On Monday morning, students at Fayette Christian School welcomed area veterans and participated in a Veterans’ Day assembly.
The audience was welcomed by Sharon Miller, social studies teacher and organizer of the event. Senior Hannah Turner led in the pledge to the American flag, and students from the junior and senior classes sang “God Bless America.” Students then recited the pledges to the Christian flag and the Bible while being led by seniors McKenzie Riley and Noah Gibbs. Taylor Brown read Ephesians 6:11-17, a Scripture passage that reminds believers to put on the complete armor of God in order to be effective soldiers in the spiritual warfare that faces each believer.
Miller proceeded to introduce Ed Helt, Americanism chairman in charge of the annual Americanism and Government program and test. Helt presented awards to six students who placed the highest in the school on the test. The following students were recognized for their achievement: Grace Sheeter and Nicholas Epifano, sophomores; Macie Riley and Spencer Hanusik, juniors; and Summer Hurles and Aaron Turner, seniors. Of these six, three placed top in the county and will be moving on to district competition.
Helt also recognized Nick Epifano of McDonald’s of Fayette County for his support of the Americanism program over the years.
As a final recognition of our veterans, Nicholas Epifano, Hannah Turner, and Aaron Turner shared their essays on the topic, “What Makes a Veteran Important to Me?”. After a closing prayer, the veterans were treated to a delicious breakfast in the school cafeteria.