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The Huron Rhythm Rat Jazz Orchestra performed at the 45th Annual Central Michigan University recently, competing in the AA division against 16 other advanced level ensembles. CMU honors bands in each division with the following awards: Outstanding Section 1st, 2nd, 3rd place/ Outstanding Soloist 1st, …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Amanda Houston was born in Houston, Texas, and spent her childhood in North Brunswick, New Jersey. At the age of 13, her family—including her parents, Michigan natives Donald and Julie Stolt and brother Adam—moved to Ypsilanti.   Houston, who …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Nathan Hatt, lifetime Ann Arbor resident, is a product of the Ann Arbor Public Schools and a University of Michigan alumnus. After five years working as a production artist, animator, graphic designer, creative director, and business owner, Hatt started …

FutureStars 2018 showcases exceptional talent

January 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

Video by Jo Mathis, AAPS District News Editor It was a night of unbelievable talent as 30 sets of performers wowed the audience during FutureStars 2018  at Pioneer High School. This final talent show followed a weekend of preliminary competition when more than 60 teens …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Low-cost. No-tech. And it works. Burns Park Elementary students this week put into practice a simple new way to make crossing an intersection a bit safer. And it’s as simple as carrying a bright orange flag while crossing the …

Jacqueline Moray was born and raised in Ann Arbor, the daughter of David and Michelle Moray, and sister of Katie Moray.   Growing up on Ann Arbor’s southeast side in the Buhr Park neighborhood, she attended Allen Elementary, Tappan Middle School, and Pioneer High School. …

Slideshow, photos, and story by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Last year, Athletic Director Dottie Davis said she would stick around for Huron’s 50th Anniversary Celebration before retiring at the end of this school year. The four-hour event was held Saturday night and included an open house, …

Photos of FutureStars 2017 by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Back for its sixteenth year at Pioneer High School, FutureStars 2018 continues the annual city-wide search for Ann Arbor’s next Future Star. But this year’s directors and producers say they have more on their mind …

Video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Tappan Middle School staff, students and parents celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during two assemblies Tuesday morning that featured song, dance, an inspirational talks. The program included: Slide Show Pictorial Presentation on the Life …

Creal says the name plate dubbing her “queen” is a joke from colleagues. Profile and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor  Colleen Rose Creal was born in Lima, Ohio on January 13, 1966, the fifth of six children of James (a salesman) and Rosemarie …

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