Two Middleville men die in head-on crash / 5-30-13
May 30, 2013; The Hastings Banner
Thornapple Kellogg students and Middleville residents gathered Monday night at TK’s Bob White stadium to remember two 2008 TKHS graduates killed in a traffic accident Saturday night.
Ryan Boyd, 23, and Matthew Dundas, 24, both of Middleville, were killed in the crash on M-37 south of 100th Street in southern Kent County at about 6:20 p.m.
… Boyd was employed as a welder at Bradford White in Middleville. Dundas attended Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University where he was studying exercise science. He was working an internship at Bradford White as a lab technician.
GRCC Older Learner Center team takes top prize in Senior Odyssey of the Mind competition
May 30, 2013; MLive
Kids from kindergarten through college met at Michigan State for the Odyssey of the Mind world finals last week and with them celebrating victory were students at Grand Rapids Community College’s Older Learner Center.
GRCC students took top honors in national competition
May 30, 2013; The Holland Sentinel
Grand Rapids — Grand Rapids Community College students received top honors at the 2013 Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference, May 8-12 in Orlando, Fla.
GRPS, Consumers Energy and ArtPrize announce student art competition
May 30, 2013; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Close to two dozen Grand Rapids Public Schools students put their creative skills to the test recently in an effort to have their art projects recognized at ArtPrize this fall.
… The entries — all of which focus on themes related to sustainable energy — will be judged by officials from Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University. The top winner is to receive a $1,000 scholarship, and have his or her work displayed on the wall of the Consumer’s electric substation at Fulton Street and Monroe Avenue.
Fab Five: The lowdown on local entertainment
May 31, 2013; The Holland Sentinel
Chef Series at Farmers Market
This Saturday, Chef Micky Johnson from Salt & Pepper Grill and Pub will share his tips for planning the perfect picnic menu as part of the weekly Holland Farmers Market Chef Series. Beginning at 10 a.m., Johnson will share his ideas for making an unforgettable four-course picnic meal using fresh produce and other ingredients from the market.
Johnson’s career as a chef began when he was just 16 years old and working at the Queen’s Inn Restaurant. He soon realized that he had a passion for food and the hospitality industry and went on to pursue a hospitality degree from Grand Rapids Community College for Culinary Arts, along with a business degree from Davenport University. Johnson has cooked at a number of popular West Michigan restaurants including Chaps, Everyday People Cafe and Phil’s Bar and Grille. Johnson held his first head chef position at Till Midnight. He believes that food should be simple and that letting the true flavors shine through the dish should please the guests you are serving.
Rockford 4-Hers raise money for nationwide disaster victims
May 31, 2013; Michigan State University Extension
As another disaster strikes the nation, two 4-Hers model the 4-HMichigan 4-H’ers pledge by lending their hands to larger service for not just their community and state but nationwide.
… DeGelder will begin her senior year at Rockford High School this fall. (Dylan) Rodriguez attends Grand Rapids Community College. Both 4-Hers intend to attend Michigan State University to study animal science through the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Grand Rapids Creston two-sport star saved the ‘best for last’
May 29, 2013; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — As Grand Rapids Creston High School closes its doors at the end of the school year, Mallory Robinson, one of its finest tennis players and an outstanding student, earned high praise from her coach.
… Robinson was accepted to the University of Michigan, but she has decided to attend Grand Rapids Community College, where she hopes to play both sports and transfer to Cornell University to study neuropsychology and behavioral neuroscience.