JHS Students Participate in Wreath Ceremony

Junior High School Students Participate in Wreath Ceremony
Posted on 05/30/2018
Students Participate in  Wreath CeremonyWreath CeremonyIn honor of Board of Education member Philip Reany, Longwood Junior High School students recently participated in the wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. 

Mr. Reany, who served nearly a decade on the Longwood Board of Education, passed away in October 2017. After graduating from Longwood in 1965, Mr. Reany attended Defiance College on an athletic scholarship.   He joined the Army and served during the Vietnam War, and returned to Longwood High School and taught English, reading, and history until he retired after 36 years of service to the District.

The four students, Abigail Horn, Gianna Kelly, Laura Alt, Chloe Bloom, were chosen to participate in the Changing of the Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier based on an essay about their educational expectations for the trip.  

More than 330 eighth-grade students and 32 chaperones attended the three-day educational trip to Washington. D.C. Along with their visit to the Arlington National Cemetery, the students also toured the Smithsonian and Holocaust museum, the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon, and other well-known monuments and memorials.
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