MAHOMET — Students in Mahomet-Seymour schools on Monday will take time out to recognize the nation’s military service members on Veterans Day with special ceremonies.
At Mahomet-Seymour High School, the student council will host a Veterans Day breakfast and assembly for local veterans, with breakfast starting in the high school library at 7:30 a.m. and the assembly beginning at 8:20 a.m. in the school gym. Veterans were asked to register by Thursday; for more information, email Jamie Colbert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Lincoln Trail Elementary School, an assembly will begin at 10 a.m. in the gym, and veterans are invited to come to the school about 9:30 a.m., with cookies and coffee available to all guests. Special parking will be available on the Lincoln Trail playground near the cafeteria and gym doors for those who require a shorter distance to walk.
For the high school breakfast and Lincoln Trail events, a shuttle bus will be available from Our Lady of the Lake Church, 501 W. State St., to the high school beginning at 7:15 a.m. to assist with parking. Veterans are invited to come to Lincoln Trail after the assembly at the high school, and a shuttle bus will be available to transport veterans from Our Lady of the Lake Church to both schools. At the conclusion of the Lincoln Trail assembly, the shuttle bus will return guests to their vehicles at Our Lady of the Lake Church.
In the afternoon, at Middletown Prairie Elementary School, a 1 p.m. event will be hosted by first- and second-grade students. Veterans from the school community are invited to join students and staff at the ceremony. Due to limited seating capacity for veterans, civilian families and students, the ceremony also will be broadcast live on the school’s “Bulldog TV” via YouTube.
School officials noted that seating priority will be given first to vets and immediate family members in attendance with them.
At Mahomet-Seymour Junior High, a 2:30 p.m. Veterans Day ceremony will feature a World War II veteran as its primary speaker.