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The Gull Lake Community Schools Foundation is creating a fund to continue the mission to expand and enrich each student's experience through innovation.

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The Gull Lake Community Schools Foundation is creating a fund to continue the mission to expand and enrich each student's experience through innovation.

In my sophomore year at Gull Lake, my friend Micah and I met Wednesdays in Mr. Lang's classroom to work on our computer science projects. As we gained experience, we applied to get a club started, the Arduino club. We mostly worked on our website, before becoming a more public club, helping the community. Micah was a great front facing person and an excellent public speaker who understood my work. I was great at writing code and was pretty good at electrical engineering. We gained notoriety fast around the tech and academic community in southwest Michigan, earning a Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) award for the school! In our junior year, we were known among most IT Professionals in Michigan and I was offered a job as a technician at Newmind Group, a blossoming managed services provider in downtown Kalamazoo. I was able to get this job because of all the progress we made at school and in our community. In our senior year, we were trying to spread our knowledge and spark interest in computer science and engineering, when Matt Hawkins asked us to do a demonstration of what we have been working on to help out students during their innovation hour. We also built the 3D printer for the highschool and helped to fix and maintain the middle school's 3D printer. My time at Gull Lake helped to jumpstart my career and helped the school and community by sparking interest in computers and technology for classes to come. We hope they too can pass along the torch that Micah and I started.