Jan. 12, 2018; Grand Rapids Business Journal
Grand Rapids Community College freshman and volleyball team member Kendra DeJonge was named to the 2017 Two-Year College Third Team All-American team by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. The honor comes less than two weeks after she was named to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Division II All-American Second Team. DeJonge is a Rockford High School graduate.
Jan. 12, 2018; schoolnewsnetwork.org (KISD newsletter)
At a rehearsal of the Martin Luther King Jr. student choir, second-grader Markese McNairy took the microphone and auditioned for a solo part — singing in that pure treble that is celebrated and nurtured in church choirs. The Kentwood Glenwood Elementary student, who sings in the choir of New Hope Baptist Church where the students were rehearsing, put his heart into the gospel song “I’m Looking For A Miracle.”
… At rehearsal’s end, (Sheri) Gilreath-Watt’s son, Ike, a 2016 Grandville graduate and Grand Rapids Community College student, hoped the celebration will be an inspiring testament to King’s message.