Cassville High School honors area veterans

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Honoring local veterans Democrat Photo/Reed On Friday, the Cassville R-4 School District hosted a special Veterans Day ceremony to honor local service men and women. Each veteran in attendance received a certificate of appreciation. In the photo above, Cecil Treat receives a certificate from CHS Student Council Vice President Makayla Coleman. Treat served in the United States Navy from 1945 to 1946.

Cassville High School honored nurse Elaine Boles and dozens of other local veterans during the school's 23rd annual Veterans Day assembly, which was held in the CHS gymnasium on Friday.

Southwest Area Career Center JROTC members Kendal Cooper and Mitchell Cooper performed the 13 folds ceremony with the assistance of student narrators Jaira Ragland and Cailey Trotter.

After completing the flag folding ceremony, the cadets presented the flag, which was donated by American Legion Post #118, to Boles.

"This year, the Cassville School District would like to honor Elaine Boles for her service in the United States Army from 1980 to 1989 and her continued service to our community," said CHS Principal Chris Redmon.

Boles honored for service Democrat Photo/Lindsay Reed Cassville High School nurse Elaine Boles was honored during the R-4 School District's 23rd annual Veterans Day assembly on Friday. Each year, the school selects a local veteran to honor with the Flag of the United States of America that is used during the annual 13 Folds ceremony. Boles, who served in the United States Army from 1980 to 1989, also serves as advisor of the Cassville High School Chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD).

Boles and each veteran in attendance also received a certificate of appreciation from the district. Redmon read the names and service information of each veteran present, and CHS Student Council President Becca Haney and Vice President Makayla Coleman handed out the honorary certificates.

The special assembly also offered performances by the high school choir and band.

Choir members sang "Who Are The Brave" and assisted the band in a performance of "Armed Forces -- The Pride of America." The band also performed "The Star Spangled Banner" and "A Nation's Prayer."

Student essays were read by Jennifer Allison, Gage Holloway and Marissa Tucker, and Scott Frederickson, high school band teacher, performed "Taps" at the close of the assembly.

JROTC members Levi Boxley, Adam Cabral, Kendal Cooper, Mitchell Cooper, Nic Cox, Christina Erganian, Trevor Hobbs, Dillon Horlacher, Brandon Jackson, Austin Marrs, Kota Mueller, Chad Norman, Levi Sisco, Austin Smith, Trinity Smith and Aghsah Zamniak presented the colors and assisted CHS FFA members in seating veterans who attended the event.

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