After learning about the importance of Veterans Day, Thornapple Kellogg 8th-grade students raised funds to donate to three local organizations. Footprints purchased by the students carry the names of family members, loved ones and friends who are either veterans or currently serving. The footprints line the hallway so as students make their way down the main corridor they are literally "walking in the footsteps of heroes."
After hearing real-life war stories from Vietnam, Thornapple Kellogg Middle School students will launch their own effort to honor and remember all veterans.
TKMS students will perform "Oklahoma!" Nov. 14 and 15. The show starts at 7 each night in the high school auditorium. There is no cost to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated to help continue and maintain our middle school theater program. Many students are involved in this production directed by Laura Nikkel and Laura Oprea.
Winter in West Michigan is not a matter of "if" it comes - it's "when" it comes. That means the work of Classmates Care is never ending. This year, the organization was named the recipient of $4,000 raised by the annual Thornapple Financial Center and Money Concepts golf event. Each year the company selects a charity or organization to receive their donation.
Thornapple Kellogg Middle School recently honored the September students of the month. Pictured in front from left are Drake Holzhausen, Jordan Rowley, Lucy VanDemark, Ailana Leos, Abigail Dumond, Willow Tuffs, Josalyn Cramer, Zoe Boyd (second row) Israel Mendez-Torres, Corbin Clements, Cole Novak, Will Nathan, Blake Hardy, Kendra Coe, Cecelia Essenberg, Zoey Ziny, Erin Chinavare, Emma Dykhouse, Maliah Westmaas, Whitney Ruger (third row) John Wieringa, Grayson Stahle, Haden Bovee, Hope Clements, Hayden Chatman, Anna Niemi and Wyatt Barnes. Not available for the photo was Alexandra Segoviano. Pictured separately is Andrew Swift with TKMS Principal Kelli Arnold-Wegner.