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Standing on giants - Cesar Vargas' journey to graduation

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Submitted 09-20-2011 under NONPROFITS

“If I have seen further, it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants.” –Sir Isaac Newton Cesar Vargas has come a long way. Twice. First, he came to the U.S. from Mexico when he was six years old. He enrolled in school, and by...

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GRPS/WMCAT students assist professional artist with ArtPrize entry

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Submitted 09-15-2011 under NONPROFITS

GRPS students participating in West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (WMCAT) were part of something special for this year’s ArtPrize competition. These students assisted professional artist Tracy Van Duinen and his team in installing a...

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MSU Club of West Michigan hosts GRPS students at Spartan football game

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Submitted 09-13-2011 under NONPROFITS

Two-hundred Grand Rapids Public School students visited Michigan State University on Saturday to watch the Spartans as they faced off against the Florida Atlantic Owls, thanks to the proceeds of the MSU Club of West Michigan’s Steve Smith...

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Varnum employees donate school supplies to Buchanan Elementary

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Submitted 09-06-2011 under NONPROFITS

Employees from Varnum law firm delivered more than 125 boxes of school supplies to Grand Rapids Public Schools’ Buchanan Elementary on Tuesday, August 30, 2011. These boxes were filled with school supplies, including pencils, notebooks,...

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Going places - Thanh Vo's journey to graduation

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Submitted 08-29-2011 under NONPROFITS

   “I want to travel around the world, that’s my dream. Thanh Vo yearns to visit distant lands, explore far-away cultures, experience different cuisines and customs. He wants to live life to the fullest so he has no regrets...

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Shining bright - Kaniquia Williams' journey to graduation

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Submitted 08-29-2011 under NONPROFITS

   “Don’t mess up your freshman year! It will affect you so bad your senior year!” Kaniquia Williams is a vision in orange and black, her Ottawa Hills softball uniform. Or her Ottawa Hills marching band uniform. Whatever...

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“I Believe I Become” ArtPrize entry highlights student aspirations

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Submitted 08-29-2011 under NONPROFITS

  A team of visionary and creative art students from Grand Rapids Public Schools are working to create a mural to enter into this year’s ArtPrize competition with support from several local businesses. Local artists Georgia Taylor and...

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Singing strong - Breanna Toliver-Reed's journey to graduation

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Submitted 08-29-2011 under NONPROFITS

   “My favorite things are choir and musical theater.” Breanna Toliver-Reed’s email address includes “MzBreezz,” an apt description of her breezy style, her artistic flair, and her appealing confidence—...

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Engineering a career - Fernando Pichardo's journey to graduation

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Submitted 08-26-2011 under NONPROFITS

“My goal is to graduate from the University of Michigan.” Fernando Pichardo never took his eye off the ball during high school. At least, not very often. A strong tennis player in the very competitive O-K White Conference, Fernando...

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Striving for success - Yarisbel Segura's journey to graduation

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Submitted 08-24-2011 under NONPROFITS

“I’m completely bilingual already. Now I’m working on being trilingual.” Yarisbel “Jadee” Segura makes everything look easy. She’s a track star, softball contender and volleyball standout. She speaks perfect...

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