Rebekah McBride speaks with Alexis Boron, Canton Junior, about BLAST. BLAST is a fundraiser she is planning to fight Neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer. The fundraiser was started by a local family after their daughter was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma. Lisa lost her battle with cancer in 2013 and since then Alexis has relaunched the fundraiser.
The Wilcox Foundation offers an annual essay contest/scholarship program for graduating seniors. 88.1 the Park’s Midha Mashhood spoke with 2016 Canton graduate Grace Grimes. She was one of two $3,000 winners in the 2016 competition. This year’s contest asked students to research what it meant to be a good citizen in Plymouth. Grace’s research looked at the role of women that contributed as good citizens in the community.
Superintendent Monica Merritt takes time to spotlight the important work of the districts Blue Ribbon Panel. The Blue Ribbon Panel was created to develop ways to improve the district, especially in the area of enrollment. The panel includes community members, district staff and parents. Monica’s guests include Blue Ribbon Panel Chair Person, Don Soenen and the Plymouth-Canton Community School’s Director of Communications and Marketing, Nick Brandon.
Saba Mangla spoke with Gregg King, Facilities Supervisor for Canton Township. They talked about the work of keeping all of Canton’s buildings clean and in working condition. They especially focused on the seven historic buildings owned and operated by Canton Township.
Sam Badger talks with Beth Stewart, the Executive Director of the Michigan Philharmonic, about their summer concerts, plans for next year and the future of the orchestra.