Traverse City Record-Eagle

Generation Why

May 2, 2011

Education in Brief: 05/02/2011

Dinner tonight for Northport Promise

NORTHPORT — For the fourth consecutive year, members of the Northport Public School National Honor Society have selected the Northport Promise to benefit from their annual fundraising dinner.

The pasta dinner will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. tonight at Northport School, 104 Wing St. It will be prepared and served by members of the honor society and the Northport Promise steering committee. Takeouts will be available.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children. They are available from National Honor Society members; by calling Liz Lint, 386-5153, at the Northport School office; or at the door.

Free financial aid workshops slated

NORTHWEST MICHIGAN — Northwest Michigan Works!

will sponsor free financial aid workshops to help the unemployed and underemployed find money for college.

Participants will learn about different types of financial aid, information for all postsecondary schools, how to complete applications, and how to apply for federal aid. Registration is required.

Workshops will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Manistee Michigan Works! Service Center and also at the Petoskey Michigan Works! Service Center; 10 a.m. Thursday at the Cadillac Michigan Works! Service Center; and May 18 at 1:30 p.m. and June 15 at 10 a.m., both at the Traverse City Michigan Works! Center. To register, call the respective Michigan Works! service center front desks. For details, visit

WSH Thespians will stage ‘Coraline’

TRAVERSE CITY — The West Senior High School Thespian Club will present “Coraline,” an original play adapted by two WSH students from the novel by Neil Gaiman.

The play will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the school, 5376 N. Long Lake Road. General admission tickets are $5 and available at the door or by calling the box office, 933-7509.

West Shore plans commencement

SCOTTVILLE — West Shore Community College will hold its 41st commencement ceremony Friday. Nearly 140 students are eligible to receive degrees and certificates.

The commencement will start at 7 p.m. in the college’s Recreation Center Arena.

Following the ceremonies, a reception for the graduates and their families will be held in the Administrative and Conference Building.

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