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Aiming for Oscar - Jonathan Davis' journey to graduation

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Submitted 08-01-2011 under NONPROFITS

 “Believe in yourself. Don’t settle for good, go for excellent.” Jonathan Davis is driven by one clear goal: to become an Academy Award-winning actor. After he performed in two plays at his church, he won a role in a movie at...

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Writing Her Future - Charisma Brewster's Journey to Graduation

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Submitted 07-28-2011 under NONPROFITS

“My hope is to one day have my own publishing company, and be a columnist.” Ask Charisma Brewster what she’s up to, and she’s likely to hand you a business card. She’s already promoting her first book, Youth Ministry in...

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Second annual "Party in the Parks" provides entertainment, back-to-school information for GRPS families

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Submitted 07-21-2011 under NONPROFITS

It’s back to school time and once again, GRPS is planning to kick off the school year with the second annual Back to School Party in the Parks. Last year, as many as 3,000 people attended each party and this year attendance is expected to...

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Working For Tomorrow - Taneka Brazier's Journey to Graduation

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Submitted 07-19-2011 under NONPROFITS

“Work hard, because you will be more likely to be successful.” Taneka Brazier played a lot of basketball and softball in high school, but it never interfered with her school work. In fact, the competition on the court and the field made...

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MLK Students Take First Place in Community Leadership Contest

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Submitted 07-15-2011 under NONPROFITS

The Community Circle Theatre, with support from Peter M. Wege & The Wege Foundation, recently announced the winners of the Community Leadership Contest. Two Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Academy students were awarded top prize in the contest...

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Expecting greatness: Corinthious Bowen's journey to graduation

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Submitted 07-14-2011 under NONPROFITS

“My granny is just hard on me. She has high expectations for me.” Corinthious Bowen was just not allowed to be a "slacker" when he was growing up. His mother, his grandmother, his coaches and his church family at Pilgrim Rest...

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Beating the odds: Michael Bates' journey to graduation

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Submitted 07-11-2011 under NONPROFITS

 “I didn’t depend on anybody for anything, I had to find it in myself.” As a kid, Michael Bates stayed with his grandparents most of the time. They were his caregivers, his protectors, his friends. When Michael was in the...

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GRPS, Life EMS Ambulance, and Spectrum Health Announce New EMT Course Offering

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Submitted 07-05-2011 under NONPROFITS

On June 28, 2011, Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) announced a new partnership with Life EMS Ambulance and Spectrum Health designed to offer an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course to high school seniors beginning this fall. Graduates of the...

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GRPS Graduates Featured On Billboards; B2B Website

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Submitted 06-23-2011 under NONPROFITS

To congratulate the graduating Class of 2011 and recognize their tremendous success, five billboards recently went up around the City of Grand Rapids. The five billboards that are on display feature 23 graduates from Central, Creston, Ottawa Hills...

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Community Foundation Grant to GRPS’ Harrison Park School Puts Students on the Path to College

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Submitted 06-15-2011 under NONPROFITS

$4.5m expected to be poured into GRPS schools over next ten years for college pathways coordinator, math/literacy coaches Additional $3m annually expected to be granted for college scholarships Signifying the beginning of a long-term partnership,...

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