Summit County schools honor veterans |

Summit County schools honor veterans

From left to right, Summit High School students Erin Garcia, Gerson Martinez, veteran Rob "Mitch" Mitchell, Turner McDonald and Cassidy Bargell.
Courtesy Summit High School |


Monday, Nov. 17

Summit Middle School, Boys Basketball vs. HPS, 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 18

Summit Middle School, Strings Concert, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 19

Breckenridge Elementary, BAAC, 4 p.m.

Summit Middle School, Choir Concert, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 20

Frisco Elementary, Celebrations Around the World, 11:45 a.m.

Summit High School, BAAC, 7:30 a.m.

Summit High School, Fall Play, 7 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 21

Summit High School, Fall Play, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 22

Summit High School, Fall Play, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 23

Summit High School, Fall Play, 2 p.m.

Summit County schools brought veterans to talk to students in honor of Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11.

At Summit High School, Rob “Mitch” Mitchell spoke to a ninth-grade civics class about his service during the Vietnam War.

The class is studying the rights, duties and responsibilities of U.S. citizens, and students asked Mitchell questions about his military experiences and checked out his photos.

At Frisco Elementary, 35 veterans visited the school for a few hours as part of the annual tradition.

Principal Renea Hill said the veterans talked to students in classrooms for a couple hours, then the school partnered with local restaurants to offer the vets free lunch.

At 1 p.m., the school assembled in the gym to honor the veterans and hear about their experiences.

“The children sit there for 45 minutes on the floor quiet as mice,” Hill told the school board Tuesday, and “the adults are crying in the background.”

Students sang patriotic songs, present flags and write the veterans letters.

The service members are always thankful, Hill said, and many return to the school’s event year after year.

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