The Plymouth-Canton Community Schools recently celebrated graduations for the Class of 2019 seniors from Canton, Plymouth, Salem and Starkweather Academy. Their hard work, dedication, and support from their families, has led them to this great milestone in their lives. Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Superintendent, Monica Merritt, recently spoke with three of the students including Canton graduates Fiona Hughes and B. Artis White and Salem graduate Kaia Thomas. They talked about their experiences in the district, graduation and future plans.
This edition of Moments with Merritt will air on Tuesday June 25, July 2, 9, 16, and 23, at 5:40 p.m.
Students at the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools may be getting ready for the end of the school year. But the district is also working on plans for the third annual Back to School Bash on Saturday August 24, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Canton’s Heritage Park. 88.1 the Park’s Public Affairs Director, Sydney Wallace, spoke with P-CCS Executive Director of Communications and Marketing, Nick Brandon, to learn more about the event.
Rohan Ghantasala and the 88.1 the Park Sports Staff spotlight the Soccer teams at Canton, Plymouth and Salem High Schools. They talk with Salem Junior Amber Festian, Plymouth Junior Lily Tiplady, Canton Junior Jayna Fraser and Canton Coach Jeanine Reddy about the 2019 season.
WSS Soccer 2019 final mix
The Kids Coalition Against Hunger has been packaging meals for people in need since 1998, when it was known as the Kids Advancing Hope Coalition. They are known in the Plymouth-Canton area because of the Greater Plymouth Service Project which packages food at Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex in May. The impact of these food packages reaches around the world into conflict zones and areas dealing with famine. 88.1 the Park’s News Director, Alivia Wiacek, spoke with Michael Burwell, Michigan Director of Kids Coalition Against Hunger, about their work making a difference in the world.
One of the reminders that Summer is near in Plymouth is the return of Music in the Air. The downtown music festival kicks off Friday with the Bobby Murray Band featuring Lenny Watkins. This year’s concert series will run through August 30, with many long time favorites returning and some new performers to mix things up. 88.1 the Park’s Sydney Wallace spoke with City of Plymouth Downtown Development Director, Tony Bruscato, about the iconic music event.