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Area School Hosts Traditional Celebration for First Time

Area School Hosts Traditional Celebration for First Time

 

Grand River Preparatory High School will celebrate its first ever Homecoming celebration with a week full of events starting Feb. 11, 2013.

The weeklong celebration, themed "A Night on the Red Carpet", includes a powder puff football game, a boys’ volleyball game, a staff vs. students basketball game, college apparel day, costume day, pajama day, and twin day. Friday will conclude the week of celebration with the homecoming assembly and first ever court, the varsity basketball game, and the crowning of the King and Queen at half-time.

“We are very excited to be celebrating our very first homecoming with our students,” said Grand River Preparatory High School Principal Jason Bannister. “Not only will they be showing their pride for their school, but will be helping to give back to their community.”

Catholic Central / West Catholic fencing team brings home the trophy

Catholic Central / West Catholic fencing team brings home the trophy

The West Michigan Fencing Academy announced that a composite team from Catholic Central and West Catholic captured the Team Trophy at the Midwest High School Championships.

According to the WMFA, Kayla Kelch of Caledonia High School, Desree Ortega-Furgeson of Catholic Central and Amanda Williams of Rockford High School came in first, second and third, respectively, out of a field of 46 women in the foil competition.  All three were undefeated until meeting each other at the end of the competition.

You can find out more about the sport at WMFA.org.

Houseman Field minus Grand Rapids Community College

Houseman Field minus Grand Rapids Community College

With the recent announcement that GRCC would no longer be having a football team, a thought comes to mind about the future of Houseman Field.

I do know it is used each year for the John Bos Track Meet but do not know if the track is used by any schools on a regular basis.

When Houseman Field was originally built, the intended use of it was for Grand Rapids Central High School, soon to be used by Creston, Catholic Central and West Catholic High Schools also. Since that time, both Catholic Central and West Catholic have built their own football fields, so the question remains, who is actually using this sports stadium?

In 2008, the GRPS Board announced plans for the renovation of Houseman Field to include artificial turf, new press box, concession stand and restrooms along with other technical updates at a cost of $6 million dollars. It was reopened on August 25, 2009.

Any comments anyone?