Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Canton native and double gold medalist Allison Schmitt keeps adding to her hardware collection at the London Olympics. How are you showing support?
Canton's Allison Schmitt has emerged as a breakout star at this year's London Olympics. Already the owner of Olympic gold (twice!), silver and bronze medals, Schmitt has energized Olympic fans around the country. Schmitt, a 2008 Canton High School graduate, competed Wednesday in the 4x200-meter relay and added another gold medal to her collection. Some festive fans painted the rock at Salem High School on Wednesday to celebrate Schmitt's gold medal on Tuesday. How are you showing support locally? Upload your photos, signs or other tokens of support, or leave a comment below about how proud you are of Canton's breakout Olympic star.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Plymouth, Canton and Salem's 2012 classes walk Sunday at graduation ceremonies.
Graduates from Plymouth, Canton and Salem high schools walked the stage and flipped their tassles in becoming Plymouth-Canton Educational Park's 2012 graduating class. Commencement ceremonies took place Sunday at Eastern Michigan University's Convocation Center, with each school having its own commencement. The commencement marked at least one first between the three high schools. Among those in attendance earning diplomas were Plymouth High School's first set of graduating triplets, Billy, Janie and Sophie Roberts. According to the Observer & Eccentric, the three siblings will be separated for the first time when Billy and Sophie head to Kalamazoo College, while Janie attends Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. Outgoing PCEP …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
The Michigan FIRST Championship was held this weekend at Eastern Michigan University.
A team of more than 60 students from Salem, Canton and Plymouth high schools, sponsored by Farmington Hills-based Robert Bosch LLC, made it into the quarterfinals of this year's FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Michigan State Championship, held this weekend at the Convocation Center at Eastern Michigan University. Team 862 entered their original, basketball-playing robot into the competition. The Detroit Free Press reports that teams from International Academy in Bloomfield Township, Huron Valley Schools in Milford and Huron High School in Ann Arbor won the competition. Did you get photos or video from this event? Share them by clicking "Upload Photos and Video".
Saturday, March 3, 2012
The game came down to the wire Friday night.
The Canton High School girls varsity basketball team suffered a tough loss to Northville Friday night, losing the district final 24-25 at Novi High School. Canton had previously won the last three straight district championships and had gone to the final four the past two seasons. This was the first district win for Northville in 26 years. Canton beat Northville in the first round of the KLAA playoffs 39-23, but the Chiefs could not win the defensive struggle Friday night in the finals. The game had a slow offensive start, and Canton had the lead at halftime. Early back-to-back possessions in the third quarter brought the Chiefs to a 17-10 lead, and it looked as if the game was going their way. Northville then scored a 3-pointer and a …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
A Halloween parade and concert, a Canton High soccer three-peat and Canton Police plan for Friday's big Plymouth-Canton football rematch.
Canton High School's boys soccer team earned its third straight Region 2 berth Wednesday, with a 3-0 win over Dearborn. The Chiefs' senior goalkeeper, Steven Murphy, made 11 saves; junior Daniel Ovesea scored two goals and made one assist; senior Michael Posuniak added a goal. One assist each was made by senior Sean Krolicki and sophomore Griffin Parks. The Chiefs are scheduled to play Ann Arbor Pioneer at 1 p.m. Saturday at Saline High School, 1300 Campus Pky. Those planning to attend should book extra travel time to accommodate the University of Michigan football traffic. Check out Saline Patch for lunch or dinner ideas. Canton Police are planning for a huge crowd at Friday's Canton-Plymouth football playoff game, set for 7 p.m. at the …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Canton Township board meets, the Great Lakes band invitational and the upcoming Michigan Senate transportation hearing on the Ford-I-275-Haggarty intersection.
Canton Leisure Services' Trick or Treat Parade is set for 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Summit on the Park $ Tickets cost $5 per family for residents; $10 per non-resident family. The Canton Township board of trustees is set to meet at 7 p.m. today at the Canton Township Administration Building to discuss, among other topics, business tax abatement requests. The Plymouth-Canton Community Schools' board of education is set to meet at 7 pm. at the district office, 454 South Harvey, Plymouth. A reception is set for 6:30 tonight at the Canton Township Administration Building's main board room to honor three homes (and their owners — Robert Bolley, 2942 Tall Oak Lane; Anthony and Yvonne Sahl, 41542 Hanford; and Frank Wilson of 2630 Woodmont Drive — for…
Monday, October 24, 2011
Plymouth Fife & Drum Corps meeting; Sinclair Lewis imagines a U.S. dictator and A&E's Paranormal State comes to Canton.
The Plymouth Fife & Drum Corps hosts a recruiting meeting for students and their families at 7 tonight in Salem High School's choir room. To honor the 75th anniversary of the Federal Theatre Project, the Spotlight Still Got It Players and its parent group, the Spotlight Players, along with professional actors from the area will do a reading of Sinclair Lewis' play, It Can't Happen Here at 7 tonight at Village Theater at Cherry Hill, 50400 Cherry Hill Rd. Admission is $5. The Canton High School's boys soccer team scored its sixth straight District 5 victory over Novi in a 3-1 game on Saturday. The Chiefs advance to a match against Dearborn at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Saline High School. Plymouth High School's girls golf team, meanwhile, just …
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Join the Pennies from Heaven benefit, start a blog or make plans to see 'Fox on a Fairway'.
The Canton Goodfellows and Canton Leisure Services organized a simple fundraiser set for today from 10 a.m. to noon in the lobby of Summit on the Park. Bring your spare pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters to donate to the Goodfellows' program to help needy families over the holidays. If you have a fascinating hobby or wealth of knowledge to share, consider sharing it with a Canton Patch blog. Email editor Peg McNichol at email@example.com for details. Today is an electronic waste collection day for Wayne County. Take your old computers, and other tech toys ready for the trash to to the western campus of Wayne County Community College, 9555 Haggerty Rd., Belleville. The Salvation Army Plymouth Corps has issued an appeal for help is …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Plymouth-Canton Schools Election News, Halloween parade planned and free cats.
The 14 candidates for four seats on the Plymouth-Canton Communitty Schools board of edcation continue campaigning and now the Plymouth Community Chamber of Commerce has an online forum. Election Day is Nov. 8. The Plymouth Wildcats endured a 2-1 defeat by Novi in state district tourney play Wednesday — spectator Tonia Gibbs Phillips reported on Canton Patch's Facebook that the "boys played their hearts out," adding that Michael Shackleford scored Plymouth's lone goal. With the Canton Chiefs win over Northville, 3-0, P-CEPers have a shot at besting Novi when the Chiefs take on that school at 1 p.m. Saturday, at Novi. Wednesday's goals for the Chiefs were scored by Mitch Posuniak, Nathan Bergeson, and Ken Krolicki, with assists by Posuniak …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
On Patch and Facebook, people are exchanging opinions (and some debate) over what to do about high school students and dirty dancing.
The issue of so-called dirty dancing at Plymouth-Canton Community Schools' recent high school homecoming has sparked an outcry from parents including some who complained at Tuesday's school board meeting and one who wrote a letter to Plymouth Patch asking parents to join in demanding decency. One Patch reader, identified only as Cupsandmagnets, wrote "Our daughter went to the Canton Homecoming dance with one of her friends and the same thing was happening there. They were both so disgusted, they left after twenty minutes. There has to be an easy solution to correct this problem. Hoperfully, part of that solution starts at home with the parents." Parents are also debating the issue on Canton Patch's Facebook page. Here is an excerpt from …