A week of good news for Alpena High

Alpena High School has had plenty to celebrate in the past week.

First, last Monday came the news that several Alpena High students had medaled at the Michigan Science Olympiad Tournament. Rhea Gereau and Aiden Cardwell earned fourth place in Write It Do It and James Peterson and Matthew Milostan earned the eighth place award in Forensics.

On Tuesday came a story that Alpena High had been placed 172nd out of about 600 Michigan schools in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings. The report gave scores for each school, with Alpena receiving a 72.47 out of a possible 100.

Also Tuesday, we learned that Alpena High student Nickoli D’Agrella had been sponsored in the Boys State Program by Alpena Public Schools employee Kathy Goeke, who runs the sponsorship in memory of her parents, Emma Jean and Ray Henry.

On Thursday, The News reported that Alpena High had been named a GreatSchools.org 2019 College Success Award winner for ranking in the top 20% nationally for ensuring that students are prepared for college, enrolled in college, and succeed once they get there.

Finally, Saturday’s paper featured a story on students who represented Alpena High’s Campus Closet as a Gold Award-level school store at the Distributive Education Clubs of America Internationals in Orlando, Fla. Freshmen Gianna Bolda and Paige Timmreck and junior Molly Dickinson attended the Thrive Academy for the DECA Emerging Leaders Series.

We are proud of our city high school and proud of the young men and women who have worked hard to bring their school such honors.

Congrats to all involved, and keep up the good work!