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Davon Schelgel holds the first place check from the “Shark Tank”-style competition. Competitors had to pitch their business ideas to win a $1,000 starting check provided by Forbes. Courtesy photo.
CMA

Students compete in ‘Shark Tank’ competition

On Oct. 30 at the Boy & Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan, three out of four Communication & Media Arts teams competed in the Shark Tank. All competitors had to pitch their business ideas to win a $1,000 starting check provided by Forbes. 



CASS TECH

Students go to Spain with choral group

​​Cass Tech students Quinell May Jr., Anjel Mantel, and B'nathaniel Orlu were awarded a full sponsorship in the fall to perform in Spain and Portugal as integral members of the Community Chorus of Detroit (CCD). 









Seniors Davion Stinson, Tyler Parker, Kristianna Montgomery, and Kahliah Baker receive their scholarships to Wayne State University.
CMA

Wayne state makes free tuition pledge at cma

On the morning of Oct. 23, students attending Communication & Media Arts High School were the first students in the city to learn about a life-changing opportunity for Detroit youth. The president of Wayne State University, M. Roy Wilson, announced that the college would guarantee free tuition for any graduating senior from Detroit.


TeamGM volunteers clean up brush and trash. Photo by Howler Staff.
CRISTO REY

Volunteers help improve community

During the second week of September, hundreds of volunteers from General Motors, Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision (SDEV), Ideal Group, and Detroit Cristo Rey gathered for what is known as teamGM Cares Week to improve areas of the city through community service projects.


UAW workers outside Flint Assembly. Photo by Michael Martinez, Automotive News.
CRISTO REY

Union Strike affects work-study program

At midnight Sept. 16, more than 46,000 UAW members walked off the job in a national strike against General Motors. The effects of the 40-day walkout rippled through the industry and community, including Detroit Cristo Rey High School.




Forty visitors attended the April 11 opening event, including several Renaissance allied students and parents.
RENAISSANCE

RHS ‘Coming Out Wall’ expands to community

In the days leading up to National Coming Out Day last October, the student body at Renaissance High School submitted 225 anonymous posts to a box dealing with mental health, sexuality, and other teen angsts. It filled a hallway that became known as the “Coming Out Wall. This project is now an exhibit at Affirmations, one of the country’s largest LGTBQ community centers.



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