Rudyard Area Schools would love to formally invite the community to our 2023 graduation on Sunday June 4th at 2 PM in the Harris Kahl Gym. A livestream of the event will also happen to help family and community members who can't make it in person.
Today's Alumni Spotlight is Katia (Locke) Hughes '09. What was your best memory from school? I have too many great memories from school to just pick one. Some of the highlights that I have from school include playing sports (volleyball in particular), attending sporting events, being homecoming Queen, and seeing my friends and laughing with them daily. What was your favorite class/activity? My favorite class was Anatomy with Mrs. Ewing. A highlight from this class was dissecting cats to learn the muscular system which was a great hands-on learning activity. What advice do you have for students? The advice that I have for students is to just keep going. Sometimes your "big goals" seem so far away but just keep taking small steps daily and you will eventually reach that "big goal" and live the life you've been working so hard for. What did you do right out of high school, and what do you do now? After high school, I attended Lake Superior State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree. I then attended Grand Valley State University and received my Masters degree in Occupational Therapy. After becoming an Occupational Therapist I worked for MyMichigan Medical Center Sault (formerly War Memorial Hospital) from November 2018-November 2022 primarily providing school-based occupational therapy services. In November 2022, I began working for the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District as a Transition Coordinator/Special Education Supervisor.
Congratulations to all of the new members of the Rudyard High chapter of the National Honors Society, who were inducted tonight!
Congratulations to our 2023 EUP Principal Award Recipients. Miranda Allen, Brooke Bridges-Booth, Dylan McMillan, Jacob Nolan, and Summer Smith, who were recognized at the Grand Hotel today. They are five of the top fifty academic students in the EUP for this year. To be a recipient, students must maintain a 3.3 GPA along with a SAT score of 1160 or higher. Well done Everyone!
The Week Ahead for 5/22-5/28...
This week's alumni spotlight is Derek Harter '04. What was your best memory from school? There were a lot of good memories to choose from but one of my favorites was making it to the post season for baseball and basketball with my teammates. The 2003 and 2004 classes broke the ceiling and got Rudyard back on the map for competitive sports. This was all based on the hard work and determination that everyone pushed to achieve during our years at Rudyard High School. What was your favorite class/activity? As part of my decision to become a Civil Engineer I would have to say both math and science were my two favorite subjects while in school. Both subjects prepared myself for university. What advice do you have for students? Learn to work together in group projects with other students. When you work on a project in real life 99% of the time you will have to work together in a team/group setting to achieve your desired outcome. I also recommend to learn how to delegate and take responsibility for the chosen task. What did you do right out of high school, and what do you do now? After graduating Rudyard High in 2004 I was fortunate enough to continue playing football at Michigan Technological University where I studied Civil Engineering for my undergrad (2008) and then a Masters of Engineering (2009). Today I'm currently employed by CSX Transportation working for the railroad as a General Manager Network Operations working in the dispatch center for the 24/7 and 365 day operations. The job is fun and challenging with something to be learned every day.
Here is the updated information about the Evening with the Arts at Rudyard. May 30th is the new date!
Rudyard Area Schools and the Class of 2023 would like to thank our amazing community for their support. Today at the Senior Scholarship Assembly over $30,000 was awarded to Rudyard Seniors.
The 2023 Senior Awards and Scholarships Assembly is at 1:00 PM today (May 18), in the high school gym. Senior parents are welcome to attend, and a live stream will be on the school social medias.
This week's alumni spotlight is Cody Mayer '07. What was your best memory from school? All the late nights playing Halo at the Malaski house. What was your favorite class/activity? Welding. What advice do you have for students? Try to set a good example for the underclassman. They are watching you even when you think they’re not. What did you do right out of high school, and what do you do now? I worked for Love farms, then started my career in law enforcement working for the Chippewa County Sheriff department. Now I’m a Michigan State Trooper.
Good Morning Bulldog Country! Our head of building maintenance Ted Folkersma had a great view this morning!
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, to start off the week our very own Superintendent has been put to work, grilling up some hotdogs and hamburgers for his Teachers. If you see a teacher throughout your week, say thank you for all they do.
MITES Region 16 was held on Saturday. Rudyard students did very well, taking home 41 of a possible 47 1st places! Best of Show (2 hour Student) Taylor Lovin, Golden Hammer Mya Cremeans, and MS Best in Show Matthew Perkins. Nice job to all the students. The top projects are now loaded up and ready for the state competition in Kalamazoo (Wings Stadium) this weekend! Keep Building Bulldogs!
The Week Ahead 5/8-5/14:
Monday is the last chance for students to buy their 2023 Prom tickets (May 8), guest requests are also due by 3:00 PM.
This week's alumni spotlight is Dr. Jamie Kantola '99 What was your best memory from school? Homecoming week in the 90s- the “snake dance”, and bonfire at the football field. What was your favorite class/activity? I enjoyed science classes, particularly Biology and Human Anatomy with Mrs. Ewing. What advice do you have for students? 3Set a goal for yourself every single day, no matter how small, and accomplish it. Tell yourself you are a successful, worthwhile person and do not tolerate anybody who says differently. What did you do right out of high school, and what do you do now? I attended Michigan State University, then medical school and I am now a family physician at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall Michigan.
Our MITES projects are now staged in the gym! Preview show tonight before they head to regionals! Public is welcome to come 5-7 PM (May 4) in the high school gym. Nice job to all the students and the instructors!
Today is National Decision Day at Rudyard Jr/Sr High School! On this day we have the honor of sharing the wonderful college and career options that our Class of 2023 will embark on after graduation! Up next is Kayla Bullman!
Today is National Decision Day at Rudyard Jr/Sr High School! On this day we have the honor of sharing the wonderful college and career options that our Class of 2023 will embark on after graduation! Up next is Jonathon Austin-Coad!
Today is National Decision Day at Rudyard Jr/Sr High School! On this day we have the honor of sharing the wonderful college and career options that our Class of 2023 will embark on after graduation! Up next is Brooke Bridges-Booth!