Moulton's High School Student Council presented the 22nd Annual Veteran's Day Assembly on Monday, November 11, 2019. Student Council members graciously presented MISD students, staff, guests, and our honored veterans a beautifully created program designed to make all feel welcome. Seniors Cody Broussard and Ryan DeHoyos posted the colors and Student Council’s Historian, Catherine Wenske, lead the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Pledge. MHS Band Director, Joel Whittington, lead the MHS band in “The Star Spangled Banner.” Jaycee Loewe, the Student Council’s Vice-President, gave the invocation. Katelyn Buehring, the Student Council President, welcomed our esteemed veteran’s and guests. Opening remarks were presented by veteran and superintendent, Dr. Todd Grandjean.
Mr. George Koudelka proudly introduced our honored guest speaker, General Jo Weber, of the U.S. Marines, who talked to the group about remembering where they have come from, the true meaning of a hero, and how important it is to allow oneself to be guided by parents and teachers during youth so that they can better serve their community, and possibly their country, honorably. His presentation ended as it began with a standing ovation. Moulton Independent School District is so very grateful for your speech and your dedication to our country and it’s citizens.
Every veteran present received a personal introduction and thank you from the treasurer, Tatum Langston and the Pride and Patiotism chair, Hannah Siegel. George Koudelka, along with the 4th, 5th, and 6th graders sang a beautiful rendition of “God Bless the USA.” Those who were lost during their service received individual recognition by the Secretary, Kamryn Darilek, and Member, Tristan Meisetschleager, followed by “Taps” hauntingly played by MHS Junior Colby Blahuta. Council Member, Gabriella Perry, delivered a heart-felt poem about the plight of the soldier. Veteran and Science teacher, Mr. Steven Drozd, presented awards to students on behalf of the Lavaca Memorial VFW Post 6382.
Vice President, Jaycee Loewe and Reporter, Candido Barbosa, presented the Elementary Contest Winners their prizes for best patriotic poster and coloring page.
MISD High School Principal, Jamie Dornak, had closing remarks. Kamryn Darilek delivered a touching benediction. Veterans were stayed and were served lunch by the Council Members.
Lavaca Memorial Post 6382, Hallettesville,TX
Senior-Vice Commander Steven Drozd
Theme: What Makes America Great?
1st Place- Julianna Buehring $150
2nd Place- Blakely Richter $125
3rd Place- Emma Buehring $100
Voice of Democracy
1st Place Tatum Langston $150
2nd Place- Gillian Barta $125
3rd Place- Colbey Blahuta $100