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SAT/ACT instructor teaches prep classes

SAT/ACT instructor teaches prep classes

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

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 hours broken down into three sessions. For the ACT, there are classes online for $199 for a total o...

Reilly Swierbut committed to Parkland College

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

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

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 her.  “When I went on my first visit the atmosphere was just what I was looking for,” Swierbu...

Applied week pushes students to plan for college

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

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

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 you well,” counselor Steve Evink said. If unable to visit colleges on your own, students can s...

Q and A with volleyball seniors Avery Strohmeyer and Avolyn Lepo

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.

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 volleyball. They will sign for their respective colleges on Nov. 14 in the LGI. Lepo is signing ...

Senior athletes sign letters of intent

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).

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 room, full of family and friends supporting them. They were two of four total seniors signing ...

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 have this opportunity,” adviser Susan Tater said. “That being said, it’s not the best fit ...

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,” Tri-Cities college access network advisor Jana Reenders said. Applied Week helps seniors dete...

Benefits of applying early

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 to the college board, early action ensures quicker response times but is non binding. This gives s...

School celebrates students with plans

Megan Kostner, Reporter

October 27, 2015

Across the nation it is College Application Week for all seniors. The week encourages graduating seniors to have a plan after high school, whether it be college or a different path. “It is a national effort to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students who pursue a pos...

Alternative post-graduation options

Landon Hudson, Co-editor in chief

October 12, 2015

If the “traditional” path after high school isn’t really your thing, one option to consider would be the military. Staff Sergeant Jerry Bell has been in the Marine Corps for 12 years and recommends his decision to students. “Students should consider joining the military as option to help them achieve the...

The National Guard educates students in opportunities available after graduation

Vlasia Niotis, Web Editor

September 17, 2015

Those considering going into the military service after graduation can talk to military recruiters such as The National Guard during lunchtime. “We think it’s important that students are exposed to as many options as possible as soon as possible,” Sergeant Joel James said. Sergeant James v...

What is a FAFSA?

What is a FAFSA?

Aliyah Austin, Reporter

January 27, 2015

FAFSA is a form that stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. One must be filled out in order to receive financial aid for college. Counselor Douglas Klemm says if you want any assistance in paying for your college tuition, this is the way to do it. “College is a pretty expensive...