LCHS JAG Honors Veterans

On Thursday, November the 8th, Lauderdale County High School hosted a program to honor the veterans of the community for Veterans Day. Members of the school’s JAG (Jobs for Alabama’s Graduates) program were asked to assist teachers in setting up and serving food. These students included Matthew Hartzell, Arieanna Shepherd, Jazmin Klaber, Jazmine Smith, Dean Mccollum, Danaesha Barnes, and Teddy Zeis.

The students welcomed the veterans at the door by lining up and shaking their hands respectfully as they entered for the event, thanking the men and women for their service. They refilled drinks, got plates of food, and talked attentively to the heroes of the community. This act was not only done as a form of community service, but was also a notable way for the members of the JAG program to be involved and to connect with the community.

“The JAG students did a great job talking to the veterans. They understood how important it was to make every person feel welcome, and did great cleaning up after. It was a substantial contribution to our school,” said Eric Cornelius, Principal.

The JAG teacher is Bob Grisham, who works with the students to prepare for their lives after high school. The program will also assist with the upcoming blood drive this December and works alongside Key Club for community service.

 -Story written by Jazmin Klaber

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