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    MACEE BEERS joins other Fayette Elementary School students for the annual Mini-Cheer performance during the half-time break at the basketball game.
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    CHILDREN at Stair District Library’s Family Story Time toss scarves into the air during an activity. The evening program provided a mix of stories, songs, dancing, crafts and snacks Monday evening. The program is offered at 5:30 p.m. every Monday for five more weeks. The program is designed for three to five year olds and their family.
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    THE INTERVIEW—Evelyn Joughin (right) records the interaction with an iPad while Jack Varga, next to her, asks questions of Morenci Elementary School principal Gail Frey. Morenci senior Sam Cool (standing) listens. Cool serves as the editor for the newspaper written by members of Mrs. Barrett’s second grade class.
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    WRITING CODE—Brock Christle (left), a Morenci fifth grade student, takes a look at the progress being made by fourth grader Anthony Lewis. Libby Rorick, a sixth grade student, is next in a line of girls trying out the coding tutorials. This year marked Morenci’s second year of participation in the Hour of Code project.
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    MORENCI’S three Skelton brothers were remembered with both tears and laughter last week during a candlelight vigil at Wakefield Park. Several people came out of the crowd to give their recollection of the boys who have now been missing for five years.
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    REMIE RYAN (left) tries to dodge the foam wand held by Hayden Bays during physical education class at Morenci Elementary School. In the background, Lauryn Dominique and Brooklyn Williams stay clear of the tag. Second grade students were working on cardiovascular health on the first day back from vacation. For the record, Safety Tag is a very difficult sport to photograph.
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    MORENCI student Dalton McCowan puts everything into a dead lift attempt Saturday morning during the Wyseguy Push/Pull event. Lifters helped raise more than $1,600 for the family of the late Devin Wyse, a former Morenci power-lifter who graduated last year. Commemorative T-shirts are still available by contacting teacher Dan Hoffman.

Distinguished alumni nominations sought 2011.12.14

Written by David Green.

The Morenci Education Foundation is seeking nominations for this year’s Morenci Schools Distinguished Alumni awards.

“This is a chance to recognize Morenci alumni who are making a difference with their lives,” said foundation president Bill Van Valkenburg.

Individuals are chosen for the award based not only on their success in their chosen careers but also because of their community and service activities. 

Nominations will be accepted through Jan. 31, 2012. A committee of students serving on the Morenci Area High School Volunteer Club will decide which alumni to honor. 

To make a nomination, write to Volunteer Club, 700 E. Coomer St., Morenci, MI 49256, and include the following information:

• The nominee’s name, address, and phone number.

• The name, address and phone number of the person making the nomination.

• A letter explaining in as much detail as possible why the nominee should be a Morenci School Distinguished Alumni. 

Nominations can also be made by visiting www.morencieducationfoundation.org and selecting the “Distinguished Alumni” button. 

This year’s awards will be presented April 14 during the 10th annual dinner and auction event that supports the scholarship fund of the Morenci Education Foundation.

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