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College Credit Options

On February 3, 2011 at 7:30 PM in AV 200, the High School Guidance Department will be hosting Kent State University as they discuss College Credit Options available to current high school students. KSU will be discussing this topic as it pertains to all colleges and universities in Stark County. If your student is interested in earning college credit as a high school student attending a college campus (Dual Credit on Campus-formerly PSEOP), or at the high school (Dual Credit off Campus) you must attend this meeting. Applications will be available at the meeting. Academic and testing requirements as well as the benefits and risks will be discussed. The meeting will last approximately one hour.


Perry High School Senior, Jaime Weinfeld, received highest recognitions at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Blue Lake, Michigan, this summer.
Her first recognition was for a charcoal drawing selected out of over 500 pieces of artwork. Jaime’s charcoal drawing received the “Art Acquisition Award,” a $500 scholarship awarded to only one camper per session. There are three sessions per summer with approximately 120 campers in the visual arts major. Jaime’s art piece is now permanently housed in the Art Museum’s Collection, and will be shown in traveling Blue Lake Art Shows in other cities around the country.
Jaime’s talent in baton twirling earned her the “opening act” position in the summer camp talent show.  Only nine students out of the hundreds that auditioned were selected to entertain and dazzle their 1500 co-campers in the beautiful Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Amphitheatre known as the “Shell”.  A standing ovation at the end of the twirling routine took Jaime completely by surprise!
Approximately 60 Blue Lake campers applied and interviewed for the opportunity to be a part of next year’s Blue Lake Fine Arts International Exchange Program. Jaime was picked and offered the opportunity to tour Europe, in the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp first ever ‘Visual Arts’ exchange entourage. Students are chosen based on their ability to be an ambassador for the camp and United States, their maturity level, desire to share knowledge with others, and passion for the art form in which they have demonstrated talent.
Jaime is continuing her love of art as she pursues an Art Major at Kent State University (Stark Campus) concurrent with her senior year at Perry High School, through the Post Secondary Enrollment Option offered at Perry Local Schools.

Good Luck Stacy Cameron

Stacy is Perry’s only Cross Country runner going to the state meet this weekend. She will be running at 2:50pm this Saturday.

This is also her first year to qualify.  Best of luck!

UPDATE:  Senior Stacy Cameron concluded her cross country season on Saturday at the State meet in Columbus.  She ran a personal best of 19:15 to place 64th overall.  She was the 4th runner from Stark County to finish.  Congratulation on a great season, Stacy!

Attention All College Bound Students:

The Stark County District Library is sponsoring a College Fair
Saturday, November 13th,  10:00 am to 2:00 pm
The following colleges are participating:
Brown Mackie
Bryant and Stratton
Cleveland State University
The Greater Stark County Electrical Trades Center (apprenticeship program)
Malone University
National Beauty College
Ohio University
Stark State College
Mount Union University
Feature Presentations:
11:00 am   Educational Opportunities for Students
11:30 am   Preparing for College
12:00 Financial Aid and Paying for College

Pat Murray – PHS’s People of Character Award Recipient

Pat Murray (Perry High School) has voluntarily dedicated close to 30 years as Perry Local Schools Adult Booster Club President. In those 30 years, she has helped raise more than a million dollars for both academic and extracurricular activities for the children of Perry. In her tenure, Pat has endured many personal challenges, but not once has she ever wavered in her dedication and commitment. She is a living representation of the Six Pillars of Character, and has served as a role model for all. Witnessing her unselfish giving of time and energy, reminds all what it meant to be an extraordinary citizen.

Marine Biology Parent Meeting

Monday,  November 1st, in room 117 at 5 pm.  Deposit for the trip is also due at this time.  If you or your parent are unable to attend see Mrs. Rak as soon as possible.