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    MACEE BEERS joins other Fayette Elementary School students for the annual Mini-Cheer performance during the half-time break at the basketball game.
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    CHILDREN at Stair District Library’s Family Story Time toss scarves into the air during an activity. The evening program provided a mix of stories, songs, dancing, crafts and snacks Monday evening. The program is offered at 5:30 p.m. every Monday for five more weeks. The program is designed for three to five year olds and their family.
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    THE INTERVIEW—Evelyn Joughin (right) records the interaction with an iPad while Jack Varga, next to her, asks questions of Morenci Elementary School principal Gail Frey. Morenci senior Sam Cool (standing) listens. Cool serves as the editor for the newspaper written by members of Mrs. Barrett’s second grade class.
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    WRITING CODE—Brock Christle (left), a Morenci fifth grade student, takes a look at the progress being made by fourth grader Anthony Lewis. Libby Rorick, a sixth grade student, is next in a line of girls trying out the coding tutorials. This year marked Morenci’s second year of participation in the Hour of Code project.
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    REMIE RYAN (left) tries to dodge the foam wand held by Hayden Bays during physical education class at Morenci Elementary School. In the background, Lauryn Dominique and Brooklyn Williams stay clear of the tag. Second grade students were working on cardiovascular health on the first day back from vacation. For the record, Safety Tag is a very difficult sport to photograph.
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    MORENCI student Dalton McCowan puts everything into a dead lift attempt Saturday morning during the Wyseguy Push/Pull event. Lifters helped raise more than $1,600 for the family of the late Devin Wyse, a former Morenci power-lifter who graduated last year. Commemorative T-shirts are still available by contacting teacher Dan Hoffman.
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    MACK DICKSON takes a book off the “blind date” cart at the Fayette library. Patrons can choose a book without knowing what’s inside other than a general category. The books are among those designated for removal so patrons can consider them gifts. In Morenci, new books and staff favorites were chosen from the stacks and must be returned. Patrons get a piece of chocolate, too, to take on their date, but no clue about their “date.” One reader said she really enjoyed her book for a few pages, but then lost interest—so typical for a blind date.

Whiteford schools celebrating 50th 9.4

Written by David Green.

Whiteford Agricultural Schools is gearing up to celebrate 50 years of public education with a variety of events throughout the 2008-09 school year.

The first major celebration will take place Sept. 20 when the Whiteford Bobcat varsity football team plays its homecoming game against Adrian Madison. An 11 a.m. tailgate party on school property will begin the festivities with the football game scheduled for a 2 p.m. start.

Former coaches and players as well as past homecoming queens from Whiteford will be recognized. Members of the first Whiteford varsity football team will be the honorary captains and participate in the pre-game coin toss. A post-game opening of a time capsule and sock hop are also planned.

Alumni from all over the United States have been contacted and invited to attend. But, the anniversary committee continues looking for information about former faculty, staff, administrators and students from the last 50 years. Names, including maiden names, along with addresses, telephone number and year graduated – or years taught or worked – and e-mail addresses for each individual should be sent to Mary Kay Bunge at (419) 754-3900 or e-mail at [email protected] or Janet (LaPointe) Hutchinson at (734) 854-6910 or e-mail [email protected]

For more information about the 50 year anniversary, visit Whiteford Agricultural Schools Web site, http://scnc.whiteford.k12.mi.us .

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