Longtime official Terry Wakeley of Grayling (left) was honored May 12 in Lansing with the Michigan High School Athletic Association's Vern L. Norris Award for 2007. "Our games are better because of his contributions, and he is an outstanding selection for the Norris Award," John E. "Jack" Roberts, executive director of the MHSAA said of Wakeley, who has been officiating for 42 years. Also pictured is Houghton Lake High School junior Tyler Forbes, who was mentored as an official by Wakeley through the MHSAA's Legacy program. Also in attendance were Houghton Lake High School Principal and former Athletic Director, Jack Kramer and Roscommon High School Athletic Director Bill Root. Kramer said the need for officials is great and, under the Legacy program, it is a great way for high school and college students to earn money. For information on becoming an official, contact a high school athletic director or visit www.mhsaa.com.