Traverse City Record-Eagle

November 23, 2010

Education Newsmakers: 11/23/2010


---- — • Milan S. "Budde" Reed II, of Ludington, received the 2010 Council for Resource Development Campus Impact Award. This annual national award is for a volunteer who has made an impact on a community college and its students. Reed was recognized for his leadership during the West Shore Community College Foundation's major gifts campaign. Reed attended Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City in 1970, and then WSCC, graduating in 1971 with an associate's degree. He went on to receive a bachelor's of science degree from Grand Valley State.

• Baldvin Oddsson, 16, originally from Reykjavik, Iceland, and a current Interlochen Arts Academy student, recently appeared on National Public Radio's "From the Top," performing the trumpet at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall in Boston. Baldvin received a $10,000 scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and "From the Top."

• Central Michigan University senior Rose Kranick, of Traverse City, participated in the University Theatre production of "Into the Woods." Kranick, a graduate of St. Francis High School and the daughter of Hal and Cecilia Kranick, is majoring in music theater. She performed the role of Rapunzel.

• The following were named September Students of the Month from Traverse City East Middle School: Sixth-graders Robbie Morse, Ryan McKee, Megan Lautner, Dana Pflughoeft, Julia Vannatter; seventh-graders Chris Wilson, Sophia Saco, Keely Golden, Tuuli Qin-Terrill, Reid Nelson; eighth-graders Jesse Shoemaker, Wes Frye, Rachel Creamer, Dillon Drossart, Ashley Reed.

• Students from Eastern Elementary School recently collected Halloween candy, as well as other personal items, to send to United States soldiers serving overseas. Students included handmade greeting cards to thank the soldiers for their service and wish them a happy holiday. Students and staff were able to collect approximately 76 pounds of candy. Veterans from the Traverse City Veterans of Foreign Wars visited the school to pick up the candy and several boxes of additional donations to ship to soldiers serving overseas.