Today I had the honor to fill in for a student as a proud principal and father figure. Due to circumstances beyond his control, his family was not able to attend. It did my heart proud to be asked to fill in. Below is the article from Sylacauga News about our event.
Ten Childersburg students secured their futures after high school by signing with the military at Childersburg High School (CHS) for Military Signing Day this morning. The event was sponsored by Law and Public Safety Academy at CHS.
The 10 students signed their letters in the CHS arena to four different branches of the military. Those four branches were The United States Army, The Army National Guard, The United States Air Force and The United States Marine Corps.
“This is a very huge event, not only for our students, but for the community,” said Law and Public Safety Teacher at CHS Evelyn Reeves. Reeves is also a military veteran. “It was amazing to have ten seniors go ahead and sign contracts because that is a huge number for one school.”
The event featured the presentation of the colors, singing of the National Anthem and a guest speaker. The speaker was retired Brigadier General Robert Holmes of the United States Air Force.
After the official signing took place, refreshments were offered by the Childersburg Family and Consumer Sciences hospitality team for the families and distinguished guests.