Close-up of John Andereck Community Service Award plaque

The John Andereck Community Service Award plaques hangs in the hallway across from the district office.

PHS Artifact: John Andereck Award

Posted May 8, 2017

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A new name soon will be added to the plaque honoring recipients of the John Andereck Community Service Award.

John Andereck started teaching in the Plymouth High School Science Department in 1957. In 1964, he switched full-time to the Guidance Department and was a school counselor until his retirement in 1994.  He passed away shortly after his retirement.

During his lifetime, Mr. Andereck was a member of the Plymouth Lions Club and devoted much of his time to community service and helping others. He encouraged students to become involved in giving back to their community, and the John Andereck Community Service Award was created to honor students who share the same love and devotion to helping others. 

Since the award was first given in 1995, two wooden plaques have been filled with recipient names. The 2017 recipient, who will be announced May 17 at the PHS Awards Night, will have his or her name engraved on the award’s third plaque located in the hallway across from the district office.

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