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Wayne State University C2 Pipeline site coordinator Nedra Hall and students brainstorm ideas for King’s new podcast.
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King students learn to make podcasts

Wayne State University C2 (College and Career) Pipeline site coordinator Nedra Hall, social worker Brittney Lawrence, and history teacher Dan Wolford have sparked an idea to start a new podcast for all DPSCD high school students using King as the pilot school. 



 Dance teacher Erika Stowall prepares dancers for the upcoming winter concert.
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New teacher wants to inspire dancers

The King family welcomes alumna Erika Stowall as the new dance teacher this school year. Stowall has been dancing since the age of 4 and owns her own dance company, Big Red Wall Dance. Even though this is her first year with the district, she has been teaching dance for 11 years and comes with a lot of experience.


When math teacher Casey Edgar leaves King, she begins her second job as an Uber driver. She has held this part-time job for two years.
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For hire: Teachers take part-time jobs

Cashier, custodian, tutor, balloon decorator, Shipt driver, adjunct instructor, property manager, airport ramp agent, medical assistant, studio musician, dance instructor, latchkey facilitator, lifeguard, travel agent, online instructor. and overnight receptionist. Those are some of the part-time positions teachers have taken on to supplement their income. 



At the Lincoln Hills Restoration Retreat, the young ladies work on self-preservation through yoga and other activities.
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Students attend Denver retreat

NAF along with the Fund II Foundation sponsored its second annual Lincoln Hills Restoration Retreat which is normally for black male achievement. But this year, young women were welcomed for the first time since the start of the organization. 





English teacher Andrew Kemp and his team of students are on boulders that will be used in the Outdoor Reading Theater as landscape features to add visual interest. These 3-4 foot masses of granite will lend a strong earth science appeal along with the biology appeal of the trees.
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Teacher receives $7.5k grant

King’s English teacher Andrew Kemp is in the process of building an Outdoor Reading Theater on the school’s grounds. Kemp applied for an Innovative Educators Grant given by Community Connections Foundation in partnership with United Way and was awarded a $7,500 grant.








Seniors were determined to meet with the Interim Superintendent to get Making A Difference going. From left to right: Kamari McHenry, Jamal Hairston, Alycia Meriweather, Lorenzo Scott, Desmond Foster-Carter, Jalin Willis, Don Barnes, Desjuan Davis, and DeMarcus Taylor.
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Crusaders start mentoring group to help youth

Crusaders start mentoring group to help youth Making A Difference By: Jade Brookins and Tatiana McAfee A group of male seniors at King have come together in a positive way to help inspire and mentor middle school boys and break the negative cycles that plague inner-city youth.  These eight seniors in Making A Difference (M.A.D.) are Don Barnes, Desjuan Davis, Desmond Foster-Carter, Jamal Hairston, Kamari McHenry, Lorenzo Scott, DeMarcus Taylor, and Jalin Willis.


Crusaders salute the flag during the singing of the National Anthem.
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State champs, again

Division 2 State Champs...AGAIN!!! By Carrimia Owens The Crusaders’ varsity football team win over Walled Lake Western Warriors on Nov.



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