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On Tuesday, June 20, 2017 members of the 1st cohort of Romulus Dollars for Scholars kicked their summer off at Project Runway at Eastern Michigan University. The students joined 122 other members of the class of 2019 from Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars partner high schools. Students learned about post-secondary options, college admissions, financial aid, research and planning for academic and career success.
Students at Barth Elementary received a visit and were honored by the Dean of Congress, John Conyers. Conyers presented the students with congressional certificates of achievement for their participation in the Investwrite Stock Market Game. Conyers told the students “ Education is a ticket to success, and it is impressive that you are already thinking at a high school level”. Conyers spent time taking questions and discussing current political and educational issues with the students.
Jump Rope for Heart is a program that veteran teacher Gail Milspaugh has stood behind for more than 20 years. The program benefits the American Heart Association, whose main mission is to prevent heart disease and stroke. “ I want all of my students to have healthy hearts. The AHA provides health related resources that I use in my physical education classes,” said Milspaugh. The students pledged more than $15-hundred dollars, the money will go toward heart health research. Any student who made a donation was invited to the gym to jump rope and tally how many leaps they made in a minute.
Romulus Physical Education Teacher Craig Otter is always looking for new ways to challenge his students, both physically and mentally. He recently allowed the Army National Guard to step in and implement their Warrior Fit Program. The program is a fast paced cross-fit circuit comprised of different stations designed to force students to adapt quickly to new challenges. “It is great to work with Romulus students and introduce them to physical fitness. The National Guard allows young adults to serve their country while providing them with money for college”, said Staff Sgt.