Sunday: Our Youth

Science Olympians unite

MARQUETTE — Where could a student go on a “Microbe Mission,” become a “Road Scholar” or fly a miniature helicopter, all in the same day and basically the same place? Those opportunities came during the regional tournament of this year’s Michigan Science Olympiad, which took ...

Dancing ballet from preschool on

I have been in ballet since I was in preschool and I have learned a lot ever since I started. I am in ballet 1 right now and the levels are: Baby ballet, something, another thing and then primary. Then comes ballet 1 and 2, 3, 4, and maybe one more after you complete ballet 1-4 or 1-5 you ...

A Reading Rainbow

MARQUETTE — It was the day before St. Patrick’s Day, but youngsters still got a taste of the Irish holiday while learning more about the written word Thursday at “Reading Rainbow” Reading Night at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum. Barb Rhyneer performed Irish fiddle music ...

Going green

MARQUETTE — One color was prevalent during the Creativity Second Thursday series at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum. “GREEN!” was the theme of the Thursday event. “Tonight it’s ‘everything green’ so we have different stations where kids can exert their ...

The pros and cons of turning 12

I am going to be 12 years old soon. That means my mom, who likes the Packers, can call me Aaron Rogers because his number is 12 (although the rest of the family, including myself, likes the Chicago Bears). I have approximately 365 days left of being a kid before I officially become a teenager. ...

Chef’s Club

By HANS MADSEN The Messenger, Fort Dodge FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — Before the new members of the Quick Fixin’ Young Chefs Club at the Fort Dodge Middle School could do anything, there was one important task to attend to. Getting their adult-sized aprons adjusted to their fifth- and ...

Facing fears, challenges on the skill hills

How I started skiing was, my grandpa took me out a lot. My mom and her sisters would go skiing with my grandpa a lot when they lived in Minnesota. So when I was about 3 or 4 years old my grandpa and my mom would take me to Marquette Mountain, and they would always try to take me as far as I ...

Real World Experience

MARQUETTE — Students of Republic-Michigamme High School traveled to Northern Michigan University’s Jacobetti Center with Industrial Arts teacher Matt Barbercheck to learn about materials testing procedures prevalent in engineering and technology fields. The goal of the field trip was to ...

STEAMing their way into… MAKERSPACE

MARQUETTE — Marquette Senior High School junior Branden Lindgren on Thursday tapped into the Maker Movement at the appropriately named Makerspace. The spot is a great place for students to learn about anything related to STEAM: Science, technology, engineering, arts and ...

Swimming is challenging and relaxing

When I was 4 or 5 years old my swim lesson instructor Shawn taught me how to swim a lap in the pool. From then on I was determined to swim as many lengths as I could do. We started with the basics, something called “monkey, airplane, soldier.” I have come a long way from the basics and ...

THEY BUILT THIS SIMCITY

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — What’s your “city of the future”? Some North Star Academy students already have a good idea. Last month at the Suburban Collection Showplace in downstate Novi, the North Star Academy 2 team won the Engineering Society of ...

A good PILOT GIG PROGRAM

MARQUETTE — Last September, Marquette Alternative High School students saw Marquette in a way they rarely do: from Lake Superior. They were treated to a ride in the community Cornish pilot gig, created in 2015 by a group of local residents who finished the 32-foot-long red-and-orange ...

REACH AND RISE

MARQUETTE — A mentor might not completely turn around a child’s life, but even getting a smile in an otherwise dreary day is worthwhile. It’s always good to keep that in mind, but every January has a particularly special meaning for mentoring. This year marks the 15th ...

Living in a winter wonderland

Esme Ulland-Joy, 8 When it is wintertime I like to go sledding with my dad and brother. One time we had a contest to see who could perform the best tricks. Most of the tricks included standing on the sled (of course we held the string). Once, we even tried going down the hill all in one ...

POETRY OUT LOUD

MARQUETTE — Standing in a spotlight and reciting a poem from memory in front of your peers is daunting enough. Try doing that in front of judges as well. However, eight brave Marquette Senior High School students did just that in Wednesday’s Poetry Out Loud competition, with ...

Students learn how to react to bullying

By JESS COHEN Associated Press VINCENNES, Ind. — Sporting a highlighter-yellow “ReACT to Bullying” T-shirt and standing beneath a projection slide-show about bullying, Matt Hart gave the students gathered in the South Knox Middle/High School auditorium a disclaimer. “Everything ...

School employee fired for tweet aimed at student’s spelling

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A school system employee in Maryland who had a lighthearted quarrel with a student on Twitter over the student’s spelling has been fired. Katie Nash tells The Frederick News-Post that she was fired on Friday afternoon from her $44,000-a-year job. A Frederick County ...

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Life with autism

Since I was little, my parents and I always thought I had ADHD and bipolar disorder; my mom and dad never really thought about me having autism. My mom only knew of the lower end of the autism spectrum, where someone might have a lot of trouble functioning in daily life. We didn’t know there ...