Once again, the Board of Education is the center of attention in Howell. After initially deciding on February 11 to split the high school student population and have nearly 2,000 students attend Howell High and only about 650 attend the newly opened Parker High, they changed their vote on February 25 to adopt a new resolution that was not one of the original seven that the Board considered: “Option 8”. However, they left their vice president out of the vote and that has caused the tensions that are plaguing the Board.
My name is Erica Larson and I am a sophomore Journalism major at Michigan State University. After graduating, I am hoping to write for an equestrian magazine or online publication.
I was born and raised in Massachusetts, then moved to Michigan before I began high school. I attended Howell High where I was a staff writer for the school newspaper for a year and a half. I spent the second half of my Senior year helping the newspaper adviser develop a curriculum for a unit on magazine writing for her Introduction to Journalism class. I was also on my high school’s varsity equestrian team for four years and served as captain during my Senior year.
I am an avid equestrian and have a small stable of five horses. I am an active Jumper Dressage rider and trainer, and I am hoping to break into the world of Three Day Eventing this season. I have been riding since I was 5 and hope to continue riding in the future.