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Cedar Springs Public Schools

Purpose. Potential. Pride.
Cedar Springs Public Schools' graduates are thriving in their communities all over the world...and we are excited to share their stories! Visit each week to hear stories from alumni who are world-class athletes, academic scholars, music moguls, and Red Hawks who are enriching the world in a multitude of other ways.

Remarkable Red Hawks is a series created by students in CedarSpringsTV, an advanced video production course, at Cedar Springs High School (CSHS).  CSHS offers a variety of extracurricular activities for students to explore future career paths.  On top of core subjects, CSHS offers courses in Video Production, business, child development, marketing, web design, and more!

Visit our Red Hawk Curriculum online to see the variety of classes offered. 

Brian Brecht, Class of 1984

Art Manager/Senior Producer - Epic Games

Brian graduated from Cedar Springs High School in 1984.  He knew he wanted to work in the motion picture business, but being from a small town didn’t think that was a possibility.
Upon graduation, Brian started at the University of Detroit to become an architect...where he failed miserably.
Brian knew he needed to rethink his future, and take a chance on what he didn’t think was possible.

Watch Brian share his story of how he went from Cedar Springs Public Schools Alumni into the world of motion pictures.
Creator/Producer: Max VanderMeulen, Cedar Springs High School Student

Maddie Liggett, Class of 2014

Teacher - Cedar Springs Public Schools

When Maddie graduated in 2014, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in education, specifically in creating curriculum.  In her mind, elementary schools were underdeveloped in helping students start to think about their career path and she wanted to make a change.  

Find out how this Remarkable Red Hawk changed the curriculum here in her hometown and is making a lifelong impact on students today!

Creator/Producer: Mara Lutz, Cedar Springs High School Student

Justin Balczak, Class of 2011
Owner, Dexter Films

Justin Balczak, a 2011 graduate remembers his High School days being filled with random things. He was part of athletics, theater, and took a lot of different courses trying to find his nitch.  After graduation, Justin started college at Lake Superior State University only to find himself making a big move that would lead him to his future career.
Find out how this Remarkable Red Hawk started his own business by taking in all the random things life has to offer!

Creator/Producer: Wyatt Mesler, Cedar Springs High School Student