Moments with Merritt – January 2024

Liberty Middle School 8th grade English teacher, Hawanya Urquhart, is an example of our wonderful staff.  This past Fall, Hawanya was named Michigan Middle School English Teacher of the Year for 2023 for her continued commitment to student success and excellence.  The Michigan Council of Teachers of English award recognizes Hawanya’s dedication to student success and fostering a nurturing and effective learning environment.

For this edition of Moments with Merritt, P-CCS Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Monica Merritt, welcomed Ms. Urquhart and one of her former students, Plymouth High School Freshman, MaKenzie Dunham.

This interview will air on 88.1 the Park on Tuesday January 23, 30, February 6, 13, at 5:40 p.m.

Moments with Merritt Hawanya Urqhart January 2024 with theme music


Community Focus – January 10, 2024

The Michigan Philharmonic is a longtime musical treasure in Plymouth.  The orchestra has two significant upcoming performances, Minature Masterpieces and Motown and Mama Mia.  88.1 the Park’s, Anya Read, spoke with the Executive Director of the Michigan Philharmonic, Beth Stewart.   They talked about the upcoming concerts, the orchestra’s youth programming and the importance of providing a regional orchestra in Southeast Michigan.


Moments with Merritt – December 2023

Vaibav Ramu, a senior at Plymouth High School, has achieved a rare and commendable feat.  Vaibav scored a perfect score on the Advanced Placement Microeconomics exam. This is a testament to his hard work, as Vaibav is among only 44 students globally to have scored a perfect score on this challenging exam.  Dr. Monica Merritt welcomed Vaibav and Canton High School Microeconomics Teacher, Jeffrey Richards for this edition of Moments with Merritt.

Moments with Merritt will air December 12, 19, January 9, 16 at 5:40 p.m.

Moments with Merritt Vaibav Ramu December 2023 with intro music

Community Focus – December 6, 2023

Canton resident, David Hammond, founded Creating Habitats for Pollinators locally and throughout the country.  Over the last 5 years, Creating Habitats for Pollinators has been responsible for over a dozen plantings in Plymouth and Canton as well as plantings in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Kentucky.  Those plantings included several elementary schools.  Creating Habitats for Pollinators has also served as a consultant for wildflower planting projects in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.   88.1 the Park’s, Anya Read, spoke with Hammond about their work and plans for the future.


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