GRCC In the News, 5-22-15

Hudsonville high school graduate shares story of the fight for her life

May 21, 2015; FOX 17

HOLLAND, Mich. — It’s that time of year, where thousands across West Michigan are getting their diplomas at high school graduations. Between homework, college applications, and extracurricular activities and of course their social lives, it’s safe to say high school comes with a lot of pressure. One high school graduate from Hudsonville had an extra obstacle on top of all those pressures: battling for her life.

… Grooms plans to go to Grand Rapids Community College for two years, and then transfer to a college of her choice. She hopes to become a therapist one day.

Graduation 2015: Fennville High School

May 21, 2015; The Saulte Ste. Marie Evening News

… “I’m planning on going to GRCC (Grand Rapids Community College) and majoring in social work,” – Maribel Cuellar, 18

Duncan Patterson throws no-hitter, Tyler Pols pitches a 1-hitter as Byron Center sweeps Zeeland East

May 21, 2015; MLive

ZEELAND, Mich. – Duncan Patterson and Tyler Pols have been teammates since they were in elementary school. So it’s appropriate that the Byron Center High School duo are going out strong to end their senior season.

… “I struggled a little bit to find the strike zone, but the defense was great behind me,” said Pols, who has committed to play at Grand Rapids Community College. “My offspeed stuff was working. That helped me strike out some batters. I struck out 13. I didn’t expect to strike out that many.”

Connor Zuidema, Trevor Curtiss excel on diamond, classroom at Wyoming

May 21, 2015; MLive

WYOMING — On the baseball diamond and in the classroom, Wyoming seniors Connor Zuidema and Trevor Curtiss have been consistent performers.

… “Trevor is a great student,” Veenstra said. “He is a part of the Middle College at Wyoming, which allows kids to start earning their associate degree from GRCC, while they are sophomores in high school, while getting their high school diploma. They spend one more year (fifth year) at GRCC free to the student. This is a select program where kids have to apply, interview, and score well to get into the program.”

No. 5 Davenport: Panthers jump right into Series fire vs. LCSC

May 21, 2015; The Lewiston Tribune (Idaho)

Used to playing in front of several hundred fans, Davenport will make its Avista NAIA World Series debut tonight playing before as many as 5,000 fans.

… For nearly two decades, Doug Wabeke coached Grand Rapids Community College’s baseball team, winning four junior-college national titles and coaching Tidey from 1990-91.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s