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The Class of 2022: Carson City-Crystal High School

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The Class of 2022: Carson City-Crystal High School

The Class of 2022: Vestaburg High School

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The Class of 2022: Vestaburg High School

‘Mind over matter’

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CC-C senior celebrates graduation after difficult childhood

Pheobe Fishburn doesn’t remember some details about her childhood.

She remembers sleeping in a car or motel at a very young age and having to walk across the street to a store when she needed food. She remembers some of the foster homes she was eventually placed in due to abuse and neglect within her family.

A coach’s son

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CC-C senior credits sports with helping him succeed

Sports have always been a major part of Owen Blackport’s life.

Owen’s love for sports was instilled in him by his father, Thomas Blackport, a standout baseball player who received a practice invite from the Cincinnati Reds right out of college. Thomas was a die-hard Michigan football fan, spending every Saturday yelling at the TV.

Class of 2022: Tri County High School

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Tri County High School graduates 149 seniors.

Class of 2022: Ionia High School graduation

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Ionia High School graduates 198 seniors.

Class of 2022: Lakeview High School graduation

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Lakeview High School graduates 53 seniors.

Tri County senior perseveres through tumultuous childhood, finds a new family

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Deontell Givens describes himself as an easygoing person with a good sense of humor. He likes classic cars and sports (especially basketball and football).

“I’m a sneakerhead too. I like shoes,” he said. “I’m also a sweater person. You’ll catch my in the summertime in 90-degree weather wearing a sweater. I don’t even sweat.”

Lakeview senior Jayson Bunker’s journey as a fireman

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Jayson Bunker has a burning passion for firefighting.

After seeing fatal accidents as a volunteer firefighter and then having to sit in class the next day, the 18-year-old Lakeview High School senior knows his sacrifices mean more to him than to the average person.

Ionia High School senior aims to pursue childhood love of dinosaurs by becoming professor of ecology

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A decade ago, be it spending time at a museum or going on a school field trip, Lauryn Short knew exactly who she was, what she was interested in and in addition, she made sure everyone else knew it, too.

“I’ve always loved dinosaurs,” Short said. “You know that ‘dinosaur kid’ you remember growing up? I was that dinosaur kid.”