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Winter Event 2013: Then & Now, Always A Chieftain

January 19, 2013 by Eric Stelljes (Register to contact)

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Saturday, March 09, 2013
Join the party at SPARTAN STADIUM, from 7 pm to Midnight! A celebration of Okemos Athletic Tradition, including food, cocktails, music, silent auction and more! Wear you favorite vintage gear, or the latest in Chieftain fashion.

Registration and Sponsorship opportunities available online:

Celebrating Okemos Athletics through the years. Want to fill the place with Okemos alumni and supporters! Come out and show your Chieftain pride!!

Okemos High School News From Around The Web

This Morning: Report ranks Okemos High School number 11 in Michigan  WLNS

According to a new U.S. News & World Report, Okemos High School is now listed as one of the best high schools in the state of Michigan.

Update: Students get first-hand experience on the dangers of distracted driving at Okemos High School  WILX-TV

OKEMOS, MI (WILX) - Some students got first-hand experience on the dangers of distracted driving. They tested out a distracted driving simulator Monday at ...

Okemos High School hosts 'Touch of Class' charity luncheon  WILX-TV

OKEMOS, Mich. (WILX) - In this edition of Schools Rule, WILX News 10 is highlighting a local high school who's keeping tradition alive. Okemos High School is ...

Okemos High School Names New Athletic Director  WILX-TV

Okemos High School's new athletic director is a 1985 graduate of the school, Brian Fuller. He has held the same job in Harbor Beach and is a former soccer ...

Okemos High School Names New Girls Coach  WILX-TV

Okemos High School Friday announced Sara Holt as its new girls varsity head basketball coach. Holt replaces Kristen Rasmussen who stepped down after ...

Political awareness spreads throughout Okemos High School  Spartan Newsroom

Walking into Okemos High School you see the typical high school culture, students exiting the gymnasium, faculty clearing the hallways and lockers closing, but ...

Okemos Public Schools gets an A+, making it the second best school district in the state  Spartan Newsroom

Okemos Public Schools is the second best school district in Michigan out of 548, according to, a website that compiles information and surveys on ...

Jackson's 'The Amazing Race' YouTube stars Tyler Oakley, Korey Kuhl take the lead

"I Took Out a Polar Bear"--Pictured L-R: Korey Kuhl and Tyler Oakley on THE AMAZING RACE airing Wednesday, May 8 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS ...

Is your school following Michigan's anti-bullying law? Probably not.  Lansing State Journal

An East Lansing dad helped create Michigan's anti-bullying law after he lost his son to school bullying. He now questions whether schools are following it.

See which Michigan schools made the list for best high schools in the US  Detroit Free Press

The U.S. News 2019 Best High School rankings consisted of 17245 public high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

2018 LSJ Great Grads: Okemos High School  Lansing State Journal

The Lansing State Journal proudly presents the 2018 Great Grads from across the region. This special feature recognizes the top high school students from 45 ...

Local schools see vaping epidemic, confiscation increases of e-cigarettes and vaping devices  Spartan Newsroom

Okemos and Williamston High School students started noticing a few years ago an increase in vaping in as well as after school, which mirrors what teenagers ...

Okemos High School senior puts diversity on display  Spartan Newsroom

Okemos High School senior Asha Mukhtar took control at this year's Diversity Assembly with her own act, the first cultural fashion show. The community has a ...

Okemos High School's quiz bowl team prepares for nationals  WILX-TV

The best and brightest at Okemos will test their wits, smarts, and quick reflexes on a buzzer among the nation's top 352 teams at the national High School quiz ...

Okemos places in Great Lakes Science Bowl  Spartan Newsroom

It's been nearly 13 years since Okemos High School's National Ocean Science Bowl team finished near the top of the Great Lakes National Science Bowl.

Okemos neighbors clash with builder over rezoning of vacant land  Lansing State Journal

A request to rezone just over seven acres of vacant land in an Okemos subdivision isn't sitting well with residents who live there.

Okemos to induct 15 individuals, three teams into athletic hall of fame  Lansing State Journal

Successful coaches Brian Guggemos and Christine Pendergast-Sermak are among the latest class of individuals slated to be inducted into the Okemos High ...

Two Okemos school buildings searched in response to bomb threats  Lansing State Journal

Students at Okemos High School are sheltering in place in response to a bomb threat.

Okemos Public Schools serve school of choice students, but focus locally  Spartan Newsroom

Alena Zachery-Ross is the Superintendent of Okemos Public Schools, hired just this year. She explains that Okemos Public Schools, while serving school of ...

Family speaks out about adolescent depression and suicide  WILX-TV

OKEMOS, Mich. (WILX) - There is startling new research out about the nation's youth and suicide. Hospital visits for suicide attempts or thoughts nearly doubled ...

Okemos High School's athletic director Childress has grown the athletic department  Spartan Newsroom

Ira Childress knows he's a trailblazer in athletic administration, but when we he goes to work every day, that's not something he thinks about. Childress, Okemos ...

Game of the Week winner  WILX-TV

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) -- This week's Game of the Week winner has been announced. The winning game is Waverly at Okemos. News 10's Sports Blitz will be ...

Schools Rule: Okemos High School  WILX-TV

The Okemos High School Chiefs were out in full force for Schools Rule. Decked out in their maroon, students talked about their most successful programs this ...

Students chant 'lock her up,' surround Okemos freshman with protest sign

Genesee Update009. A student at Okemos High School reported being surrounded and chanted at for carrying a sign through the hallways. (MLive file photo).

Meridian Township invests in renewable energy by installing a solar panel array  Spartan Newsroom

When a group of Okemos high schoolers raised funds to install solar panels at their school, they had no idea they would inspire Meridian Township to follow in ...

Okemos High School celebrates 'nerds'  Bridge Michigan

Okemos High School senior Gavin McDowell explains a complex physics equation. At Okemos High School in Ingham County, it is easy to believe the geeks ...

Okemos High School announces athletic hall of fame  Lansing State Journal

The innaugural class for the Okemos Athletic Hall of Fame has been announced.

See how Lansing-area high schools rank on state's new public school rating system  Lansing State Journal

A new rating system for public schools in Michigan debuted last week with Williamston High School at the top among local high schools.

Student Mentors Help Younger Classmates Succeed  WILX-TV

In this week's Schools Rule, News 10's Lora Painter takes a closer look at how some local high school seniors are helping their younger classmates succeed.

Latest Okemos Athletic Hall of Fame class features 18 individuals, one team  Lansing State Journal

Recent NFL draft pick Taylor Moton is among the individuals a part of the latest class set to be inducted into the Okemos High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

Okemos High administrator Ira Childress honored  USA TODAY High School Sports

Meridian Township salutes him as the first African-American administrator in the history of Okemos High School.

Kneeling in Okemos  City Pulse

The Okemos Channel Eight Okemos High School football players kneeling at their game Friday against Holt. Three players knelt during the National Anthem at ...

2019 Academic State Champs honors Michigan schools where college is the norm  Bridge Michigan

Dearborn Public Schools has two early-college programs at Henry Ford College, helping the district's high schools snare Academic State Champs honors.

Community events from around Greater Lansing | September 2018  Lansing State Journal

Community events happening around Greater Lansing in September 2018.

Michigan girls basketball: Here are the top 100 players for 2018-19  Detroit Free Press

Here are the top 100 high school girls basketball players as we begin the 2018-19 season:

School officials grapple with bullying, harassment after election  Lansing State Journal

Officials at three area school districts say incidents of bullying or harassment reported in their buildings since Tuesday's presidential election are “isolated” ...

Michigan high school football playoffs: First-round games, with times  Detroit Free Press

The Michigan High School Athletics Association announced its 2018 football playoff pairings for 11 and 8-man football.

See high schools where each Michigan college draws the most students

Of the 102,334 public school students in Michigan's Class of 2017, about 61 percent -- 62,806 -- enrolled in college with six months of leaving high school, ...

Search Michigan schools to see how they compare in sending grads to college  Bridge Michigan

Use this database to search for your Michigan high school and see how it compares in sending graduates to college to others nearby and of similar economic ...

Michigan high school football scores: Week 9  Detroit Free Press

Scores from Week 9 of Michigan high school football: Friday. Adrian Lenawee Christian def. Detroit Universal, forfeit. Algonac 39, Southfield Bradford Academy 6.

In wake of Nassar, Okemos schools add safety to health instruction  Spartan Newsroom

After the Larry Nassar episode that shook Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, Okemos Public Schools have taken a look at the lessons and ...

Okemos sophomore Jasmine Clerkley verbally commits to Michigan State women's basketball  Lansing State Journal

Jasmine Clerkley first set foot on the Breslin Center floor as an elementary student when she and teammates played on the court during the intermission of a ...

Here are all 18 new members of Eastern Michigan's football program  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

With National Signing Day in full swing, high school seniors are signing their letter of intent to continue their playing career at a variety of colleges.

Hall of Fame Okemos soccer coach was 'another parent'  Lansing State Journal

OKEMOS — On Friday, Brian Guggemos' middle school-aged children saw him shed tears for the first time. Guggemos, the longtime Okemos boys soccer coach ...

Division 7 top-ranked Pewamo-Westphalia shows its strength with OT win over Williamston  Lansing State Journal

Pirates stop 2-point conversion to win matchup of league champions.

Obama names Michigan band in list of favorite 2018 songs

LANSING, Mich. — LANSING -- Former President Barack Obama released Friday a list of his favorite books, movies and music he's discovered in 2018. The list ...

Michigan high school football playoffs: Breaking down each division  Detroit Free Press

Anyone for a Muskegon-Detroit King rematch? The potential state championship game is a highlight of Michigan's high school football playoff schedule.

These five Ann Arbor high schools are among best in Michigan, according to Niche  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

Which Ann Arbor schools rank the best in the state?

NFL Network's Cynthia Frelund back at Okemos, happy Lions got Patricia  Detroit Free Press

Cynthia Frelund, a Detroit Lions fan, returns to Okemos to share her knowledge as an analytics expert on the NFL Network.

Back at home: Former WNBA player to lead Okemos girls hoops  USA TODAY High School Sports

The basketball journey for Kristen Rasmussen the last 15 years has taken her from Okemos to all around the United States, and even internationally.

Krumm Named New Okemos Football Coach  WILX-TV

Okemos High School Tuesday introduced Mike Krumm as its new head football coach. Krumm was an assistant last season to head coach Jack Wallace who ...

Michigan high school football playoffs: First round predictions  Detroit Free Press

Only one person we know is crazy enough to attempt to pick all 128 first-round playoff games and that is our Son of Swami. In each district, the No. 1 seed is ...

25 best public high schools in Michigan, according to Niche  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

DETROIT - Where can you find the best public high schools in Michigan? Niche released their annual rankings of the best schools around the country.

Former Okemos, MSU star Rasmussen comes home to coach her alma mater  Lansing State Journal

38-year-old Kristen Rasmussen spent last five years coaching D-III college ball after WNBA, overseas playing career.

Former Okemos coach had enduring impact on tennis community  Lansing State Journal

Al Inkala was a man filled with humbleness, passion and integrity. He passed away at the age of 66.

Founding father fixation: Probing the public passion for 'Hamilton'  City Pulse

Hamilton,” which opens Tuesday at the Wharton Center for a nearly three-week run, is a treasury drain, to be sure, but it's also a cultural phenomenon without ...

Okemos girl lives her ballet dream – dancing as ‘Cinderella’  Lansing State Journal

Okemos girl senior lives her ballet dream – dancing as 'Cinderella' for the Children's Ballet Theatre.

Taylor Moton returns to Mid-Michigan for youth football camp  WILX-TV

Former Okemos High School and Western Michigan football standout Taylor Moton returned to the Lansing area on Saturday to help run his very first youth ...

First look at high school football state championship games

What began as a 256-team field in the Michigan high school football playoffs is down to 16. The eight state championship games are set for next weekend at ...

Who is new MSU athletic director Bill Beekman?

EAST LANSING --Michigan State's new athletic director, the university's 19th, has no experience being in charge of any college sports. But Bill Beekman, 51, ...

MSU graduate is one of YouTube’s biggest stars  Lansing State Journal

Imagine living your life in front of 7.5 million people with every high and low, funny moment and insecurity broadcast for the world to see. That's the existence ...

YouTube stars Tyler Oakley, Korey Kuhl back on 'The Amazing Race'

The show premieres at 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 on CBS.

Former MSU basketball star Anthony Ianni to talk autism, anti-bullying in Brighton  Livingston Daily

It may seem difficult to believe anyone would pick on a 6-foot 9-inch basketball star. But Anthony Ianni, a former Michigan State basketball player, who has ...

Builder, priest, accused embezzler: Who is the Rev. Jonathan Wehrle?  Lansing State Journal

Court records and archived media coverage speak to the construction roots of the Rev. Jonathan Wehrle, the founding pastor of St. Martha Parish.

Army steps up recruiting in Meridian Township  Spartan Newsroom

Meridian Township's local Army Medical Recruiting Station, located off Hagadorn Road, is serving to help out not only the country, but the local community.

Novi Schools Appoints New HR Director

Novi Schools Appoints New HR Director - Novi, MI - A veteran Okemos Public Schools administrator will take over the position.

Lansing-area students walk out to protest gun violence, honor Parkland shooting victims  Lansing State Journal

Hundreds of students in the Lansing region marched out of school to protest gun violence and honor those killed at in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14.

Okemos Football Coach Out  WILX-TV

Okemos High School announced Thursday that second year head football coach Jack Wallace is being replaced effective immediately. Okemos has a 0-4 ...

Former MSU basketball player speaks about growing up with autism  Burtonview

Former Michigan State player Anthony Ianni invited students to the stage to guess which celebrities had been bullied at West Bendle Elementary School recently ...

2014 top high schools: Michigan has one of best in nation, says U.S. News

Saline high school.JPG. Saline High School was named one of the top 10 high school in Michigan for 2014 by U.S. News and World Report. (Brianne Bowen ...

Where are the best high schools in Michigan?  Detroit Free Press

Grand Rapids. Bloomfield Township. Holland. Birmingham. Saline. Troy. Rochester Hills. Okemos. Those are the cities where the top high schools in the state ...

53 Michigan schools with highest college-going rates for Class of 2016 -

Here's a list of the 53 high schools where at least 80% of the Class of 2016 enrolled in college.

Report ranks Michigan's top 20 public and charter high schools  WDIV Detroit

A report from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy lists the top 20 public and charter high schools in Michigan based on a "CAP" score.

50 Michigan high schools with highest SAT scores

The SAT is taken by Michigan's 11th graders and serves as a college entrance exam.

Okemos native lands role on Amazon Prime pilot  City Pulse

TUESDAY, June 28 —To many, springtime means flowers. For others, it means time to stop putting off working on the beach body they resolved to have by now.

These are Michigan's top 50 high schools, US News says

Wellspring Preparatory High School, a charter school in Grand Rapids, was the highest ranked high school in Michigan, according to the 2017 U.S. News and ...

Attention to detail has Okemos track standout MSU bound  USA TODAY High School Sports

OKEMOS – Sophia Franklin admits she is a track junkie. The Okemos High School senior has spent plenty of time since her middle school days consuming ...

Putnam: Photo is 'time capsuled' in Okemos home's wall  Lansing State Journal

Have you ever been tempted to knock on the door of a house you used to live in? Robyn Radway knows the feeling.

Okemos soccer falls in regional semifinal  USA TODAY High School Sports

HOLT – The Okemos High School boys soccer team made a strong run last week while navigating its way to a third district championship in four years.

MSUFCU showcases student art  City Pulse

Artwork from students of 18 Michigan area high schools is on display through February at the 11th Annual MSUFCU Student Art Exhibit at the MSUFCU ...

UPDATE: Meridian Township Police: Have you seen this man?  WLNS

UPDATE (11:37 p.m.) – Meridian Township Police are telling 6 News that the body of Ross Baldwin has been located and no foul play is suspected. Baldwin ...

5 questions with Internet sensation Tyler Oakley, a Jackson native and MSU grad

Tyler Oakley.jpg. Popular video blogger and celebrity Tyler Oakley, 25, grew up in Jackson and graduated from Okemos High School. He also graduated from ...

Supplement use in young athletes is not a big concern for local schools  Spartan Newsroom

Okemos and Haslett High School football players put a lot of work in the off-season to try to be stronger than their opponents. There are many ways to achieve ...

Lansing public high schools struggling to make students college-ready  Spartan Newsroom

The Lansing Public School District has gained an outstanding reputation for their high schools from some. But others say the academics are as poor as Detroit ...

Waverly schools reeling after loss of beloved teacher  Lansing State Journal

DELTA TWP. - Waverly High School's orchestra will take the stage Saturday at the Wharton Center during graduation without their beloved director, Jenny ...

Ingham County's heroin surge  City Pulse

Eric Pavona had the world in his hands when he graduated from Okemos High School. He had high college entrance test scores, he'd been working and saving ...

Bridge Magazine's 2017 Academic State Champs  Bridge Michigan

Bridge Magazine is proud to name 54 high schools as 2017 Academic State Champs. The schools listed below are best preparing students for success after ...

Michigan native is the lone American men's hockey ref heading to the 2018 Winter Olympics  WZZM

Tim Mayer will travel to Pyeongchang, South Korea, where he will be the lone American men's hockey referee at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Michigan star of “Smallville” visits Motor City Comic Con this weekend  Southgate News Herald

Tom Welling wasn't a big Superman fan before being cast in the CW TV series “Smallville” — a role he turned down twice.

Spartan Rowing Announces Nine Signees For 2017  Michigan State Athletics

April 28, 2017 East Lansing, Mich. - Michigan State rowing coach Matt Weise has announced that nine student-athletes will join the Spartan rowing program ...

Red Cedar Elementary ready to break ground  Spartan Newsroom

Spring is bringing a lot of activity to Red Cedar Elementary. School construction is underway. After a $93.77 million bond millage was passed last May, the ...

Michigan program 'Ok2Say' is helping save lives one confidential tip at a time  Spartan Newsroom

For students struggling with bullying or any sort of issue in their school or community, OK2SAY is a confidential tip line in which students can confidentially ...

Putnam: A different twist on the gun debate at MSU's Demmer Center  Lansing State Journal

EAST LANSING – It's been a tough time for shooting sports enthusiasts, what with the Parkland, Florida shootings and a national push to put more controls on ...

Lake Fenton/Goodrich girls lacrosse season ends in regional semis  Fenton Tri County Times

Grand Ledge — A little over three years ago Megan Lynch had never played lacrosse before. On Wednesday, she was in tears as the senior saw her high ...

Conner George Gets MSU Scholarship  WILX-TV

Michigan State basketball player Conner George has now been given a scholarship after playing the past two seasons as a walk on. It is a year to year ...

Flint Regional Science Fair recognizes winners  Argus Press

FLINT — The Flint Regional Science Fair (FRSF) conducted its 63rd annual fair March 15-17 on the campus of Kettering University, welcoming more than 300 ...

Lansing Catholic anthem kneeling policy didn't result in player's benching, coach says  Lansing State Journal

LANSING -- A new Lansing Catholic policy prohibiting protests during the national anthem had nothing to do with a basketball player's being benched Tuesday ...

Text messages taunted, led to stabbing, lawyers say  USA TODAY

LANSING, Mich. — As Andrew Singler lay bleeding to death on the passenger seat of his roommate's car, he said he wanted to call his mother. He never had the ...

Michigan's top 25 school districts

Bridge Magazine's Academic State Champs are the most overachieving districts from across the state.

Okemos native Cynthia Frelund blazes trail in NFL's analytics game  Detroit Free Press

During the NFL Network's broadcast on Jan. 13, Rich Eisen, questioned Cynthia Frelund's prediction for the Eagles-Falcons playoff matchup.

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