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Westonka Students Participate in Memorial Day Service

Westonka Students Participate in Memorial Day Service
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May 28, 2024 — Westonka students took time to honor and remember our nation’s fallen soldiers by participating in the community Memorial Day service at the Gillespie Center on May 27. The Mound Westonka High School band performed several patriotic numbers, uniformed students from the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts were on hand, and student readers shared essays they had written. American Legion Post 398, Auxiliary 398, and SAL Squadron 398 of Mound presented the colors and ran the program.

Several Grandview Middle School sixth-grade language arts students were chosen to read their essays on “What the American Flag Means to Me” at the ceremony. Essays were chosen based on quality, content, experiences shared, and their efforts towards describing the meaning of the flag to them. Winning essays were written by Chris Hanlon, Joshua Nichols, Brooke Fosler, Serenity Davis, Beau Burton, Sophia Peterson, Rowan Carroll, Addison Koepp and Kai Wahtola.

Director Gretchen Chilson conducted the MWHS band, which performed "The Star Spangled Banner," "My Country 'Tis of Thee," "God Bless America," and "Marches of the Armed Forces." Over 70 students performed in the band.