Morenci students receive academic awards 5.7

Written by David Green.

Morenci Area High School Students of the Year were announced last week at the annual National Honor Society Awards Night.

Student of the Year honors went to senior Josiah Fallot, son of Peter and Diana Fallot; junior Jade Pfund, daughter of Gary and Judy Pfund; sophomore Denae Merillat, daughter of Chris and Molly Merillat and freshman Hayli Cox, daughter of Martin and Tanya Cox.

This year’s National Honor Society inductees were Larissa Allen, Adam Barnett, Kathleen Barron, Chas Frey, Kaitlin Gallup, Nathan Grieder, Emily Kutzley, Chanler McCaskey, Denae Merillat and Rachael Rutkowksi.

The American Legion Awards were presented to seniors Kelby Allen and Keri Frost for courage, honor, leadership, service and patriotism.

Academic letters were presented to sophomore, junior and senior students who have maintained a 3.5 or higher GPA.

Third year: Kelby Allen, Chelsea Arquette, Jacob Bovee, Josiah Fallot, Keri Frost, JoLynn Hendershot, Katherine Hollstein, Dillon Kunkle, Brandi Mills, Adam Ries and Justin Swett.

Second year: Adam Barnett, Megan Cox, Justin Drummond, Thomas McVay II, Nicholas Merillat, Jeffery Nofziger, Jade Pfund and Roxanne Shankster.

First year: Brooke Barrett, Nicholas Erbskorn, Kaitlin Gallup, Katelyn Joughin, Courtney Kruger, Emily Kutzley, Denae Merillat and Leslie Montijo...

 

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    Water Fun—Carter Seitz and Colson Walter take a fast trip along a plastic sliding strip while water from a sprinkler provides the lubrication. The boys took a break from tie-dyeing last week at Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program to cool off in the water.
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    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
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    on your mark, get set, drum!—Drew Joughin (black shirt), Maddox Joughin and Kaleea Braun took the front row last week when Angela Rettle and assistants led the Stair District Library Summer Reading Program kids in a session of cardio drumming. The sports and healthy living theme continued yesterday with a Mini Jamboree at Lake Hudson State Park arranged by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Next week’s program features the Flying Aces Frisbee show.
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    ART PARK—A design created by Poggemeyer Design Group shows a “pocket art park” in the green space south of the State Line Observer building. The proposal includes a 12-foot sculpture based on a design created by Morenci sixth grade student Klara Wesley through a school and library collaboration. A wooden band shell is located at the back of the lot. The Observer wall would be covered with a synthetic stucco material. City council members are considering ways to fund the estimated $125,000 project and perhaps tackling construction one step at a time.
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    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks

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