Coosa Elementary event honors local military, veterans

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Coosa Elementary School students sing on stage.

Thursday evening, November 6, Coosa Elementary School held its first Leadership Night.  This event honored local active duty military personnel and veterans and highlighted Coosa’s “The Leader in Me” program.

The ceremony began with music provided by the Parris Island Marine Corps Band, directed by Gunnery Sergeant Deborah Hamner, as a musical salute to all military personnel in attendance. In addition, the Coosa Chorale and the Coosa Orff Corps under the direction of Music Teacher, Anna Wheeler, performed patriotic selections.

Coosa Elementary School students sing on stage.
Coosa Elementary School students sing on stage.

Rep. Shannon Erickson dedicated a South Carolina state flag, previously flown above the South Carolina State Capitol building, to Coosa Elementary faculty who had previously served in the military.  In addition to the recognition of veterans, select Coosa students from third and fifth grade performed a variety of skits to demonstrate and explain the seven habits integrated in the Coosa curriculum.

The night concluded with student-led tours throughout the school. Students showcased their leadership skills by guiding those in attendance to various locations within the school and discussing notable academic achievements as a result of their “The Leader in Me” experience.

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