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Maria Allard

C&G Staff Reporter – Warren Weekly, Grosse Pointe Times, Sterling Heights Sentry


Staff Writer Maria Allard covers the school districts of Center Line, Fitzgerald, Van Dyke, Warren Consolidated and Warren Woods, and Macomb Community College for the Warren Weekly and Sterling Heights Sentry newspapers. She also covers the City of Grosse Pointe Woods and the Grosse Pointe Public Schools System for the Grosse Pointe Times newspaper. Allard has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Wayne State University, and she is in love with the Rolling Stones.

Published May 3, 2019

WARREN — Several Warren Woods Public Schools elementary students have already decided what they want to be when they grow up. The job titles include cartoonist, police officer, artist, taxi driver, rock star and football player. Some aspire to work with animals, while one particular student’s goal is pursuing culinary arts.

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Published April 30, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Monsoons, human waste, scorching temperatures and the enemy. Those were among the elements Rufus McGaugh endured when — barely out of his teens — he was in the middle of combat as the Vietnam War raged on overseas.

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Published April 26, 2019

WARREN — Taxpayers in the Fitzgerald Public Schools district will have the opportunity to vote on a bond proposal May 7. At the Feb. 11 FPS Board of Education meeting, the school board voted 7-0 to place a $46.7 million bond proposal on the May 7 election ballot that, if passed, would generate money from the district’s taxpayers to fund projects throughout the district.

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Published April 26, 2019

WARREN — Lincoln High School senior Mackayla Lipford exemplifies the mission behind the Women of Tomorrow organization. On April 17, Lipford was honored at a Women of Tomorrow banquet luncheon in Dearborn, during which she received a $40,000 scholarship to attend Central Michigan University.

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Published April 23, 2019

DETROIT/CENTER LINE — In the late morning of April 15, seven students in the Rising Stars Academy gathered around a coffee bar inside Lucky Detroit Espresso & Coffee, located on Michigan Avenue in Detroit’s historic Corktown neighborhood.

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Published April 23, 2019

WARREN/CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Two Lincoln High School students in the Southwest Macomb Technical Education Consortium, or SMTEC, were honored at the American Society of Body Engineers Foundation Design Awards dinner April 11.

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Published April 23, 2019

GROSSE POINTES — The Blue Ribbon Committee, or BRC, that assembled earlier this year to discuss the Grosse Pointe Public School System reconfiguration plan held its most recent meeting April 16.

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Published April 23, 2019

WARREN/STERLING HEIGHTS — The Warren Consolidated Schools Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. April 24 to discuss the recommendation of closing Angus Elementary School, 3180 Hein Drive in Sterling Heights, for the 2019-20 school year.

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Published April 17, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — On Christmas morning in 2015, Grosse Pointe Woods Detective Ryan Schroerlucke and his wife were taking their 1-month-old daughter, Cora, who was fighting a bad cold, to the emergency room.

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Published April 17, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — When 15th-century explorer Christopher Columbus left Spain on a quest to discover a new world, his ships — the Niña, the Pinta and the Santa Maria — were considered the most advanced vessels at the time.

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Published April 17, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — “Be Our Guest.” That is the invitation on behalf of the Grosse Pointe Public School System students who will be performing in South’s all-school musical “Beauty and the Beast.”

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Published April 12, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS/WARREN/CENTER LINE — When Sterling Heights High School held its pep rally last month after raising $27,000 during charity week, Warren Consolidated Schools Superintendent Robert Livernois had a special announcement.

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Published April 12, 2019

WARREN — Through a team effort, Warren Woods Public Schools Adult and Community Education is doing its part to promote literacy in adults. WWPS adult education program educators are part of the Southeast Michigan Region 10 Adult Learners team participating in the Adult Literacy XPRIZE Communities Competition.

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Published April 10, 2019

METRO DETROIT — It’s a warm Saturday as the summer sun begins to set over the lush backyard. The bride and groom have recited their wedding vows, the tiered cake has been cut, and the reception is just getting started.

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Published April 5, 2019

WARREN — After rehearsing on the evening of March 28 on the Warren Woods Middle School stage, the Warren Woods Drama Club cast members gathered inside the choir room for “notes.” For about 30 minutes, Director Kristy Sikes provided feedback on their practice as the performers prepared for Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” The cast features Warren Woods Public Schools elementary, middle and high school students.

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