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Wayne-Westland welcomes new district superintendent

Dr. Michele Harmala will join the Wayne-Westland Community School District on July 1 as the district’s new superintendent. She will take over for Dr. Gregory Baracy who is retiring June 30. Harmala is currently the associate superintendent for instructional services and...

Chance of a lifetime

By Jenny Johnson – It was the best news the mailman could deliver to a high school senior. Crystal Fletcher knew that April 17 would be a special day. “I knew it was coming that day. I just have a feeling. I went home and opened my mailbox and it was a big package.  My dad...

Hometown Superintendent

By Jenny Johnson – “In 1952 I moved in to Wayne as a one-year old and my relationship with Wayne started,” said Greg Baracy, superintendent Wayne-Westland Community Schools. “I am very grateful for the support the community has given our team over the years. It has allowed...

2014 WMHS Distinguished Alumni

Jeff Styers is a 1984 graduate of Wayne Memorial High School and was chosen as this year’s Distinguished Alumni. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was a celebrated amateur boxer winning 98 of his 102 amateur fights. His amateur highlights include...

WMHS recognizes Champions

By Jenny Johnson – There are 139 students at Wayne Memorial High School who are $200 richer. They are Champions’ students who achieved their first semester goals. At the awards banquet several students shared their experience and how Champions did more than just help them...

First Semester Champions announced

The Champions of Wayne program is changing lives. On Feb. 11 they hosted their winter awards banquet. Students are paired with an adult mentor and given a customized academic goal.  If they achieve it, they earn a financial reward at the end of the semester. This past semester...

Fragile Heart – Mom shares son’s battle

By Jenny Johnson – “Tomorrow is a gift not a given,” said Sarah Price mother of four-year old Joshua who has Congenital Heart Defect and is in heart failure. Joshua is awaiting his fourth open- heart surgery and will require open-heart surgeries every two to five years. So...

WMHS seeks Distinguished Alumni

Wayne Memorial High School is looking for a Distinguished Alumni to be honored at the 2014 graduation ceremony on May 31. “We have had many outstanding people graduate from Wayne Memorial,” said Kevin Weber, principal, Wayne Memorial.  “Many have contributed significantly to the...

Superintendent announces retirement

Wayne-Westland Community Schools Superintendent Greg Baracy announced his retirement effective July 1, 2014. With a 17-year tenure he is the longest serving superintendent in Wayne-Westland’s history. “It has been an honor and privilege to serve the children and community in a...

Wayne sisters wow on X Factor TV show

 It’s not easy to get a compliment from Simon Cowell. But that is exactly what happened to RoXxy Montana the trio of singing sisters from Wayne. This summer Tenija, 22, Tiara, 21, and Temperance, 20, Moton traveled to Colorado to audition for Season 3 of “The X Factor”. They...