On April 14, 2015, six McGuffey Middle School eighth grade students were honored by American Legion Hunt-Kennedy Post 639 during a School Award Program. Anna Ferraro, Christian Clutter, Colin Walters, Italo DeLuca, Lauren Hoge, and Sabrina Rutan were bestowed awards based on their embodiment of Courage, Honor, Leadership, Patriotism, Scholarship, and Service. The awards event was celebrated as part of “Children and Youth Month”, demonstrating to the young people of our community that The American Legion celebrates children as “our most precious resource”. Tracy Sushel, the guest speaker at the event, inspired attendees and recipients with a message of patriotism, responsibility, and leadership. McGuffey Middle School thanks Elden Morris, Post Commander, and all member of Post 639, as well as Pat Maggi and the Post Auxiliary, for sponsoring this event. Congratulations to our award winners, proof that the future of our community is in good hands.
Editor's Note: I would like to thank the teachers -- all members of the Middle-L Listserv -- whose students participated in this activity. A most appreciative thanks to: