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SGS Freedom Walk
SGS Freedom Walk
Betty Novotney
Wednesday, September 05, 2018

September 11, 2018 “Freedom Walk”; National Day of Service and


Character Counts Opening Ceremonies Schedule

8:45 Leave the buildings and walk to designated area.

South will join the North Campus(who have walked from North Campus to walk to

the ceremony area.) Both groups are meeting @ SOUTH Gymnasium.

9:00 Presentation of Flags - American Legion w/other Veterans and K-2 graders with

Seneca Legion Auxiliary

9:05 Pledge of Allegiance -led by 2018 FFA member , _____________;SGS VOICES

members, and K-2 flag bearers.

9:10 National Anthem: sung by WWll veteran and Kasal Post 457 member, Russ

Tendall and his son, SGS graduate and Stanford University professor, Mark Tendall.

9:15 Be seated : Introductions and Character Counts Welcome:

HOPE in Our Future; Mrs. Betty Novotney

Mrs. Karen Osmond -First Responder’s Response, “What 9/11 Means

to Me”

Presentation of Service Projects

Seneca Food Pantry and Military Care Boxes:

National Guard Response; Student Response for Care Packages for

Military (ESN Jaquie Newberry) Murray McNichol

9:20 “Humble and Kind” (Tim McGraw) sung by SGS student, Ashlin Jackson,

accompanied by Anna Bruno on piano; Clara Bruno on percussion and Mr. Michael

Richards on guitar.

9:25 Student Remembrance Messages and Student Messages of Hope:

9:30 Musical Presentation, "My Wish" (Rascal Flatts) sung by SHS student, Natalie

Arwood; directed and accompanied by SGS music instructor, Mr. Richards.

9:35 Guest Speaker: Pastor Jason Sprinkel

9:40 Military Salute to the Branches of the Armed Forces performed by the SGS Band

under the direction of SGS Band instructor, Ms. Kirk. Branches announced by Mark

Victor .

9:45 Folding of the Flag, passage read by Mr. Mark Victor and flag folded by Seneca

High School FFA members.

9:50 Program moves outside for release of Monarch Butterflies: listen for directions

to move to designated areas. Musical Presentation, “I Hope You Dance”(LeeAnn

Womack)sung by SHS student, Natalie Arwood; directed and accompanied by SGS

music instructor, Mr. Richards.

9:55 Taps of Remembrance / Gun Salute /American Legion. Taps will be played by

SGS student, Cassidy Fosen

10:00 Releasing of butterflies in the front of the SGS South building. Students begin

their Freedom Walk before returning to their class.