Portrait

Rehearsing Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in Symphonic Orchestra on Oct 27, 2nd chair Corrine Williams-Hough (10) plays her viola.
Student musicians audition for All-State ensembles
Story by Leo Kendall, Staff Writer • November 8, 2022
From Oct. 19 to 23, ELHS band and orchestra students traveled to Mason High School for a 10-minute audition for Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA)’s state-wide bands and orchestras.
U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin speaks to a crowd of community members at a political event held in the high
school gym alongside U.S. representative Liz Cheney. At the event, Slotkin primarily spoke about political polarization,
extremism on both sides of the aisle and her relationship with Cheney.
Elissa Slotkin and Liz Cheney's Joint Rally at ELHS: A Look Inside
Story by Adan Quan, Editor-in-Chief, Copy • November 4, 2022
Adan Quan takes you for an inside look into the recent campaign event for U.S. representative Elissa Slotkin (D, MI-7), with guest representative Liz Cheney (R-WY).
Shakespeare with a Twist
Shakespeare with a Twist
Story by Willa Cornillie, Editor-in-Chief, Copy • October 10, 2022

The theater program will be putting an unexpected twist on Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” as this year's fall play, currently...

Stuck on the Sideline
Stuck on the Sideline
Story by Mitchell Roberts, Staff Writer • November 9, 2022

Anna Delgado  As Anna Delgado’s (12) senior year approached, she knew she was gonna be a highly ranked runner in  michigan. But six weeks...

Cheering on her players at varsity girls basketball practice on Oct.27, coach Grace Whelan leads a group workout.
Back in the game
Story by Elizabeth Gisholt, Staff Writer • November 8, 2022

For Grace Whelan’s (‘13) whole life, she just focused on being a player. She played four years on varsity basketball, won a State Championship,...

Rallying on
Story by Quinn Martin, Copy Editor • May 31, 2022

Compared to last year's team of 14, this year's JV tennis team boasts 25 players. Some joined the team to enjoy a spring hobby while others joined...

Mayfield poses for a photo outside of ELHS on Sept 7.
Meeting Mr. Mayfield
Story by Adan Quan and Frankie Calabrese Barton November 9, 2022

Ever since he was in high school, Shannon Mayfield has wanted to help people. Whether in law enforcement or education, Mayfield has always tried...

Hurricane Ian destroys cities near the coast, and causes trees to be knocked down. Photo courtesy of Dagny Hagerstrom
Help from afar
November 8, 2022
Sitting at her desk on Oct. 28, English teacher Emily Holmes helps one of her AP literature students in 5th hour.
Beyond the Pages
November 8, 2022
Becoming reality
Becoming reality
November 4, 2022
Preparing for a race on Oct. 8, Clayton DeBruyn (9) participates in the cider cup home regatta at Lake Lansing.
A team for all
November 4, 2022
Speaking a crowd of community members at a political event in the high school gym alongside Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, Representative Elissa Slotkin captivates the audience with various stories from the campaign trail and D.C. At the event, Slotkin primarily spoke about political polarization,
extremism on both sides of the aisle and her relationship with Cheney.
EDITORIAL: On election day, make the only reasonable choice
Story by The Portrait Editorial Board November 4, 2022
In a time when politics have become extremely partisan and polarized, it can often be hard to pick who to vote for down the ballot. But there are some issues that we, the editorial board of Portrait, believe should be made a priority. With the overturning of Roe v. Wade over the summer and increasingly extreme rhetoric from Republican candidates, we feel that there are some choices that are only reasonable. The Portrait Editorial board breaks down its endorsements for candidates in various local and state-wide races.
A monitor showing a live feed of the main door sits next to secretary, Nikie Tabors desk. She uses it to check peoples credentials before letting them enter the school.
Stay on the Safe Side
Story by Holyn Walsh, Writer • March 21, 2022

Multiple students have reported being concerned about school security. Personally, I was also worried–it...

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