Veterans Day was observed at Henrietta High School Nov. 11 with a program honoring area veterans. Members of the PAL group, student council and Pride Pack sponsored the program. This is the 13th year the school has sponsored the program.
American flags lined the sidewalk as guests entered the building. An Army jeep and trailer owned by Steve Ross was parked at the entrance. Inside the foyer of the building flags of the different branches of the military were displayed. Student council members registered guests while Pride Pack members seated the honored guests.
Trent Yurcho and Daniel Sheldon presented the flags. Pledges were led by Thad Brock and Alli Forrester. Mike Priddy gave the invocation. The HHS band played the national anthem. Thad Brock gave the welcome.
The program consisted of presentations by the HHS PAL group, the HHS color guard, First Baptist group “For His Glory,” and student presentations from the multimedia class. Jonathan Gardner, Patrick Riordan and Steven Wilson of the band “B Team Heroes” played “Wavin’ Flag.” Riley Mathews, HHS senior, played “Battle Hymn of the Republic” on the banjo. Other numbers included “Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning,” “American Honey,” “Letters from War,” “I’ll Be Seeing You,” and “God Bless America,” by the PAL group. Closing remarks were presented by Gary Parrish, high school principal.
Participants included PAL students Cheyenne Barry, Katie Jo Blanscet, Taylor Burch, Kaitlyn Cecil, Katie Coleman, Jill Corley, C. D. Crumpton, Philip Davis, Alicia Eggleston, Denver Hood, Annelise Sauer, Joe Dell Williams, Kolten Booher, David Bowles, Thad Brock, Luke Brown, Alli Forrester, Miki McMillan and Jake Sanchez. Connie Johnson is sponsor for the group.
STUCO members included Thad Brock, Alli Forrester, Kassidy Beeler, Bailey Kaufman, Monica Dugan, Miki McMillan, Riley Mathews, Katie Coleman, Tommy Peevey, Alicia Eggleston, Trent Yurcho, Joe Dell Williams, Katie Jo Blanscet, Abel Chavez, Hannah Sharp, Klayton Hoff, Cassie Pickett, Miranda Flores, Jacob Jones, Anni Scholl, Josey Cleveland, Skee Burkes, Kolton Beeler, Ismael Chavez and McKenna Seward. Sponsors are Glenda Beeler and Jenissa Hogan.
HHS Color Guard members included Ivy Noack, Maegan Laye, Gloria Fletcher, Joyanna Zamzow, and Crystal Kroes. Garnet Gilbreath is director.
“For His Glory” members included Cheyenne Barry, McKenna Seward, Courtney Pruett and Becca Riggins. Cindy Moses is director.
Pride Pack members included Thad Brock, Katie Coleman, Alicia Eggleston, Ryan Crafton, Riley Mathews, Matthew Shipley, Kristen Duncan, Joe Dell Williams, Crystal Kroes, Trent Yurcho, Valeria Morales, Klayton Hoff, Courtney Pruett, Miranda Flores, and Alli Forrester. Georgetta Stanford is their sponsor.
Special thanks is extended to Jonathan Gardner and Zelda Scott for operating lights and sound, Georgetta Stanford for decorations, Tony Dunkerley and his multimedia students for the video presentations, Kenneth Gilbreath and the high school band, Steve Ross for use of his jeep and trailer, and Henrietta Care Center which provided gift bags for all veterans in attendance.