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Marcia Wierda: Service to Hudsonville Public Schools/Community Inductee

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A graduate of Hudsonville Public Schools, Marcia (Brandt) Wierda was a sustained example of contribution, from teaching at Bauer Elementary to later dedicating much of her life to philanthropy following her retirement. Her influence in the lives of Hudsonville students and the community through her leadership made her a wonderful choice as one of the inaugural recipients of the Distinguished […]

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Dr. Robert Visscher & Dr. Harrison Visscher: Career Accomplishment Award Winners

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Harrison Visscher graduated from HHS, Hope College, and University of Michigan Medical School. He interned at Saint Mary’s Hospital and became an officer in the US Army Medical Corps in Germany for three years. Dr. Visscher did his obstetrics and gynaecology residency at Northwestern University and then he and his brother Robert founded Grand Valley […]

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Marvin J. Overway: Honorary Achievement/Contribution to the Hudsonville Public Schools/Community Inductee

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Marvin J. Overway attended the Colorado School of Mines to study physics before being deployed to the European theatre in World War II. During that time, he served as a tank commander in Italy. Serving in a classified unit consisting of physicists, their work centred around counterintelligence. Overway and his battalion were charged with distracting […]

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Esther Luttikhuizen: Cultural/Performing Arts Distinguished Alumni Inductee

Esther Luttikhuizen attended the Hudsonville Public School system from kindergarten through graduation in 1969. Her interest in the visual arts emerged during high school. She attended Hope College where she majored in studio art and graduated in 1973. Moving to the East Coast after college, she established an active studio practice and began exhibiting and selling her […]

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Innovation in Education Award

Four yeas ago, the Hudsonville Education Foundation (HEF) approved the Innovation in Education Award.  This award is intended for an individual or group of individuals who exhibits a passion for innovation and directly impacts students in the Hudsonville Public School District.  Recipients of the award could include teachers, administrators, employees, and volunteers. Nominations for the […]

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