Attention ECS Sports Fans - As a reminder all home (and some away) JV/Varsity Boys and Girls Basketball games are live streamed on the NFHS Network. A subscription is required. On-demand recordings of past games are also available. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/
Make plans to join ECS on Wednesday, December 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the high school gym for our annual Elementary Christmas Program.
Make plans to join ECS on Thursday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m. in the high school gym for our annual Middle/High School Band Christmas Concert.
ECS is inviting all Middle School, JV, and Varsity fall sports student-athletes and their families to join us on Wednesday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school cafeteria for a fall sports banquet. Please bring a desert to share and help us in celebrating the effort and accomplishments of all of our fall sports student-athletes.
This Week in Lancer Athletics! Monday, August 22 • Girls JV/Varsity Volleyball home vs. Central Lake – 6:00 Tuesday, August 23 • Girls/Boys Cross Country – Taco Two Mile @ Petoskey – 6:30 • Girls Varsity Volleyball @ Mancelona Quad – 5:30 Friday, August 26 • Varsity Football home (Central Lake) vs. Brethren – 7:00 • Varsity Volleyball @ Johannesburg-Lewiston Invitational – 9:00 AM
The Ellsworth Community School Board of Education will hold their organizational meeting on Monday, July 11 at 5:30 PM in the high school library.
Art, Reading, & Music! Join us at the ECS Elementary tonight 5:00 - 6:30pm K-12 Art Show, Summer Reading Program, Book Fair, and Music Video
Senior Spotlight - William Hunter Schultz William Hunter Schultz, son of Mary & Barney Drenth and Todd Schultz, is a comedic member of the class of 2022. Will’s hobbies include playing video games, watching movies, and visiting family/friends. One of Will’s best memories from high school was winning the Robotics District Championship and continuing on to State Competition at SVSU. Will has represented ECS on the Baseball, Basketball, and Robotics teams. Will’s favorite class in high school is the Utility Line-Worker Program. It is his favorite because he has developed a passion for climbing poles and working with his hands. Will is most proud of making it through 14 years of schooling. After graduation, Will plans to attend Alpena Community College for the Utility Line Technician program or apply for an apprenticeship. Will’s favorite quote - “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn” -Ben Franklin
Senior Spotlight - Jonathan Douglass Drogt Jonathan Douglas Drogt, son of Angie and Warren Drogt, is a nature-loving member of the class of 2022. Jonathan’s hobbies include mowing lawns, dirt biking, and firewood. One of Jonathan’s best memories from high school was building a house. In fact, Jonathan is most proud of building a house during high school. Jonathan has represented ECS on the Cross Country and Basketball teams. His favorite classes during high school have been Welding and Building trades because he is a hands-on kind of person. After graduation, Jonathan plans to work over the summer and then join the Marine Corp in the fall. Jonathan's favorite quote - "When in doubt, throttle it out." -Anonymous
Senior Spotlight - Brayden Marshall Steenwyk Brayden Marshall Steenwyk, son of Linda and Bernie Steenwyk, is a driven member of the class of 2022. Brayden’s hobbies include Football, Basketball, and Baseball. One of his best memories from High School was scoring 1,000 points in Basketball. In addition to this he has fond memories of winning districts in Basketball and Baseball. Brayden has represented ECS on the Football, Baseball, Basketball, and Quiz Bowl teams. Furthermore, he is Student Council President, a member of the National Honor Society, and SAFE in Northern Michigan. Brayden’s favorite class at Ellsworth is Chemistry because he feels that it is way better than math. Brayden is most proud of winning back to back District Championships in basketball. After Graduation, Brayden plans to attend Ferris State University to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy or Nutrition. Brayden’s favorite quote - "For what's money without happiness? Or hard times without the people you love? Though I'm not sure what's 'bout to happen next I asked for strength from the Lord up above'' -J Cole
Senior Spotlight - Stephen James Paalman Stephen James Paalman, son of Katie Menestrina and Ray St.Amour, is the Salutatorian and comedic member of the class of 2022. Stephen’s hobbies include writing terrible (some may say funny) senior spotlights. Stephen’s favorite memory from high school is when he accidentally got an extra chicken tender at lunch. Stephen is a member of the Cybertronic Lancers, National Honor Society, and Quiz Bowl. Stephen’s favorite class at ECS is lunch because it is guaranteed to not have homework. Stephen is most proud of eating four full plates at an Asian Buffet. After graduation, Stephen plans to attend Western Michigan University to obtain a Bachelor's Degree from the WMU College of Aviation. Stephen's favorite quote - "Good enough." -Anonymous
Senior Spotlight - Antonio Giordani Bartman Antonio Giordani Bartman, son of Sandra Lee Giordani and Rhett Warren Bartman, is a jovial member of the class of 2022. Antonio’s favorite memory from high school is welding class. Antonio’s favorite class at ECS is Tech Math. It is his favorite class because it has helped him with money management and other related things. After graduation, Antonio plans to attend a trade school.
Senior Spotlight - Olivia Mary Strange Olivia Mary Strange, daughter of Megan and Mike Strange, is an athletic member of the class of 2022. Olivia’s hobbies include Sports, Baking, and Painting. Olivia has represented ECS on the Volleyball, Softball, Basketball, and Cross Country teams. Olivia’s favorite class at Ellsworth is Art, because she enjoys spending time with her friends and working on new projects. One of Olivia’s favorite memories from high school is being named an All Conference Catcher her first year of catching. Olivia is most proud of winning the Pellston Softball tournament and qualifying for States in 9th & 10th grade for Cross Country. After graduation, Olivia plans to attend a Community College for two years, then transfer to a University to complete a degree in Social Work. Olivia’s favorite quote - “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” -Albus Dumbledore
Senior Spotlight - Lillian Grace Sundstrom Lillian Grace Sundstrom, daughter of Molly Jo and Jake Sundstrom, is a caring member of the class of 2022. Lilly has represented Ellsworth on the Cross Country and Track & Field teams. In addition to this, Lilly is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, and the Youth Advisory Council. Her hobbies include hiking, water skiing, painting, roller skating, and playing the ukulele. Lilly’s favorite class at ECS is History with Mrs. VanderHart. She feels that Mrs. VanderHart made it educational and engaging. Lilly is most proud of dropping 5 minutes off her personal record in Cross Country during her freshman year. After graduation, Lilly plans to attend Northern Michigan University to obtain a Bachelor's Degree in business with a minor in marketing. Lilly’s favorite quote - "Thank you, Nicki, I love you." -Doja Cat
Abigail Nicole Mayes, daughter of Kristi and Joshua Mayes, is an artistic member of the class of 2022. Abby’s hobbies include Art, Photography, and Sports. Abby has represented ECS on the Volleyball and Basketball teams. In addition to this, Abby is Vice-President of her class, a member of the National Honor Society, and Safe in Northern Michigan. Abigail’s favorite class at Ellsworth is English because she finds the course work easy and entertaining. Abby is most proud of saving a child from drowning. One of her favorite memories from high school was fitting 7 people into their cardboard bathtub sled and going down the hill screaming. After graduation, Abby plans to attend Calvin University to pursue a degree in Studio Art. Abby’s favorite quote - “Feel what you need to feel and then let it go. Do not let it consume you.” -Dhiman
Jamal Lakeland Cebulski, son of Crystal Taylor and Anthony Williams, is an influential member of the class of 2022. Jamal has represented Ellsworth on the Football, Basketball, and Track & Field teams. His hobbies include hanging with the boys and playing video games. Jamal is the treasurer of his class and a member of Safe in Northern Michigan. Jamal’s favorite class at ECS is Construction because,”who doesn’t like a class with Mr. Doug”. Jamal’s best memories from high school include his highlights and moments from football. Jamal is most proud of making it through high school in one piece. After graduation he is undecided, but plans to survive in the wilderness of life. Jamal’s favorite quote - Getting stabbed in the back isn't the worst part, it's turning around and seeing who it is- Kendrick Perkins
Emma Louise DeYoung, daughter of Faith and Jeremy DeYoung, is the Valedictorian of the class of 2022. Emma’s hobbies include reading, listening to music, and spending time with her family. Emma has represented ECS on the Cross Country, Basketball, Softball, and Robotics teams. In addition to that, Emma is Senior Class President, National Honor Society President, Student Council Senator, and a member of Book Club. Emma’s best memory from high school is playing Uno with her class. Her favorite class at Ellsworth is Science. Emma enjoys science because she finds it fun to do labs and learn how the world works. Emma is most proud of running at the State Championships for Cross Country. After graduation, Emma plans to attend Saginaw Valley State University to earn a degree in Secondary Education. Emma’s favorite quote - “Only you can control your future.” -Dr. Seuss
Keira Ann Dulaney, daughter of Heidi MacNicol, is a caring member of the class of 2022. Keira’s hobbies include spending time with family & friends, listening to music, playing sports, being artistic, and delving into long television series. Keira has represented ECS on the Volleyball, Cross Country, Track & Field,and Basketball teams. In addition to this, Keira is a member of the National Honor Society and Safe in NM. Keira’s favorite class at Ellsworth is Science. Keira enjoys it as a whole because it allows the opportunity to explain even the most simple things, but also provides a challenge in the process of learning. One of her best memories from high school is the nostalgic story-telling and laughter among her class. Keira is most proud of how much she has grown and continues to grow as a young adult. She has persevered through many challenges whilst keeping a kind heart. After graduation, Keira plans to attend Ferris State University to complete the Associate Degree Dental Hygiene program. Keira’s favorite quote - "Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is." -Mandy Hale
Congratulations to ECS Lady Lancer basketball players Emma DeYoung, Keira Dulaney, Jasmin Adams, and Annabell Bartman on being named to the Northern Lakes Conference All-Academic Team.
ECS Staff vs. Students Game Tuesday, March 22 6pm Ellsworth High School Gym Proceeds benefit the Junior Class and Prom