To the next level: Five student-athletes from Lapeer East earn scholarships

AthletesThis afternoon, Lapeer East High School Athletic Director Sharon Miller hosted an athletic celebration for five student-athletes who will be taking their talents to the next level. (Click here for photos of the event).

Dozens of students, family members and staff were on hand in the school’s media center to pay tribute to the student-athletes, whose hard work and dedication have culminated in athletic scholarships for college.

“I can honestly say that all of these students represent East in a positive manner,” Miller siad. “I think they represent character and leadership here at East and I’m proud of all of them.”

Congratulations to the following students:
 
Spencer Ferrell – Soccer – Albion College (Political Science major)
Jonathan Gildner – Baseball – Siena Heights University (Political Science major)
Paige McDonald – Soccer – Cleary University (Healthcare and Business Administration major)
Alexis Whatcott – Soccer – Cleary University (Corporate Communications major)
Zeke Stone – Baseball – Adrian College (Criminal Justice)
 
Congratulations, in addition, to all the parents, coaches and teachers who helped these students along the way.

2 Comments

  1. tim

    CONGRADULATIONS! WE ARE PROUD OF YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS!

    I read this and thought is it worth of a repost.
    Jeanette | March 7, 2013 at 1:04 pm
    Just wanted to remind you guys that we are talking about the High schools. Ten years ago lapeer East had 1113 and Lapeer West had 1072,. lets see,.. thats 2185 total 9-12 graders in 2002-3. If you want to go back to 1992-3, (20 years ago) Lapeer East had 1159 students 9-12 and West had 1094. This was total student population of 2253. So you are obviously misrepresenting the figures.!!!

    Side by side total grades 9-12 student population for Lapeer.
    1992-1993 2253 students – 20 years ago.
    2002-2003 2185 students – 10 years ago.
    2012-2013 2245 students CURRENTLY REPORTED TO MSHAA

    LIES, LIES, AND MORE LIES.
    FACT CHECK PLEASE! http://michigan-football.com/f/allteams.htm
    IN THE LAST 20 YEAR THERE HAS BEEN NO ENROLLMENT CHANGE IN OUR HIGH SCHOOLS. OTHER THAN EXPECTED FLUXUATIONS.

    lapeercs | March 7, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    “Jeanette” –
    Why do you have such an aversion to official figures?

    You honestly think there are eight fewer high school students in the district today than there were 20 years ago?

    One point that I’m certain you overlooked is that the MHSAA now counts Community High School in their numbers.

    Jeanette | March 7, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Yes, because that is the facts as reported to the State, and MSHAA.
    They, unlike you…don’t have an agenda!
    People who read this….Check for yourself. IMPORTANT for grades 9th-12th only. It is our k-8 that is loseing the kids to Chatfield, Private and homeschool. If guys keep pushing your agenda this will have the same affect to our high schools. (or school)

    Jeanette | March 7, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Community high school # ? 96…… really
    Like that even make a difference.

    lapeercs | March 7, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    “Jeanette” –
    What happens to the high school population when much smaller classes from the middle school make it to high school?

    Then what happens when classes, smaller still, from our elementary schools get through middle school to high school?

    Jeanette | March 7, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Our teacher to pupil ratio gets better, then the academic achievement will improve. Is that not the goal here?

    Jeanette | March 7, 2013 at 1:59 pm
    If your only consern is saving $$ and your job. Then the approach your talking makes sense to you. But as parent and a member of this community, paying you to play on socal media and defend our, (as we talked earlier) “BLOATED ADDMINISTRATION COST” is a waste of this districts money!!

    lapeercs | March 7, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    If you don’t want to cut programs for students, how would you pay maintain two traditional high schools with declining enrollments? How would you address the budget deficit?

    Jeanette | March 7, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Did you miss something ?…. “BLOATED ADMINISTRATION”. Things like this activity. We would not even be discussing this if our district was not so top heavy….should have One princpil to oversee our two small middle schools.// not to mention the multiple assistant principisl, and …….dean of students. These people did not even exist 4 year ago, before adding a not needed middle school.

    lapeercs | March 7, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    “Jeanette” –

    According to the Michigan Department of Education, LCS is FAR from a top-heavy school district. Far, far from it.

    But let’s say we went to your plan, would that come close to offsetting future deficits tied to declining enrollment? The truth is, it wouldn’t come close to covering even one year’s deficit. What else would you cut?

    Jeanette | March 7, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Yes, same savings year over year.
    Since there alot less kids in the middle schools, I would look to combining them first. and adjust the configeration to just 7-8 grade. Convert Zimmer to part of the West complex to house all that good stuff along with the community ed, things your doing with secondary education. Maybe 6 graders back to elementarys or maybe 6th grade campus at shickler, like there was 30 some years ago.
    There are other ways than distroying our middle schools and high school!

    1. lapeercs

      “Tim”/”Blake”/”Jeanette” —

      I just wanted to let you know that you will no longer we able to post in this forum. You have on numerous occasions used fake e-mail addresses and fake names in order to give the appearance that you are several people. As we are doing everything we can as a district to engage the community with access and transparency, I don’t think it’s too much to ask of you to not use fraudulent names and e-mail addresses in a public forum.

      You have a difference of opinion, and that’s fine, but don’t post misinformation to push an agenda while hiding behind fake personas.

      Jared Field
      LCS Communications
      jfield@lapeerschools.org

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