Meet Oxford’s salutatorians: Hershman, Long, and Vandecar

There was a three-way tie for the title of salutatorian among Oxford High School’s 2016 graduating class. All three salutatorians graduated with a 4.0 GPA. The first student is Nickolas Hershman, son of Lee and Teresa Hershman of Oxford. When Hershman was not studying, he played varsity lacrosse for two years and was an editor […]

State supt. tours school district

It’s not very often that state and local-level government officials meet eye-to-eye. But last Wednesday, that’s exactly what happened in the Oxford school district State Superintendent Brian Whiston, from the Michigan Department of Education, made an appearance in the Oxford School District for a four hour-long tour with district officials, exploring all the district has to […]

Allen Mc Means

Allen Mc Means, a native of Oxford, died peacefully at his home in Vanzant, Missouri on the evening of May 19, 2016 after a bout with a recurrent illness. He was 81. Allen worked for many years with Michigan Bell Telephone. He relished retirement and relocated to the southeastern Missouri countryside where he spent many […]

OHS seniors earn awards, scholarships

Oxford High School hosted its Senior Honors and Awards Program for the class of 2016 Tuesday. Graduating seniors received awards from various OHS departments, clubs/organizations, the Armed Forces, and a wide variety of scholarships from different organizations. According to OHS Principal Todd Dunckley, the class of 2016 was awarded over $25,000 in local scholarships and […]

Johnson, DeChicchis top students for 2016

Two students were recently selected as the 2016 valedictorians for Oxford High School. One student is Anne Elizabeth Johnson. Graduating from OHS with a 4.0 GPA, she is the daughter of Laura and William Johnson, of Oxford. Throughout her time in school, Johnson was involved in a number of extracurricular activities such as band, jazz […]

Graduating seniors explore faith, future at service

Faith and the future were the focus of the 2016 Oxford High School Baccalaureate Service held May 22 at the Performing Arts Center. A baccalaureate ceremony is a religious service honoring a graduating class. Sponsored by Christ the King Church in Oxford and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Orion, the service highlighted the importance […]

Firefighters honored for bravery

Four Addison firefighters and three Oxford residents were among those honored May 18 by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office for their extraordinary efforts in saving lives and assisting public safety personnel over the past year. From the Addison Fire Department, Chief Jerry Morawski, Sgt. Joe Fisher, Sgt. Chuck Johnson, and EMS Coordinator Rob Fitzpatrick were […]

OHS student takes on Type 1 diabetes

Kaitlyn Mattiello, a high school senior in Oxford Schools Early College (OSEC) program, found a unique way to raise awareness for Type 1 diabetes – golf. She recently organized an outing at Devil’s Ridge Golf Club in Oxford to benefit Type 1 diabetes research as part of her Capstone project through the OSEC program. For […]

OES students earn bicycles as rewards for reading

Four lucky students at Oxford Elementary School were rewarded with a shiny new bicycle for actively reading throughout the month of March, which is National Reading Month. The third, fourth, and fifth-graders packed into the school cafeteria May 10, anxious to find out if their reading efforts had paid off. Four bikes sat on the […]

Art show features works of OHS seniors

A giant panda, a ceramic cat with a face of flowers and detailed self-portraits were a few of the unique creations found at the annual Senior Art Show May 10 at Oxford High. Twenty OHS seniors and one junior featured a collection of artwork they had created throughout their high school careers. Each student used […]