Lake Orion student named a 2019 Good Citizen by Daughters of the American Revolution

Lake Orion High School senior Lindsey Smiles was named a 2019 Good Citizen of the year by Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
The John Crawford Chapter of the DAR held their annual awards luncheon on March 16 at Nacho’s Taco House in Imlay City.
There they honored Smiles and four other seniors from other area high schools.
Smiles and her fellow honorees were selected by teachers and administrators for exhibiting qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.
Students also wrote essays on preserving American heritage for the opportunity to receive a scholarship award at the national level. They also received a commemoratory pin, certificate, and other gifts.

Four Lake Orion Schools recognized for environmental initiatives

For LOCS schools were recognized by Michigan Green Schools for their participation in environmental activites in the categories: Reduce/Reuse/Recycle, Energy, Environmental Protection, and Miscellaneous.
Michigan Green Schools is a non-profit organization that works to achieve environmental goals which include protecting the air, land, water and animals of MI.
Oakview Middle School, Paint Creek Elementary and Waldon Middle School received Evergreen status for participating in 20 or more activities.
Scripps Middle School was awarded Emrald status for participating in 15-19 activities.
These four schools join 134 other public schools in being recognized for their environmental efforts during the 2018-2019 school year.

Kris Hafner named LOCS Support Person of the Year

Scripps Middle School food service worker Kris Hafner was named LOCS Support Person of the Year for the 2018-19 school year on March 22.
After 21 years in the food service industry, LOCS thanked her for her continuous hard work and dedication to the district and its students.
“Kris has consistently shown dedication, kindness and integrity in everything that she does here in the schools and in the community,” cafeteria manager Janine Downing told LOCS. “Not only does Kris get the job done, she does it to professional standards and then some. Not content to serve ‘fruit and veggies,’ she takes the time to make sure that everything is colorful and nicely presented and that there is a great selection for the students at all times. She knows the preferences of many of the students and makes sure their favorites are available when they come through her line. She treats each of the students with kindness and courtesy.”

Rhonda Chapman and Troy Campbell awarded 2019 Oakland County Excellence in Transportation Award

Lake Orion Community Schools transportation employees Rhonda Chapman and Troy Campbell received the 2019 Oakland County Excellence on Transpotation award recently.
Chapman has been a driver since 2005 while Campbell has been with the district since 1991.
Their acheivment was celebrated at a banquet on April 17 along with others from across the county.

Local man graduates from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland

U.S. Air Force Airman and Clarkston High School Alumni Cerbastian C. Marshall recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
He is the son of Mary Lou and Jeffery Peariso of Lake Orion.