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Cedar Springs High School Montage

On Thursday, March 21, Cedar Springs High School held their “Montage” event, which is their annual talent show. I was very impressed with the truly talented students that entertained at this event. There were many excellent singers and musicians that brought down the house. And who knew that a martial arts demonstration set to music could be that much fun to watch! The most unique act was a modern dance that used colored “glow balls” performed in near darkness—simply superb. (I was glad I wasn’t one of the judges because so many deserved to win.) If you missed out this year, watch for it next year and see what the young people of our community have to offer!

Cherri Rose, Sand Lake


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Hometown Hero

Airman 1st Class Sean G. Gorby, a 2010 graduate of Cedar Springs High School, has chosen to enlist in the USAF for 6yrs. He graduated from his basic military training on March 2, 2012 at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas. He was then assigned to the position of “Materials Management” Tech School, in which he has recently graduated as TOP Grad of his class. Airman 1st Class Sean G. Gorby will be stationed overseas in June.

Sean is the son of Jeff and Debbie Gorby and has a younger brother Keegan. He is a 2010 graduate of Cedar Springs High School.

“We are so proud of him!” said Debbie. “Please take a moment and pray for all our men and women of our Armed Forces and say, ‘Thank You and God bless all of you!’”


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CSHS presents Thoroughly Modern Millie

Left to right: Alexis Lucarelli , Shelby Hubble, Rj Moore, Tinsley Nulph, Seth Cosier, Silver Boon, Olivia Larsen, Harrison Brown, and Ian Murphy

March 15-17


Cedar Springs High School presents Richard Morris’s and Dick Scanlan’s Thoroughly Modern Millie, a story of young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to New York City in search of a new life for herself. Set back in the early 1920’s, this high-spirited musical will have everyone dancing the Charleston! Show dates are March 15, 16, and 17 at the Cedar Springs High School Auditorium. Come join in on Millie’s adventure in New York at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $7 dollars each and sold at the door.


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Freshman Orientation for the Class of 2016

All Parents and Students in the area are invited to attend Freshman Orientation at Cedar Springs High School.  An informational meeting for the 2012-2013 school year will be held Thursday, February 9, 2012 in the High School Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.

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Weather’s hot? Must be time for band camp

Things are heating up out on the football field at Cedar Springs High School this week. The Marching Red Hawks are spending some lot hot days practicing for their new show this year titled “Fall of the Wall.” The show is based on the fall of the Berlin Wall, and includes “Carmina Burana Part III,” “Moscow 1941,” “Another Brick in the Wall,” and “Ode to Joy.” Band directors are Adam Borst and Ryan Shaw. They are marching 106 students. The Marching Red Hawks have gone to the state finals of the Michigan Competing Band Competition two years in a row.
The students will give a free sneak peek of this year’s show to the community on Friday, August 5, at 6:30 p.m. at Red Hawk Stadium.

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Fine arts night

April 19 at Cedar Springs High School

The annual Cedar Springs Public Schools Fine Arts Night will be held on Tuesday, April 19, from 6-9 p.m. at Cedar Springs High School.
This annaul event showcases our talented students and programs, featuring the visual arts, vocal, instrumental, and dramatic presentations from our Elementary, Middle, and High school students.
An extensive collection of outstanding 2-and 3-dimensional visual arts projects will be on display for the public to enjoy as they listen to our Middle and High School vocal and instrumental soloists, duets, ensembles, and groups perform on various stages in the main hallway. All art work will be displayed throughout the first floor of the High School.
Some of the lower elementary music classes will be presenting selections from this year’s concerts enhanced by lots of singing and dancing. Be prepared for some new musical numbers that you are sure to enjoy!
The High School drama department will be performing at announced times through out the evening. The ever-popular “Improv” troupe will also be on hand for some great entertainment.
New this year will be artifacts on display from the 7th and 8th grade Art and Ancient Cultures classes.
Don’t miss the opportunity to see our talented Cedar Springs Fine Arts students sharing their artistic abilities and skills with the community! The event is open to the public free of charge and you are cordially invited!
Come and see why the arts are so vital for the development of all students!

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Reviewed by Tom Noreen

Delightful is the best way to describe the opening performance of the Cedar Springs High School’s production of Lerner and Loewe’s classic musical Camelot, under the direction of Linda Martino. Ryan Shaw directed the pit and Kassandra Brott was the student director.

Strong performances were given by the leads Jenna Johnson (Guenevere), Justin Balczak (Arthur), Jared Kelley (Lancelot), Jeff Meinke (Pellinore), Steve Reed (Merlin), Miles Johnson (Mordred), and Emily Marckini (Morgan Le Fey), all seniors.

All of the cast did a wonderful job, with the jousting scene being the best, as everyone urged their favorites on, only to be bested by Lancelot.

The set was well designed and as a result scene changes took a minimum of time and effort. Lighting and sound were also well done.

It is apparent that a great deal of passionate effort went into the performance, for which they can all be proud.

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Cedar Springs High School presents “Camelot”

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 17-19

Students in the picture from left to right are Jared Kelley (Lancelot), Jeff Meinke (King Pellinore), Jenna Johnson (Guinevere), Miles Johnson (Mordred), and Justin Balczak (King Arthur).

Camelot is a timeless epic and classic love story told best by the actors at Cedar Springs High School. Join the Knights of the Round Table, whose honor knows no bounds; watch King Arthur (Justin Balczak) in his rise from an adolescent king who knew nothing without his faithful court wizard Merlyn (Steven Reed), to a king who held no equal amongst all the greatest leaders in history, and ultimately make the hardest decision that would crumble others: Loyalty or Love.  See the secret passion brew between the arrogant and mighty Sir Lancelot (Jared Kelley), and the beautiful and misconstrued Queen Guinevere (Jenna Johnson), and delight in the deviousness of the maleficent Mordred (Miles Johnson) as he plots the fall of Camelot.

The talented cast of Camelot has been working tirelessly to provide a show that not only entertains, but entrances with its wondrous storytelling and acting abilities.  The set was completely student built with the tutelage and guidance of Mr. Justin Harnden; the music and show was grandly directed by Mrs. Linda Martino, with help from senior Kassy Brott; and the whimsical costumes that set the stage with true medieval flair were designed and created by Mrs. Melanie Kirchhoff.

Camelot will be shown this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 17, 18, and 19.  Tickets will be sold at the door, or by the cast for $7 each, and seating is at 6:30 p.m. and curtain is at 7:00 p.m.  Come watch and enjoy this fantastic musical legend!

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Teen killed by falling rock

A 17-year-old Cedar Springs High School student died Wednesday when she was hit by a falling rock in Colorado.

According to Kate Rusch, spokesperson for Estes Park, Colorado, Audra Brownell, the daughter of Scott and Diane Brownell, was struck about 4 p.m. in an open space off the Estes Park’s Town Hall parking lot. It was reportedly a town “green space” in a grassy area with a creek running through it. A cliff rises above the area.

Rusch said that emergency responders were on the scene immediately, and the young woman was pronounced dead from her injuries. Her parents were notified last night.

The Estes Park Police Department is conducting a death investigation and interviewing numerous witnesses to the incident. An autopsy was scheduled for today.

“The community is devastated by this tragic incident and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim,” said Estes Park Mayor Bill Pinkham. “Our police department is working around the clock to sort out the details of the incident.”

Rusch said town officials are assessing the safety of the area where the rock fell and will take necessary precautions.

Brownell had just finished her junior year at Cedar Springs High School.

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