1. Saginaw Valley State Picks Walter Kimsey as a "Hero in Education!"
On April 19th one of our very own, Walter Kimsey, is being recognized as a "Hero in Education." at SVSU. Mr. Kimsey was chosen from hundreds of nominations and picked as one of six educators being honored from around the state. We are so proud of Mr. Kimsey and feel honored to have him at our Academy running one of the best music programs in the state!
2. LLS Fundraiser set to Kick Off April 16th!
Please read the attached flier to view the dress down days for this years LLS fundraiser. Last year we raised over $7,000 and the goal this year is over $10,000!
3. Merritt Academy Music News
MSBOA State Band Festival: Saturday, May 5th at Port Huron Northern
Middle School Concert Band performs at 8:30am
High School Wind Ensemble performs at 10:00
Spring Band Concert - Thursday, May 17th at 6 pm
Cedar Point Band Trip - Friday, May 18th - Saturday, May 19th
Marching Band General Information Meeting - Wednesday, May 23 at 3:30 pm (Mandatory for parents and students participating in the upcoming season of Marching Band)
Band Banquet - Tuesday, May 29th at 6 pm
Graduation Ceremony - Friday, June 1st at 6 pm
4. Robotics News-
Over spring break your, Merritt Academy Cyberstangs competed in two district level competitions with their robot, Vanessa, that they have been designing, constructing, and programming for the past couple of months. The game this year was FIRST Power Up. Last weekend, at the Marysville district event, our team 6120 was selected to be an alliance partner of the sixth highest ranking team at the competition to compete in the semi-finals. Although they did not proceed to the quarter finals, the Cyberstangs were awarded the creativity award, which celebrated creativity in design, use of components, and unique strategy of play Congratulations to the Cyberstangs!