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Thanks to Foundation donors, more than $80,000 in grants were approved this fall to benefit our students

Foundation grant is building robust classroom libraries in kindergarten, first, and third grades.

"Stay true to your family, and your community," Ren Brander says. "Work hard, have fun, travel often, and give back, your time and if possible your resources."

The Community Service and Distinguished Alumni Dinner was informative and enlightening. It also featured the debut of the Now&Forever video.

Computational chemist Henry "Fritz" Schaefer '62 will be honored at this year's Distinguished Alumni and Community Service dinner November 1. Some people think he should win a Nobel Prize. So why is he still hung up on freshman basketball?

More than 7,000 visitors in September and over 30,000 so far this year for Foundation website

Elizabeth Welch '88 is known throughout the state for her advocacy for public education. Where did she learn her perseverance? In the high school pool, of course. "If you can survive swim team," she says, "there's a lot you can do in life later."

This year's teaching award winners are outstanding representatives of an outstanding faculty.

Hall of famer. National champion. And mentioned on The Daily Show. Flip Goodspeed '79 has some good advice for young East alums.

Twice a year, the Foundation Board meets to consider grant proposals submitted by teachers, students, and community members. This spring's meeting was particularly interesting.

To find out about some of the exciting things happening in our schools, visit the East Grand Rapids page on the School News Network.