Moments with Merritt – March 2021

Students in the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools began returning to greater in person learning this month.  P-CCS Superintendent of Schools, Monica Merritt, brought together the Directors at the Elementary Middle and High School levels to speak about the return.  Her guests were, Director of Elementary Schools, Maureen Molloy, Director of Middle Schools, Anthony Ruela, and Director of High Schools, Hal Heard.

The show will air on March 9, 16, and 23, at 5:40 p.m.

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Community Focus – March 3, 2021

Salem Senior, Sophie Jeffers, is leading an effort to change the Canton High School Mascot.  The student group she leads recently presented a proposal to the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Board of Education.  88.1 the Park’s Daniel Schoenherr recently spoke with her about the motivations for this student led effort, as well as their support from tribal groups in Michigan.


Women’s Sports Spotlight – March 1, 2021

The Girl’s Basketball teams at Plymouth, Canton and Salem are back on the court after a delayed start to the season due to COVID-19.  88.1 the Park’s Co-Sports Director, Evie Cadotte, had a chance to speak with players and coaches from each varsity team about the challenges they’re facing this season and their passion for the game.


Community Focus – February 24, 2021

The City of Plymouth is accepting nominations for the Ruth Huston Whipple Award for Civic Engagement through April 30, 2021.  The Award is named in honor of Ruth Huston Whipple, Plymouth’s first female elected City Commissioner (1934-1949), first female mayor of Plymouth (1940-1942) and first female Wayne County Board of Supervisors member.  Whipple was a 1913 graduate of Plymouth High School and later worked as a teacher and debate coach at the school. She fought against school policies that discriminated against married women and eventually left the district in protest.  The purpose of the Ruth Huston Whipple Award for Civic Engagement is to honor a community member who, like Whipple, has positively impacted the quality of life in the City of Plymouth through his or her exceptional civic and/or philanthropic engagement.  88.1 the Park’s Sumedha Sethi spoke with Assistant Community Development Director for Plymouth, Greta Bolhuis, about Whipple and the award named in her honor.


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