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Class of 2017 Graduation


Cedar Springs High School Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony

Thursday, June 1, 2017   7:00 p.m.   

Red Hawk Stadium (weather permitting)


New Beginnings High School 

Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony

Thursday, May 25, 2017 – 7:00 p.m.

Red Hawk Cafeteria

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Graduation Dates


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Cedar Springs High School

Class of 2017

Graduation Ceremony

Thursday, June 1, 2017

7:00 p.m.

Red Hawk Stadium (weather permitting)

New Beginnings High School

Class of 2017

Graduation Ceremony

Thursday, May 25, 2017

7:00 p.m.

Red Hawk Cafeteria

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MSP 131st Trooper Recruit School Graduates 


 

Forty-one become State Police Troopers, debut new Campaign hats 

n-msp-grads-131-trooper-recruit-gradsForty-one new Michigan State Police (MSP) troopers reported for work at MSP posts across the state last week following graduation from the 131st Trooper Recruit School on December 22. Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the MSP, administered the Oath of Office during the ceremony at the Lansing Center.

“As these new troopers travel home to be with their loved ones for the holidays, they can leave proud knowing they have what it takes to join the ranks of the elite Michigan Department of State Police,” stated graduation keynote speaker, Governor Rick Snyder. “We wish them safety each and every day and hope they enjoy long and rewarding careers serving and protecting the residents of our great state.”

Troopers are wearing MSP’s new Campaign hats, a nod to what enforcement members wore until the early 1920s.

Troopers are wearing MSP’s new Campaign hats, a nod to what enforcement members wore until the early 1920s.

Today’s graduation ceremony also marks the debut of MSP’s new Campaign hats, a nod to what enforcement members wore until the early 1920s. All active enforcement members were given the opportunity to vote on whether the department should make the uniform change for its 100th Anniversary, which will be celebrated across the state throughout 2017. All active enforcement members began wearing the hats on Dec. 22.

In her address to the graduates, MSP Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue said, “You have joined the MSP family at a very exciting time. As our newest troopers and the last recruit school to graduate in 2016, you are now part of our department’s history and you will help determine its future. I expect you to do what’s right, to do your best and to treat others the way you want to be treated. In everything you do, I ask that you provide ‘Service With a Purpose.’”

Tpr. Thomas Gladney III was elected Class Orator by his fellow recruits and spoke on behalf of the graduating class at the ceremony. Other award recipients included Tpr. Brett Nichols, who received the Academic Achievement Award and Team Building Award; Tpr. Trevor Baesch, who received the Marksmanship Award; and Tpr. Antonio Palmer, who received the Outstanding Performance Award.

Troopers assigned to the Sixth District Rockford Post include Ross Crofoot, of Freeland; Aaron Damstra, of Byron Center; and Jared Orban, of Suttons Bay.

Troopers assigned to Lakeview include Paul Fry, of Roseville; Daniel Hickey, of Lake George; and Anthony Marcelin, of Queens, New York.

The 131st Trooper Recruit School began on July 17, when 50 prospective troopers reported to the MSP Training Academy in Lansing. For the past 23 weeks, recruits received training in firearms, water safety, defensive tactics, patrol techniques, report writing, ethics, first aid, criminal law, crime scene processing and precision driving.

In order to be selected to attend the academy, all applicants had to pass a stringent selection process that included a physical fitness test, background investigation and hiring interview.

As part of the department’s commitment to “Providing Service With A Purpose,” the recruits participated in community outreach projects in which they donated food to the City Rescue Mission of Lansing and packaged food for Capital Area Community Services.

The 131st Trooper Recruit School is the third of four trooper recruit schools this year, as well as a motor carrier officer recruit school. The

21st Motor Carrier Officer Recruit School started August 28, 2016 and will graduate January 6, 2017. The 132nd Trooper Recruit School started August 28, 2016; will graduate February 3, 2017.

The MSP is actively recruiting; interested candidates should visit www.michigan.gov/mspjobs for more information on how to apply.

Including these troopers, there are currently 1,065 troopers assigned statewide.

 

 

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130th Trooper recruit school graduates 


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Fifty-eight recruits become State Police Troopers 

On November 4, Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the Michigan State Police (MSP), administered the Oath of Office to 58 new Michigan State Police (MSP) troopers at the graduation ceremony of the 130th Trooper Recruit School at the Lansing Center.

“I commend these new troopers for their hard work and dedication in proving they have what it takes to join the ranks of the elite Michigan Department of State Police,” stated graduation keynote speaker, Governor Rick Snyder. “We wish them safe and rewarding careers as they stand on the front lines to serve and protect the residents of our great state.”

In her address to the graduates, MSP Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue said, “As you accept the honor today of becoming Michigan State troopers, the department demands, and the public deserves, nothing less than your very best performance every day. In all things you do, do what’s right, do your best, and treat others the way you want to be treated. Strive each day to Provide ‘Service With a Purpose’ to those who break the law and to those who choose not to break the law.”

Tpr. Dennis Meek, who was elected Class Orator by his fellow recruits, spoke on behalf of the graduating class at Friday’s ceremony. Other award recipients included Tpr. Dylan Neill who received the Team Building Award, Tpr. Vincent Modjeski who received the Marksmanship Award, Tpr. Heather Svoboda who received the Academic Achievement Award and Tpr. Eric Morrow who received the Outstanding Performance Award.

The 130th Trooper Recruit School began on June 5, when 70 prospective troopers reported to the MSP Training Academy in Lansing. For the past 22 weeks, recruits received training in firearms, water safety, defensive tactics, patrol techniques, report writing, ethics, first aid, criminal law, crime scene processing and precision driving.

In order to be selected to attend the academy, all applicants had to pass a stringent selection process that included a physical fitness test, background investigation and hiring interview.

As part of the department’s commitment to “Providing Service With A Purpose,” the recruits participated in a community outreach project in which they helped build a playground at Wacousta Elementary School.

The following graduates were assigned to Posts in the Sixth District:

David Burr, of Otsego, was assigned to Rockford; Dennis Meek, of Almont, was assigned to Rockford; Eric Morrow, of Big Rapids, was assigned to Rockford; Jacob Barnes, of Ithaca, was assigned to Lakeview; Jacob Lewis, of Rockford, was assigned to Lakeview; Jacob Robison, of Concord was assigned to Hart; Garrett Salters, of Blissfield, was assigned Hart; Brittany Campbell, of Caro, was assigned to Mount Pleasant; Patrick Harrington, of Cheboygan, was assigned to Mount Pleasant; and Vincent Modjeski, of Manistee, was assigned to Mount Pleasant.

The 130th Trooper Recruit School is the second of four trooper recruit schools this year, as well as a motor carrier officer recruit school:

  • 131st Trooper Recruit School started July 17, 2016; will graduate December 22, 2016.
  • 21st Motor Carrier Officer Recruit School started August 28, 2016; will graduate January 6, 2017.
  • 132nd Trooper Recruit School started August 28, 2016; will graduate February 3. 2017.

The MSP is actively recruiting; interested candidates should visit www.michigan.gov/mspjobs for more information on how to apply. The next trooper recruit school is anticipated to begin in June 2017.

Including these troopers, there are currently 1,035 troopers assigned statewide.

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