DPS to celebrate student achievement in academics, the arts and athletics with three big events

Detroit Public Schools plans to celebrate student achievement with three upcoming events.

 Thursday, June 9 from 5-7 p.m. — The first annual Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learners of the Year Awards, sponsored by McDonald’s, is a tribute to DPS’ top scholar-athletes. The recognition program will be held in the DPS Welcome Center first-floor classrooms and each of the 60 Proud Strong Learners of the Week will receive plaques, culminating with the announcement and presentation of the boy and girl Proud Strong Learners of the Year. The media, parents and school personnel are invited.

 Thursday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m. — The 42nd Annual Evening Fine Arts event will be held at the Fox Theatre, featuring Vocal and Instrumental Music, Art and Dance by Detroit Public Schools students. For ticket information, call the Office of Fine Arts at (313) 873-8373. Tickets also can be secured through http://eveningoffinearts.eventbrite.com/ Admission is free but a ticket is required.

Thursday, June 16 at 6 p.m. — The Annual Excellence Awards Banquet will be held at Cobo Hall for more than 300 DPS seniors who have maintained a 3.5 grade point average or above. (This event is for invited guests only.)

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