Traverse City Record-Eagle

December 14, 2010

Education Newsmakers: 12/14/2010


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---- — • Three local students recently took part in The Pull, a tug-of-war annual tradition at Hope College: Dustin Baker, sophomore, of Maple City; Katherine Kirby, junior, of Traverse City; Emilt Raetz, freshman, of Traverse City.

• The following high school seniors have been named Rotary Club of Traverse City Students of the Month: Alex Schmitz and Jenna Troppman, both of St. Francis High School; Ellen Herschel and Danny Rothschild, both of Interlochen Arts Academy.

• The following high school seniors have been named Kiwanis Club of Traverse City Students of the Month: Matthew Kramer, St. Francis High School; Abby Woughter, Traverse City Central High School; Kevin Trippe, Traverse City Central High School; Antonio "Tony" Montalvo, Interlochen Arts Academy; Heather Kendrick, Interlochen Arts Academy; Conor Hatch, Grand Traverse Academy; Amber Welch, Grand Traverse Academy; Anna Posey, Northport Public High School; Zach Zazueta, Traverse City West High School; Stasha Yancho, Traverse City West High School.

• The following high school seniors have been named Students of the Month by the Rotary Club of Traverse City: Scott Morgan, Forest Area High Schoo/TBAISD Career-Tech Center; Brooke Schroderus, Traverse City Central High School/TBAISD Career-Tech Center.

• Julian Dormitzer, a senior at Grand Valley State University Nursing program, has been inducted into the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. A 2006 graduate of Traverse City West Senior High School, she will graduate in May 2011 with a bachelor's degree in Nursing.

• The Traverse City Central High School Debate Team participated in the Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association (MIFA) Novice State Debate Finals Dec. 3-4 at Dexter High School.

The team advanced to the semifinals, where they lost to eventual Novice Champion West Bloomfield.

TC Central High School Novice Debate speakers finished with an 8-3 record and placed three of the top four speakers.