Thursday, February 14, 2013
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee hosts the MLK essay contest annually for Michigan Arab and Chaldean teens.
A Fordson High School student has been named the first place winner of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee's annual MLK Scholarship. Asma Baban will be honored alongside a handful of other Arab- and Chaldean-American high school seniors at an awards reception on Feb. 22. The event will be held at the Byblos Banquet Hall in Dearborn and is open by invitation only. The ADC of Michigan hosts their Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship annually, asking Arab and Chaldean high school seniors from across the state to write an essay about what MLK's message means to them. "We look forward to celebrating another year of success ... as this will undoubtedly be an event to remember," ADC Sr. National Advisor and Regional Director Imad Hamad…
Monday, February 4, 2013
Post an announcement or photo on Patch to let us know if your student-athlete has made plans for college.
National Signing Day on Wednesday, Feb. 6, is a big day for many student-athletes, and we would love for you to share their accomplishments on Dearborn Patch. For some high school senior athletes, it's a day they make their college plans official. It's something to take pride in, and we would love to help parents, coaches and athletic directors spread the word. Patch has several ways in which you can share the news about student-athletes from Dearborn High, Fordson, Edsel Ford and Divine Child. Start spreading the news today on Patch!
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Fordson High School teens raised $4,500 and collected donations for Toys for Tots in December.
Fordson High School students involved in student government were commended this month by the Dearborn Board of Education for raising thousands of dollars, plus donations of toys, in their holiday Toys for Tots drive at the end of 2012. Ali Farhat, a senior at Fordson, showcased the check for nearly $5,000—which the students donated to the Children's Hospital of Michigan—at the Jan. 14 board meeting. He spoke of the hard work he and other students put in to raise the funds and donations from fellow students, parents and staff. "To see the smiles on children's faces," he said, "it was worth it." Board Trustee Hussein Berry commented that the amount of donations was astounding. "High schools—they usually bring in $50-$60 and 10-15 toys," he …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
A fight broke out between players at a Fordson v Redford Thurston game Tuesday night.
Three Fordson High School students have been disciplined following a fight during a boys basketball game, Dearborn Public Schools confirmed Thursday. Two students will be suspended for two days from school, while a third will be forced to sit out this Friday's basketball game against Romulus. The fight took place Tuesday at Fordson, just after the the game was completed. MLive reported that the fight appeared to start when a Fordson player pushed a Thurston player as the teams were about to shake hands. However, district officials are saying after viewing video footage of the incident, it's not clear who—if any one person—instigated the brawl. According to athletic and school officials, it appeared that the fight escalated into shoving, at…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
No students have been disciplined at this time.
A fight that broke out Tuesday night between players on the Fordson and Redford Thurston boys basketball team at Fordson High School is being investigated, Dearborn Public Schools officials confirmed Wednesday. No disciplinary actions have been taken at this time, though there is a possibility that some students could get suspended from games, or from school. MLive reported Tuesday night that the fight broke out just after the game, and appeared to start when a Fordson player pushed a Thurston player as the teams were about to shake hands. "From there, both benches just cleared," MLive intern Jon Corrigan, who was covering the game for the online publication, said in the site’s article on the incident. "Fans also ran onto the court, …
Friday, January 4, 2013
The Michigan High School Athletic Association is hosting its second annual Battle of the Fans.
There's no doubt that students at Dearborn High, Fordson, Divine Child and Edsel Ford know how to support their sports teams. But, do Dearborn schools have the best fan section around? Now you've got a chance to prove it. The Michigan High School Athletic Association is hosting its second annual Battle of the Fans and is ready to highlight the best student cheering sections across Michigan. To enter, follow these rules: The MHSAA Student Advisory Council will choose five finalists. MHSAA officials will visit each school on a Friday game night to see the fan section in person. The winner will be announced on Feb. 22 and will be invited to the Class B Boys Basketball Semifinals at the Breslin Center on March 22 to be recognized and receive …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The annual basketball tournament is held to raise funds for the Karmanos Cancer Institute.
Edsel Ford High School hosted the annual Guido Showcase on Wednesday. The annual Dearborn-based tournament raises funds for the Karmanos Cancer Institute. in memory of former Dearborn Mayor Michael Guido, who passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2006. Basketball teams from Dearborn High, Fordson High, Edsel Ford and Divine Child competed against other area schools in the tournament. The showcase is usually held over two days during the district's winter break, but was condensed to one. According to the Detroit Free Press, Ali Farhat—playing with the Pioneers—was the stand-out player of the day. Farhat scored 37 points in the team's win over Detroit Catholic Cental, including seven 3-pointers. Here's a look at how the teams fared: Girls …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Mosallam was elected to serve an eight-year term on the university's board.
Before Brian Mosallam was elected Nov. 6, 2012, to serve as a Michigan State University trustee; before he became chairman of the Dearborn Education Foundation and built a lucrative career in finance; before, even, he played football for MSU, he was one thing: A Fordson Tractor. Fittingly, Mosallam returned to his high school—where he graduated in 1992 as captain of the football team and president of his class—to be sworn in as MSU trustee Wednesday evening. Mosallam was elected with 1.9 million votes for the term, which lasts eight years. He was sworn in by another Fordson alum, Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Charlene Elder, and flanked with fellow Tractors for the ceremony. "Brian understands the power of community involvement and the …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
The Pioneers will advance to the district finals.
Dearborn High is moving on in the playoffs. The Pioneers got their revenge Friday night in the first game of post-season play, beating Fordson 24-14 in a pre-district game on the Tractors' turf. Last time the Dearborn rivals met, Fordson shut out Dearborn, 35-0. DHS will take on Detroit Cass Tech next in the district finals, after their win Friday over Grosse Pointe South (37-3).
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Upload photos and videos to show which school wins when it comes to pride.
"We've got spirit, yes we do, we've got spirit, how about you?" With a big football playoff game looming this Friday, Dearborn Patch is looking to settle a score and figure out which school has the most enthusiastic supporters: Dearborn High or Fordson? So forget about what the scoreboard will say when the Pioneers take on the Tractors at 7 p.m. Friday. Instead, we're asking our readers to decide the winner by uploading pictures and videos showing their school spirit and school colors. Whichever school has the most uploads by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, will be proclaimed the winner by Dearborn Patch. May the best school win! To add a photo, click the "Upload Photos & Videos" button above the gallery.