Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Micaela Trexler was among more than 250 recipients of WXYZ-TV's annual honor.
Wednesday, May 15
Channel 7, WXYZ, recently honored more than 250 recipients of this year's "Brightest and Best" award – including one from the West Bloomfield School district – with a special luncheon at the station in Southfield. Among the winners for 2013, the 34rd year of program, was Micaela Trexler of West Bloomfield High School. The station teamed up with Gardner-White Furniture again this year to present the awards. Click here to see the complete "Brightest and Best" list.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Andrew Jacob and Andre Najmolhoda are among 27 DECA chapter members who competed in California.
A growing business helped two West Bloomfield High seniors win top honors last month at the 67th annual International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, CA. Andrew Jacob and Andre Najmolhoda, founders of OverTheFly LLC, were among 27 students from the school's DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) chapter who competed in a variety of events April 24-27. They won first place in "Entrepreneurship: Growing Your Business"; seniors Ryan Meyers and Albert Yerman won top 10 honors in "Retail Merchandising" and sophomore Jarrell Ku won Top 10 Honors in "Quick Serve Restaurant Marketing". Andrew and Andre were required to submit a 30-page paper that was basically a business plan, something they knew they needed to do, Andrew said. …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Students putting together a street magic spoof for their advanced video class stop to talk about their project and perform a little magic.
West Bloomfield Patch caught an unusual sight at West Bloomfield High Friday morning, as students Connor Schram, Adam Rosenberg and Austin Randolph prepared to film a street magic spoof, ala the A&E cable show Criss Angel Mindfreak or magician David Blaine, for their advanced video class. Watch the video above to see Adam (he's the one in the chicken suit) levitate.
Sam Logan Khaleghi says he moved back to Michigan from California to make movies in his home state.
Early in his life, West Bloomfield High alum Sam Logan Khaleghi would watch movies when he wanted to escape. "I always wondered, is it possible to be the person who makes that?" Khaleghi said. Turns out, it is. Khaleghi has since become an accomplished producer, director, writer and actor. His latest project, For Love of Country: Approaching Midnight, will be released later this year. He got his start while in graduate school at Northwestern, where he spent his free time making a short film, Prison Boat. It was nominated for an Emmy in 2010. As he pursued acting roles, Khaleghi talked with producers on movie sets about what their jobs entailed. He soon realized that his Master of Science in Communications from Northwestern University and…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Ford Motor Company will donate $20 from every drive taken during the Saturday event at West Bloomfield High School.
Tuesday, April 30
On Saturday, May 4, you can test drive a new Ford and help raise funds for the 20th anniversary of West Bloomfield's United We Walk event, honoring the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For every test drive taken from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. in the West Bloomfield High School parking lot, Ford will donate $20, up to a limit of $6,000. The lineup of vehicles available on Saturday will include: Sports fans can take in a West Bloomfield Lakers baseball doubleheader or lacrosse game starting at 11 a.m., then head to the parking lot for their test drive. Source: West Bloomfield Public Schools press release
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Adam and Daniel Cooper's 'The Case of Amber Gram' shows at The Detroit Film Theatre April 27.
The short film, "The Case of Amber Gram", produced by twin filmmakers and West Bloomfield High students Adam and Daniel Cooper, will be featured Saturday during the 44th Michigan Student Film & Video Festival April 27, at The Detroit Film Theatre. Daniel has been accepted at the New York University's Tish Film School, and Adam will attend Columbia College in Chicago. Festival admission is free, and the film will be screened with winners in grades 9-12 between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. The Festival provides a public venue for the work of Michigan students in grades K-12, as well as giving recognition and significant awards to young media artists. Past winners have won Oscars, been selected for the Sundance Film Festival Writers Workshop, and…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The school was recognized Wednesday morning during a ceremony at the Oakland Schools campus in Waterford.
West Bloomfield High School was among 173 Oakland County schools recognized Wednesday for earning the Michigan Green School designation. Representatives from the schools gathered Wednesday morning at Oakland Schools in Waterford to receive an official Michigan Green School flag and a certificate signed by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Oakland Schools Superintendent Vickie L. Markavitch. Schools must complete at least 10 of 20 "green" activities to earn the designation. Activities range from paper recycling to garden projects to the use of renewable energy. Schools that complete more than 10 activities may be eligible for "Emerald" or "Evergreen" status. The top Michigan Green Schools in Oakland County this year were John…
Nick Simon and Jack Brenner are the first students from the school to win Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarships.
Wednesday, April 24
Teen ambassadors for the United States – that is the role that West Bloomfield High School (WBHS) students Nick Simon, 17, and Jack Brenner, 15, will be fulfilling next school year. These two young men are the first students from WBHS to be awarded the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship. They will spend the next academic year in Germany, each living with a German host family in a city that is still to be determined. Youth For Understanding, which administers these scholarships in Michigan, presented the awards at a ceremony at school with WBHS principal Thomas Shelton, who said that 25 years ago, he won the same award and then completed a year as an exchange student in Germany. He told the students, “This award will change your …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Tara Heald, Erin Finn, Aerielle Pendleton and Brandon Cole talk about their post-secondary plans at a Monday press conference.
At a press conference Monday, four West Bloomfield athletes formally announced where they'll pursue their respective sports after graduation. Coach Jeremy Denha described Lakers basketball stand-out Brandon Cole with one word: consistency. "He was always giving his best effort," Denha said of the senior, who started playing basketball in third grade. "I think Brandon's going to have a wonderful career at University of Michigan-Dearborn." During his senior year, Cole was team captain and played center. He was named to the 2012-2013 Oakland Activities Association All-Association honor team, among other honors. Varsity volleyball coach Julian Wargo pointed to the outstanding record posted by senior Tara Heald, who is headed to the …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Yesenia Jimenez wins a $1,000 prize for creating a program designed to improve understanding between Detroit and suburban high school students.
West Bloomfield High School senior Yesenia Jimenez took home a $1,000 prize as this year's Princeton Prize in Race Relations award winner during an April 14 reception at the Novi Public Library. Finalists Antara Afrin and Charles Hurt, both Cass Technical High School seniors, Detroit, and Briana Payton, of Farmington High School, parents and members of the Detroit area Princeton Prize in Race Relations committee attended the event. The Princeton Prize is a national service program recognizing outstanding high school students who show leadership by improving race relations in their communities. Jimenez was honored for creating a program to improve race relations and understanding among Detroit and suburban high school students. Inspired by…