Harper Creek Community Schools hosted the 69th Annual American Legion Awards. In addition to the ceremony, Harper Creek Middle School invited all recipients along with their families to a dinner in the HC High School cafeteria. 

The American Legion Award is given to sixth-grade students whom their classmates have voted on. Each homeroom chooses one boy and one girl who exhibit the qualities of Courage, Patriotism, Honor, Scholarship, Leadership, and Service. Visit the American Legion website to learn more about this honor.   

Recipients from Harper Creek Middle School are

  • Jake Allen
  • Ella Asher
  • Shelby Barnes
  • Calvin Davis
  • Katherine Duckworth
  • Jacob Gallagher
  • Hailey Green
  • Carter Grzegorzewski
  • Brynley Hard
  • Grady Kape
  • Patrick Klien
  • Zackary Laupp
  • Noah Martin
  • Sarah Murphy
  • Adilyn Waterson
  • Lyla Zummer

Congratulations to all the American Legion Award recipients and their families on receiving this honor!

Harper's Unsung Hero - Ewald Heersema

Ewald was born and raised on the other side of the pond. His life experiences eventually led him to our bus garage. As a young adult he fell  in love with a Michigan girl and followed her across the Atlantic Ocean. His story that has led him to driving our students to school and back home each day in his retirement, is one I’m sure you’ll find interesting.

Harper Creek Middle School Teacher Grant Recipient

HCMS STEM teacher received the Guido A. and Elizabeth Binda Foundation, coordinated by the Calhoun Intermediate School District.

Harper's Unsung Hero - Justin King

Justin was born and raised in Small Town Michigan. He and his siblings enjoyed spending much of their free time exploring outdoors. Athletics was a big part of his high school experience and the support his teams received from the community added to the excitement. He knew early on that he wanted to spend his life helping others. His career in public safety eventually led him to Harper Creek.