CAITLYN REICHSTETTER was honored during the Thursday, Dec. 3, Perry City Council meeting as the first-ever Student Mayor of the City of Perry. She serves in this honorary role until Jan. 7, 2016.

As Student Mayor, Reichstetter will assist Mayor James Huguelet with various ceremonial duties, which may include ribbon cuttings, participating in parades and ceremonies and a priority privilege to speak. Ceremonial duties may consist of calling for public comment, leading the Pledge of Allegiance, acting as the presiding officer of a city council meeting and introducing topics and guests at meetings.

As a senior at Perry High School, Reichstetter has participated in Science Olympiad for seven years, where she has learned about the environment and related concerns in Michigan and the nation. She has also participated in the band program for eight years, theater for three years, Band Council for three years.

Currently, Reichstetter is enrolled in advanced placement classes as well as college courses. Ultimately, she hopes to obtain a law degree and work as an environmental attorney to protect the world, nation and community.

Reichstetter is interested in the role of local government and involved in making the community a better place to live. During the meeting, Mayor Huguelet (second from left) presented a proclamation to Reichstetter, who was later congratulated by Perry Public Schools Board of Education President John Harris (left) and Secretary Charles Scovill (right).

The Student Mayor program was initiated by Mayor Huguelet to get students interested and involved in government along with learning about local government. (Courtesy Photo)

Reichstetter Honored was last modified: December 14th, 2015 by Karen Elford