Washington County students honor local veterans

Veterans enjoy a breakfast prepared for them by David Crockett culinary arts students while the David Crockett choir sings.
Ridgeview Elementary student Andrew Hylton with (from left) his grandmother Chris Hylton, his grandfather Ronnie Hylton and his great-grandfather Kermit Thompson, a World War II veteran.

Students, faculty, staff in the Washington County School System came together with the community to honor veterans of the United States Armed Forces in a variety of creative and heartfelt ways on Veterans Day.

At David Crockett High School, culinary arts students made breakfast for veterans, and attendees were serenaded by the school’s choral department. In the week leading up to Veterans Day, students from Crockett’s Key Club participated in a special ceremony for veterans at VA Mountain Home, providing gifts for those who served our country.

The students at Ridgeview Elementary held a special Veterans Day Assembly and a commemorative Art Walk to pay tribute to service members, veterans and their families. Students were encouraged to invite veterans to attend the event and bring photos of veterans they knew who had passed or were unable to attend. The Daniel Boone High School band played a variety of patriotic music at the event, and Ridgeview students sang a patriotic medley.

Ridgeview art teacher Penny McMillion organized the school’s annual Art Walk, which featured the work of Ridgeview students done in honor of our veterans.

The David Crockett High School Key Club helped honor veterans at the Mountain Home VA recently. Front row, from left, Jordan R., Seth B., Emily C., Katie M., Marlee W., Katie N. and Tonya Poteet, sponsor. Back row, from left, Jack R., Justyn F., Anthony V., Jake F. and Cody B.

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