Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/19/2020 - 7:00 PM
Category: AGENDA
Type: Info
Subject: PRESENTATION and RECOGNITION: Hobart Middle School Patriot's Pen Winners, and Hobart High School Voice of Democracy Contest Winners
NCA/AdvancED District Strategic Plan:
File Attachment:
Patriot's Pen - Andrew Martinez.pdf
Patriot's Pen - Michael Dooling.pdf
Patriot's Pen -Benjamin Sullivan.pdf
Summary: Dr. Peggy Buffington, Superintendent, will welcome representatives from the Hobart VFW and student winners of their annual contests.

The winners from the middle school for the Patriot Pen Essay Contest are as follows: First Place - Andrew Martinez, Second Place - Michael Dooling; and Third Place - Benjamin Sullivan.

The winners from the high school for the Voice of Democracy Contest are as follows: First Place - Melanie Leonard, Second Place - Ryan Ellis, and Third Place - Aydan Ward. Their essays are excellent and will be read at the Board meeting. A link to their video presentations is as follows:

In the past, every school has honored our veterans on Veterans Day with special in-person celebrations, but that was not the case this year due to COVID and out of safety for those veterans who attend the ceremonies every year. As a small thank you honoring the men and women who have served or are still fighting for our country, all schools posted videos on Veterans Day, November 11. Benjamin Sullivan read his speech at the annual Veterans Ceremony held Veterans Park.

Jake Paulson from the VFW will be present to speak about the two contests. The student essays are attached, and certificates of recognition will be presented to students. We are proud of these students and extend our congratulations to them.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Pat Schoon - Board Secretary
Signed By:
Dr. Peggy Buffington - Superintendent