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Equality in the classroom

Avery Filipowicz, Reporter

December 13, 2019

As the end of the semester approaches , many seniors are enduring  the process of mock congress in their government classes. Students partake in a simulated version of the U.S. Congress to learn more about the government syste...

Lady Falcon to Fever leader: Perry alum shines

Krissy Brzycki and Daniel Billheimer

December 13, 2019

Life as a Falcon Before vaulting into fame as a professional basketball player, Katie Douglas once roamed the these halls like the rest of us mortals. Being a Lady Falcon allowed her to be the student athlete she wanted to be...

Swim team celebrates new successes

Andrew Haggerty, Reporter

December 13, 2019

The Perry Meridian swim team’s season is picking up momentum, having already competed six times and springing back into competition Mon., Dec. 16. Although they undergo an intense schedule, practicing Monday through Saturday e...

Teverbaugh joins track teams, looks toward future seasons

Andrew Haggerty, Reporter

December 12, 2019

This spring, the Perry Meridian track team will undergo a coaching change, as social studies teacher and girls head track coach Ryan Teverbaugh will become the head coach for both programs.  The overall goal is to develop ...

Girls soccer reflects on season growth

Jaelyn Reynolds, Page Editor

December 12, 2019

The girls’ soccer team started its 5-10 season in the weights room and at summer training, getting in on the boys’ practices as well. Their 5 wins, 3 more than the previous year, placed them third in the Mid-State Conferen...

Lifeguards serve school for pay, develop crucial skills

Andrew Haggerty, News Reporter

December 12, 2019

The student lifeguarding program is a necessity for Perry Meridian High School, as state law requires that a lifeguard is on-duty at all times for any pool-related activities. The Perry lifeguards watch over the swimmers in gym classes duri...

New flag football team unites students

Alejandra Aguilar, News Reporter

December 12, 2019

At Perry, all students are given the opportunity to play a sport without any barriers of entry. Recently added this year is the Unified Flag Football Team, establishing a new form of play for special needs students.   “It wa...

Cross country runners advance to semi-state

Lucas Ferdinand-McDonald, Page Editor

December 12, 2019

“Pick it up. I’ve got to catch the guy in front of me.”  Senior Oslwaldo Gil-Ceja’s inner monologue is in overdrive as he attempts to make his first semi-state appearance for cross-country.  Gil-Ceja explains that...

Kelsi Miller breaks weights records

Danae Suarez, Reporter

December 12, 2019

Since her freshman year, senior athlete Kelsi Miller has become involved in a variety of sports at Perry Meridian, participating in softball, track and cross country and serving as manager for both the wrestling and football ...

Athletic director shines out of the spotlight

Krissy Brzycki, Page Editor

November 22, 2019

Upon first entering athletic director Doug Schornick’s office, visitors are greeted with the presence of a large beehive sitting upon his cabinets. As the head of the athletic department, he has a variety of jobs that consume his time,  ...

Girls basketball opens seasons with renewed focus

Danae Suarez, Reporter

November 22, 2019

Sometimes, less is more.  While only 18 players comprise this year’s girls basketball team, coaches and players remain optimistic about the changes they envision for the team’s culture.  “We are putting more of an e...