Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 12, 2010

Education Newsmakers: 10/12/2010


---- — • On a recent trip to the Rehmann Farm in Traverse City, Cub Scouts Pack 31 of Traverse City received a goat-milking demonstration by James Rehmann. The boys all got a chance to milk Kay the goat. After the milking, they all tasted homemade goat cheese (and liked it!).

• "Operation School Supplies," a program to benefit students in Traverse City Area Public Schools, has concluded and the owners of Master Dry Cleaners, Jon and Pam Conant, donated the items at Traverse Heights Elementary School. School supplies were collected from Aug. 21-Sept. 12 at four Masters Dry Cleaners locations in Traverse City.

• The following have been named Students of the Month by the Kiwanis Club of Traverse City: Won Jun Brendon Choi, a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy; Alexis Turner, a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy; and Eugene Hamock, a senior at Suttons Bay High School and the Career-Tech Center.

• From temporary quarters in a church building and a local camp, to an unfinished building without interior walls, to what is now a 106,000 square foot state-of-the art facility on 50 acres, Grand Traverse Academy has come a long way in just a decade. The local charter school is celebrating its 10th year of operation. The school officially opened its doors Oct. 2, 2000.

• The following local students recently graduated from Northern Michigan University (Marquette): Dane C. Deroshia, of Traverse City; Kalin R, Wood, of Traverse City; Keith A. Rebec, of East Jordan; Lorne A. Washburn, of Gaylord; Jonathan E. Kane, of Traverse City.

• A few years ago, Eastern Michigan University's historic preservation students and faculty established a field school at the Louis DeYoung historic farm near Traverse City. The students spend a week at the farm helping with renovations. The group recently developed a short video that explores the program, posted on YouTube at