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JROTC to compete in National Championship

After advancing through two phases of online competition, Wayne Memorial High School’s JROTC Leadership Team will compete in person at the Championship event in Washington, DC. The 2017 U.S. Army JROTC Leadership Bowl Championship will be held on the campus of The Catholic...

Hometown ‘Champion’ succeeds at being a champion

By Carolyn Marnon – When she was in 6th grade, Katie Horton was tested and diagnosed with dyslexia. She had been having trouble with reading and went through a long process to get diagnosed.  Now a student at Florida State University, it does take her a lot longer to study....

4th graders reach out to homeless

By Carolyn Marnon – Friday, February 17, was National Random Acts of Kindness Day, a day that is celebrated by individuals, groups and organizations nationwide to encourage acts of kindness. It also happened to be the day that Kelly Weber’s 4th grade class of 26 students at...

Zebra basketball heads to playoffs

By Dave Merchant –  The Wayne Zebras boys’ varsity basketball team has plenty to be proud of this season. The team coached by Nkwane Young has done something the school has never in history been able to do. Earlier in month they defeated Walled Lake Central 47-44 to win the...

Teacher wins Creative Writing Educator of the Year

Wayne Memorial High School teacher Kevin English has been selected by the Michigan Council of Teachers of English as the 2017 Touchstone Award Recipient (Creative Writing Educator of the Year). This award recognizes high school creative writing teachers. Kevin Weber, Wayne...

Wayne student does well at Young Inventors Showcase

By Carolyn Marnon – Gage Waterkamp of Wayne took 2nd place among Franklin Middle School students in the Young Inventors Showcase last month. Young Inventors is a contest that was open to students at six middle schools in the Livonia, Clarenceville and Wayne-Westland school...

Community Schools of Choice program

Wayne-Westland Community Schools will offer district residents a Schools of Choice program for the 2017-2018 year for students in kindergarten through grade twelve. The Schools of Choice program provides parents the opportunity to move their child from one school to another...

Wayne will represent Michigan in Ethics Bowl

On the last weekend in January, 13 well-coached teams from eight regional high schools gathered at the University of Michigan campus for the fourth annual Michigan High School Ethics Bowl, to hold an ethics argument and discussion face-off for the state championship — and the...

Zebras are a team not to take lightly

By Dave Merchant – Varsity high school basketball can be one of the best activities to watch on a cold, snowy Friday night. People from Wayne will warm up when they see how this team plays. One thing is for certain this season. The Wayne Memorial High School Zebras men’s...

Tinkham students succeeding despite move

By Carolyn Marnon – Amid cuts by the Wayne Westland Community School District to adult education last summer, Tinkham Educational Center moved from where they were located on Venoy Rd. to a wing of Wayne Memorial High School.  Since the move, Tinkham’s alternative high...