JHS Prepares to Honor Veterans in the New Year

Jenison High School, veteransWith the holidays drawing near, it’s easy to focus our attention on things we’d like to see under the tree — things we’re hoping to get. This December, however, Jenison High School is focusing their attention on those who gave. 

Over the past eight months, Superintendent Tom TenBrink, Principal Brandon Graham and high school secretary Kris Banta have been working together to create a special wall honoring Jenison graduates who have served or are serving in the United States Military. The wall, which will be built of wood and hung in the high school cafeteria, is currently being constructed locally and is expected to be installed in January of 2014.

Thus far, Dr. Graham says that thirty-five graduates have come forward and have submitted their military photos to be displayed, however, they’d like to include many more!

“We have many graduates that have or who are currently serving our country’s armed forces.  We are extremely proud of them and want to celebrate their efforts publicly with our community,” said Dr. Graham.

If you or a loved-one is a JHS grad and a United States Military veteran or active-service member, please consider submitting your name, military photo and graduation year to the high school office so that you can be honored. For more information, please contact Mrs. Banta: kbanta@jpsonline.org.