Lee’s Summit High School students celebrated Veterans Day on Nov. 11 with two all-school assemblies.
The events were also attended by several area veterans from various branches of the United States military. Stacey Moore, LSHS American history teacher, helped organize the assemblies with the assistance of other students and staff members.
Lee’s Summit High School music groups performing patriotic numbers during the assembly were the LSHS Symphonic Band and Concert Choir. Band members Curtis Maxon and Madison Page performed “Taps.”
Kansas City firefighter Noe Palma sang the national anthem, and LSHS teacher Paul Hawkins emceed the event.
The school’s Air Force Junior ROTC Flag Corps (including Michael Klingslick, Ian Anderson and Brandon Wright) presented the colors with ROTC member Rachel Wurtz reading a poem.
The event also included a video tribute to veterans produced by broadcast journalism students Jake Nippert and Gretchen Shackelford.