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Northside Elementary honors veterans at annual program

Northside students (large group) waving American flags

 

Clinton Public School District

Dr. Tim Martin, Superintendent

(601) 924-7533

Media contact: Sandi Beason, APR

 

 

CLINTON — More than 100 veterans visited Northside Elementary for the school’s annual Veterans Day program.

 

“We always invite veterans in our community to join us for this special event so we can thank them for their service,” said Northside Principal Mandy Ambrose. 

 

The day began with a breakfast for veterans hosted by the Northside PTO.

 

During the Veterans Day program, LTC Marcos Rogers spoke to students about what it means to sacrifice for others and how it is our duty to help those who can’t help themselves. Music teacher Nancy Leigh Strum led students in several patriotic songs. Students involved in Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts were encouraged to wear their scouting uniforms.

 

The Clinton High School band began the program with the national anthem and ended with the “Armed Forces Medley.”

 

“We are grateful to have the opportunity to honor the men and women who have sacrificed on our behalf,” Ambrose said.

 

Four Northside students with Principal Mandy Ambrose

 

Northside Elementary School students wrote essays thanking current and former members of the military. Essay contest winners pictured with Principal Mandy Ambrose include (from left) Colton Cox, Suzanne Hoffman, Diego Matta-O’Dwyer and Brooklyn Evans.

 

Mandy Ambrose and Leslie Alexander

 

Northside Principal Mandy Ambrose (left) and Assistant Principal Leslie Alexander.

 

Large group of veterans eating breakfast

 

Prior to the Veterans Day program, the Northside PTO hosted a breakfast for  veterans.

 

Large group of Northside students waving American flags

 

As the Clinton High School band played the “Armed Forces Medley,” students waved American flags.

 

David and William Howell with their mother Lindsay Howell

 

Students involved in Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts were encouraged to wear their scouting uniform. Pictured are Northside students (from left) David and William Howell with their mother Lindsay Howell.

 

LTC Marcos Rogers

 

LTC Marcos Rogers spoke to students about what it means to sacrifice for others and how it is our duty to help those who can’t help themselves.

 

Katie Rhodes and Koreigh Sprowles

 

Northside students waved flags during the “Armed Forces Medley.” Pictured are (from left) Katie Rhodes and Koreigh Sprowles.