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Big Thanks Go to Counselor Holliday

Sahara Ashford, Staff Writer November 11, 2014

This Thanksgiving, Southfield High students have a lot to be thankful for, such as a the football team making the playoffs and new textbooks at every grade level. They also have one person in particular...

Thomas Holliday, counselor to the stars, is retiring with fellow counselor Patricia Yorke.

Four More Staffers Announce Retirements

Ciah Green, Staff Writer April 28, 2015

Their voices resound through the school halls daily, their names are drenched in either infamy or fame, and their faces are almost as familiar as any family member's. Who are these people whose...

Senior Adriana Echols and Counselor Thomas Holliday show off the new scholarship thermometer.

Thermometer Art Records Scholarship Dollars

Class of 2015 Racks Up the Scholarships
Ciah Green, Staff Writer January 26, 2015

A new poster in the hallway outside of the Counseling Center tracks scholarship money received by Southfield High seniors from the Class of 2015. The poster is shaped like a thermometer. It records...

Choices: Sophomore Antoine Davis (above, right) consults with a Michigan State University representative.

College Fair Matches Students, Colleges

Dasia Caldwell, Staff Writer November 11, 2014

Forty-eight colleges were represented at Southfield High School’s college fair held Oct. 16 in the field house. Seniors, juniors and sophomores were excused from a morning class to meet with representatives...

Study buddies: Freshmen Kevin Spratt (foreground) and Matthew Elvin (in the Southfield shirt) complete an assignment in Jamie Glinzs Civics class. Next year freshmen and sophomores will be enrolled in single-gender classes, according to school administrators.

Separating Boys From Girls: SHS Adds More Single-Gender Classes

Turquoise Clark, Staff Writer May 13, 2014

Starting next year, both the ninth and tenth graders will be placed in single-gender classes, said School Principal Michael Horn. Ninth graders were already separated by gender this year in their math,...

Southfield High has seven Caucasian students this year. Here are three of them: (from left) freshman Jeremy Maddox, freshman Mark Holcomb and junior Alexander Mays.

White Students in Black School Share Experiences

Ashley Guinn, Staff Writer December 17, 2013

Of the 927 students enrolled at Southfield High School this year, seven are Caucasian. The school is largely comprised of African-American students, which is a huge demographic shift from what the...

School counselor Tom Holliday says every college applicant should have another set of eyes look over college applications before hitting the submit button.

Top 10 Tips for College Applications

Eric Scott, Staff Writer October 7, 2013

School Counselor Tom Holliday last year helped seniors earn more than $8.2 million in college scholarships. He has been guiding seniors through the application process for more than a decade. Here are...

College goal: Seniors Aliyah Houston and McKenzie Lowry use the school library’s laptop computers to research colleges. Houston and Lowry say they both plan to apply to Michigan State University.

Seniors Apply for Early Admission

By Diante’ M. Adams and Paris Dixon October 7, 2013

Senior Shayla Watson, like thousands of high school seniors across America, is busy applying to colleges. Watson knows this is college application season, especially for those who want an early decision....

Seniors could get paid to attend class

May 20, 2013

By Eric Scott Staff Writer Next year for seniors only, there may be an opportunity to work and earn high school credits at the same time due to the addition of co-op classes. Co-op Classes are designed...

Big changes await students next year

Big changes await students next year

May 20, 2013

By Rose Danthon Staff Writer In an effort to increase student achievement, Southfield Public Schools will undergo big changes next year. Southfield High School will cluster all freshmen in their...

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