2017-04-19 / Front Page

New symbol of 'Maverick Pride' unveiled

Aileen Wingblad, Special Writer

Milford High School's new entrance sign, made possible through a student-led effort, was unveiled April 17.Aileen WingbladMilford High School's new entrance sign, made possible through a student-led effort, was unveiled April 17.
Aileen Wingblad

A student-led effort, several months in the making, has resulted in Milford High School sporting new signage at its entrance along Milford Road.

The school’s Leadership Class took on the project last year after learning the Huron Valley Schools district wouldn’t be budgeting funds to replace the electronic sign, which had been broken for a couple years due to age and weather-related issues. To pay for the new sign, some $15,000 was raised through a GoFundMe account — set up by senior Joe Bravo and junior Aiden Warzecha — and through the students reaching out to local businesses and members of the community for help. HVS’ Fund Development got involved, as well.

The sign, installed April 14 at the head of the boulevard, was officially unveiled April 17.

“I’m so proud of our students for taking on this project. They utilized every aspect of the community to make this project a success,” said MHS Principal Kevin McKenna.

A press release issued by HVS recognizes Leadership Class teacher David Gilbert for guiding the students to “put into place the lessons they’ve learned.” It further states: “Through their communication skills, community involvement, financial analysis, fundraising, and dedication (the students) will leave a lasting symbol of pride at Milford High School….Long after these Leadership students have graduated, their symbol of dedication and success will remain to welcome students, staff and visitors to their alma mater.”

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