Sunday, May 12, 2013
The local credit union awarded $100,000 in scholarships to students who will attend a university or college in Michigan.
Four Dearborn-area students were among the 20 recepients of $100,000 in college scholarships awarded by the Community Choice Credit Union Foundation on May 9. The credit union presented students across southeast Michigan with the scholarships at a special ceremony with state legislators and school officials earlier this week. Recepients included: Mohamed Hussein Ghandour of Fordson High School in Dearborn; Nadeen Dakhlallah of Dearborn High School; Zied Shammout of Crestwood High School in Dearborn Heights; and Nor Shammout of Crestwood High School in Dearborn Heights. “Five years ago, Community Choice Credit Union launched the Community Choice Foundation. At the time, we were looking for a solution to help stop the brain drain in Michigan…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Fordson High School is raising money for the Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation with a basketball tournament on March 27.
The public is invited to come cheer on the students—or the faculty and staff at Fordson High School in Dearborn—at the annual student/faculty charity basketball game on March 27. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. in the gym. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. All proceeds from the game benefit the Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation. "This is our third year putting together this fundraiser," teacher Amanda Durfee said. "We were lucky to raise $2,500 the previous two years and we presented the hospital with a check for $5,000 in December." Durfee said the teams hope to raise $3,000 through ticket sales and concessions during Wednesday's game. "Everyone is looking forward to the game," she said. "The kids like to watch the staff play…
Monday, March 18, 2013
Food blogger Rachel Gurk will team up with local businesses to offer prizes for the kitchen competition.
Editor's note: This press release was submitted by Rachel Gurk. On March 21, 120 students at Fordson High School will don aprons and enter the kitchen to create a pizza masterpiece. Students will work in small groups under staff supervision to create a pizza from scratch. Pizzas will be voted on during class based on taste, appearance and creativity. The top eight recipes will advance for public voting on Rachel Cooks, a food blog written by local home cook Rachel Gurk. Voting will take place March 27 through April 10. The winning group of students will win a prize package of cooking and baking tools valued at more than $225. Prizes include a Circulon Contempo skillet, Microplane artisan grater, The Kneaded Loaf book by Red Star Yeast, an …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
A Wayne State University student helped organize a jazz clinic for Dearborn Public Schools jazz musicians.
When high school is over, teens become adults and hobbies either fall away—or turn into lifelong pursuits. A 2011 Fordson High School graduate is hoping to ensure that for some Dearborn students, jazz music becomes the latter. Hassan Saleh, now a Wayne State University music major, wanted to give high school students in jazz bands at all three of Dearborn’s public high schools an opportunity to learn from his current classmates. His dream became a reality this Tuesday when WSU held a jazz clinic at Fordson for a few dozen students. Saleh said he came up with the idea with a fellow student. "We thought it'd be so amazing to get kids involved in this," he said. "I'm hoping these students get better in their jazz skills." Students at the …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Two Tractors wrestlers headed to states Saturday.
Wrestlers competed in the Michigan High School Athletic Association state wrestling finals this weekend at the Palace of Auburn Hills, including two individuals from Fordson High School. Senior Victor Lindsey competed at the 145-pound weight. He went down in his bout against Kevin Haughn of Port Huron Central High School, as well as against Thomas Garty of Davison. Senior Yahya Talab lost to Johnny Bourcier of New Baltimore’s Anchor Bay in the first round of finals at the 160 weight. He also lost to Jacqwese Williams of Lansing Everett High School. See the full results from Michigan wrestling state finals on the MHSAA website.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Share your kids’ athletic accomplishments with your Dearborn neighbors.
Sunday, February 24
Welcome to your Community Sports Gallery. Dearborn Patch has been around sharing news about the city for more than two years—but we need your help. Family, friends, coaches and teammates: We want to share sports accomplishments with our readers. Whether its scoring the winning goal in the Dearborn High soccer game or capturing your child's first time out on the field as a Fordson Tractor, we want to see it—and share it with the rest of the community. Today we dedicate a new space for posting sports accomplishments so that we can feature them in the Patch daily newsletter for all your neighbors to enjoy. Here are 5 steps you need to post your write-ups and photos to the Dearborn Patch Sports Gallery: Your local editor will feature your …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Ali Hachem, 15, passed away Sunday from a heart attack.
The Dearborn community is reeling after the sudden death of a 15-year-old resident. Ali Hachem, a sophomore at Fordson High School, passed away Sunday from an apparent heart attack. A vigil was held Wednesday at Fordson to memorialize the teen.
Monday, February 18, 2013
The Detroit Sports Commission Prep Kickoff Classic will run Aug. 29-31 at Wayne State University.
Dearborn High School will open its football season for a second time against Chippewa Valley High School at the Detroit Sports Commission Prep Kickoff Classic at Wayne State University this August, the commission announced Monday. Additionally Fordson High School will make their debut at the tournament against Macomb Dakota. Formerly known as the Big Day Prep Showdown, the Prep Kickoff Classic will be held at Tom Adams Field on the campus of Wayne State Aug. 29-31. This year's program will feature the most comprehensive grouping of teams in the event's nine-year history, including back-to-back state champions Detroit Cass Tech and top Catholic League teams from Southeast Michigan, Cleveland and Toledo. “The Detroit Sports Commission is …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards named youth making an extraordinary difference in their communities and beyond.
Two Dearborn teens were among those honored as the state's top youth volunteers for 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a national program honoring middle level and high school students for outstanding volunteer service. Ali Elreichouni, 17; and Marwa Harp, 17, are both seniors at Fordson High School. Elreichouni founded the “Do Something Club” at his school to encourage young people to perform community service and to help them believe that each person can make a difference. Ali’s first effort as president of the organization was to organize a community and school recycling and beautification campaign for which members of the club made and distributed recycling bins around town and planted flowers in public gathering places. Harp …
Friday, February 15, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Dearborn Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
A ninth grade Fordson student was reportedly injured in a fight with another student outside of the school on Wednesday. According to Dearborn police reports, officers responded to an urgent care center at 4700 Schaefer on reports that a Fordson High School student had been physically assaulted by another teen. A Fordson freshman told police that he was leaving an after-school program at around 5:50 p.m. when he observed several other teens outside of the school. One of the teens—whom he had a bad history with—began laughing at him. He told police that he asked the boy, also a freshman, what he was laughing at, and the boy punched him in the face, knocking him to the ground. The boy then reportedly kicked him in the head “at least 10 times…