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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.

Cross Country District Championship News

The boys cross country team finished 4th place overall at the District Championship Saturday at Malone University.  By finishing in the top 5, the boys qualified to the Regional Championship Saturday at Boardman.  Aaron White and Chase Daniels lead the team and qualified individually by finishing in the top 20 at 13th and 17th respectively.  Matt Thiessen was next at 25th and Aaron Dunn at 31st along with Mike McBurney at 33rd rounded out the scoring for the Panthers as they were just 2 points shy of rival Jackson for 3rd place.  This marks the 7th straight season the team has qualified to regionals which is a school record.

The Girls Cross Country Team placed 4th at the District Meet at Malone University on Saturday.   Stacy Cameron lead the team with an impressive 8th place finish.  Jackie Genetin placed 19th, while Hailey Floom and Tara Rodgers followed closely in 23rd and 29th place respectively.  Becca Backus rounded out the top 5 scoring places.  After 5 runners, Perry was tied with Green; the overall score came down to tie-breaker.  Kylie Church beat out Green’s 6th runner to help the ladies advance to next week’s Regional competition at Boardman.