YES a new DUHS partnershipPublished 6:49pm Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Youth Experiencing Success (YES) in Dowagiac is a new program
partnering local businesses and community assets with the school system.
The program is set up so a business can provide recognition to deserving students.
On May 7, Pizza Hut of Dowagiac sponsored a certificate of recognition for 30 freshman students who have shown excellent performance in the classroom or made significant improvements in their grades.
These students were rewarded for their efforts with a coupon for a complimentary meal at Pizza Hut.
“Your freshman class is changing the culture of this building,” Deputy Supt. Dawn Conner said. “I’ve been here 26 years and yours has the least amount of F’s.”
“Each of them earned this, in their own way, by what they’ve done in a particular classroom,” said Doug Pearson, DUHS student advocate and a retired Air Force colonel.
“In a whole bunch of little ways, you have contributed to your classes and made them better places to learn,” Principal Pieter Hoekstra said. “Your teachers nominated you. We can all contribute to the community in our own small ways. Ultimately, despite what the teachers and administration do, you determine what happens here at school.”
It is expected the Pizza Hut-Dowagiac Union High School relationship will
continue as a way of recognizing good-performing freshman students at
the midpoint of each semester.
If there is a business that wants to participate in this program, contact Pearson at email@example.com.
Dorishia McNeal, health, algebra.
Alexandria Robison, nominated by Assistant Principal Kelly Millin (AP)
Leroy Lewis, AP
Di’mann McGill, AP
Alexuss Brown, economics
Anna Madison, economics
Amy Schaus, economics, algebra 102
Logan Eby, economics
Kenley Belew, economics
Kaleb Kiggins, physics, civics
Taylor Liggett, physics
Haven Angell, physics, resource
Paige Dennison, physics
J W Wygant, English II, resource
Karsten Keller, English I
Arron Kiggins, English I
Danny Dahms, English I
Cassandra Galvan, resource
Milton Marshall, resource
Kevin Ottinger, resource
Jacob Allison, algebra
Ellen Cox, algebra
Gregory Hubbard, algebra
Sydney Moore, algebra
Tate Peterson, algebra
Samantha Simpson, algebra
Star Whitmore, algebra
Selena Mersereau, English I
Nickoles Labadie, life skills
Victoria Villegas life skills