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The People and Traditions of Utica Community Schools

Amanda Chodnicki
UCS Graduate
Reporter - CBS/Fox Affiliate
Evansville, Indiana

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Jennifer Haase
UCS Graduate
Past Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
Current Trustee for Macomb Community College

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Kevin Lawton

UCS Graduate - 1988
Henry Ford II High School

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Najjar Nick Najjar
UCS resident and area realtor
Parent of two UCS graduates
and a current elementary student
Medical Careers Medical Health Careers Program


Connie Debbaud

Connie Debbaudt

UCS Resident and Grandparent
Former UCS Staff Member
Skvarce Becky Skarvce
UCS Parent

Children
Emily - Henry Ford II High School
Frankie - Henry Ford II High School
Mary Faith- Havel Elementary School
Justin Adam Justin

UCS Graduate
Sergeant First Class
Geospatial Engineer
U.S. Army
Turner Jason Turner

Utica High School Graduate
Small Business Owner
Waller

Sharon D'Andreta-Waller


UCS Parent
Small Business Owner

Lee Meet Lee Copacia

UCS Resident for 49 Years
UCS Parent and Grandparent
Block Meet Al Block

Realtor for 25 Years
UCS Parent
Klida Meet Dr. David Klida

Local Business Owner
Parent of Two UCS Graduates
25 Year Resident of UCS

Smith

Meet Eric Smith

Macomb County Prosecutor
UCS Parent

Bur

Meet Krista Bur

Utica Community Schools graduate
Henry Ford II High School

Self-published author
Co-Founder Michigan Authors Syndicate

Graduate Student

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UCS is one of the nation's best communities for music education

Utica Community Schools has been named one of America's Best Communities for Music Education by the California-based National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation.

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The UCS ThunderQuest

The largest regional competition in Michigan for First Lego League

Freigruber

Meet Amy Freigruber

Professor at Macomb Community College and Rochester College

Married
Michael Freigruber

Graduate
Eisenhower High School, Class of 1991

Parent
Matthew - Bemis Junior High School

Nassar Meet Charles Nassar

UCS Graduate
Sixth Grade Teacher at DeKeyser Elementary
Company Commander with an engineer company based at Selfridge Air National Guard Base

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Meet Lauren Podell

UCS Graduate
Class of 2004
Henry Ford II High School

Field Reporter - Channel 4 News

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Susan and Mike Sikorski

Parents of Two UCS Graduates from Henry Ford II High School

Susan Sikorski

  • UCS Graduate
  • Teacher - Beck Elementary

Mike Sikorski

  • Retired UCS Teacher
  • Current Coach of Science Olympiad, Math Olympiad and Gifted and Talented- Beck and Crissman Elementary Schools
Dukes

Meet Esterlene N. Dukes

UCS Parent

Married
Cedric Dukes

Children
Preston Dukes, UHS Junior
Charlene Dukes, Jeannette 9th Grader

Veterans Day

West Utica Veterans Day Celebration

Mary Kerner, third grade teacher
West Utica Elementary

William Dobbie, Senior Vice Commander
VFW Post 4659

Farrington

Jeff Farrington

UCS Graduate and Resident

State Representative, District 30
Former president, Dynamic Recruiters, Inc

Danny

Danny Haidar

UCS Senior
Utica Academy for International Studies

Studying Government and Linguistics
at Columbia University

Freeman

Angela and Brent Freeman
Grandparents of UCS Students
Nicolas Cucchiara
Jack Cucchiara
Alivia Cucchiara

Brent Freeman
Representative, Primerica Financial Services
Treasurer - Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Angela Freeman
Community Relations Director at First State Bank

Lope

Ray Lope

Co-owner

William Sullivan & Son Funeral Directors
Charter Member - UCS Foundation for Educational Excellence

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Claire Gawel

Stevenson High School Senior

Future Plans
University of Michigan
Study of Slavic Languages

Career and Technical Education
Student of the Year
Macomb County

Lorrenzo Lorenzo Santavicca

Senior, Eisenhower High School
Attending the James Madison College at Michigan State University
Denyeal Denyeal Nesovski

Children
Stefan - Roberts Elementary CORE program
Demetrius - Morgan Elementary School
Christian - Morgan Elementary School
Brandon Brandon Manzella

Principal, Eppler Junior High School
1990 Graduate - Utica High School
Children
Kyle - Beacon Tree Elementary
Lauren - Beacon Tree Elementary
Jo

"Grandma" Jo Anne Phillips

Volunteers Daily at Beck Elementary

Two grandchildren in Utica Community Schools

- Emma - 3rd Grade
- Katherine - 6th Grade

Graduate of Utica High School

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Michele and Melanie Templeton

Michele Templeton
Utica Community Schools Graduate
Stevenson High School
Secretary, UCS Board of Education

Melanie Templeton
Utica Community Schools Graduate
Stevenson High School

Oakland University Junior
Majoring in Biology

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ReMax Crown Properties

Robert Agnello
Associate Broker
ReMax Crown Properties


Mary Leon
ReMax Crown Properties

Parent of a UCS Graduates and Two Current Students


Success in the Classroom


Utica Community Schools Board of Education

Dr. Carol Klenow, President / Gene L. Klida, Vice President / Michele Templeton, Secretary / Dr. Robert A. Ross, Treasurer
Jennifer L. Prybys, Trustee / Ken Krolczyk, Trustee / Dr. Mary K. Thomas, Trustee
Dr. Christine Johns, Superintendent of Schools
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