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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...

Books for Benefits

Hoover Elementary School students were thrilled to welcome visitors from Books for Benefits. BFB is a student-led organization through University of Michigan. In its first year, their goal is to promote literacy to at-risk students. Their mission is books, bags and bookmarks....

Distinguished Young Women awarded next month

By Carolyn Marnon – Twelve to fourteen young women from Wayne and Westland are preparing for the annual Distinguished Young Women awards on December 4.  Distinguished Young Women is a national scholarship program that inspires high school girls to develop their full,...

Wayne boy’s cross country on a learning curve

By Dave Merchant – The Zebra cross country team always has a tough league to run in and this season was no different. Two of the top three teams in the state are in their conference. The number two team is Northville and the number three team is Novi. Boys’ cross country...

English teacher named to 30 under 30 list

By Carolyn Marnon – Kevin English, 25, is an innovative young leader fighting illiteracy in Michigan.  The Wayne Memorial High School English teacher was named to the International Literacy Association (ILA)’s first 30 under 30 list.  This global list included nonprofit...

First Sgt. LaHaine honored by U.S. Army

  By Carolyn Marnon – The U.S. Army has honored Wayne Memorial High School’s JROTC instructor, First Sgt. Steven LaHaine. He has earned the Gold Instructor Award and the Senior Army Instructor of the Year Award. LaHaine’s commitment to excellence has motivated his...

Climbing the ladder to success

By Sarah Shurge – They were ordered to fall into formation. They marched around the building and are now standing at ease. It’s a mildly hot day. However, the undershirt, collared shirt, tie and jacket of their uniforms make for no room for air flow. He stands with his legs...