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Inspiration, drive, determination: Journey to leadership

Story by Staff Sgt. Lance Pounds  (U.S. Army Africa) – VICENZA, Italy – In most tales of adventure, discovery or heroism the main character faces many challenges throughout his or her own journey. Good, bad, right or wrong, each choice he or she makes will ultimately...

Challenged to participate in Young Inventors Contest

Whatever you think, Think Bigger. This is the challenge posed to students at Franklin and Stevenson Middle Schools. Wayne-Westland Community Schools has partnered with AlphaUSA to sponsor the Young Inventors Contest. The goal of this contest is to inspire young people to develop...

Abicht gives the Zebras a leg up on the football field

By Dave Merchant –  Sometimes learning to play a high school varsity sport your senior year can be difficult and sometimes all it takes is practice and a few kicks. Wayne Memorial High School Zebra senior Gillian Abicht has played soccer almost her entire life. When she...

Empty bowls don’t always mean a full stomach

By Carolyn Marnon – If you had an empty ceramic bowl sitting on your coffee table or desk, do you think it would make you more aware of the many people suffering throughout the world from hunger? The Empty Bowls Project, a grassroots movement to help end hunger, started in...

313 Robotics team meets their goals

By Carolyn Marnon – They may not be going to the state competition, but they still consider themselves winners. According to team member Oliver Gietzen, “We just finished our 2nd district event last week. We didn’t do too well at Waterford (the first event) and had a...

Hardyniec named the Distinguished Young Woman of Michigan 2016

By Carolyn Marnon – The 58th Annual Distinguished Young Women of Michigan Scholarship Program was held at Saline High School on January 23rd.  The Distinguished Young Woman of Michigan 2016 is Riana Hardyniec from Wayne.  Riana received $1,250.00 in cash scholarships and...

School program takes students to new heights

By Carolyn Marnon – The Wayne-Westland Community School District has the only high school in the United States that administers the Upward Bound program.  All other programs happen to be administered by colleges and universities. Although applications have been made for...

Wayne girls’ hoop is on the rise

By Dave Merchant – The Lady Zebras basketball team is off to one of the best starts ever according to team officials.  The girls are starting to play tough against league opponents as well as tough non-league opponents. The team is currently 3-2 taking their first loss to...

Distinguished Women of Wayne-Westland winners

By Carolyn Marnon – Imagine how you would feel if you were standing on a stage waiting for the emcee to announce the winner of the Distinguished Young Women of Wayne-Westland (formerly Wayne-Westland’s Junior Miss) and you were a teenage girl.  Teenage girls giddy with...

Changing the world by empowering kindness

By Carolyn Marnon – “You can’t let bad things that happen to you define you.  You have the power to change how you look at things and can make a positive difference for others,” declares Emma Socia, the 11-year old CEO of Empower Kindness.  Empower is Emma’s...