Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough presented a proclamation to Phakawan Teerawattananon, or "Pleng," at City Hall on Friday, June 5. Pleng came to Westlake from Thailand in August, sponsored by the Westlake Bay Village Rotary Club, and stayed with Westlake residents Joe and Jacki Kraft.
She is an extraordinary student who received straight A's while attending Westlake High School and enjoys hiking, shopping, performing cultural dances and cooking authentic Taiwanese cuisine. With the proclamation, the mayor declared June 7, 2020 – Pleng's 16th birthday – as Phakawan "Pleng" Teerawattananon Day. She returned to Thailand on June 10.