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Saint Gerard Society Announces Boyd Family Scholarship

Saginaw, Mich. – The Saint Gerard Society (SGS) today announced a scholarship program honoring the Boyd family for generations of dedicated service to Catholic education in Saginaw.

The Boyd Family scholarship will provide tuition assistance to families and students of all faiths who wish to attend Nouvel Catholic Central Schools.

“The Boyd family has provided nearly one hundred years of combined service to Catholic education in Saginaw,” said SGS President, Pete Ramah. “The family’s unmatched success on the playing fields pales in comparison to the positive impact the family has had on forming young adults in the teachings of Christ and reaching their academic potential.”

The SGS awarded $75,000 in renewable scholarships to 68 students who attended Nouvel Schools in 2019-20. Ramah expects the Boyd Family Scholarship to increase those numbers.

The Boyd family’s contributions to Catholic education stretches back decades.

Family patriarch, Leo “Smokey” Boyd, was an outstanding basketball and football player at SS Peter & Paul High School. He played on two national championship football teams at Michigan State. Boyd returned to his alma mater where, in addition to being a teacher and later athletic director, he coached football, basketball, track, and baseball. He remains the winningest high school football coach in Saginaw County. His achievements both in the classroom and on the field have earned him the honor and respect of his peers and his former students.  Boyd has been inducted into the Michigan High School Coaches Hall of Fame, the Michigan High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame, the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan Hall of Fame, the Saginaw County Sports Hall of Fame, and the Saginaw Catholic Schools Hall of Fame.

Smokey’s two sons, Christopher and Michael, were educated at SS Peter & Paul High School. They followed in Smokey’s footsteps, serving as coaches for the Nouvel football team, with Michael ultimately taking on an extended role at the school.In addition to hismany years as an assistant coach for the Panthers, Christopher’s contributions include service as the president of the Nouvel school board and long term board member.

Michael Boyd starred in football at SS Peter & Paul and Alma College. He came back to serve as an assistant to his father at Nouvel in 1990.When Smokey retired, Michael took over as head coach in 2000. In all, Michael served as a Nouvel school administrator for 21 years. During his tenure, he served as both athletic director and dean of students. Under his leadership, Nouvel was selected as Michigan’s top high school athletic program by Sports Illustrated magazine. Michael was the Panther’s head football coach for 19 years, in addition to the nine years spent assisting his father. With Michael in a coaching role, Nouvel won 19 District and Regional titles and three State Championships. Boyd was twice named State Coach of the Year and led 14 Academic All-State teams.In 2019, he joined his father as a member of the Michigan High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame.

Smokey, Michael, and Christopher cite Betty Boyd as the unifying force of the family. Betty was a long-time educator at SS Peter & Paul Elementary school and served on numerous Catholic School Committees. She and Smokey have been married for nearly 70 years. The positive impact that this family has had on generations of Saginaw Catholic School students is due to the loving support and encouragement of Betty as a wife and mother.

“The Boyd family has cherished Catholic school education beginning with my father attending Saginaw SS. Peter & Paul,” said Michael Boyd. “We have always believed in faith-based education and the significant difference it has made in each of our lives and the lives of others, including Christopher’s three children and my own two daughters. The strength and accessibility of Catholic education in our community has and will continue to be a priority for our family for generations to come. Our family is honored to be members of the Nouvel community and humbled to be recognized through this scholarship. ”

The Boyd Family Scholarship is a donor-advised fund and will be part of the Saint Gerard Scholarship program. It will be designated as long-term with endowment provisions. Interest from the fund will accumulate and be distributed each year into the general scholarship awards made by the Saint Gerard Society.

For more information, please visit or Pete Ramah or (989) 928-1990.


IMTS Institute Noida Key Differentiators Technology-based Learning in India

IMTS Institute Key Differentiators Technology-based learning is still to make big in India, but its implementation has become a necessity. In the changing dynamics, students are preferring financial independence, picking up jobs as per their interest at an early age. For the whole purpose, the traditional education system fails to satiate their needs. Here is where we need distance learning the most.

As a pioneer of distance learning in India, we started in the year 2004 to help students find the best available distance learning program as per their subject interest. IMTS Institute started as a mission to bridge the difference and laid the founding stone for distance learning in India. Here is everything that makes us different:

Admission for the session of 2020-21

IMTS INSTITUTE is an information and guidance centre in Noida ( G -38 Sector -3). Students can visit our institute or can also call our expert counsellors. They would surely give them the best information on the course with best colleges/universities with affordable fee and Admission Process.

IMTS was established with a motive to provide best career guidance and doing it for the last 16 years. Students who are looking for admission in distance/regular mode and need to know about the career in Arts, Commerce, and Science can ask from experts.

Those students who are not able to complete their graduation and post-graduation at regular mode can also get information about the best university for distance education.

Institute is open for admission! The counselling would start from 15 June 2020 in Noida and Delhi State. Institute calls up to 30 education experts for career guidance who provide information related to colleges, universities, courses (undergraduate and postgraduate).

The last section of the institute polished the knowledge of 15000 students and helped them to get admission in different universities in India as well as abroad.

Counselling For Distance and Online Course

Institute provides free counselling to every student and also support to take admission in different universities in India as well as abroad. Our counsellor has never disappointed students in providing the best information. IMTS provides some of the services which are entirely focused to give the students an avenue to enhance their educational experience.

Our counsellors believe in providing quality information to the students to guide them at our best and help to choose the best course for them.

With so many career options available for them, most of them do not realize that all that they need is a poke in the right direction. They blindly appear for all kinds of exams and do not realize their forte. We, with our expert team of professionals, will help these confused students to realize their potential and choose a career which would best suit them.

The institute is highly recommended for those who are planning to complete their graduation and postgraduation to enhance the education level. The interested students can contact us so that they can get free counselling. Our counsellors are always ready to give the best information about the course and best career guidance to make them choose the brightest career in this competitive world.

Thus, the sole purpose of IMTS INSTITUTE is to provide information to the public at large, in relation to various courses offered by various institutes and UGC update guideline information.

Education For All

IMTS also plans to make an online Counselling where students can get the information of several courses, several universities, several diplomas and other news.

The applicants can easily fetch information about the course, they want to know. They will get the complete explanation of each course and exams such as course information, application form date, exam date, result date, entrance exam information, answer key declaration date, entrance exam result declaration date, etc.

Apart from counseling, IMTS institute Noida also facilitates individuals from taking admission in the Institute till their results. We feel immense pleasure to share that various professionals from the industries are facilitated and admired by us and working with enthusiasm.

For more information, visit

Press & Media Contact:
IMTS Institute
G 38, 2nd Floor, Sector 3,
Noida – 201 301
Uttar Pradesh, India
+91 92109 89898

Announcing Georgia Test Prep- An online tool to help your child create a solid foundation in Georgia Standards of Excellence!

It is with great pleasure we announce that today we have launched Georgia Test Prep, an online solution to help parents and students of the state of Georgia create a solid foundation in Georgia Standards of Excellence.

Georgia Test Prep is meant to supplement a child’s school learning by providing a place to practice thousands of Georgia standards based math and ELA questions online, from the safety and comfort of home. Parents and students can easily track students’ progress and eliminate the need for purchasing a number of costly practice books or spending endless hours searching for worksheets and then checking them, because all of the content is digitally available.

Why Georgia Test Prep?

Georgia educators are doing an outstanding job of teaching the standards set for Georgia’s curriculum in school. But there isn’t enough opportunity for the repetition of concepts. For students to truly retain what they learn, they have to continuously practice answering questions on a topic they want to master.

So a team of parents of school children and Georgia state teachers got together to solve this. And thus Georgia Test Prep was born.

Georgia Test Prep Benefits Students and Parents

The content has been specifically designed to be aligned with Georgia school curriculums. It is made in Georgia, by Georgia teachers, especially for Georgia students.

Parents can use the tool to assign homework to their kids, and parents and students both get a dashboard to monitor the student’s progress. The entire bank of questions is being made available for less than ten cents a day.

Georgia Test Prep makes it easy for students and parents because:

  • All the material is available online.
  • The tool is available wherever the student is, all they need is an internet connection. There is no need to carry around cumbersome books or worksheets.
  • Parents don’t have to invest in multiple expensive books that soon become obsolete.
  • Parents can spend time helping their children strengthen their basics rather than checking the answers, since the web application does it automatically.
  • Since the content is developed based on Georgia school curriculums, you can be assured that it is an effective tool that addresses what students are expected to know by GSE.

Georgia Test Prep is a great ally for parents to help their kids get an edge in their education and an easy tool to help kids practice math and ELA questions closely aligned to the Core curriculum and GSE. It is available today at

Kestone partners with Give India to present Imagine, The Largest 24-hour Virtual Global Fundraiser Connect on 10th Oct 2020

Kestone, among India’s leading integrated marketing services company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Career Launcher (NSE, BSE: CLEDUCATE) and Give India, India’s most trusted platform for donors, present Imagine, India’s largest 24-hour Virtual Global Fundraiser Connect from 10-11 Oct 2020.

Imagine in its 24 hrs of content will bring together Arunachalam Muruganantham – Padman of India, Atul Khatri – an Indian stand-up comedian , Dharmendra Rai – Mind Map Trainer, Dr. Mickey Mehta, Global leading holistic health guru and corporate life coach, Jessie Paul, CEO, Paul Writer, Anand Neelakantan, well known author & screenwriter, C. K. Kumaravel, Co-founder of Groom India Salon & Spa, Sourabh Kaushal, Internationally Acclaimed Entrepreneur and over 50+ other artists, influencers, business leaders, thought leaders and social change makers from across the globe to connect, collaborate and contribute to support the noble cause of enabling uninterrupted education in the post-COVID world, through inspiring sessions, workshops and performances.

The event is a celebration of the human spirit and a demonstration of the power of technology to bridge physical boundaries and barriers to provide a platform for people to come together from across the globe. Now more than ever is the time for us to reimagine the world as we know it and look beyond the constraints of the current reality that we are faced with. While we have already witnessed a sea change through technological transformation in every aspect of our life, this is just the tip of the iceberg. It is time for us to leverage technology in novel ways to stay connected, keep our social accountability alive, innovate and build new communities as we navigate this new normal.

Speaking on the occasion, Piyush Gupta, President, Kestone said, “While we settle into the new normal and stay connected using newer technologies, we can’t ignore that a sizeable population of India is still deprived of the basic necessities required to be part of the online learning modes in this pandemic impacted world. Social responsibility in education is critical now. The shift from physical to online has its own challenges and the lesser privileged children are the ones who are suffering the most with no access to digital means of modern education. Imagine – India’s 24-hour Virtual Global Fundraiser Connect is our humble attempt to rekindle this sense among all and bring together known and unknown personalities from across the world to collaborate for a single cause that has the power to change the world.”

Priyanka Prakash, Head-Online Giving, Marketing & Partnerships, GiveIndia:- further added “We are happy to partner with Kestone for Imagine, the 24-hour virtual connect for a cause. At GiveIndia, we have always been keen to collaborate with prospects that aim for a heightened social impact. With Imagine, we intend to support children’s education by making them access e-learning in these curtailed times”


About Kestone IMS Pvt Ltd. Founded in 1997, Kestone IMS is among India’s leading integrated marketing solutions provider with a presence in 6 areas – digital marketing, event management, manpower services, training, Marcom, and CEP. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Career Launcher (NSE, BSE: CLEDUCATE), its headquartered in New Delhi with offices in Bengaluru & Mumbai in India besides Singapore, Dubai & the US. The Rs. 130 crore Kestone counts Dell and Cisco as among its longest-serving clients and has strategized & executed several programs/campaigns for 100+ companies across IT, ITES, FMCG, travel, transport, automotive and real estate, etc. It has built a portfolio of IP – Melting PotInquizitive Minds, Pocket Events, and Axis. Kestone has won ACEF Global Customer Engagement Awards in 2018, 2019 & 2020, WOW Awards, Lighthouse Insights Best Mobile Marketing 2018, and Marketing Excellence Awards 2017 among other accolades.



About Give India

GiveIndia exists to alleviate poverty by enabling the world to give. Established in 2000, we are India’s most trusted giving platform. Our suite of products & solutions enables all givers – individuals and organizations – to donate conveniently to any cause directly on our platform, at their workplace, or through one of our partners. Our community of 1.5M+ donors and 150+ partners have supported 1500+ verified nonprofits, impacting 8M+ lives across India


For all editorial queries, contact: Pragya Jha – 8376898911 l

BrainTrain Releases Test of Attention and Executive Functioning for In-Home Testing

BrainTrain, a company which designs a variety of psychological testing and training software, has released the MeSA, a computerized assessment designed to test a person’s attention, mental processing speed and mental flexibility – All of these functions are essential in performing tasks requiring executive functioning and planning. Using the MeSA, healthcare professionals can, in about ten minutes, evaluate mental functioning abilities that are often impaired in individuals with cognitive impairments. Thus, the MeSA can aid healthcare professionals in evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of individuals ages 8 to 88 who suffer from cognitive impairments such as Dementia, Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), ADHD, or Learning Disorders. This Windows software uses a unique guided administration that can be used by clients to safely take the test at home or while maintaining social distance in the office using an iPad. The results are immediately and securely uploaded to the clinician’s computer.

The MeSA measures the two components of Executive Functioning – Attention Control (AC) and Executive Control (EC). Executive control is the cognitive ability which enables one to self-direct in order to achieve personal goals by activating an individual’s working memory. Two versions exist – the MeSA-IE, for ages 8-14 and the MeSA-AE, for ages 15-89.

The MeSA also integrates its findings with BrainTrain’s IVA-2 – ADHD report writing software. Reports in Word format then help guide clinicians in being able to quickly understand an individual’s problems and to then develop a comprehensive treatment plan to help them. Many people with ADHD or MCI struggle to achieve their goals in both work and school settings due to impaired Executive Functioning and can be greatly helped once their problems are identified.

The MeSA is easy to use, because the test administration is automated along with its scoring and draft interpretative reports facilitate the healthcare provider’s understanding of the test results. The MeSA is based on the well-known Trail Making Test and features comprehensive multi-study research norms based on the testing of over 6,000 individuals and importantly adjusts its scores based on the person’s exact age and education level. Because it is fully computerized for use with any iPad, it can be easily administered remotely or in the office. The test administration is perceived as non-judgmental and all feedback, since it is provided by the computer, is immediate and perceived as non-judgmental.

For more information about BrainTrain’s new MeSA Test of Executive Functioning, professionals should visit the BrainTrain website at or directly link to the MeSA page at Or call BrainTrain sales at 800-822-0538 to speak with our friendly staff to request a FREE trial of the MeSA test.

About BrainTrain:
BrainTrain, Inc. has been in the business of creating neuropsychological testing and training software since 1989, when neuropsychologist, Dr. Joseph A. Sandford, author and developer of numerous programs, first released the Captain’s Log: Cognitive Training Program. This original software helped form the foundation for many products to come, assisting people in developing their mental acuity and helping professionals improve the quality of their client’s lives.

Media Contact:
Joseph Sandford
BrainTrain, Inc.