State Competition 2008

April 18, 2008

The explorers took honors home from the recent MYLEAC State Competition held in April.  The post placed 2nd in Domestic Violence Response and 3rd in Crime Scene Investigation Competition.  Over 25 teams competed from around the state of Michigan.  One team came all the way from Conyers, Georgia.

It all started on Friday in which the explorers gathered for their last training prior to leaving for competition.  We received the city vans and away we went.  On the way up heavy rain moved in.  After a quick pit stop at McDonald’s in Standish the post continued to arrive at the Combat Readiness Training Center in Alpena, MI.  (Continued below with pictures)

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Mike Perez, Explorer of the Year

April 17, 2008

Perez with Mayor SwansonMike Perez received the Explorer of the Year award in front of the Madison Heights City Council on April 14, 2008.  Mike was chosen by his peers for this award due to his hard work and leadership qualities.  Mike first joined the post in 2005.  He is serving his second term as the Vice-President of Activities and was a Trustee prior to being elected as Vice-President.  He is currently a student at Macomb Community College for a degree in Criminal Justice.  Mayor Swanson presented Mike with the award.