Saturday, October 14, 2017
EDITOR’S NOTE: The TNT Robotics Team was one of many groups involved in volunteering to prepare for the 2017 Santa’s Magic Forest, outlined here in a News-Herald Newspapers’ story by Dave Herndon.
Despite a warmer than normal fall, and it only being October, one of Downriver’s destination must-see holiday displays is already being built for the season.
A group of volunteers met at the Activity Building inside Taylor’s Heritage Park Oct. 7 and started to build the sets that will become Santa’s Magic Forest for the 2017 holiday season.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Great story here by Seth Walker of Sports Source Media, tracking the trails and tribulations of KHS Homcoming King Conner Zschunke.
Taylor, Michigan- It was homecoming 2017, the final homecoming ever at John F. Kennedy High School where alumni from all eras congregated one more time at Sclater Stadium. They were able to watch the final homecoming king and queen crowned before the school closes its doors for good after this school year. Every homecoming king and queen has a story, and here you will learn about the story of the king.
Conner Zschunke is a senior middle linebacker for the football team. It may sound cliché, but at first glimpse, he may look like any other high school student. However, Zschunke has battle scars, the type that you can’t exactly see.
You see, this young man who wears number 55 on the football field was on his death bed a couple of months ago.
Truman High School hosted crosstown rival Kennedy Friday night for the final time in their city rivalry and it was homecoming at Truman. There was a short parade before the game. The nominees for the homecoming king and queen were are (top, front row) Tomi Da Silva, Tara Bailey , Sarah Woolley, Mackenzie Raboczkay, Andrea Sauceda and Melissa Abraham. In the back row are Michael Fletcher, , Ethan Jarrell, Chase Nester, Anthony Sauceda, Dustin Rideout and Jeremy Locklear. Woolley was named homecoming queen and Fletcher homecoming king.
What an amazing day the "UNITY in our Community" team had at its recent walk-a-thon. Kennedy and Truman DECA students worked together to host the first annual event.
They had all age groups out there to welcome the new merged Truman/Kennedy freshman – a great practice for next year when the schools fully merge.
Students were exposed to vendor tables of groups from the school, community businesses and more. Students signed our “strive for safe driving pledge” and were given water donated by Saturn Marketplace and granola bars donated by A-lot Sealcoat & Striping. They were also given a T-shirt with the local businesses in the community who helped sponsor the events.
Amy Wagel from Fierce Fitness lead our dance laps and students had a blast.
Truman and Kennedy DECA Presidents Sara Sherazi and Dominick Brock raffled off over $300 in prizes.
DECA would like to thank to all of our sponsors and student council advisors for their help.