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2014 Recognitions


2014 Council Recognitions

Thank You Jerri! 

JERRI WARDWELL was honored during the Thursday, May 15, Perry City Council meeting for her dedication and
commitment to the Perry-area Community.

As a dedicated member of the community, Wardwell has always been prepared to help wherever she was needed.

Her service, spanning several decades, includes the (former) Edna Bentley Meorial Library Board of Directors, the
City of Perry Cable Commission and SCOA (Shiawassee County on Aging).

Councilmembers looked on as Mayor James Huguelet presented Wardwell with a "Special Recognition Award"
commemorating her years of service to the City and its residents.

Present during the presentation were (from left): Councilmember Karen Davis; Wardwell and Huguelet;
Councilmembers Jo Anne O'Berry and Greg Wekwert; as well as (back) Councilmembers Karen Potter and Terry Wood.



Record Breakers


THE 2013-14 LADY RAMBLERS of Perry High School were honored during the Thursday, May 15 Perry City Council
meeting for their record breaking athletic achievements during the recent season.

  The Lady Ramblers finished the season with a 19-4 record, and now share the record set in 1992 for the “Most Wins.”
The team also broke the record for the “Most Consecutive Wins” by a girl’s team, starting the season 11-0
as well as the record for the “Most Regular Season Wins,” finishing 17-3.

  Members of this year’s award winning team included, (in no particular order): Chasity Potter, Kelsey Finch,
Lindsay Crim, Katie Figueras, Megan Baumgartner, Madison Hardy, Harlei Hewson, Taylor Miller, Ashley Stanley
and Samantha Hahn. The team was coached by Dawn Crim with assistance from Ryan Hammond and Tim Beebe.
Councilmember Greg Wekwert (back, center), nominated the team for the special recognition.

  As stated in the certificates, "The Lady Ramblers have brought Great Pride to the Perry Schools Sports program
as well as 
the entire Perry community."

State Winners Recognized
STATE WINNERS HONORED – Members of Perry’s CmPS (Community Problem Solving) team were honored 
for their
achievements with the P.L.A.R.N. (Plastics! Let’s All Recycle Now!) Project, 
which won them the State Championship
at the annual Michigan Future Problem Solving State Bowl Competition, 
held March 30, at Michigan State University.

  According to the Special Tributes each of the team members received at the Thursday, April 17, Perry City Council
meeting, the team “identified plastic debris as a problem affecting the community, then developed and implemented
a plan to combat the problem.”
 
As a fundraiser, the CmPS team recycles plastic shopping bags to make plastic yarn, 
which they use to crochet into
durable tote bags.
  The team is now earning money to fund their trip to compete in the International Future Problem Solving Competition,
to be held June 12-15, at Iowa State University in Ames, IA.
 
Future fundraisers include:
10:30 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, April 26, at Snyder’s IGA; and
4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 29, Burger King Night Out, in Perry.

  Members of the Perry CmPS team, pictured with Mayor James Huguelet (back, left), include (from left): 
back, Miranda Lewis,
Olivia Lewis and Taylor Fuhrman; along with (front) Coach Jan McMullen, 
Parker Lewis, Jacob Spiess and Dylan Spenny.

View Details of How You Can Help Perry's CmPS Team compete in the International FPS Competition.

DIY - Make Your Own PLARN (Plastic Yarn) Tote

Elementary Student Recognized

BROOKLYN FANKO, a third-grader at Perry Elementary, was honored during the Thursday, March 20, Perry City Council
meeting for her dedication to the Perry-area community.

As part of a classroom assignment Brook wrote a letter to Perry City Council suggesting ways the community could be
beautified and improved by suggesting that everyone work together picking up trash, cleaning up
the parks and utilizing a recycling program.

Impressed by the letter, Councilmember Greg Wekwert, recently visited Mrs. Bailey’s classroom and answered numerous
questions  from students relative to the subject.
In appreciation for her dedication and input, Mayor James Huguelet (right) and Councilmember Wekwert (left) presented Brook
with a Special Recognition Award.

Brook, was accompanied by her mother, Stephaine (back) and several other family members (not pictured).
She also opened the meeting by leading the gathering in the Pledge of Allegiance.