Students charged with planning school Veterans Day program

As part of an overall chapter project related to the importance of our veterans and military personnel, the FCCLA Leadership and Service members learned leadership skills and the importance of service to their community through planning and organizing Monday’s school lineup of Veterans Day events .

“Students learn essential leadership skills, such as team work, communication, organization, and responsibility, as they plan the Veterans Day events,” said Charlotte Mohling, Family and Consumer Sciences/Technology Skills/Curriculum Director. “Working as a team, they have learned that each person needs to complete their assigned task or the event will not be successful.” 

The freshman students planned a series of events for Veterans that kicks off Monday, November 12 at 8:30 a.m. with Wessington Springs Schools inviting the American Legion, VFW and Women’s Auxiliary as well as any Veterans or current military personnel for coffee and rolls at the elementary school.

At 10 a.m., a program, written by Leadership and Service students will frame performances by each elementary class that students and their teachers have planned.  

Students secured Charlie Bergeleen as the speaker for the program, scheduled to be held in the elementary school gymnasium.  Immediately following the program, a flag disposal ceremony will be held  outdoors, east of the gymnasium. 

Finally, at 11:30 a.m., the students planned a luncheon will be held at the Elementary School Cafeteria for all American Legion, VFW and Women’s Auxiliary, as well as any veteran or current military personnel. 

“On Monday, November 12, students present the product of their plans; it is their performance day!”