The Veterans Day program at the Elmwood Murdock High School did not disappoint. The band and choir performed patriotic songs and students read poems and essays thanking veterans for their service.
The kids performed a flag folding presentation.
Kevin Hynes, better known as Patrick, Thomas, Michael, and Erin's dad, introduced the key note speaker, Command Chief Warrant Officer, Teresa A. Domeier with the Nebraska Army National Guard.
Domeier spoke about how we all have choices but more importantly we need to think about the consequences of our choices. She brought some special rewards for the students who earned them. She had a jacket that she wore when she was deployed...well, it was hot so she didn't really wear it much. She asked the audience to come down if they were interested in the jacket. Some kids came down and then were told they had to do push ups to earn it. Not girl push ups either!
One by one they dropped out until only Cody Fries and Miguel Rikli were left. Finally, after even we were tired of push ups only Cody was left. But Teresa had a surprise for both. Cody got the jacket and Miguel got a bag. So they were both rewarded!
Journey Into Christmas
Holiday Open House at the
Bess Streeter Aldrich House
Nov. 28-29, Dec. 5-6 & 12-13 -- 2:00-5:00 p.m.
(Special hours Nov. 28 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
See every room of the author’s historic home
decked out for the holidays! Enjoy complimentary holiday treats and shop for Aldrich novels and
othergreat gifts after your tour.
$5.00 adults, $3.00 ages 6-12, free 5 & und
204 East F St., Elmwood
Reverse Order Brings Reverse the Trend to Elmwood
On Friday, December 4th, students and staff at Elmwood-Murdock School in Elmwood, NE, will be treated to a one of a kind rock concert with a meaningful message. Reverse the Trend is a motivational and anti-bullying movement that is sweeping the country. Students, staff and parents rave about the program that went to 264 schools in 33 states last year, exclaiming: it inspired students, decreased bullying and even saved some lives.
"Reverse the Trend" is a program that combines a concert with an assembly, engaging and exciting the students with music they will enjoy, while teaching them how to overcome bullying. Reverse Order, a popular rock band, continues the assembly by sharing their own personal stories about how they were bullied and how they overcame it in a safe and positive way. They inspire students to set goals and achieve their dreams.
Reverse Order was a semi-finalist on America's Got Talent; the band was recently sent by the US Embassy to Russia as cultural diplomats to bring American music to their youth. The band has shared the stage with artists like Third Eye Blind, The Backstreet Boys and Avril Lavigne. They've released 3 EP's and several singles which can be found on iTunes, Pandora and Spotify.
Reverse the Trend is a 501c3 non profit organization the band started to inspire youth and prevent bullying related suicides. To learn more about Reverse the Trend and Reverse Order here are links to their websites:
L-R Cruise Russo, John Russo, Drew Katsock (Parker the dog)
L-R Drew Katsock, John Russo, Cruise Russo
Community Sustaining Sponsors 2015
2015 Community Sustaining Sponsor