Thursday, May 23, 2013
Nearly two-dozen members of the Lower School's second grade took the stage with the real estate-mogul and television star Donald Trump at the 2013 Oakland County GOP Lincoln Dinner.
Students in Christina M. Del Pizzo's second grade class at Detroit Country Day School on the outskirts of Birmingham shared the stage with Donald Trump on stage during the 2013 Oakland County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner Tuesday in Novi and were recognized for their writing about leadership. The crowd of roughly 2,300 — who each received a copy of the book of essays the students wrote — cheered as the students were introduced with the developer of major skyscrapers and star of the'Apprentice' television show. Del Pizzo said the 22 students wrote the essays in the September as part of Patriot Week, and were invited to share them at the dinner, which is the largest, and longest-running annual fundraiser for the county party. One of the students …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Madelyn Karoub, of Farminghton Hills, wins a close competition and a chance at stardom.
Detroit Country Day student Madelyn Karoub, 17, recently won a close competition that could help launch her modeling career. Karoub was the winner in Model Launcher's Green-themed contest for girls 17 through 20. Contestants were asked to submit nonprofessional photos in a favorite green outfit to participate, and public voting determined the winner. “Madelyn’s win for the Green contest was very intense,” Model Launcher CEO and founder Bill Staniford said. “Madelyn is a very sweet girl. She’s dazzling, ambitious, and knows what she wants. I know she will have countless opportunities in the future." The competition-based website gives aspiring male and female models between the ages of 13 and 35 a chance at stardom through online modeling …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The works created this year by the next generation of promising artists will be on display Sunday afternoon
Wondering what to do with yourself this weekend? Don't dismay: check out today's Weekend Spotlight: Our pick for today: Celebrate the Arts at DCDS Among those featured: Come back to Birmingham Patch for more weekend things to do in our Weekend Spotlight, or visit our events calendar. This story is updated to reflect the event in Sunday, April 28.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
The Yellowjackets beat Detroit Community 57-49 Saturday night in the Class B boys basketball finals.
The players and fans at Detroit Country Day are celebrating after the Yellowjackets brought home their ninth state championship Saturday night. Country Day beat Detroit Community 57-49 Saturday night in East Lansing in the Class B state championship, MIPrepZone reports. This is the ninth time Country Day has been crowned state champions, the first time since 2010. "Somebody has asked us if it ever gets old and (to answer them), no," head coach Kurt Keener told MIPrepZone. According to MLive, it was Austin Price and Edmond Sumner who led the Yellowjackets on the scoreboard, with Price scoring 15 points to Sumner's 13. Six of those 15 points for Price were scored in the final eight minutes. This is also the ninth state title for Keener, …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Yellowjackets beat Flint Powers 79-61 Tuesday night during the Class B quarterfinals.
Book your ticket for the Breslin Center, boys, because you're going to the semifinals. The Detroit Country Day boys basketball team is once again heading to the state semifinals this weekend after defeating Flint Powers 79-61 Tuesday night during the Class B quarterfinal matchup in Imlay City. According to MIPrepZone.com, the Yellowjackets dominated the court on Tuesday night, scoring again and again off of turnovers. "It's something that we really emphasized this year," senior Austin Price told MIPrepZone. "Once we get that going, we're really tough to beat." "We knew it was going to be a war," Country Day coach Kurt Keener told the Detroit Free Press. "There are some schools in the state that are intimidated by Country Day's …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Tickets are $15 to the satirical musical comedy, which premieres at 7 p.m. Friday at the Seligman Performing Arts Center.
Wondering what to do with yourself this weekend? Don't dismay: check out today's Weekend Spotlight: Our pick for today: Urinetown: The Musical Also happening this weekend: Come back to Birmingham Patch on Thursday for more weekend things to do in our Weekend Planner, or visit our events calendar.
Friday, November 23, 2012
The Warriors will try to reach another milestone for legendary coach Al Fracassa in Division 2, while County Day competes for the school's first crown in Division 4.
Didn't get enough football on Thanksgiving? You're in luck, and have a great opportunity to see some of the future stars of the game today when the Michigan High School Athletic Association Football Finals begin. Of Interest: Warriors in the Crowd; Faces of the Brother Rice fans at Ford Field for the 2011 Finals Brother Rice topped Wyandotte 31-3 in a dominant performance last week, and has won seven straight games. Though the regular-season schedule is full of difficult opponents both in and outside of the Catholic League, The Warriors may have its toughest task of the season against Muskegon. The Big Reds are 12-1, and have a strong tradition of winning big games too. The program boasts five state titles, including three since 2004, …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
The Madrigal Chorale, North Farmington and Detroit Country Day choirs will perform at 5 p.m.
A special benefit concert held today at North Farmington High School will raise funds and awareness for an organization that helps low-income families find stable housing. The Madrigal Chorale (MCS) performs with the North Farmington High and Detroit Country Day School choirs at 5 p.m., to benefit Habitat for Humanity. A free-will offering will be taken for the organization, and Brad Irwin, Habitat's director of partnerships, plans to speak. "I'm hopeful that we'll have a Habitat for Humanity homeowner," he said. "That's the real story ... I think it will make a bigger impression on the audience than anything I can say." Habitat for Humanity Oakland County has targeted a fundraising goal of $2.5 million this year, money that comes from …
Monday, August 6, 2012
The famed Bloomfield Hills attorney recounts his own bullying experience at Detroit Country Day while criticizing the GOP nominee for incident at Cranbrook.
Metro Detroit viewers are no stranger to seeing Geoffrey Fieger promote his law firm through an array of commercials advocating for the 'underdog' on local airwaves. But in his latest commercial, the Bloomfield Hills attorney takes on presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney for the alleged bullying incident while still a student Cranbrook in 1965. The 30-second spot, which began running this week on morning local television and appeared on YouTube a few days ago, appears to be a commercial for his firm, Fieger Law, and promotes his website. There is no mention of a political affiliation or endorsement. But the ad is clearly geared toward Romney following a public uproar about alleged bullying; Romney apologized for the incident, …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Sidharth Chand joins just three other high school students from around the country for the international competition.
Birmingham Patch likes to spotlight local young people who doing amazing things. This week, we're talking to an area teen who has proven to be one of the great young chemistry students in the state and country, and will represent the United States in international competition later this month. School: Detroit Country Day Age: 16 Hometown: Bloomfield Hills Achievement: Chand is among four high school students from around the country named to the U.S. team competing in the International Chemistry Olympiad. He and the other team members will compete with student chemists from more than 70 other countries for gold, silver and bronze medals at the University of Maryland, College Park, July 21-30. The event is organized by the American Chemical …