Mona Shores http://michiganradio.org en Muskegon is home to America's tallest, singing Christmas tree http://michiganradio.org/post/muskegon-home-americas-tallest-singing-christmas-tree <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.4318181818181819;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:13pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.4318181818181819;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:13pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-198a3c94-c3e3-98bd-7168-388e060774ba"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Georgia; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">A major holiday performance happens this weekend in West Michigan. Students, teachers and parents at Mona Shores High School have spent thousands of hours preparing for the event, where they create a living breathing, and singing Christmas Tree — that’s five-stories tall, and holds more than 200 student singers.</span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.4318181818181819;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:13pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-198a3c94-c3e3-98bd-7168-388e060774ba"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Georgia; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">It’s getting lots of national attention. In 2011, TLC featured the tree on its aptly-titled holiday show, “Extreme Christmas Trees.” This year, it’ll be highlighted on the Travel Channel. </span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.4318181818181819;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:13pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-198a3c94-c3e3-98bd-7168-388e060774ba"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Georgia; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The show is now in its 29th year. </span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.4318181818181819;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:13pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-198a3c94-c3e3-98bd-7168-388e060774ba"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Georgia; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Almost 300 hundred students from Mona Shores High School have been practicing for this show — held at Muskegon’s </span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia; color: rgb(54, 54, 54); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Frauenthal</span><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Georgia; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Center for Performing Arts — since Labor Day. </span></span></p><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:38:23 +0000 Mercedes Mejia 15554 at http://michiganradio.org Muskegon is home to America's tallest, singing Christmas tree Michigan high school to have gender-neutral prom court http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-high-school-have-gender-neutral-prom-court <p>Students at Mona Shores High School in Muskegon will no longer vote for a prom king or queen.</p><p>Instead, they&rsquo;ll vote for a gender-neutral prom court.</p><p>The change is the result of pressure from the <a href="http://www.aclumich.org/" target="_blank">ACLU of Michiga</a>n and Mona Shores students after a popular transgender student was elected homecoming king.</p><p>The school denied the student, Oak Reed, his crown because school records list him as a female.</p> Thu, 17 Feb 2011 23:24:23 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 1306 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan high school to have gender-neutral prom court