Tawas Area Schools News - Archives
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The students visited the Marine Sanctuary operated by NOAA in Alpena Michigan. There they had opportunity to view some presentations from an ROV tech (Remote Operated Vehicles) that works with submersible robots. They then had an opportunity to build from kits there own submersible robots and use those robots in a small pool to gather materials from the bottom of the pool. Later the students traveled to ACC where they met with an instructor who showed them larger and more complex submersible robots and then they were able to drive them in simulation mode using computer simulators. Click here to see some photos on our Facebook page! Be sure to like and share our page.
On Tuesday, March 19, Tawas Knowledge Bowl brought home the 2nd place trophy. Tawas lost to Ogemaw 320 to 395. This final game was an hour long and both schools battled for the lead throughout the game. Ogemaw took the lead in the first quarter. Tawas was in the lead by the end of the second quarter. Being an hour long, the third quarter consisted of two 60-second rounds, instead of one. Tawas kept the lead at the end of the first 60-second round. Ogemaw reclaimed the lead at the end of the second 60-second round. It was a tense back and forth battle for points in the fourth, and last, quarter. On the team: captain Bryce Moon, Chelewynne Shuart, Logan Madrigal-Silver, and Nick Webster, with alternates Emma Brownell and Boden Cabble.
This is the sixth year in a row that Tawas Knowledge Bowl has brought home a trophy:
2014 - Third Place
2015 - First Place
2016 - 2 First Place Trophies - Knowledge Bowl & Quiz Central
2017 - Second Place
2018 - First Place
2019 - Second Place
The Tawas Bands had some wonderful performances at District Festival this weekend in Oscoda! The 7th/8th Junior Band performed Friday afternoon and received an overall 1st Division Rating (I-I-I in concert and a II in sight reading). The High School Concert Band performed Saturday afternoon and also received an overall 1st Division Rating (I-I-II in concert and a I in sight reading). This qualifies both groups for State Festival!
If you see a band student, please congratulate them on a job well done!
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The 8th graders competed in the America & Me Writing competition this year and the results are in! The following students’ essays were selected for this competition: Miranda Nickell, Bethany Sides, Kori Schaaf, Christine Qiu, Stephan Neiser(not pictured),Camille Mellen, Aaliya Cota, Madison Burgess, Kylie Sizemore, Elise Klinger.
Three out of the ten essays were selected by the contest judges for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. The 1st place essay is moving on to the state competition!
3rd Place: Stephan Neiser, “Mr. Suttle: My Michigan Hero”
2nd Place: Miranda Nickell, “Teacher, Band Director, Hero”
1st Place: Madison Burgess, “Thanking You Isn’t Enough”
Nearly $4000 in scholarships will be awarded by the Community Foundation and its affiliates this year. Available scholarships include awards for students attending college, participating in trade school programs or certificate programs, as well as some graduate programs. Applications can be found online at Iosco County Community Foundation with a deadline of March 1, 2019. Upon filling out this application it will submit an application to the following eligible schlorships: Tawas Community band, Tawas Football Alumni, Michael Wentworth, The Carl and Christine Huebner Scholarship for Music/ Creative Writing /Performing Arts, TAEF Harris Barkman, TAEF Coyle, TAEF George and Dorothy Green, TAEF Joseph Barkman, TAEF Clifford Lonsbury, TAEF Jensen, TAEF Elmer & Eliza Werth.
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Kirsten Mikkola has been accepted into the All State Honors Choir which will take place at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival May 9th-11th! This is a HUGE honor! The singers who scored the highest at the Regional Honors Choir event are chosen to participate in this group. So out of the 350 students that participated in the State Honors Choirs, they take the top 100 students. Kirsten has worked so hard and is so deserving of this honor!
Kirsten Mikkola and Haley Skarin were chosen to participate in the State Honors Choir and the All State Band at the Michigan Music Conference on January 26th in Grand Rapids, MI. Both girls had to audition and were chosen from thousands of students across the state to participate in these groups. The competitiveness of getting accepted into these ensembles is a true testament to these young ladies’ talents. Tawas has never had students make it into these ensembles, so this is a huge honor for them and for our school! We are so proud to have them represent our Fine Arts Department.
On Sunday, the Michigan High School Athletic Association held the first all girls state wrestling tournament at Adrian College. We took two wrestlers, Senior Jade Richardson and Freshman Makayla Fore. Jade Richardson placed 7th in the state, and Makayla Fore placed 5thin the state at their respected weight classes. Congratulations to these two wrestlers on being the first two female wrestlers from Tawas Area High School to place at the state tournament. If you see them, please congratulate them for all their hard work and effort they have put into the season so far!
Mackinac Center recently ranked Michigan High Schools, including charter and cyber schools. Tawas Area High School ranked #68 out of 674 schools ranked placing them in the 90th percentile. Tawas Area also received an overall letter grade of an "A". click HERE for the full Article.
Tawas Area High School is pleased to announce that Lillian Bradley,
daughter of Steven Bradley and Yevette Bradley, and Ammy Nguyen,
daughter of Tommy and Kim Nguyen have received the Certificate of Merit
from the Society of Women Engineers at Michigan Technological University.