MIPA’s Executive Board for 2022-2023 is now in place.
Members elected Cody Harrell of East Lansing High School first vice president. Harrell had served as secretary on MIPA’s Executive Board. He will become MIPA president in 2024.
Jim Woehrle of Midland High School and Kate McCallum of South Lyon East High School were the top two vote-getters in the race for two trustee seats. McCallum was appointed to fill a vacancy on the board this past school year and will now serve a full two-year term. Woehrle replaces Amanda Thorpe of Portage Northern High School, who also helped fill a mid-year vacancy on the board and chose not to run for election.
Harrell’s election as first vice president left a vacancy on the board for his remaining term as secretary. MIPA’s Executive Board, which under the organization’s bylaws may fill a vacancy in any elected position on the board, appointed Monroe High School’s Alison Drougel as secretary for the remaining year of that term. Drougel had been a candidate in the race for trustee.
Christina Hammitt of Cranbrook Kingswood Boys Middle School has started her two-year term as MIPA president. Kaitlin Edgerton, of Grosse Pointe South High School, moves to past president for a one-year term.
Hammitt appointed, and the Executive Board approved, two-year terms for Newspaper Chair C.E. Sikkenga of Grand Haven High School, Video Chair Michael Kaufman of L’Anse Creuse’s Pankow Center and Digital Media Chair Tracy Anderson of Ann Arbor Community High School. The position of yearbook chair on the board is vacant, following Pam Bunka’s retirement from MIPA’s board.