9/18/11 Local schools honor first responders and observe Constitution Day

Local schools honor first responders and observe Constitution Day
The Times-News 9/18/11     
Reprinted with permission.

   STUDENTS AND TEACHERS in local schools remembered Sept. 11, 2001, honored local first responders and observed Constitution Day last week.

   AT GRAHAM MIDDLE SCHOOL, eighth-grade language arts students taught by Rachel Clark wrote letters to honor World War II veteran Chester Davis. The letters were planned as a surprise during his Flight of Honor trip last week to visit Washington, D.C.

   AT WOODLAWN MIDDLE SCHOOL , students honored local first responders, remembered those lost on Sept. 11, 2001, and observed Constitution Day. During a Monday morning assembly, band and chorus students performed and social studies students did a reading. Keynote speaker was Tim Bradley, a Mebane council member whose state and local work in fire and rescue efforts includes serving as state fire/rescue training director. He assisted in the response to the Sept. 11 attacks.

   AT E.M. YODER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL , students marked Constitution Day on Friday with songs, a poem and recognition of local heroes including firefighters and police.

   AT SOUTHERN MIDDLE SCHOOL , law enforcement officers, firefighters, rescue workers and a veteran visited the school last week to help lead pledges, put up flags and do morning announcements. Students submitted artwork and writing as part of a contest relating to the week’s events.