Blackhawk Pride shines bright! 2014 Adrian High School Homecoming


A week full of homecoming preparation and activities led to a memorable, fun-filled homecoming celebration on Friday, September 26. A high-energy pep rally kicked off the festivities. Afterward, Main Street was packed with people eager to see the parade pass by. That evening, the Blackhawks football team crushed the Appleton City Bulldogs. At halftime the king and queen were revealed, as well as the winning float and the spirit stick.

Freshman Andrew Stewart and sophomore Brenna Adkins were named as the 2014 Homecoming King and Queen.

R-III and R-V Administrators team up to help students achieve academic success


Last spring, Principals Don Lile and Jeff Kramer worked together to achieve great gains in End-of-Course assessments. The district with the greatest growth would be the site of the rival Principal working for a day from their roof. Archie edged out and Lile, now Superintendent, worked from the roof at Archie last Wednesday wearing the brightest red pants and hat Kramer could find. Both administrators are so pleased with the great gains in academics thanks to the effort of the students and staff. They all did well.

For the full story see the October 2 issue of The Adrian Journal.

Exemplary students recognized by the Adrian Optimist Club



The Adrian Optimist Club is pleased to honor Students of the Month from the Miami, Ballard, and Adrian schools. Criteria for this honor center on outstanding academic and civic achievement and school spirit. Staff at each of the schools make the selection, and their decision is based on expansion of these criteria. Each student is honored with a certificate of recognition from the Adrian Optimist Club and $20.00 in Adrian Chamber of Commerce “Chamber Bucks”.

This month's Students of the Month are pictured.

National 4-H Week


Right: First year of 4-H, Devon Keyton, Next Generation 4-H.

Middle: Favorite project was welding, Case Doody, Altona 4-H.

Far right: Grand Champion Ewe, Maylen Lawson, Summit Go-Getters 4-H Club.

For more on local 4-H members, see the October 2 issue of The Adrian Journal.

Adrian Optimist Club holds 45th Annual Awards Banquet


The 45th Annual Adrian Optimist Awards Banquet and Installation of Officers was last Saturday, September 27. President Troy Engelhardt made the presentation of the awards. The most prestigious award for the year is the Optimist of the Year Award and goes to someone who has gone above and beyond the call of duty for the Club. This year the award went to Bill Cumpton.

Optimist Lt. Governor Mike Hill led the Installation of Officers. The last presidential duty for Engelhardt was the presentation of the gavel to incoming Adrian Optimist President Richard Ford.

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