BCAM hands out several postseason awards to local players

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The Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM) recently announced its annual basketball awards and several local players were recognized for their efforts this season.

To be eligible for a BCAM award, the team’s coach must be a BCAM member and nominate his players for the awards they are eligible to receive.

Showcasing Ionia

Community Awards and Ice Cream Social return to honor, thank the community

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, Ionia Public Schools highlighted student and staff achievements and thanked outstanding community volunteers at the IPS 35th annual Community Awards and Ice Cream Social Wednesday night at Ionia High School.

Ionia Public Schools announces Educators of the Month

Ionia Public Schools Associate Superintendent of Student Achievement and Human Resources Wayne Piercefield recognized Educators of the Month at the Board of Education meeting Feb. 21.

Each month the district accepts nominations for recipients of the honor from colleagues, administrators and other staff, as well as parents and students.

MSP Lakeview Post officer honored as motor carrier of the year

Michigan State Police (MSP) Director Col. Joe Gasper recently recognized Sgt. Todd Price as the 2021 Dr. Carl A. Gerstacker Trooper of the Year, Mickey Parling (from the MSP Lakeview Post) as the 2021 Motor Carrier Officer of the Year and Kathy Kirsch as the 2021 Floyd R. Bell Jr. Civilian of the Year.

Daily News All-Area 2021 Fall Sports Awards

Daily News All-Area 2021 Fall Sports Awards

Businesses, citizens celebrated during Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce annual awards dinner

Following a difficult year in which the coronavirus pandemic took away much to celebrate, the greater Greenville community came together Thursday to celebrate those who aim to make the community a better place.

Be it through entrepreneurial efforts or by being a community activist, the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce honored three individuals and one local organization during the Chamber’s annual meeting and awards dinner, delayed several months due to the pandemic and held outdoors at Frugthaven Farm at the location’s renovated event barn and surrounding outdoor amenities.

2 Montcalm Area Career Center students earn Breaking Traditions Awards

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is pleased to announce that 65 high school and 10 college students statewide are recipients of the 2021 Breaking Traditions Awards — including two montcalm Area Career Center students.

Each of these students overcame obstacles and stereotypes to succeed in career and technical education (CTE) programs considered non-traditional for their gender. These students are ”breaking traditions” by pursuing careers in which fewer than 25% of persons working in that field are their gender.

Julie VanHoose, Jamie McNinch receive 2021 Greenville School Bell awards

This year’s recipients of the annual Elmer Russell School Bell Award at Greenville Public Schools (GPS) received a round of applause from a sight they never saw coming — a football field full of high school seniors.

During the May 13 Jacket Pride Award Show held at Legacy Field, in which students receive various awards on the day, Superintendent Linda Van Houten took a moment to deliver two additional awards in front of the 2021 senior class.

United Hospital recognized for maternity care excellence

Five Spectrum Health hospitals lauded for positive delivery outcomes

In honor of Mother’s Day, the Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM), has awarded Spectrum Health United Hospital a Hospital Maternity Care Excellence Award for the fourth year in a row.

The awards are part of EAM’s Maternity Care Project. Created in 2018, the project goals are to decrease the state’s infant mortality rate, reduce the rate of unnecessary C-sections, and be an educational resource for new and expecting parents residing in Michigan.

Sparrow Carson Hospital caregiver recognized for vaccine assistance

Sparrow Carson Hospital has recognized Pharmacy Technician Megan Obermiller as its Caregiver of the Quarter, citing the special assistance she provided over the COVID-19 vaccine.

Obermiller was nominated by a fellow caregiver who recounted a conversation between Obermiller and a patient who was desperate to get a COVID-19 vaccine. The patient was frustrated because she didn’t know where to call to get an appointment for her vaccine. Obermiller took the time during a busy COVID-19 vaccine clinic to step aside with the patient, provide options and instructions.