On Friday, November 9th, Fort Calhoun Community Schools honored our Veterans by having a Veteran’s Day Ceremony. The event was hosted by our Skills USA students with an introduction by Bailey Donovan and the MC and Skills President being Kate Hoefker. The High School Band and Choir both performed several patriotic songs including the Armed Forces Salute. Terry Fitzgerald was the Keynote Speaker. Several service members from the Military were in attendances and enjoyed a luncheon prepared by the school kitchen staff and served by the Skills USA students. Thank you to everyone who helped with the event. Once again, Fort Calhoun Schools would like to thank all our Veterans for their service to our country.
It’s official, Courtney Baxter signed to continue her Softball career at Minnesota State in Mankato. Great job Courtney and good luck! She is pictured with her parents Rick and Tracy Baxter.
Students and staff alike enjoyed hearing the story of Craig and Fred: A Marine and his dog and how they rescued each other. Craig Grossi told the students how he met Fred in Afghanistan and how Fred’s ability to be positive (wagging his tail) even in the harsh environment, inspired him and his team. Craig calls it stubborn positivity. You can read more about his story in his book titled Craig & Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other or on the website https://www.fredtheafghan.com/