from WaukeshaNow.Com -
For a third year, Mayor Jeff Scrima handed out keys to the city to those who stood out this year.
"The practice of presenting a Key to the City to an individual may be traced back to medieval times, when admission into a city was hampered by walls and locked gates. Back then the key symbolized free entry. Today the presentation honors people and organizations for their outstanding civic contributions, and symbolizes that the city is at their service.
"As a citizen Mayor, and custodian for the city residents, I am humbled to give these keys to the following 12 2013 recipients, whom have my utmost respect and whom deserve this recognition. Their contributions have further stabilized the family values of Waukesha — values of empathy, responsibility and creativity. They have carried out these values with strength to proactively build a brighter future — a brighter future for ourselves and for our children," Scrima said.
[In recognizing Catholic Memorial High School, the Mayor's commendation credited the school's ability to...]
Guide and prepare each student to bring values of love, faithfulness, and generosity to whatever role meets their desired challenge. In over 60 years, Catholic Memorial High School has graduated more than 11,000 men and women. The City of Waukesha and beyond, has benefited greatly from CMH's near 65 years of sending forth good citizens, strong servant leaders, and devoted faithful, who are having a positive impact on the community and the world.
Representing the entire CMH Family, past, present, and future, in receiving Waukesha's Key to the City were (left to right) Bill West, '79 and Vice-Chair of the Board, Mayor Scrima, Michael Hoffman, CMH Student Council, Karen Zhou, International Student, Dan Prager, Student Council, Fr. Paul Hartmann, '84, President, Mary Petrie, '76 and Project Lead the Way Coordinator.