A large and impressive group of Perry students, staff and administrators were recognized before Tuesday’s boys basketball game with Saydel for having received State Recognition in a variety of fields and activities.
- IGCA Academic All-State Volleyball: Victoria Hegstrom
- IHSMA All-State Vocal Festival: Breanna Peneger
- IHSSA Large Group All-State: Readers Theater — Brooke Huntington, Janet Ortiz, Alicia Calderon, Mariah McNamara and Sarah Sweet and Skylar Cunningham and Sidney Vancil for Short Film
- DMACC State Automotive Skills Contest: Tim Twogood, Noah Brandt and Devon Patrick.
- ISDTA All Iowa Honor Dance/Drill Team: Brooke Garnes, Hannah Meister and Maddy Jans. The team will perform at Wells Fargo Arena March 4 during the girls state basketball tournament.
- IHSAA Wrestling, State Qualifiers: Kaleb Olejniczak, Zach Thompson, Gisaveri Niyibizi, Kade VanKirk and Eli Saemisch. They will begin competition tonight (Thursday) at 6 p.m. at Wells Fargo Arena.
- IGCA Senior All-Star Basketball Game: Taylor Lathrum
- Iowa High School Speech Association — Superior Judge Award: Cathy Petersen
- Iowa High School Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association — Class 2A Central District Coach of the Year: Trevor Kittleson
- Iowa High School Athletic Association — Character Counts Coach of the Year: Ned Menke
- Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association — School Administrator of the Year: Lynn Ubben.
Not present were IHSCCA All-State Soccer honoree Ian Velasco and INA All-State Football selection Joe Olvera, along with Iowa State Dance/Drill Team Association Lifetime Achievement Award winner Faye Southward and IHSAA Bowling State Qualifier Garrhett Bucklew, who competes as a member of the Waukee team. Also absent was Auto Skills Contest winner Brandt.