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With the passage of the renewal levy, busing for Indian Lake High School students is reinstated. Transportation Director Pat Smith got to work immediately after the election, hiring bus drivers and readying the fleet. The goal was the have high school students back on the buses after Winter Break, but Smith is able to accomplish this just after Thanksgiving Break starting December 1st. Postcards will be sent to parents concerning new bus assignments. If you have questions about your student’s bus route or assignment, contact Transportation Director Pat Smith at 686-8601.
Food Fight for the Hungry
Indian Lake, along with Benjamin Logan and Bellefontaine Schools are doing their part to ease hunger in Logan County. The three districts will take part in the “Food Fight for the Hungry” challenge over the next few weeks. Indian Lake students are encouraged to bring in canned food or nonperishable items from November 10th through the 21st. All donations will go to St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry. The winning district will get its mascot’s picture in the losing districts yearbook. For Indian Lake Schools, this food drive is also a “Battle of the Buildings." The goal is to collect 10,000 non-perishable food items.
ILHS SADD Blood Drive
Indian Lake High School students, staff members and community members shared their super human “life force” on Thursday, November 6th. As part of Red Ribbon Week, the ILHS SADD Chapter held a Blood Drive in the high school auxiliary gym in the conjunction with the Community Blood Center located in Dayton. Students dressed as Super Heroes and rolled up their sleeves to help save lives. The drive collected nearly 100 units of whole blood. Other Red Ribbon Week activities included High School students mentoring elementary students on how to stay drug and alcohol free, plus dress-up days to create awareness.
4th Annual FCCLA Freedom Breakfast
Prisoners of war and soldiers missing or killed in action were the focus of the Indian Lake High School FCCLA 4th Annual Freedom Breakfast and program Monday morning. Dozens of local veterans attended the event honoring the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Vietnam War.
In a moving ceremony on stage, several veterans placed meaningful objects, such as a rose and bronze star on an empty table symbolizing the soldiers who never came home from conflict. Local Navy Veteran Denny Brown narrated the ceremony and included a picture of his friend, Lt. Gilbert Lewis Mitchell, who was shot down in Vietnam in March of 1968, but never found. Brown said, “ On behalf of all the veterans here today, we are honored to be honored.”
Indian Lake High School Senior and member of the Army National Guard Josie Corwin was also part of the ceremony. She said, “I joined because I want to be part of something bigger than myself. It means a lot that I’m able to be here now with those who served before me.”
After the ceremony, ILHS students came on stage to shake hands and personally thank the veterans in attendance for their service to our country.
Prior to the program veterans gathered in the auxiliary gym for a breakfast prepared by the FCCLA students and entertainment by the ILHS Meistersingers group and ILHS Choir.
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