School cites its veterans

Students and staff at Kennebunk Elementary School hosted an assembly last week to honor veterans in advance of today’s Veterans Day holiday.

Some 470 kindergarten through grade 3 students sat in silence while New England Cadets formed the color guard and opened a military ceremony under the direction of Maj. Bob Sanders.

Sanders is the executive officer of the Army Reserve Officer Training Program for 12 schools in Maine and New Hampshire, including the University of Southern Maine and the University of New England.

Cadets Michael Green, Sarah Oliver, Jeffery Koch, Norman Hopkins and Timothy Kelley were introduced and veteran parents and grandparents in the audience were also named and recognized for their service to America.

Grade 2 teacher Nici Roubo sang the national anthem. And the Kennebunk Elementary School Chorus performed a medley of patriotic songs.

A small reception was held for the cadets and veterans following the event, where each was presented with red and white carnations tied with blue ribbons.

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Honor students help needy

South Portland High School Principal James Holland accepted a $1,000 donation from the students of the South Portland High School Honor Society to be given to the Charitable Fund, which helps needy students and families in the community.

The National Honor Society annually raises money through efforts such as raffles, wrapping gifts during the holidays and sponsoring the “Mr. SPHS” contest, an annual spring event.