Harrison Middle School proudly participated in honoring local veterans during a breakfast, a grade-level assembly, and a POW table ceremony. Social Studies teacher Anthony Barbano and Assistant Principal Jonathan Peebles were responsible for organizing and promoting the moving event. Nearly two dozen local veterans and their families attended the program.
Following breakfast and several engaging conversations, the entire seventh-grade student body was called to the auditorium for the official program. Students from Ms. Verno and Ms. Virgin's band and orchestra classes played a medley of songs, one from each branch of service. Ms. Hawk's chorus then led the auditorium with a variety of patriotic hymns. The history for each branch of service was then shared by the following eighth-grade social studies students: Kevin Willis (Army), Taylor Bommer (Navy), Reena Weber (Coast Guard), Joseph Knoila (Air Force), Elias Olexa (Marine Corps), and Tyler Niggel provided closing remarks.
Keystone Young Marines were on hand to honor those who could not be with us. The Young Marines conducted a POW table ceremony to recognize and remind students of the sacrifices that face service members.
The morning was capped off with a striking performance of God Bless America from eighth-grader Julie Puff.
Harrison Middle School would like to thank all of those involved in recognizing our veterans and, most importantly, would like to say thank you to all who have served our country.