CHS To Honor Veterans on November 3

Pictured are the students from the AP English class at Calais High School. On Friday November 3 at 9:00 a.m. they will host their annual Veterans’ Day Assembly to honor and thank our local Veterans. Pictured is the AP English Class (not in order) Devon Carrier, Dylan Carrier, Haley Donovan, Kylie Donovan, Chase Lord, Amanda O'Brien, Kyle Sansoucie, Kale Sapiel. Nathan Smith was absent. (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon)

By Kaileigh Deacon

 

As they have done for many years, the students and staff of Calais High School will honor and celebrate local veterans in a Veterans’ Day Assembly. The students in the AP English class work on drafting speeches, arranging events and putting together a video.  They work hard on creating the presentation to show the veterans how much they appreciate everything they have done. 

“These people showed up for months and years for us. This is the least we can do,” Kylie Donovan of the AP English class said. 

The class will provide the veterans with a pre-assembly reception in the teachers’ room before starting the ceremony. There will be a variety of music selections from the high school band, high school chorus, and from veteran Sam Coltart. While Sam Coltart plays, the students will hand out thank-you notes and roses to the veterans in the audience. It is a small token but the students hope the roses and the notes let the veterans know that they are still very much appreciated and respected. 

The class has also been working to put together a video presentation they will show during the ceremony. Though it may not be obvious to those watching, the interviews focus on a central theme. This year the students are looking at the military personality: what made the veterans want to serve and what helped them while they were serving. 

The students of the AP English class invite anyone who wants to come to join them on November 3 at 9:00 a.m. in the Calais Middle High School cafeteria. For anyone that knows a veteran that would like to attend they can contact Lori Ellis at lellis@calaisschools.org or by calling the high school to make sure the veterans get recognition. The students would also like to thank in advance all the local businesses that have helped or will be helping them honor the veterans this Veterans’ Day.