03-18-2018 School news & calendars

THIS “KUTE KID” is… Jaxon Lee Loshbough, 7 lbs 7 oz, 20 inches, born on March 2, 2018 to Brook Rose and Willy Loshbough. Proud big brother is 15-month-old William. Jaxon’s grandparents are Leanne Rose, Brad & Karen Rose, and Amy & Bill Loshbough. Loving great-grandparents are Anne & Karl Bayer, Parris & Fran Rose, Dian & Ed Mahar, Karen & Brig Johnson, Barb & Sonny Loshbough. Baby Jaxon shares his birthday with his special Great Aunt Gillian Marchenko! Share a photo of your “Kute Kids” with your friends, neighbors, and relatives who read the Tri-City Record. Make sure you write your kids’ names on the back of the picture and include any other information about it you would like to see in the paper, including mom and dad, grandma and grandpa, and so on. Send the “original” photo to the Tri-City Record, P.O. Box 7, Watervliet, MI 49098 or email it with your information to record@tricityrecord.com. Pick up your photo after it appears in the paper or include a stamped, self-addressed envelope and we will mail it back to you.

Van Buren Technology Center’s DECA Chapter announces winners at district conference

Nineteen students from the Van Buren Technology Center’s Marketing/ Entrepreneurship program attended the District 3 DECA competition at Kalamazoo Valley Community College on Friday, January 19. There were 641 students from 16 Southwest Michigan schools competing in 26 events. Each event consists of a written exam and a role play presentation.

WATERVLIET NORTH SCHOOL ROCK STARS… for March 2018 are (from the left): Owen Epple, Julian Cardoso and Nate Schmitt. Owen is a 5th grade student in Mrs. Morse’s room. He has passed all of his timed tests, has straight A’s, and always does his best work. Julian is a 4th grade student in Mrs. Holloway’s room. He is a very honest student, and he always does his very best. He has made a lot of growth in reading and math already this school year. Julian is a great friend to others and is very respectful. Nate is a 3rd grade student in Mrs. Brown’s room. He is an outstanding student who is always enthusiastic about learning and applying something new. He is a very helpful and caring student, willing to assist classmates and teachers whenever needed. Great job to all Rock Stars! Thank you to Burger King for donating gift certificates.

The following five students earned medals for overall event scores and qualified for the DECA State Career Development Conference which will be held at the Cobo Center in Detroit on March 9-11: Josh Alburtus (Lawrence) for Principles of Hospitality and Tourism, Alexandra Mangan and Justin Allison Jr. (both Gobles) for Marketing Management Team, and Kiarra Herson (Paw Paw) and Kirsten Kneller (Gobles) for Travel and Tourism Team. Additionally, Josh Alburtus and Kiarra Herson received medals in their respective events for high test scores. In addition to those that qualified, eleven students placed as alternates. These students will have the opportunity to compete at the state conference if the other finalists in these categories are unable to attend: Quentin Walantyn (Bangor) for Business Finance Series, Jordan Rosillo and Reagan McFadden (both South Haven) in Marketing Communications Team, Christopher Wagner (Paw Paw) for Restaurant and Food Service Management, Levi Hahn (Paw Paw) for Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Graciela Flores and Felisha Garcia (both Lawton) for Financial Services Team, Matthew Arnold and Herik Garcia (both Hartford) for Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team, and Lila Mancera and Cierra Teeples (both Lawton) for Travel and Tourism Team. DECA is a student run organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, apply learning, connect to business and promote competition.

WATERVLIET NORTH SCHOOL ROCK STARS… for March 2018 are (from the left): Kaylee Williamson, Olivia Mitchell, and Allison Poole. Kaylee is a 5th grader in Mrs. Laws’ room. She is a fantastic student who works very hard and has maintained all A’s so far this year. Kaylee also has an incredible work ethic and strives to help others in her classroom. Olivia is a 3rd grade student in Mrs. Bohle’s room. She always has a smile on her face. She’s very cooperative in the classroom with her peers. Olivia has a very caring heart, and cares deeply about others. Allison is a 3rd grade student in Mr. Babcock’s roo