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AP exam money is due now

This current year's coordinator's manual for AP testing.
March 11, 2020

For students in AP classes, money for College Board exams are due Wednesday, March 11 says testing coordinator Connie Vanschelven. “I can’t begin to tell you how many reminders I have sent out to...

Boys golf team holds annual 100 hole golf marathon

Senior Broc Wilson keeps an eye on his ball after his swing at a match in the 2019 season.
October 7, 2019

The boys golf team recently held their annual 100 hole golf marathon fundraiser at the West Ottawa golf course. “The fundraiser helps pay for our winter golf room at White Pines as well as new apparel,”...

FAFSA night to be held for future college freshmen

FAFSA night to be held for future college freshmen
October 1, 2019

There will be a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) meeting on Oct. 1 for upcoming college freshmen in the Performing Arts Center.  This meeting will be held to inform parents of the process...

The time is now to begin your own investing journey – even for us teenagers

Using projections, starting to invest now against five years down the road can prove major financial differences in the money returned from your investments.
With advice from teachers and financial advisers, individuals our age should get into the market as soon as possible
February 13, 2019

Five years. It equates to 1,825 days and for most of us teens, it’s almost ¼ of our current lives. Pretty big, right? The same goes for fundamental investing: starting just five years earlier than...

Opinion: Taking personal finance should be a state required class

A Grand Haven High School student fills out a replica W-2 and W-4 form for Personal Finance class.
October 1, 2018

Going into my final school year at Grand Haven, I’d always thought that taking Personal Finance was somewhat of a joke - no offense Mr. Smaka or Mr. Williams - but the rumor from class to class was that...

Early College Info for Sophomores

Early College Info for Sophomores
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...

InFocus: Beau Ruster

InFocus: Beau Ruster
November 7, 2013

Most kids’ summers consist of playing video games, or anything else that can pass the time and turn their brains to mush. Junior Beau Ruster tried something different. He invested his money in...

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