Taylor County High School hosted its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Wednesday, November 11th. Due to the current pandemic, TCHS hosted the event, for the first time ever, as a drive-in ceremony!
Lindsey McPherson, TCHS English Teacher, coordinated the event and several TCHS students pre-recorded and led the ceremony, which was shown on an LED screen set up in the parking lot of Citizens Bank Arena. A special thank you to the following students for their leadership during the ceremony: senior Grayson Wise (Welcome), senior Audrey Young (Opening Reflection), senior Hannah Phillips (Student Reflection), junior Lily Robertson (Poem), Meghan Squires (Poem), junior Peyton McCubbin (Recognition of Veterans Speech), junior Kaylea Neely (Special Song), and senior Marc Shewmaker (Closing Prayer).
During the ceremony, veterans killed in action were recognized while FFA Officers performed the Folding of the American Flag. Thank you to those FFA Officers for carrying out this honorable tradition: Jaylin Cox (President), Caden Cowherd (Parliamentarian), Collin White (Vice-President), Nathan Patterson (Treasurer), Hannah Keith (Sentinel), Sara Perkins (Secretary), Caroline Robertson (Chaplain), and Chloe Hafley (Historian). FFA students also helped with parking and directions: McKenzie Dixon, Kadyn Grady, Evan Bryant, Jaylin Cox, Caroline Robertson, and Nathan Patterson.
Central Kentucky Career Academy welding students and welding instructor, Jordan Tedrow, created a metal flag for the event. Mrs. McPherson presented the flag to a Korean War veteran who attended the ceremony.
Veterans were provided a Grab and Go Brunch after the ceremony from Taylor County High School School-Based Enterprise, Cardinal Corral. Thank you to Deana Shewmaker and Kathy Begley for coordinating the brunch.
We would like to give a very special thank you to all veterans for their service and to the veterans who attended the event!
A link to view the ceremony is provided here: https://youtu.be/_kisjgRe2-E