In brief

Burton resident receives MCC family award

BURTON — Aaron Meehling, a Mott Community College student from Burton, was recently honored at the MCC 2012 Student Writing Awards program. Meehling is the recipient of the 2012 Bommarito Family Outstanding Student Award.

The Bommarito Award is given to a student in the developmental writing program who mirrors the qualities exemplified by beloved MCC English professor, Joseph Bommarito, who died in 2003. Bommarito had taught at MCC for more than 30 years, enjoying the respect and affection of both students and colleagues.

The Mott Community College Student Writing Awards program is presented each year by faculty of the English Department in MCC’s Humanities Division. Details: Call 810-762-0470. — G.G.

Local families needed to host exchange students

GENESEE COUNTY — Ever feel like you will never get to travel the world? Then bring a little bit of the world to your family.ou can by hosting a teen from one of more than thirty countries for the upcoming school year or semester.

Genesee County families are still needed to host students who will study at local high schools for a semester or school year. Families of all types are eligible to host: those with young children or teens or families with no children at home. They are expected to treat their exchange students as family members.

The students, who will arrive in August, are participating in the SHARE! High School Exchange Program to learn firsthand about Americans and our way of life. They speak English, have medical insurance, and bring spending money for personal expenses. The SHARE! Program, sponsored by Educational Resource Development Trust (ERDT), a global educational nonprofit foundation, was created to provide opportunities for greater understanding between Americans and peoples of the world.

Details: Call 810-429-7801, or e-mail— G.G.

Flint Youth Theater to present Peter Pan

FLINT — Peter Pan will be performed by the Flint Youth Theater, July 13-28. The play is written by J.M. Barrie, directed by Jeremy Winchester and is for all ages 8 and up.

To purchase a season subscription, please call 810-237-1530. Filled with adventure, intrigue and jealousy, FYT re-introduces you to the complex original story in this bold new adaptation.

Showtimes are:
July 13 – 7:30 p.m.
July 14 – 7:30 p.m.
July 20 – 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
July 21 – 7:30 p.m.
July 22 – 2:30 p.m.
July 26 – 2:30 p.m.
July 27 – 7:30 p.m.
July 28 – 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Details: Call the FYT Box Office at 810-237-1530, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and one hour before performance times. Purchase tickets through our automated secure ordering process. A $2.50 fee applies to online purchases. Advance Tickets: $12 Children, $14 Teens and Seniors, $16 Adults Day of performance tickets: $14 Children, $16 Teens and Seniors, $18 Adults. — G.G.

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