CHS Senior Awarded Congressional Medal of Merit for Outstanding Youth Leadership
Congressman Mike Bishop visited Clarkston High School on Friday, May 25 to honor 2018 graduate Sage Paris with the Congressional Medal of Merit for Outstanding Youth Leadership. Sage was among 19 students from Bishop's 8th District to receive the award for having shown great leadership and academic excellence throughout their high school careers. (The 8th District is comprised of Livingston, Northern Oakland and Ingham Counties).
Bishop commended Sage, who will attend the University of Michigan in the fall, for his strong academic efforts and positive contributions to the Clarkston community through his involvement in the Optimist Club, and as a youth camp counselor.
Penny Paris, Sage's mother, was on hand to congratulate Sage on this achievement, as were Clarkston Schools Superintendent Shawn Ryan, Board of Education Vice President Kelli Horst and Secretary Steve Hyer, and CHS Counselor Kim McDaniel (who nominated Sage for the award).
The Congressional Medal of Merit is the United States Congress' award for young Americans ages 14 to 23. It is intended to honor individuals who have shown great community involvement in the areas of public service, fitness, development and exploration.
About Clarkston Community Schools: Clarkston is a highly regarded school district with an enrollment of nearly 8,000 students. We have seven elementary schools (K-5), one middle school serving grades 6-7, one junior high for grades 8-9, and Clarkston High School, which serves students in grades 10-12. We also have an Early Childhood Center serving children ages 3-5, and an alternative high school/community education facility. Each Clarkston Community Schools' student is fully engaged in a globally focused education, from preschool through graduation, that fosters in students a sense of self, perspective, responsibility/ownership, and contribution. The mission of Clarkston Community Schools is to cultivate thinkers, learners and positive contributors to a global society.
After the thrill of the last day of school, our normally busy schedule quickly gives way to slow mornings, late dinners, and a break from making three different varieties of peanut butter sandwiches each morning. Our attention turns to grilling, lazy summer days (at least for the kids), road-trips, and most importantly, the family time that all of this provides.
On Friday, May 25, 2018, U.S. Congressman Mike Bishop (Michigan's 8th District) visited Clarkston Junior High School's Construction Technology Program to learn about the skills students are learning in class and applying in real-world projects to positively impact the Clarkston community, as well as how these skills translate to future career opportunities.