Thursday, May 8, 2014

Silver Medal Award for Big Rapids High School

Big Rapids High School was recognized as a 2014 Silver Medal High School by US News and World Report.                                                 

Big Rapids High School is 1 of only 60 schools in the State to receive either a gold or silver medal award.  According to the US News and World Report website, this places us in the top 6% nationally.

This is a credit to everyone at Big Rapids Public Schools and our supporting community.

Congratulations to Big Rapids High School and Big Rapids Public Schools for this prestigious award.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Big Rapids High School Students Receive Art Awards

Three Big Rapids High School students received awards for their artwork.                                                                                          
Madeline White, a junior at BRHS, received the top prize in the annual 4th Congressional District Art Competition.  U.S. Representative. Dave Camp, R-Midland, has been handing out the awards to local art students each year of his now 23-year-old career in Congress.

"I'm just always impressed and it's always uplifting to come in and see the artwork each year," Camp said at the Midland Center for the Arts.

White said the piece, featuring a pair of boots and a policeman's cap backed by an American flag, was inspired by her police officer father. She explained it was a tribute to his service.

"He's been wearing those boots for more than 10 years," White said.

Congratulations to BRHS students, Katie Godell and Cara Jensen for being finalist for an In God We Trust Art Contest. This contest was created to commemorate the nation motto being inscribed on our coins for the past 150 years. Cara Jensen placed 2nd and received
a prize of $1000. Katie Godell placed 3rd and
received a prize of $500. Both were invited to a
reception and awards ceremony at the Lansing 
Capitol building in April.  

Pictured left to right are, Cara Jensen, BRHS Art Teacher Krystal Kingsley, State Senator Darwin Booher, and Katie Godell.