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The Renaissance High School Band is going strong this year earning more than $2 million in college scholarships and grants. The band is comprised of almost 200 students who have earned 40 full scholarships to attend colleges and universities tuition-free! The talented band and orchestras have performed in Michigan, Canada, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky and the famous Carnegie Hall in New York. Way to go, Renaissance! “It has been a wonderful school year so far,” says band director Ronald Malabed. “We anticipate the scholarships to keep rolling in as students continue to audition for universities. I am very proud of these students.”
Mr. Ronald Malabed is the band director at Renaissance High School. He submitted an audition tape to participate in Carnegie Hall’s National Band and Orchestra Festival that took place on Saturday, April 15. He and the 50 member symphonic band participated in the prestigious event and he said the band performed very well. Malabed said the students were ecstatic and excited. They had been practicing since Nov. 2016. Only the best have been asked to perform on the stage through audition and it is such an honor. He thanks the UAW Ford for funding a large part of the trip. Students also attended the Broadway show, Phantom of the Opera, visited the 911 Memorial, Times Square, Central Park, and the
Congratulations to our students and their teachers and schools!! The Detroit Branch NAACP will host a reception for the winner on March 28 for formal recognition. We are pleased to share with you the following DSCD student winners: Elementary School *1st Place Elementary Essay Justin Cunningham, 5th Grade FLICS Brandy Walker *2nd Place Elementary Essay Jay Cheatam, 5th Grade FLICS Brandy Walker 3rd Place Elementary Essay Sanjida Zaman, 2nd Grade Davison Dr. Shraddha Jha *1st Elementary Art Kyla Hill, 5th Grade FLICS Brandy Walker *2nd Place Elementary Art Taryn Edwards, 5th Grade FLICS Brandy Walker *3rd Place Elementary Art Janiya Williams, 4th Grade Dossin Sharita Brooks Middle School *1st Place Middle Essay Kennedi Reed, 7th Grade Paul Robeson K.
One of the Nation’s Premiere Scholarship Programs Award Detroit Students $20,000 for College Cydney Gardner Brown (Renaissance), and Oluwakemi Dauda (Ben Carson), are exceptional Detroit Public Schools Community District seniors. They have been recognized among the country’s most outstanding high school leaders by the Coca‑Cola Scholars Foundation and have been awarded a $20,000 college scholarship. As a member of the 29th class of Coca‑Cola Scholars, Gardner Brown and Dauda not only exemplify superior leadership, service, and academics – they are change agents, positively affecting others in this community. Gardner Brown and Dauda were selected from a pool of nearly 86,000 initial applicants from across the country. “This year’s Coca Cola Scholars were selected from over 86,000 applicants nationwide, which is
The Michigan Chronicle along with Talmer Bank is holding the First Annual S.W.A.G. (Students Wired for Achievement and Greatness) Scholarship ceremony on Wednesday, May 25 at 6 p.m., at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The Michigan Chronicle will award 25 scholarships to Detroit High School seniors. DPS finalists include: Cass Technical High School Alana Crawford Lisbeth Garcia-Leon Raheida Khalique Terria Davis Alyson Grigsby Jonae’ Maxey Krishana Castro Daria Bailey Shahera Khandaker Chyna Ross Kiryn Swain Lori Goodwin Kala Coston Detroit International Academy for Young Women Papia Aziz Detroit School of Arts Ejiro Enajero Renaissance High School Leonard Rowe Paige Sims Akia Hewitt Western International High School Lucy Arias Congratulations finalists!
At the end of the season only one team in each division can hoist the trophy, and those teams were Renaissance and Western. The championship game was Wednesday, May 11. DIVISION ONE Renaissance played Western at the University of Detroit Mercy Field and won 10 to 6. DIVISION TWO Central played Denby at the University of Detroit Mercy Field and won convincingly 24 to 4.
Student winners in Kroger’s ninth annual “I Can Make History” competition received more than $71,000 in scholarships and other prizes during the contest’s awards dinner held Saturday, April 16 at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn. More than 400 students, family members and teachers gathered to honor 93 “I Can Make History” award recipients recognized in four categories: art, essay, music and poetry. The Kroger Co. of Michigan received 1,835 entries this year from Michigan students in the 4th through 12th grades. Professionals in each category evaluated the entries and selected the winners. All entries addressed one of two themes: Name an African American past or present that you admire and describe how that person impacted or continues to impact
Renaissance High School’s DECA team secured third place at the DECA International Career Development Conference April 22-27 in Nashville, TN. Juniors Jasmine Jordan, Jordan Robinson and Catera Chambers competed in the “Leadership and Teamwork” state event. Congratulations RHS DECA!
These are the league standings as of 4-29-16. Division One East 1st: Cass 4-1 2nd: East English Village 3-2 3rd: King 2-3 2nd: Cody 1-4 Division One West 1st: Renaissance 5-0 2nd: Western 5-0 3rd: Ford 1-4 4th: Mumford 0-5 Division Two East Standings: 1st: Osborn 3-2 2nd: DIA 2-2 2nd: Southeastern 2-2 4th: Pershing 0-5 Division Two West Standings: 1st: Central 4-0 2nd: Denby 4-0 3rd: CMA 3-1 4th: DCP at NW 2-3 5th: West Side 0-5
These are the league standings as of 4-29-16. Mega League Standings 1st: Cass Tech 8-3 1st: Renaissance 8-3 3rd: Western 7-3-1 4th: King 5-5-1 5th: East English Village 3-8 6th: Mumford 1-10 West Standings 1st: Central 3-1 2nd: Ford 3-1 3rd: CMA 2-2 4th: Cody 2-2 East Standings 1st: Osborn 4-0 2nd: Denby 2-2 3rd: DCP at NW 0-4 4th: Pershing 0-4