In brief

C-A board president lauded

FLINT TWP. — Before applauding outstanding students, the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education at a recent meeting took time to acknowledge an achievement by one of its own. Superintendent Bill Haley announced a notice from the Michigan Association of Schools Boards that board president Patrice Hatcher has achieved Master Diamond Status by earning 528 education credit hours. Haley noted that those are volunteer hours Hatcher earned on her own time. Board members earn credits by attending workshops and programs to learn more about how to run and manage schools, he said The Master Diamond is the fifth of seven levels of achievement in the MASB board member certification awards program. — R.S.

Robotics team scores again

FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth FIRST Robotics Team 314 “Big MO” is being applauded as finalists in all 3 competitions in which they have competed in the past few weekends. They’re ready to move on to Michigan FRC State Championship. As a state qualifier, the team will compete April 12 – 14 at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center. — R.S.

C-A bands scores high in band competition

FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth High School bands received a Division 1 rating in six of eight events they participated in during the MSBOA State Solo and Ensemble Festival last weekend at Lapeer East High School. C-A Bands also received a Division 2 rating in two events. The following students received the Division 1 rating: T’Kal Clay, Hannah Fiewig, Kailey Fiewig, Raven Pompey, Shelby Privett, Noah Reed, Cameron Simmington, Erick Van Duyne and Jacob Yencer. — R.S.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt to take place at GBHS

GRAND BLANC — Hop on over to the 19th Annual CARS108 and McDonald’s Easter Egg Hunt March 31 at Grand Blanc High School. This is a free event open to all. Fun starts at 10 a.m. with balloons, goody bags, prizes, and a visit from the Easter Bunny and Grimace.

The Easter Egg hunt will begin promptly at noon. Activities include Genesee District Library Story Time, a Kid’s Zumbatonic demo by Chasse Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio, free face-painting, Grand Blanc Gymnastics’ kids’ obstacle course, Funtastic Inflatables, and a visit from the Crim’s Running Bear.

The event will also be the final collection spot for the Cars Critters promotion collecting new and gently used stuffed animals to donate to the Genesee County Department of Human Services to help fill Easter Baskets for foster kids in our area.

The Grand Blanc McDonald’s, 12237 S. Saginaw St. will also be hosting Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, starting at 8 a.m. No advance tickets required.

Details: Call 810-694-7460 or 810-715-4100. — G.G.

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