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Carroll Schools to Observe Veterans Day

Release Date: 11/4/2010 3:13:40 PM

Carroll County Public Schools will observe Veterans Day on Thursday, November 11, 2010. Some of the special activities taking place in the schools are listed below:
Carroll County Career and Technology Center
Veterans Day will be included as part of the video announcements at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center.
Charles Carroll Elementary School
Students at Charles Carroll Elementary School will read The Wall and then write a thank you letter to a member of the military who just returned from Afghanistan in September.
Century High School
Century High School will be holding its 5th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Thursday, November 11, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.  A continental breakfast will be served to veterans from 8-9, followed by an assembly to honor the veterans from 9:15-10:15.  Following the assembly, the living history museum will be open for students to see veterans’ artifacts and hear their stories from 10:30-12.
Cranberry Station Elementary School
Students in Linda Hoffman’s class at Cranberry Station Elementary Schools are writing letters to veterans. The students were asked to bring in a name and an address of a veteran they know or have in their family and then the class will write letters to those people.
Francis Scott Key High School
Francis Scott Key High School will dedicate a performance of its fall production, M*A*S*H, to the armed forces. The performance will take place on Thursday, November 11, at 7:00 p.m. All veterans and current members of the military service will be admitted free of charge, and there will be a special finale to honor our armed forces.  For more information, contact Sharon Garcia at 410-751-3320 or Heidi Eiwen at The school also will have a Veterans Day wall for the community and will have morning announcements to celebrate Veterans Day.
Freedom Elementary School
The fifth grade at Freedom Elementary School will be honoring veterans and those currently serving in the armed services on Thursday, November 11, at 9:30 a.m. in the school cafeteria.  Anyone who has served or is currently serving is invited to the program.  Students will be speaking and performing patriotic music in the opening ceremony.  The Prelude and Posting of Colors will be done by McDaniel's Color Guard. Guest speaker Mac McCrea, a World War II veteran who flew with the Flying Tigers in China, will share his inspirational stories.
North Carroll High School
North Carroll High School will hold its Second Annual Veterans Day breakfast and program on Thursday, November 11, beginning at 8:15 a.m.  All local veterans are invited to attend.  Those wishing to participate are asked to please RSVP by calling the main office at 410-751-3450 or emailing Kim Stem, Academic Facilitator, at  
Runnymede Elementary School
Each grade at Runnymede Elementary School will participate in Veterans Day activities throughout the day (10 a.m. to 2:10 p.m.) on Thursday, November 11. Veterans will be invited to share their stories with students and join them for a special lunch. 
South Carroll High School
South Carroll High School will hold a Veterans Day reception on Thursday, November 11, at 10:00 a.m. The event will include a tribute to veterans, the traditional 11/11 at 11:00 ceremony, a student reading of “In Flanders Fields” and the playing of Taps. In addition, U.S. History students will interview the veterans in attendance. Veterans interested in attending should call 410-751-3575. Veterans interested in attending, please call to register with Brad Widner or Bonnie McElroy at 410-751-3575.
Winters Mill High School
Winters Mill High School will hold its annual Veterans Day Assembly on Thursday, November 11, beginning with a light fare breakfast at 8 a.m. Following the breakfast, veterans will be honored in an assembly including the entire student body. All veterans and any Winters Mill graduate who is enlisted in the military or has served in the military are invited to attend. This year’s theme is “We Stand Alone Together” based on the Band of Brothers series. Also as part of the theme this year, the school is seeking information about Winters Mill graduates that have served or are currently serving in the military. For more information, please contact Dave Herman at

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