Nettleton EAST Students Contribute to Veterans Day Assembly


Nettleton EAST Students Contribute to Veterans Day Assembly
12/10/2009 9:56:22 AM

EAST students created moving tribute and interview videos for the program, as well as supervising technical operations.

Nettleton High School hosted a Veterans Day assembly on November 11 in the Performing Arts Center. Students in EAST, Student Council and History Club organized the event. Mrs. Latoya Williams, who spent nine years in the Army Reserve and attained the rank of sergeant E5 was the guest speaker. She is currently a teacher intern at the high school. 


Taylor Riddle, former EAST student and Nettleton graduate talked about his decision to enter the Marine Corps based on admiration for those who fought and died for the nation throughout its history. Taylor helped to organize the annual Veterans Day assembly four years ago as a project for EAST. Both the NHS Band and NHS Madrigal singers performed patriotic songs. 


EAST students produced a tribute video presented at the event. Drew and Jakob created the video on the Mac using Final Cut Pro. Different clips were used by editing on Casablanca and sending the files through email. Both students worked in the sound booth during the program, making sure all media could be utilized. Mary had also video-recorded and edited an interview with her grandfather that was shown during the program. 


Lona Parten lit a candle in honor of her late son who was killed in action in Afghanistan in September.  His widow and daughter also lit candles for the late Army Lt. Col. Ted Pylant. He had worked with Taylor Riddle organizing the first assembly at Nettleton High School. A reception was held after the program.  
Sandra Taylor
Nettleton High School
Environmental and Spatial Technology







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