March 26, 2024

Distinguished Service Award

Elwyne Powers and Members of the Athletic Department.

Elwyne Powers was recognized by the West Michigan Officials Association (WMOA) and received the Distinguished Service Award for his 55 years of service to the Wayland Union High School Athletic Department. 

Elwyne is a 1972 graduate of Wayland Union. In high school, he participated in basketball, cross country, track and field, and wrestling. Elwyne began working for our athletics department while he was still a student taking care of the athletic fields. His legacy of supporting the Wildcats has only grown from that moment. 

He was an MHSAA basketball official for 33 years, a Wayland Community Recreational Umpire for 44 years, and a Wayland Community Recreational Coach for 15 years.

People like Elwyne represent the backbone of high school athletics programs. He is an unwavering supporter of WUHS athletics and an even better person. Congratulations, Elwyne!