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Music Care Program

The Music Care Program took place for the first time since COVID-19 on October 14, 2022. The program is a great way for musicians to volunteer their time and talent by playing in the lobby of the MyMichigan hospital. Performers this past Friday included Zaky El-Nachef, Hope Ridley, Caden Cummings, Maia Figueroa, and Sarah Li. Students who are interested may check out the Music Care Program info on the mymichigan website or contact for more information.

On Saturday, October 15, the Dow High Orchestras traveled to the Max M. and Marjorie Fisher Music Center in Detroit to watch the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. This is the students' first field trip to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra since everything shut down for Covid-19. They were able to watch one of the best orchestras in the country perform music by Prokofiev and Mozart. The performance also featured world-renowned cello soloist Kian Soltani who performed the Haydn Cello Concerto and a personal composition, Persian Fire Dance.

Dow High School Varsity Boys Tennis State Title

The boys SVL tennis team won its 17th consecutive SVL tournament. This is Dow's 44th tournament championship in the last 56 years. Winning, without dropping a set, for Dow were Austin King, Aaron Li, Logan Yu, Nimai Patel, Thomas Ladwein, Bobo Qiu, Roofy Elsadaany, Aiden Tanis, Shubhan Nagarkar, Vishagan Karthikeyan, Konnor Janeczko and Dominic Griffin.

Dow varsity tennis won its 14th straight regional by sweeping each flight and earning a perfect score for the second straight year. Regional champions for Dow are Austin King (who was also named MVP of the SVL for the second straight year), Aaron Li, Logan Yu, Nimai Patel, Thomas Ladwein, Bobo Qiu, Roofy Elsadaany, Aiden Tanis, Vishagan Karthikeyan, Shubhan Nagarkar, Dominic Griffin, and Konnor Janeczko. Dow next plays in the state competition next weekend October 14th and 15th AT HOME!!! The tournament will be held at the tennis center and admission is free. Come support the team as they go for their seventh state championship in the last 14 years!!!

The H.H. Dow Chargers Boys Tennis Team defended 'Home Court' over the weekend to claim their 7th State Title in School History, their first since 2016, and all under Head Coach Terry Schwartzkopf. Every Flight scored points to contribute to this State Championship! Singles & Doubles State Winners -

  • Aaron Li took home the Singles Win Flight 2
  • Niami Patel in Flight 4
  • Doubles Team of Roofy Elsaadany and Aiden Tanis in Flight 2

Dow High School Girls Golf 2022

The Dow High girls golf team won their Regional Championship with a team score of 363. Leading the way for the Chargers and winning top medalist was Sophia Lee, who shot a 79. Also, helping the Chargers to victory were Abby Wilson who shot a 90, Kylie Keefer and Savannah Reitz with a 97, and Joline Che with a 98. Great Job ladies!! The girls will compete for a State Championship at Forest Akers West on October 14th and 15th.

The Lady Charger Golfers took 15th at States

Dr. Francisco’s advanced 2D students working in watercolor!

IB Theory of Knowledge Exhibition was held in Dow High's Front Hallway in September.

For the TOK Exhibition students apply three objects of their choice to an IB prompt. Our exhibition was held during lunches so 9th and 10th grade students could learn more about IB. Parent Sarah Gross said, “It was an impressive sight-seeing so many motivated students lining the hall, ready to discuss their studies and answer questions to peers, parents, teachers and staff.”


Image 1 - Students lined the front hall at Dow High to share their IB TOK Exhibition work with other students.

Image 2 - Paige Dolph & Principal Davis discuss Paige’s homemade sweater at the TOK Exhibition


The Dow High DECA Club

The Dow High DECA Club celebrates a unique milestone this year – 50 years of organization! DECA is an international club that prepares emerging leaders to be college and career ready. Students focus on one of the 5 major areas of Business and Marketing to study, prepare and compete with thousands of students from around the world.

Dow High DECA was founded in 1972 by teacher Dick Lebsack. The club consisted of 20 members. In 2001 teacher Charley Brunner took over the club and in 2008 teacher Melissa DeBoer took over the club. Throughout the years the club has seen great success and has continued to be a big part of the business education classes at Dow High School. The club is currently advised by teacher Erin Royalty and this year boasts a record number of members – 173!

Are you a DECA Alumni? Share your DECA story to Interested in more information? Visit our Facebook page at Midland Dow High DECA or follow us on Instagram @DowHighDECA


IB Business Management students conducted business research and designed pumpkins for local businesses. Students researched company branding, and created designs to highlight the business’ logo and products and services they offer. IB Business students recognize that all local businesses are assets to the community stakeholders.