The TK Middle School Equestrian Team members competed at the MIHA District 19 competition held at the Barry Expo Center on Saturday, May 12. The 11 TK riders competed against 13 other districts and took home the Division A first place trophy which they presented to the TKMS Principal, Brian Balding. Team members are Ashlynn Parks, Lindsey DeJong, Eva Corson, Ainsley Oliver, Sara Willshire, Kendra Coe, Madison Shattuck, Madeline Clark, Maggie Harmens, Aubrey Reiffer. Not available for the photo was Sydney Himes. The team is coached by Ally Quist.
What happens when three Thornapple Kellogg teams meet with teams from all over the world in Iowa? They enjoy a great time and a cultural experience like none other while representing their school district very well.
It has become a tradition in Middleville for eighth-grade students to visit three local cemeteries and decorate gravesites with American flags for Memorial Day. Prior to visiting Mt. Hope, Irving and Rutland cemeteries, students learn a little about why Memorial Day is celebrated and the significance of the day. In recent years, the lesson hasn’t been only about the historical facts of Memorial Day in the United States, but also a story much closer to home – the story of Cpl. Nicholas Roush. Sometimes his former teachers tell his story; other times his parents, Bob and Donna Roush, share it with the eighth graders before they visit and decorate Mt. Hope Cemetery where Roush is buried.