Highland News Leader

HMS looking for veterans to speak to students

Highland Middle School is looking for veterans to speak to students during the school’s Veterans Day activities on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

The goal is to pair a veteran or two with every teacher in the building for the entire school day. Veteran presenters would arrive at 7:15 a.m., meet their teacher, report to class and then present five to six different times (for about 35 minutes each) during the day to 25-30 middle school students at a time.

The best classroom presentations engage kids in discussion, some type of hands-on items for the kids to pass around (medals, uniforms, pictures, etc.) while the veteran presenter is talking.

Classroom presentations will end at 1:30 p.m.

All veterans would then be invited to an all-school assembly in our gymnasium. During this assembly, around 200 local veterans have typically joined the student body to listen to the HMS band, chorus and a key note speaker.

If you are interested in serving as a classroom speaker, Assitant Principal Vice Hughes at or call 651-8800.