Marquette Senior High School AP Biology and AP Spanish Students and Teachers to Travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico for Service Learning Experience, March 31

March 30, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– Marquette Senior High School AP Biology and AP Spanish students and teachers (Patrick Reilly, Katelyn Jensen, and Wendy Hill Manson) will be traveling to San Juan, Puerto Rico and the surrounding area for a service learning experience.

They leave March 31st and return April 7th. There will be 40 students traveling to help with hurricane relief at an orphanage and a middle school. The students will also be experiencing the culture and beauty of the island.

The AP Spanish students will be staying in homes for a full immersion into the language and culture. The days are filled with many new educational experiences such as visiting a tropical rain forest, beach clean up, snorkeling, visiting the world’s largest single-aperture telescope (Arecibo Observatory), and touring the Governor’s home (La Foraleza). The students have been collecting helpful items that they will donate to the orphanage (games, toys) and the middle school (school supplies).


Blood Drive in Hancock – April 2

March 30, 2018

Hancock, Mich. – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UP Health System-Marquette will hold a blood drive on Monday, April 2 from noon to 3 p.m. in Finlandia Hall at Finlandia University in Hancock.

For an appointment, call Patrice Lompre at 906-487-6763. Walk-ins are welcome.

World Autism Awareness Day Presentation at NMU – April 2

March 30, 2018

Marquette, Mi. – Northern Michigan University will host a World Autism Awareness Day guest presentation on Monday, April 2 at 4 p.m. in Jamrich Hall room 1100 on the NMU campus.

Chaturi Edrisinha, associate professor of Human Development and Child Studies at Oakland University, will be addressing the challenges faced by college students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and ways to help them succeed.

An informal reception with light refreshments will be held prior to the event at 3 p.m. in front of Jamrich Hall room 1100. The public is encouraged to attend.