or skills certificate from an in-district community college tuition-free, saving more than 18,000 students up to $4,800 a year. "I'm proud of our work to lower the cost of higher education and put college or skills training in reach for more working Michigan families," said Governor Whitmer. "This education budget goes...

  • Sailing for Scholarships

    Jul 11, 2024

    Anchors Aweigh for Sailing for Scholarships! We are back to help raise money for deserving Senior Students at Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School. Proceeds go to a Senior Student or two for continuing education or a trade school of choice. Come one, come all! Everyone is invited to join us for the most relaxing 2 hours of the summer--cruising down the Detroit River with the ducks!! We will have food and a cash bar. In addition to seeing Detroit and Windsor skylines and Belle Isle by boat,...

  • Lincoln Park Schools Celebrates First Graduates of Workplace Training Program

    Jul 4, 2024

    In June, the Lincoln Park Public Schools District celebrated the graduation of the first group of students enrolled in Project SEARCH, a nationwide employment training program which serves young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Project SEARCH offers students the opportunity to learn real-world skills in areas such as food service, sales, custodial services and more that can be applied to a variety of workplace fields. Four students took part in a partnership with...

  • 3rd Annual Wayne County High School Art Exhibition Open Until July 21, 2024

    Wayne County News|Jun 27, 2024

    DETROIT, MI-On June 21, The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) unveiled the 3rd Annual Wayne County High School Art Exhibition, a unique showcase of high school students' artistic talent from across Wayne County. The exhibition is open until July 21, 2024. It features a diverse collection of over 80 artworks, including paintings, mixed media, and photography, each one a testament to the creativity and skill of our young artists. "We are thrilled to continue this tradition and provide a platform...

  • Ecorse Public Library: A New Look and Free Family Summer 2024 Fun

    Dichondra Johnson, City of Ecorse|Jun 20, 2024

    Ecorse, MI – June 17, 2024 – The City of Ecorse proudly welcomes the community back to the Ecorse Public Library, a beacon of learning, technology, and community connection. After extensive renovations, the library boasts not only new collections and advanced technology but also superior amenities designed to enhance the community's library experience. A Fresh and Modernized Facility Located at 4184 West Jefferson Ave., the Ecorse Public Library now features a clean, modern layout with new pai...

  • Books In The Hood Review: I Disappeared Them

    Xaiver Jones, Telegram Media Specialist|Jun 20, 2024

    Preston L. Allen has authored eight works of fiction, including Every Boy Should Have a Man, Jesus Boy, All or Nothing, and the award-winning collection Cuhrchboys and Other Sinners. Preston was born in Honduras, he has lived in Boston and Miami. Florida played a pivotal role in his career. Preston holds a BA in English from the University of Florida and an MFA in creative writing from Florida International University. He lives and teaches writing in South Florida.a Preston's latest work, the...

  • Star International Academy Student Sets National Record with Nearly $10 Million in College Scholarships

    Ryan Bridges|Jun 6, 2024

    Dearborn Heights, MI - Star International Academy (SIA) announced today that Ahmed Jawad, a graduating senior, has earned an extraordinary $9,926,344 in scholarships, setting a new national record. This unprecedented achievement underscores Star International Academy's commitment to fostering academic excellence and nurturing exceptional talent. "We are incredibly proud to announce that Ahmed Jawad, a distinguished senior at Star International Academy, has achieved an extraordinary milestone by...

  • AAA: The 100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers Have Begun

    Adrienne Woodland, AAA|May 30, 2024

    DEARBORN, Mich., (May 29, 2024) - Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and a period known as the "100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers," which runs through Labor Day weekend. This is a time when there is an increase in the number of fatal crashes involving teen drivers. "The risk gets higher during the summer for teen drivers and everyone else they share the road with," said Adrienne Woodland, spokeswoman for AAA – The Auto Club Group. "With the end of the school year upon us, t...

  • Ecorse Community Schools received a $50,000 grant

    Dr. Charlene Mallory, Ecorse Schools CTE Director|May 2, 2024

    On April 1, 2024, Ecorse Community Schools' Automotive Technology program received a $50,000 grant from the Margaret Dunning Foundation to support the perpetuation of their program. Through Ecorse Career and Technical Education (CTE), secondary school students can begin preparing for college and the workforce early on. You will discover the practical applications of fundamental academic subjects like science, math, and writing in CTE programs. As a CTE student, you can take part in practical...

  • Newly Renovated Ecorse Public Library Open to Visitors

    Renee Summers|Apr 25, 2024

    ECORSE - The Ecorse Public Library held its Grand Reopening event on March 20 after having been closed for roughly three years. Initially, the library closed due to the COVID pandemic, offering only curbside book pick up, but eventually the city decided that funding received from government grants would be used to renovate and update the library, which was built in 1948. Assistant Library Director Alice Howard says once the renovations began, new projects came to light as workers discovered...

  • President Biden Unveils Sweeping Student Loan Relief Plans, Targeting Racial Disparities

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National News Correspondent|Apr 18, 2024

    President Joe Biden has announced comprehensive plans to provide substantial relief to borrowers, particularly those from marginalized communities disproportionately burdened by debt. The proposed measures, announced on Monday, April 8, would represent a significant step towards making higher education more accessible and equitable for millions of Americans. Despite Republican opposition and a previous rejection by the U.S. Supreme Court, the Biden-Harris administration is implementing yet...

  • The River Rouge School District proudly announces two highlights' DQS Sponsorship Agreement and 'Rouge', documentary

    River Rouge Schools Communications|Apr 18, 2024

    The River Rouge School District proudly announces the 'Rouge', a documentary on the historic high school basketball team opened the Freep Film Festival on April 10, 2024. In addition, the District Announces an Unprecedented Sponsorship Agreement with River Rouge High School Class of 2005 Alum Josh Morris and Detroit Quality Staffing (DQS). The River Rouge Panthers are the undisputed winningest high school boys' basketball program in the history of Michigan High School Basketball. The program was...

  • Healthy Fueling Station Established at John Glenn High School

    Renee Summers, Telegram News Reporter|Apr 11, 2024

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on April 3 at John Glenn High School to launch a brand new fueling station to benefit the school's student athletes. Called the Rocket Fuel Station, the station provides means of refueling for student athletes with a focus on dairy, mainly chocolate milk, which is an excellent choice for students to refuel. Students can also choose such items as granola bars, fruit, and bottled water. Resembling a mini kitchen, the station is located inside the school's weight...

  • Sabbath Middle School Continues their Community Read Day and Expands

    Gina Wilson Steward|Apr 4, 2024

    In March a special two day reading event was held on the 14th and 15th at Sabbath Middle School. The event was in collaboration with Legacy of Literacy (LOL) Ms. Greer. They came together once again for the Community Read Day Event which turned into a two-day event. This was a huge success as a variety of readers shared their passion for reading with the scholars at Sabbath School. Top officials from the School Board, City, County, State and Federal along with community members volunteered...

  • Dearborn Heights student wins one of top National Honor Society scholarships Congratulations to Crestwood High School student Maher Harp

    National Association of Secondary School Principals|Apr 4, 2024

    Maher Harp is one of the top 25 winners in the National Honor Society scholarship competition. He has devoted more than 575 hours to service as a member of NHS and has earned over 31 chapter-based awards. He has served in many capacities on the executive board of his chapter, holding positions such as parliamentarian and vice president. As an officer, he spearheaded multiple courtyard clean ups and rain garden rehabilitations, leading his school to the highest green school status, "Evergreen,"...

  • Western Wayne County NAACP extends Scholarship Deadline to May 1st

    Dominique Madden|Mar 28, 2024

    The Western Wayne County Branch of the NAACP is pleased to announce the application period for our 2024 scholarship. This year we will award four (4) scholarships to deserving high school graduates selected from the 24 cities that we serve. The criteria for consideration: * Graduating high school senior with a cumulative 2.5 or higher GPA * A resident or attend school in one of the 24 cities located in the WWC NAACP jurisdiction * A college, community college, or trade school acceptance letter...

  • DEADLINE APPROACHING: Detroit Institute of Arts seeks submissions for third annual Wayne County High School Art Exhibition

    Wayne County Staff|Mar 21, 2024

    Wayne County High School students have an opportunity to have artwork displayed at the DIA this summer DETROIT – The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) recently announced a call for submissions for their 2024 Wayne County High School Art Exhibition. High school students attending public or private schools in Wayne County have until March 24, 2024, to submit their artwork for consideration. The selected works will be displayed at the DIA from June 21, 2024 – July 21, 2024. "The Wayne County Hig...

  • 30 Michigan Schools will be Earth Rangers

    Mar 21, 2024

    TORONTO, Feb. 27, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Earth Rangers, a charity that empowers kids and families to make a positive impact on the environment, today announced the launch of its successful school assembly program in the United States. Originally developed in Canada, Earth Rangers expanded its innovative app into the U.S. in January 2023 and has since been fostering a new generation of young conservationists and environmental leaders across the country. With the continued support of its first U.S. partner Dawn®, America's #1 Dish Brand*, Earth...

  • Pres. Biden Cancels $1.2 Billion in Student Debt

    Lila Brown, California Black Media|Feb 29, 2024

    On Feb. 21, President Joe Biden announced the cancellation of $1.2 billion in student debt for almost 153,000 borrowers enrolled in the Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) repayment plan. Biden shared the news during a campaign stop while on a tour of California. From Feb. 20 to Feb. 22, the President visited Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Los Altos Hills. "There were existing programs in the law for fixing and adjusting the programs. We had to change them to make people eligible. And that's...

  • Picture Me Droning commemorates Black History Month with launch of two limited-edition puzzles

    Ryan Bidges|Feb 22, 2024

    Detroit – Picture Me Droning today announced the launch of two limited-edition puzzles - named Gratiot Avenue and Auburn Avenue - for Black History Month. These exclusive puzzles feature captivating aerial views of murals dedicated to civil rights icons Rosa Parks and John Lewis, set against the backdrop of two iconic streets in Detroit and Atlanta. "As a licensed drone pilot, there's nothing I love more than finding a mural nestled in a historic neighborhood with good views of downtown; when c...

  • Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) announce applications for 2024 Scholarships and Summer Internship programs!

    Congressional Black Caucus|Jan 18, 2024

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) is excited to announce that applications are now open for our 2024 Scholarships and Summer Internship programs! If you're a student, we invite you to apply. And if you're a supporter of nurturing our future leaders, we invite you to spread the word to your networks . Since 1988, we have upheld our commitment to nurturing the next generation of Black leaders through academic financial support and professional development opportunities. Our...

  • GreenStone offering up to $60,000 in scholarships for students in agriculture

    Jan 18, 2024

    EAST LANSING, MICH. (January 8, 2024) – GreenStone Farm Credit Services believes investing in the future of agriculture and natural resources is a crucial step towards sustainability in the industry. In 2024, we're doing just that by awarding thousands of dollars in scholarships to incoming and current college students pursuing careers in agriculture, timber and natural resources. Since 2010, GreenStone has awarded more than $435,000 in scholarships to undergraduate students. Scholarship O...

  • Harvard President Claudine Gay Resigns Amidst Scandals and Plagiarism Allegations

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National Correspondent|Jan 11, 2024

    Harvard President Claudine Gay has resigned, making her tenure the shortest in the university's history. The decision comes after just six months and two days in office, amidst mounting allegations of plagiarism and criticism over her handling of antisemitism issues on campus. Harvard University spokesperson Jonathan L. Swain declined to comment on Gay's decision, but Harvard's official student newspaper confirmed the move. The first Black president in the storied university's nearly 400-year...

  • Star International Academy Partners with local Medical Facilities to Enhance Certified Nurse Aide Program

    Ryan Bidges|Dec 28, 2023

    DEARBORN HEIGHTS, MI – Star International Academy, a leading public educational institution, today announced its new partnership with several local medical facilities and urgent care centers which will facilitate clinical rotations for its healthcare-focused students. This innovative partnership was designed to provide students with invaluable hands-on experience while creating a direct pathway to employment opportunities in the medical field. "This partnership is a significant step towards brid...

  • Celebrate the holidays with a gift for the whole family

    Michigan News|Dec 21, 2023

    LANSING - There's no better time than the holidays for contributing to a Michigan Education Trust plan - especially for grandparents, caregivers or anyone looking for a perfect gift that provides a child a lifetime's worth of value. "By paying for future education at today's costs, MET's 529 prepaid tuition savings program is a special gift for the whole family," said Diane Brewer, executive director of MET, the 529 prepaid tuition savings program administered by the Michigan Department of...

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