Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Check out photos from Morgan Myer's third Junior Olympics.
Scranton Middle School 8th-Grader Morgan Myers recently competed in her third Junior Olympics in Beaver Creek, Colorado. "While Morgan did not podium, she overall did very well among her Region 3 (Michigan) peers," Morgan's mother Kelly Myers wrote to Brighton Patch. Morgan competed in two speed events, downhill and Super-G, and two technical events, GS or Giant Slolam and Slolam. GS involves skiing between sets of poles, or gates, spaced at a greater distance to each other, while Slolam is skiing between poles paced closer together. Check out the photos from Morgan's competition above.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Jordan Amine and Aaron Calderon are Brighton High School's 'most winningest' wrestlers.
Brighton High School Seniors Jordan Amine and Aaron Calderon will soon trade up their familiar black and orange wrestling singlets to maize and blue as the two head to the University of Michigan to compete in the fall. "It's always been a dream for me to go to the University of Michigan, but to be honest, I didn't know that they were interested in me as a wrestler, but when I found out, I was pretty excited," Aaron said. The two are Brighton High School's 'most winningest' wrestlers, according to Coach Sam Amine, Jordan's father. Amine said that both students have 3.5 grade point averages (GPAs) and were academic all-staters. Jordan hit his 200th career win during his senior season, while Aaron had 183 and won the state championship last…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Hugo Ruellan will travel to Washington DC as a National Youth Delegate this summer.
In a time when many kids spend their free time playing video games, Hugo Ruellan prefers to be outdoors. The Brighton High School sophomore has a love of environmental science and biology and has always been interested in animals and the natural world. So when he learned he was chosen to represent Michigan as a National Youth Delegate at the 2013 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University, he was both happy and excited. "I hope to learn about the kind of stuff I want to do later in life, things like opportunities job-wise," Ruellan said. "Like what it takes to become a biologist or zoologist. This is definitely field want to go into, it's my number one thing." The Washington Youth Summit on the Environment was…
Friday, March 1, 2013
Scranton Middle School student Morgan Myers will leave for Colorado to compete in the Junior Olympics in alpine ski racing on Friday after school.
For 14-year-old Scranton Middle School 8th-grader Morgan Myers, skiing is just something she does for fun. Morgan also does it well, qualifying for the third time for the Junior Olympic team in Alpine Ski Racing. She is one of ten Michigan girls in her age bracket that will be competing in Beaver Creek, Colorado this weekend. "I just feel so free when I go in the course," she said. "I just forget about everything." Morgan will compete in two speed events, downhill and Super-G, and two technical events, GS or Giant Slolam and Slolam. GS involves skiing between sets of poles, or gates, spaced at a greater distance to each other, while Slolam is skiing between poles paced closer together. This weekend will not be Morgan's first trip to …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Brighton High School Freshman Jack Wisbiski recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
Brighton City Council honored yet another newly minted Eagle Scout from Troop 350 during its meeting last week. 14-year-old Jack Wisbiski, a freshman at Brighton High School, was acknowledged by City Council members for earning the highest rank in Boy Scouts. To earn an Eagle Scout rank, a boy scout must earn 21 merit badges, serve six months in a troop leadership position and plan and develop a community service project. For Wisbiski's Eagle Project, he built a boardwalk on the Penosha Hiking Trail in the Brighton Recreation Area. "Every year in the spring, the trail would flood and turn into a swamp," he said. The boardwalk was 104 feet long and six feet wide and elevated off the ground to avoid the spring flooding. Wisbiski said …