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Present and past collide for UCS grads
Past and present collide for Havel grads
Posted on 06/11/2021
Aidin Leline
A lot can change in six years, but a group of UCS graduates there is at least one constant: Once a Hawk, Aways A Hawk.

More than 30 UCS graduates on Thursday returned to their elementary roots at a special event sponsored by their first UCS school, Havel Elementary.

“When you look back, and you see how young and innocent you were, and now we’re here so grown up – it really warms my heart,” said now UCS alum Mary Alice Jennings, who will be studying neuroscience at Michigan State University next year.

Havel Principal Kristina Tepper said the school has held the Alumni breakfast for the past six year to celebrate their former students' graduation. 

Havel Alum“It’s great to see how much these students have grown and changed over the past years after leaving Havel,” Tepper said. “It’s a wonderful way to reconnect with them!”

Students were able to see their former teachers, take updated class pictures and even take a tour of the school. 

“This brings back a lot of memories,” said Aidan Leline, who will be studying graphics arts at Adrian College. “It feels like all of the hard work paid off.” 

Ella Krause, who plans to study finance at Michigan State University next year, said can trace her UCS beginnings all the way to preschool at Havel Elementary. 

“My time in elementary really shaped me for my future and  gave me a love of learning,” she said.