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WARRIOR “Well Done” Award Winter 2020

AWARDS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS IN OUR WMC COMMUNITY

WMC Alum from the Class of 1965 is Honored

WMC alumnus from the class of 1965, Ruthann Sterenberg, is one loyal Warrior. She and her husband attend all WMC basketball games every year! In fact, we caught up with her on March 9th, 2020 at the boys varsity district opener basketball game in Ravenna. She’s pictured above wearing her WMC sweatshirt to show her school spirit and with her Warrior “Well Done” certificate of excellence.

Earlier last month, when Ruthann heard that the WMC Music Boosters were doing a fundraiser, she asked for “her own sales sheet” and took it upon herself to sell 113 sandwiches raising $339 for the music students.

Ruthann recalls her student fundraising days at her other WMCS alma mater, Muskegon Christian School. “We sold Jello boxes — and I did well!” shared Sterenberg. Her servant’s heart and loyal support of the green and white earns our deep gratitude and a heart-felt WMC “Well Done” Award.

Thank you, Ruthann!

WMC’s Master Chili-Maker 2020

While WMC students studied for 2nd-trimester finals, a few of WMC’s faculty and administrative staff got to work in their home kitchens to prepare for the WMC’s staff Chili Cook-Off. The aroma from nine piping-hot crock pots beckoned that staff to come belly up and start the tasting.

After an official counting done by the accountants at Ernst & Young, the tabulation of delegates and superdelegates, and party bosses having their say, the winner of the 2020 WMC Chili Cook-Off is Jeff Schipper.

The field was loaded, and I really had to fight through some self-doubt.  Knowing I created a delicious batch of chili, I knew I had a chance. But after tasting some of the competition, including one with shaved ribeye steak, I realized the others came to play.  Thanks to an unnamed secret ingredient and some extra determination, I’m just thankful to come away with the victory. Next year, I will need to step up my game to keep the trophy in the guidance office,” shared Jeff Schipper, master chili maker and WMC Guidance Counselor. 

“Well done,” Mr. Schipper!

Former Warrior Named Police Officer of the Year

WMC Graduate Stephen Wiersema (1991) was named Grand Rapids Police Officer of the Year for Administrative and Investigations Services.

Stephen isn’t the only Warrior in the GR Police Department. He works with three WMC grads including his brother Robert Wiersma (1992) and Captain Michael Maycroft (1991). Steve is also the brother-in-law of WMC grad and girls varsity basketball Coach Jeremy Goorman. If you look at the photo below you will see quite a few Warrior alumni in his family!

Stephen Wiersema, Grand Rapids Police Officer of the Year 2020, pictured with his family at the 37th annual awards ceremony at the Amway Grand Hotel in February 2020.

As a loyal and talented public servant, your WMC family congratulates you on your achievement and honors you with a Warrior “Well Done” Award.

A special shout out to GRPD’s Captain Maycroft for emailing us to share this news! 

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