On behalf of the Buckingham
County School system and myself, we thank all the veterans for their courage during active service; and we thank all of the veterans for their selfless contributions to our country. If you had the privilege of attending our Veterans Day program at the elementary school today, or our program at the preschool yesterday, you witnessed a heartfelt recognition by our students. We had the awesome privilege of honoring 80+ veterans today at Buckingham Elementary School. The students and staff did a remarkable job of entertaining and dining with our guests. After breakfast was served, our guests retired to the gymnasium for a celebration of freedom and honor by our student body.
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The Buckingham County High School members of the Student Council Association (SCA) under the leadership of SCA Advisor Mrs. Mary Stearrett, SCA President Ms. Rebecca Ragland, and SCA Vice-President Ms. Taylor Corona led
a dignified ceremony of remembrance in front of the entire high school student body earlier today. A moment of silence was observed at 8:46 AM followed by the presentation of colors by our JROTC followed by our band playing our National Anthem. We were inspired by the keynote speakers: Sheriff Billy Kidd, Mr. Tajhmir Gough, Sergeant Bruce Grazier, Ms. Kayla Sage, and Mr. Roethel. These speakers delivered heartfelt messages with regard to service and what the tragic events of September 11, 2001 means to our country. The students are commended for their respect and grace shown to our guest speakers and the ceremony. Buckingham Public School staff thanks you for your support and dedication to our kids as we provide models of service and leadership through such venues. Buckingham continues to exemplify excellence to our students, as the community unites for the good of all.
Simply stated, if we embrace every single day with the correct attitude similar to that little girl, then there is nothing we cannot conquer. As I visited the grade levels inclusively up to the twelfth grade, I told that story. As I conversed, sometimes humorously, with the students throughout the day I could tell one thing when I looked into their eyes: they just want to do their best and experience the best day in their life. So, to that end, let's keep moving forward with a truly selfless positive spirit as employees and adults so we can give our students the tools they need to have the best "days" of their lives. The power is within us as adults to do so. I believe we have those employees and I'm appreciative of that. Let's have a great year, Buckingham!!!
Buckingham County High School as captured on Sunday, January 24, 2016.
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