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Coopersville schools honor top graduates


COOPERSVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Coopersville school district honored its top graduates Monday night at the Excellence in Education dinner. It recognized students graduating in the top ten percent.

Each of those students had a moment on stage with a teacher of his or her choosing who has in some way been an inspiration.

The event, at the Coopersville Farm Museum, was put on by the Grand Haven and Coopersville Community Foundations.

WZZM 13's Nick LaFave delivered the keynote address.


Lost for nine years, Mother's Day gift is returned


COOPERSVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- It was a Mother's Day mystery you helped solve.

WZZM 13 reunited a local mom with a handmade trinket, having only a few clues to work with.

A WZZM 13 employee found the laminated bookmark at a Coopersville gas station several years ago. The bookmark appears to be made with finger paint and includes the photo of a young boy.

On the back of the bookmark it reads: "Happy Mother's Day love Graydon 2006."

After only 16 minutes posted on the WZZM13 Facebook page, his sister saw the bookmark and helped us get it back into her mother's hands.

Watch the video above for their story.

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Returns on Saturday, May 9

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Returns on Saturday, May 9

49 million people face hunger every day, including 16,000 million children. The month of May is time for the Stamp Out Hunger Drive sponsored by the Postal Service.

You have a chance to make a difference for those in need & put smiles on faces this Saturday, May9! Place non-perishable food items in a bag or box by your mailbox for the letter carriers in your area to pick up, while they drop off your mail.

These food items will be sorted & delivered to area food banks or pantries for families less fortunate.

Visit www.usps.com for more information.

First Graduates of Kenowa Hills Middle College - 2015

First Graduates of Kenowa Hills Middle College - 2015

The Board of Education of Kenowa Hills Public Schools is pleased to announce the savings of college expenses valued at $512,126 by the first Kenowa Hills High School/Davenport University Middle College graduating class. The first students scheduled to complete the program this spring have participated in classes valued from $30,361 to $35,076.

From Allison Polkowski, a student who will be graduating in May. “For the past three years, Middle College has impacted me in a way I had never considered. Taking a blended schedule of high school and college classes simultaneously has challenged, driven and progressed me more than many students the same age. I am incredibly confident in the interpersonal, professional and medical skills that I have gained in this period of time. I have also discovered possibilities for future careers with no college debt.”

Application deadline for Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship is May 31

Application deadline for Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship is May 31

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Since 2000, the Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship Fund (MYLSF) has awarded more than $360,000 in scholarships and educational awards to outstanding youth who have exhibited at the premier livestock events in the state of Michigan. 

Coopersville, GRPS broaden horizons with student exchange


COOPERSVILLE, Mich, (WZZM) -- We count on our schools to help prepare our kids, not just for college, but also for life. And sometimes the best preparation has nothing to do with tests or grades.

Two West Michigan schools specialize in that curriculum. 25 students from Grand Rapids Innovation High School and Coopersville High School each spent time at the others' school, learning about their similarities and differences.

On a recent cold, February morning, the most interesting thing in class at Grand Rapids Innovation High School isn't the course work. And that is the primary purpose for this experiment in diversity.

The only item on the syllabus: get to know each other.

My Town Coopersville: City Hall hours expanding

My Town Coopersville: City Hall hours expanding

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—City Hall will no longer be closed on Friday.

According to the city’s website, City Hall will once again be open on Friday mornings, beginning April 6.  The building will accept visitors from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The City of Coopersville scaled back City Hall hours in 2010, as a way to save money during the Great Recession.