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Field of dreams clean-up planned this weekend

FLINT TWP. — The Lord’s Gym of Flint, Inc. a non-profit, faith-based sports outreach program, is kicking off it 2012 ”The Work Begins Beautification Project” this May 19 from 9 am. to noon at a field it owns at 2165 Lavelle Rd.

In the fall of 2011, the Lord’s Gym purchased the former Hoover Football Field as has renamed it the Lord’s Gym Sports Complex. Their goal is to restore the field and continue to use it for organized sports and activities that assimilate to the group’s mission and vision to reach out to youth, children, and families in the community. They also plan to construct a pavilion on the site, install lighting and much more to enhance the use of the sports field.

The Lord’s Gym Sports Complex will provide activities in a safe and friendly environment for the development of future leaders.

Refreshments will be served and everyone is invited to come and help make a difference in the community, said Johnnie Brown, organizer. — R.S.

Ninth-grader achieves high score on the ACT

FLINT TWP.— Bailey Rousseau a freshman at Carman-Ainsworth High School, scored an accumulative 30 on the ACT test in January and his mother is singing the praises of his teachers. In a letter to C-A Superintendent Bill Hale, Bailey’s mother Manuela Rueter said her son’s success belies the many negative stories heard about public education.

“Personally, I am a parent that knows first had what a wonderful set of educators roam the halls of the Carman Ainsworth district,” Rueter wrote. “(Bailey’s) score demonstrates clearly that the superior instruction he has received during his education journey thus far is beyond merely average.” She expresses her gratitude to all the” brilliant educators” who have made it possible for Bailey to excel. — R.S.

Applications accepted for summer robotics training

FLINT TWP.— Robotics training is being offered to elementary and middle school students during summer camps.

For elementary students, applications are now being accepted for the 9th Annual Robotics Academy where they will learn how to build and program a robot using a LEGO robotics kit, led by members of the 2009 FIRST LEGO League World Champions. Participants will also have an opportunity to see and drive other robots and will go on a field trip to see real-world robots in action. Only 24 students will be accepted to the program on a first come, first serve basis. The camp is for students entering the 4th through 8th grades and will be held June 25-29 at Rankin Elementary School from 8:30 am – 3:30 p.m.. The fee is $200 which includes camp T-shirts.

Sign-up forms are available on the C-A website and must be sent to Rankin Elementary; Attn: Leanne Welch; G-3459 Mundy Ave; Swartz Creek MI 48473.

For middle school students entering 7th and 8th grade next Fall, there will be a Robotics Camp at Baker College of Flint during the week of July 16-20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For, students entering into the 9th grade next Fall, a camp will be offered the week of July 9-13. Applications are in the Main Office at the middle school. Early applications are encouraged because the camps fill up fast. — R.S.


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