Press Releases

December
December 19, 2018
Tech Center Students Help Montague Second Grader Overcome Disabilities

At 9:00 a.m. on December 19, 2018, at RR Oehrli Elementary in Montague, MI, Payton Hunter will get her first look at a document camera that Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) students have modified to make it easier for her to manipulate.

November
November 6, 2018
Promise Scholarships top 400; investors pleased with return

This was a record-breaking year for the Muskegon Area Promise with 84% of students returning to Baker College of Muskegon or Muskegon Community College this fall. The two-year, countywide scholarship also attracted 241 new high school graduates. They joined the 174 returning students to bring the total number of Promise Scholars to 415. Officials say families will save over one million dollars this year alone.

October
October 3, 2018
Former drug addicts/inmates to share life lessons with teens, prosecutors

On Thursday, October 4, 2018, Muskegon County Prosecutor D.J. Hilson will take the stage with former drug addicts and inmates at Fruitport Middle School Auditorium from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. and again at 1:40 p.m. to 2:25 p.m. at North Muskegon High School Flex Center. The five speakers are all actively engaged in drug addiction recovery work and are eager to share their personal stories.

August
August 3, 2018
Tech Center FFA students earn 18 first place awards at Muskegon County Fair

The Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) FFA Chapter, which includes students enrolled in the Environmental/Veterinary Sciences program at the MACTC, had their best showing yet at this year’s Muskegon County Fair, July 23-28, 2018. Students brought home 18 first place awards, seven Grand Champion awards, and one Reserve Grand Champion award.

August 2, 2018
Parents invited to "stock up" on school supplies August 15 & 16

This month families are invited to gather at fun "School Stock Up Backpack Giveaway" events at The Gateway Church on Pontaluna Road and at Lebanon Lutheran Church on Mears Avenue. Children will receive free packpacks stocked with school supplies and enjoy free meals, fun activities, resource tables, and free vision and hearing screenings. Between the two churches, 750 backpacks will be distributed.