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Walking the West Side: Harrison Park students share favorite spots in their own neighborhoods

Harrison Park Elementary students share their favorite places and activities in their own neighborhoods for this second Rapidian article by students ages 7 to 13.
The Geek Group is a highlight in the neighborhood for Harrison Park Elementary student Isidro

The Geek Group is a highlight in the neighborhood for Harrison Park Elementary student Isidro /Gwen Heatley

The Arnie's bakery on Leonardis a highlight in the neighborhood for Harrison Park Elementary student Alfredo

The Arnie's bakery on Leonardis a highlight in the neighborhood for Harrison Park Elementary student Alfredo

Super Mercado Labendicion II is a highlight in the neighborhood for Harrison Park Elementary student Maryann

Super Mercado Labendicion II is a highlight in the neighborhood for Harrison Park Elementary student Maryann

Harrison Park Media Team reporters talk about their favorite places in their own neighborhoods for their second article on The Rapidian. The students have been writing for their school newspaper since September and are now writing for the broader Grand Rapids community. The Media Team will be writing about what happens in the school, their neighborhood, and the city they live in. Harrison Park Media Team is lead by Gwen Heatley, and includes students from 2nd through 8th grade.

 

Our Neighborhood

by Ashley, age 10

In the Harrison Park School neighborhood there are four restaraunts: a pizza place, a McDonald’s, a Burger King, a Chinese restaurant, two churches and LOTS of small businesses. But one of the best things is the school there, Harrison Park. It goes from pre-K to 8th grade.

 

The Walk

by Makayla, age 13

A special event that has happened and is going to happen again is “The West Side Walk.” The walk is an event where people the own little stores and others walk. They can bring other family members. The walk is also for sick people that have a type of cancer and for people who have died from it. There were some people that were sick walking. There were more than 1000 people there walking. It took two and half hours- it took an hour just to get name tags and say who you are walking for. Going on the walk makes you feel like you did something good and thankful for many kinds of people.

 

My Hometown

by Maryann, age 10

In NW Grand Rapids, there is a corner store that is a good business that you will love to go to get food and drinks. It is the Guatemalan Store [Super Mercado Labendicion II]. There is also a church nearby and a bus stop. There is a noisy train so loud you can hear it far away. All this is near Harrison Park School!

 

The Geek Group

by Isidro, age 11

Near Harrison Park School is a building named the Geek Group. The Geek Group are people who help fix broken computers by working with best buy and other stores that include fixing things. The Geek Group are people who are devoted to fixing things and at the same time creating things. They are on Leonard Street Northwest, Grand Rapids, Michigan. They help make fixing things easier while making technology.

 

Arnie’s

by Alfredo, age 11

Arnie’s is famous for their cupcakes and they offer free coffee. There are many Arnie’s and one is at 705 Leonard St NW. The owner is Arnold N. Sonneveldt Jr.

 

What to find by my home

by Nathan, age 7

By my home there is a bakery and shoe store. There is a funeral home attached to the shoe store. There is a McDonalds. You can get food there. You can get toys there.

 

Richmond Park

by Dylan, age 8

Richmond Park has a nice pond, and ducks and there is a pool there. And a cool park.

 

Where I live and things around it!

by Trisana, age 10

Grand Rapids is a cool city. There is a really good Mexican store called La Tienda. There is a good convenient store called Bob's. Stuff there is really cheap; that is why I like it. Don’t forget the Mobil Station on Walker Street. Mobil is a good place to get CANDY!!!

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