Awards and Praise


  • GRAMMY Foundation Signature School | 2002, 2003, 2004
  • Newsweek Magazine: Best High School in America Recognition | 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010
  • 100 Best Communities for Music Education | 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010
  • Grand Rapids Magazine: Jenison ranked 3rd best school district in West Michigan | 2011
  • Washington Post: Jenison High School ranked 1,861 out of 27,000 high schools in America in its “National Best High School Challenge” | 2011

Art Awards won in 2011-2012:

  • MAEA Region 9 Show (works displayed at the GRAM): Bursley Elementary students along with Jackie Dryer, Austin DeGroot, Nadia Bowman, Austin Schank, and Breanna Scranton
  • Youth Arts Festival at WMU: Jackie Dryer
  • Governor’s Traveling Show: Austin DeGroot (Top 18 in the State of Michigan)
  • Scholastic Art and Writing Awards: Breanna Scranton, Honorable Mention; Micheal Nagy, Gold Key Award winner with work displayed at Kendall College of Art and Design
  • Holland Area Arts Council Debut Show: Thell Stigger, Micheal Nagy, and Samantha Boone
  • JPS Art Moves: 27 junior and senior high students with work displayed at Sunnybrook Country Club and throughout the community
  • Distracted Driver Awareness Billboard Competition: Brittan Walters (selected from entries from 24 schools within Kent and Ottawa Counties; billboard can be seen on 31 S between Grand Haven and Holland).


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