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EARLY COLLEGE: Sydney Prins, BreAnna Wierda, Abrial Merz, Ali Egered, Kyle Penland and Madison Sylvester are few of the 11th grade students that are a part of the early college program here at Grand Haven High School. Current 11th graders were able to participate in early college on a trial basis [due to COVID-19], counselor Kimberly Kowalski said.

Early college open to all

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor February 3, 2021

Early college is a program where students can earn credits from Muskegon Community College (MCC) with no tuition fees. “Current 10th graders are applying right now,” counselor Kimberly Kowalski...

A GHHS student fills out a google form to sign up for a virtual college visit. The form includes a place for your name, an email address, a student ID and a list of college visits you can choose from.

College visits are now virtual

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor October 3, 2020

Due to COVID-19, all college visits are now virtual through Zoom and military visits are one-on-one or outside after school.  “College visits are scheduled right now mostly through October and a...

Senior Madison Rogers has been named a national merit semifinalist for Grand Haven High School. (Photo courtesy of Madison Rogers)

Senior Madison Rogers is named national merit semifinalist

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor September 27, 2020

Senior Madison Rogers has been named a national merit semifinalist for Grand Haven High School.  “When I took the test, I had a feeling that I did well,” Rogers said. “I had a feeling that it...

SAT/ACT instructor teaches prep classes

SAT/ACT instructor teaches prep classes

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor February 6, 2020

This upcoming February and March, Dr. Scott Carlin will hold online classes for those who want to prepare for the SAT, ACT or both.  The SAT online classes are available for $179. That includes seven...

Reilly Swierbut has made the decision to continue her volleyball career at Parkland College. (Photo courtesy of Reilly Swierbut)

Reilly Swierbut committed to Parkland College

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor November 22, 2019

Senior Reilly Swierbut has made the decision to continue her volleyball career at Parkland College. She said the decision was hard at first, but she knows that Parkland College is the right choice for...

The banners hanging in student services represent a variety of colleges in Michigan and out of state as well.

Applied week pushes students to plan for college

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor October 18, 2019

The only way to find out if college is the best fit for students is to go on college visits.  “I like the idea that you’re looking at a college to see if they have majors, strong majors that suit...

Seniors Avery Strohmeyer and Avolyn Lepo pose with their coach Aaron Smaka on signing day. Strohmeyer is headed to Lake Superior State University, while Lepo signed for Oakland University.

Q and A with volleyball seniors Avery Strohmeyer and Avolyn Lepo

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter November 28, 2018

Seniors Avolyn Lepo and Avery Strohmeyer are nearing the end of their volleyball careers at Grand Haven High School. Both have been successful in high school, and now they are both moving on to play college...

The four athletes pose together. From left to right: Avery Strohmeyer (Lake Superior State), Gabby Hentemann (Oklahoma State University), Baby Hang (Ferris State University), Avolyn Lepo (Oakland University).

Senior athletes sign letters of intent

Nick Twa, Business Manager November 16, 2018

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, seniors Gabby Hentemann and Baby Hang signed their letters of intent to play cross country and softball respectively. They were met by a large crowd in the large group instruction...

Early College Info for Sophomores

Early College Info for Sophomores

Caleb Berko, Managing Editor January 12, 2018

44 sophomore students turned out to the LGI this past Tuesday to learn more about the early college program that GHAPS offers to its students. “[We’re] looking for students who would not normally...

Applied Week

Applied Week

Kelly Klouw, Reporter October 17, 2016

October is known for many things--friday night football games, bonfires, pumpkins, and for seniors, Applied Week. “Applied Week is a week where we try and get every Senior student to make a plan,”...

Benefits of applying early

Students send in applications by Nov. 1 to get early responses from colleges
Connor Weber, Senior Staff Writer October 30, 2015

Nov. 1 marks the early action and decision deadline for many college applications, leaving students in a scramble to revise essays, transfer transcripts, and secure recommendations this week. According...

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