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May 26, 2015
Good Tuesday Morning,
I hope everyone was able to have an amazing Memorial Day weekend with family and friends and those that traveled were able to do so safely without incident. Even though this is a short week, we still have plenty going on; please see the attached Weekly calendar of events.
I want to start out our news this week by congratulating Kassidy Butler for breaking and setting the new state record for homeruns in a single season. Friday night against South Haven, Kassidy hit her 19th homerun to set the new state record, what an amazing site and accomplishment, congratulations Kassidy! Also last week, fans voted Kassidy the Kalamazoo Gazette's top softball player in the Kalamazoo area and the Hemi-Muscle Athlete of the Week! Again, congratulations!
Also last week, Austin Meade was selected as the Hemi-Muscle Athlete of the week for throwing a no-hitter against Comstock. This was the first no-hitter by a Parchment pitcher since 2009! Congratulations Austin!
A big congratulation goes out to our May Students' of the Month, and they are: Madyson Claflin (Mr. Hruska), Tyler Draheim (Ms. Looper), Katie Jordan (Mrs. Honeysett), Zachary Kelly (Mrs. Walton), and Madeline Kokmeyer (Mrs. McManus), Andrew McMillon (Ms. Burkett), Sarah Wisser (Mrs. Frazier), and Bradford Wright (Mr. Hinton). Congratulations to all of these students and a big thank you to our teachers for all that they do for our students!
The end of the school year is rapidly coming to an end; I ask that you check with your students to ensure that all of their debts have been taken care of to avoid any possible complications with final exam week. Our seniors last day will be this Friday with their exams on Thursday (4, 5, 6 hrs) and Friday (1, 2nd hrs.). Seniors will be released as soon as they are finished with their exams. The Senior Banquet is this Wednesday at the Fountains starting at 6:00. This is a student and advisor event only and not to be confused with the Seniors Honor Banquet, which is next Wednesday, June 3rd.
In baseball this past weekend, the Parchment Panthers win the Bronson Polish Classic tournament beating both Union City and Comstock. In game one against Union City, the Panthers get an early lead with 6 runs in the first three innings and not looking back and getting a 12-0 victory. The second game was against a familiar opponent, Comstock. The lead went back and forth between the two teams seven times, but the Panthers ended up victorious with a 9-4 win. Last Thursday Parchment also won a double header against Galesburg-Augusta. The first game the Panthers beat GA 14-1 and the second game the earned a victory with a 9-0 score.
In soccer new, last Monday the lady panthers take it to Fennville beating the Blackhawks 9-3. Melissa Brittain had 4 goals and Emily Brittain earning 3 goals. The two remaining goals were scored by Paige Berg and Mady Claflin. This was their last regular season game. Wednesday was the first round of the KVA tournament and the Panthers earned a win over Delton advancing them to the KVA finals at Kalamazoo Christian on Thursday. Unfortunately Parchment lost in the finals 4-0 against K-Christian. The Panthers ended the season with an outstanding 14-4 regular season record. Tonight they have their first game of the state tournament at South Haven, starting time will be 6:00. Congratulations on a regular your season and good luck at the District's tonight!
Monday evening was the KVA track tournament and our runners had another amazing meet. The boys won the KVA Tournament and ended up with a 3rd in the KVA overall. The girl's team placed 5th in the tournament and was 3rd overall in the KVA. Medalists for the girls were: P. Gebben, S. Taylor, J. Powell, O. Novak, T. Hillard, K. Gerlofs, T. Nelson, and P. Aguilar. Medalists for the boys were: J. Gebben, D. Hodgson, O. Britman, S. Whitehead, T. Matsui, G. Feller, F. Russell, R. Riley, J. Schmittling, M. Pamplin, and B. Skelton. Congratulations to all and good luck at States!!
Lastly, last week's Spring Band Concert was absolutely amazing!! All of the bands, 6th grade through high school, did an amazing job! The newly created all Voluntary Jazz Band rocked the house! Please take time to congratulate Mr. Kasperski and all of the band students for a job well done!!
Have a great short week!