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Recently, a Lapeer East High School junior was drafted in the NA3HL Draft on Tuesday. Jacob Drinkard, a forward, was the 66th pick overall, selected in the fourth round of the draft. Drinkard will play locally for the Flint Junior Generals, an organization with a reputation for advancing players to higher levels of hockey.
Jacob is the son of Todd and Jennifer Drinkard.
Mr. Sweeney’s 8th Grade Service Learning class at Rolland-Warner Middle School recently organized a project to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer. During late May, 8th grade students from Rolland-Warner raised money for the Hurley Navigation Fund. With the help of M & B Graphics of Lake Orion, the students designed and sold T-shirts and bracelets; the money went to the Fund. Shirts were sold for $10 and featured the breast cancer logo, while bracelets were 50 cents and were sold during the lunch periods.
Thank you to all those who donated their money, your help went above the goals set.
On Friday, June 7, those who bought T-shirts were asked to wear them; those who didn’t buy a shirt were encouraged to wear pink. The shirts and pink were in support of those afflicted with breast cancer. The support that day was a great and everyone is thanked for their participation.
The students were part of Mr. Sweeney’s Service Learning class. In the class students do projects that help their community and school. The class promotes volunteering and student leadership.
Here are two video tributes to the Class of 2013 from Lapeer West and East High Schools.
Rolland-Warner Middle School held its first archery tournament Thursday evening, experienced a great turnout and gave a bunch of young people something to remember for a lifetime.
“I never thought our students and parents would fill two-thirds of the cafeteria to participate in and watch an archery tournament,” said Lapeer Outdoor Club Director Mike Wiltse. “There were 30 archers with over 150 family members on hand to watch.”
Wiltse said the tournament would not have been possible without a great many staff members and friends including:
Rich Brinker, Jill Thomas, Chris Ewald, Barb Bennett, Maja Burris, Ben Brusie, Dave Peasley, Anne Prill, Annette Price, Melissa Campbell and Tony Strump.
The sponsors for the tournament were Blend Yogurt, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dairy Queen, Arby’s, Elba Corners and Trillium NCG. Every student who entered received an envelope with gift cards from the sponsors in excess of $13. The names below earned a medal while the top archers in the school, eighth graders Alexis Felton and Curtis Taylor, also received a trophy and will have their name placed on a large trophy to be displayed in our showcase.
We would also like to thank Whitetails Unlimited, Lapeer Chapter, and Jeremy Keefer, who has sponsored the Archery Club with a two-year total of $7,000. We appreciate your support!
6th grade Boys
- Jake McGeary
- Tyler Holman
- Josh, Hundt
6th grade Girls
- Emmalee McCormack
- Grace Turner
- Sara Tirpak
7th grade Boys
- Jordan McDaniel
- Nick Rosario
- Thomas Richards
7th grade Girls
- Madelyn Taormina
- Breana Nolan
8th grade Boys
- Curtis Taylor
- Jacob Bundt
- Nick Fifield
8th grade Girls
- Alexis Felton
- Lindsey Malson
- Tiffany Lampier
Three players from Lapeer West High School have earned second team all-league honors: Kacie Byard (first base), Mary Proulx (outfield) and Hunter Conzelmann (pitcher).
Several players from West and East High Schools were named honorable mention:
Lapeer East: Madison Liley and Marki Ludeman
Lapeer West: Brianne Brown, Molly Brown, Kaylyn Buzzell, Bria DeBono, Emma Somers and Taylor Taunton
Congratulations to everyone on a great season!
There’s still time for you to nominate a Lapeer Community Schools graduate who is worthy of consideration for entry into the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Honor.
We have extended the deadline for the 2013 Hall of Honor. Nominees must be submitted by July 15, 2013. Click here for the Alumni Nomination Form.
- LCS Graduate
- May be living or deceased
- Minimum of ten years passed since graduating
- Noted in their field of endeavor or recognized for their expertise and good works
- Considered a role model for youth
- Demonstrated positive leadership and outstanding achievement, service, or contributions to society.
Josef Perry, an impressive student-athlete from Lapeer East High School, will compete at the next level in two sports, football and wrestling. On Monday, Josef was joined by friends, family and members of the staff at East to celebrate his decision to attend Alma College in the fall.
East Athletic Director Sharon Miller said if anyone is capable of playing two sports at a school like Alma, it’s Josef.
Both his football and wrestling coaches showed up to congratulate him on his great high school career. Jake Weingartz, East head football coach, said Josef set a great example for his teammates.
“I had the pleasure of coaching Joe for three years,” he said. “By far in my coaching career, he is hands-down one of the hardest-working players I’ve been around. Not only is he a great player, he’s an even better young man off the field … he carries himself with integrity and character, and that’s a tribute to his great parents.”
Josef will major in Education at Alma and pursue a career in Elementary Education.
Congrats on your accomplishment and thank you for representing Lapeer Community Schools in such a positive manner.
This summer, Lapeer Community Schools will once again offer a free summer food program to all students 18 years old and under. Five sites will be used as part of the program, some daily and others on a limited schedule.
Adults are also welcome to join students at a cost of $1.50 for breakfast and $2.50 for lunch.
- Rolland Warner Middle School (June 18 through August 16)
- Breakfast: 7:15-8:15 a.m. and lunch 10:15-11:30 a.m.
- Lapeer Co. Parks and Recreation Building (June 18 through August 16)
- Breakfast: 7:15-8:15 a.m and lunch: 10:15-11:30 a.m.
- Lapeer District Library – Lunch on the Lawn
- Tuesdays and Thursdays (June 20 through August 1)
- Tuesdays: 12:30 – 1 p.m.
- Thursdays: 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
- St. Paul Lutheran Church (June 17 through August 16)
- Breakfast 7:30-8 a.m. and lunch: 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
- Lapeer East High School (June 24 through June 29)
- Breakfast 8:30 – 9 a.m. and lunch: 11-11:30 a.m.
For more information, call the LCS Food Service Department at 810-538-1648.
Julian Tindale has been active in a number of school-related events in his time at Community, including OMNI Forum. He has successfully completed the Welding and Machine Technology program through the Educational-Technology Center. Julian has also volunteered his time to the Bear Lake Campground Team Building camp, as well as with the Blue Water Center for Independent Living. He has also been a volunteer at the local Moose Lodge, where his grandfather is a member. His future plans include attending Mott Community College to study Welding and Fabrication. Julian represented Lapeer Community High School at the Channel 7 and Channel 25 Brightest and Best and was named Honorable Mention on the Lapeer County All-Academic Team for 2013. Julian was also voted Prom King by his peers for 2013.
Laura Ruffner has been actively involved in a number of school activities, including OMNI Forum and Yearbook in her time as a student at Community High School. She has also found time to volunteer with her church as well. She has successfully completed the Ag-Science and Horticulture program through the Educational-Technology Center. Laura is an accomplished artist. Her future plans include attending college to study Horticulture. Laura represented Community High School at the Channel 25 Brightest and Best event and was named Honorable Mention on the Lapeer County All-Academic Team for 2013.
Samantha Williams has been involved in a number of school activities in her time at Community High School, where she has continued to display a quiet determination to succeed. She has successfully completed the Cosmetology program through the Educational-Technology Center. Her future plans include attending college at Baker College, with an interest in studying in the Human Service area. Samantha was named Honorable Mention on the Lapeer County All-Academic Team for 2013. Samantha was also voted Prom Queen by her peers for 2013.
Samuel Dayton, son of Robert and Lauren, is ranked first in his class with a perfect 4.0 GPA and plans to study Math or Science at Western Michigan University in the Lee Honors College. Sam has not pinpointed a major, but stresses the importance of challenging, engaging work with a sense of satisfaction. Sam has a strong resume in leadership, serving as co-captain of the boy’s Varsity Cross Country team, last year’s Graduation Honor Marshall, and National Honor Society vice-president. This year he is being recognized by WNEM TV-5 and WXYZ TV-4’s Best and Brightest. In addition to his academic achievements, Sam has also made time to give back to his community through his efforts in the Lapeer County Project Homeless initiative, Habitat for Humanity Restore, and the local Knights of Columbus food drive and tree sale. He also is a member of the National Honor Society and OMNI Leadership Council, plays tenor sax for the marching, jazz and symphony bands, runs track and cross country, and has held down jobs at local hardware and landscaping companies.
John Lagalski is the son of John and Rachelle Lagalski. He is ranked first in his class with a cumulative GPA of 4.0. John has distinguished himself as a leader in extracurricular activities and he has volunteered his time and talents to the Lapeer Community, including peer tutoring for National Honor Society, volunteering with a local soup kitchen and as a youth soccer coach. John was the recipient of the Coach’s Award for soccer and he made the All District Soccer Team. John plans to attend Oakland University in the fall, he is currently undecided on a major, but will no doubt accomplish any goals he sets for himself.
Autumn Seib is ranked number one in the class of 2013 with a GPA of 4.0. She is the daughter of Melinda and Scott Seib of Lapeer. In addition to her academic achievement, Autumn has distinguished herself in many leadership roles, community involvement and extracurricular activities. Autumn has served as team captain for Competitive Cheer and received Team Leadership awards for both Softball and Competitive Cheer. She is a member of the National Honor’s Society, and is involved in the community with her church, Lapeer Church of Christ. Autumn is also a member of the Lapeer East Peer Resistance group. She plans to attend Central Michigan University this fall to study pre-law.
Matt Wagner is ranked number one in the class of 2013 with a GPA of 4.0. He is the son of Thomas G. Wagner Jr. and Linda A. Wagner. In addition to his academic achievement, Matt participates in many extracurricular activities. He is a member of the National Honor Society and is a student ambassador for People to People World Leadership Forum in England and France. Matt has been a member of Lapeer East Band all four years of high school. He is also on the varsity tennis team and has been the co-captain for the last two years. In addition to all of these activities, Matt has been actively involved in FIRST Robotics where he spends approximately thirty hours a week. Matt plans to attend the University of Michigan Flint to pursue a degree in Engineering.
Alexis Whatcott is ranked number one in the class of 2013 with a GPA of 4.0. She is the daughter of John and Lori Jo Whatcott of Lapeer. In addition to her academic achievement, Alexis has distinguished herself with extracurricular and community activities. Alexis is very involved as the Student Council Vice President and as an active member of Pep Club. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and helped coordinate and run the student council meetings at Murphy Elementary. She has also helped run youth basketball camp and youth soccer camp. Alexis has received honors all throughout high school and was named Scholar Athlete from 2009-2013. Alexis plans to attend Cleary University and study Corporate Communications and Public relations and eventually go to Law School.