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Ellie Ovokaitys signs letter of intent with Cornerstone


Ellie Ovokaitys recently signed a letter of intent to run for Cornerstone University. She is shown here with her parents.

Ellie Ovokaitys recently signed a letter of intent to run for Cornerstone University. She is shown here with her parents.

On Wednesday, May 4, senior Red Hawk runner Ellie Ovokaitys, the daughter of Tom and Donna Ovokaitys, signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her running career at Cornerstone University. Ellie will run both cross country and track, and has run cross country and track all four years of high school.

“Ellie was a leader on her team and finished her cross country season at the MHSAA Cross Country State Finals, which she ran the last three years,” said Varsity Coach Marie Covey. “Ellie also ran at the MHSAA Track and Field State Finals.”

“Ellie has been an essential part of the success of the girls cross country program during her four years running,” said Middle School Coach Julie Weiler. “Ellie has helped the team make it to state as well as this fall qualifying individually. She has been all conference in cross country as well. Ellie is one of the leading distance runners in track and is always willing to run in events where needed.”

We wish Ellie the best as she continues her journey as a Golden Eagle.

 

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Two Cross Country runners qualify for state finals 


Red Hawk Cross Country runners Ellie Ovokaitys and Dallas Mora qualified for the state finals.

Red Hawk Cross Country runners Ellie Ovokaitys and Dallas Mora qualified for the state finals.

Two Cedar Springs High School cross country runners finished regionals with a treat, after a tricky race day on October 31.

The Cedar Springs Cross Country team and supporters traveled north to Gaylord on a cold, wet, ghoulish Halloween day. The girls and boys teams competed in the MHSAA Regional race for a chance to race one more time before ending their season. There were many pleasing results, despite the blustery weather the runners had to endure.

“I’m very pleased with my team’s performances,” boasted Coach Marie Covey. “Nearly all of the girls ran their fastest race of the season.” Ellie Ovokaitys not only ran her best race of the season, but ran well enough to be a qualifier for the State Finals this coming Saturday at Michigan International Speedway.

Also, qualifying is Dallas Mora from the boy’s team. (See other story on this page.) Congratulations Ellie and Dallas.

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Queen and Court Sighting at the Cedar Springs Library Booth


 

N-LibraryRed Flannel Queen Melissa Maguire and Court Kaleigh Keech and Ellie Ovokaitys, stopped by the Cedar Springs Library booth Community Night, April 16, to see which of the library’s 25 Summer Reading Programs set for June 8-August 5 would suit their fancy as volunteers.

Each year since 2001, it has become a tradition that the Red Flannel Queen and Court would be the Library’s featured guests at one of their many programs. Courts of the past have done everything from reading stories, sharing what it’s like being Red Flannel Royalty, and helping other entertainers out with dance moves or crafts.

This year’s Queen and Court plan to help out on Opening Day of the Library’s annual Summer Reading Program, Monday, June 8, starting at noon. Normally around 600 people come to the library that day to register, get their reading logs and free ice cream and free book bags stuffed with goodies.

Double “K” Petting Barn will be there, as usual, with their cool animals, assisted by students from Animal Junction 4H Club. The Friends of the Library always say, “600 people?! Let’s have a book sale!” All funds go to build a new library in Cedar Springs! And did we mention that the Cedar Springs Fire Department will also be there?

This is one event you will not want to miss, along with the other 24 exciting programs this summer!

You will also want to save the date, August 5, Wednesday from 2-5 for the Finale Reading Celebration Carnival at Morley Park. This year the Kent County Sheriff’s Department will be in the parking lot at the Museum with their various vehicles, including an armored car, their mounted police, robot and more. Giveaways include a bike and helmets!

For more details on this year’s CS Library summer reading program, turn to our Beat the Boredom section on page 13.

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