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CASS TECH

Michigan Principal of the Year awarded to Cass Tech's Lisa Phillips

Affectionately known as “Principal Oprah” – Lisa Phillips passes out scholarships and opportunities to her students like the Billionaire Journalist the same way Oprah Winfrey once passed out gifts to her audience on the Oprah show.     In August of 2010, Cass Tech made the decision to hire Lisa Phillips as their new principal.








KING

Traveling down the road of the auto advancements

The evolution of the automobile has transformed how Americans view the traditional car. Henry Ford brought cars to the masses with the utilitarian Model 5, and then in 1935 he successfully crafted and produced the Model A1, which was designed for comfort, space, and affordability.




CMA

Detroiter Farmer inspires CMA students

People in life sometimes struggle to overcome challenges and feel as if life is against them and they will never make it.  The story of Detroit native Nicole Farmer shows teens at CMA that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.  At just age 13, Nicole Farmer was pregnant and she and her grandmother did not see eye to eye.


As part of MLK Day, Communications and Media Arts High School staff, students and other volunteers came together to fix up the communities around the school.
CMA

CMA beautifies community for MLK Day

On Martin Luther King Jr Day, Communications and Media Arts High School staff, students and other volunteers came together to fix up the communities around the school to create a better and safe environment for not only the residents in the area but for many CMA students who deal with rough conditions on a daily basis.  “Helping out during the community project made me feel like a better person because I gave back to the community that I was raised in while helping future residents of the community as well," sophomore Dylan Daniels said. Leadership, communication, and strong morals were demonstrated by the students who participated in the MLK community project.


Students in the GIS program examined maps, including this one of San Diego, California.
DOUGLASS

DPSCD students earn internships through GIS program.

Twice a month at Frederick Douglass Academy, students from over 35 Detroit Public Schools Community District gather as part of Geographic Information System (GIS) program. The GIS program consists of students working with professionals to learn more about computers and GIS maps in hopes of preparing them for a summer job. According to the Grace Project, which runs the program, students who finish eight required courses will be qualify for a six-week GIS internship with a City of Detroit department. I participated in the program on Feb.







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