Tag: Michigan

Ombudsman Alternative Education class of 2015 celebrates commencement (Greenville, Mich.)

The students of the Ombudsman class of 2015 were officially graduates following their commencement on Wednesday night. — Daily News/Brad Klosner For many, it was a long hard road, full of twists and turns, with an uncertain ending. But make it ...

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Operation Graduation 2015: Marty Sebrell (EdTrek, Holt, Mich.)

My life before EdTrek was a difficult one; being in the high school was not for me. I have been deaf in my right ear since I was born. Therefore, I have always had to deal with that, and I’m ...

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Fourteen students graduate Ombudsman Montcalm Center’s Educational Services program (Greenville, Mich.)

By Mike Taylor • Last Updated 11:01 am on Wednesday, June 04, 2014 GREENVILLE — Fourteen area students who might otherwise have fallen between the academic cracks instead graduated Tuesday evening in a ceremony held at Greenville High School. The students represented the ...

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Operation Graduation 2013 Winners Announced!

A guest post from Ombudsman’s Chief Operating Officer Allison O’Neill. I am excited to announce the winners of Operation Graduation 2013, and before I do, I would like to recognize the operations managers, center directors, center staff, instructional leadership and support ...

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Operation Graduation 2013: Meet the Finalists!

Operation Graduation 2013 was a great success! We received more than 50 essays and videos from Ombudsman students around the country, and now it’s time to meet your Top 12 High School Finalists. They are (in alphabetical order): Molly Bates, ...

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Operation Graduation 2013: Chancelor Miller (Holt, Mich.)

“The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain During the years since Ombudsman’s founding in 1975, they have provided 145,000 teens a second chance ...

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Operation Graduation 2013: Keith Whitt (Kalamazoo, Mich.)

A lot can change in one year. A person’s mindset can fuel them to achieve any of their goals. Although it wasn’t the best of situations that brought me to this school, looking back I would not have had it ...

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Operation Graduation 2013: Christopher Manning (Holt, Mich.)

Growing up in Lansing with no positive role models affected my actions and decisions as a student. I started my ninth grade year at Everett High School where I goofed off with my friends. The teachers seemed uncaring because they ...

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Operation Graduation: Sydney Kramer (Holt, Mich.)

Ombudsman Edtrek has allowed me to come a long way in my schooling. I was always one of the outsiders in my life. Always the one to struggle, when everyone else got it. It definitely is an accomplishment to be ...

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Operation Graduation 2013: DeShun Hall (Detroit)

The American Dream America is known as the “land of the free and the home of brave-” a country where life is not determined by government, but by the works of the people. It is a country  that allows citizens ...

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