| JESSICA BEATTIE (left), was honored during the Thursday, Nov. 3, Perry City Council meeting as
Student Mayor of the City of Perry,
an honorary role she will serve until Dec. 1, 2017.
Beattie is the first Student Mayor to be selected for the 2016-17 school year and the second year of the program.
As Student Mayor, Beattie will assist Mayor James Huguelet with various ceremonial duties, which may include
ceremonies, participating in parades and ceremonies and presentation of special recognitions/proclamations.
She will also have a
priority privilege to speak.
Ceremonial duties may consist of calling for public comment, leading the pledge of allegiance, acting as the
presiding officer of a
City Council meeting and introduction of topics and guests at meetings.
A Perry High School senior, Beattie has worked diligently to attain a 4.0/4.25 gpa (grade point average) and currently
ranks first of
121 students in the PHS Class of 2017.
Beattie has participated in several community service projects as a member of BPA (Business Professionals of America),
Pets on the Street, Adopt-a-Family, and the Clothes Closet.
She has served as BPA president for two years and is a National Honor Society member, a Math/Science Tutor for
and participates in various food and clothing drives.
Beattie is also a Student Government for the Class of 2017, and has been a member of the Perry Bands Program for the
past eight years.
She has been honored to serve as PHS Marching Band Drum Major for two years as well as being French Horn Section Leader
concert season and member of the Band Council.
Beattie believes “to become an exemplary student, it is important to perform well in your course duties,
as well as striving to be a leader.
She aspires to attend the University of Michigan in the fall of 2017 to pursue an education and career in the medical field.
She also hopes to audition and take part in the U of M Marching Band, possibly becoming their
“Woman up Front” (drum major).
Prior to the beginning of the meeting, Mayor Huguelet (right) presented a proclamation to Beattie.
The Student Mayor program was initiated by Mayor Huguelet to get students interested and involved in government
along with learning
about local government.