It is hard to believe, but May is coming to an end as well as the 2016-2017 school year. It has been a great year here at PHS, with many memories created. Above is a picture of the FFA members and Mrs. Daniels during the annual FFA Banquet that was held on May 19th. Over 200 people were in attendance to recognize the members for their achievements. A huge congratulations to Macy Rosselle who will compete at National FFA Convention in October in Creed Speaking as well as Jordan Crane and Kendell Blair who will compete in Agriscience. Congratulations also to the 2017-18 officers; President Hallie Porter, Vice-President Macy Rosselle, Secretary Mikena Ruth, Treasurer Brooklynn Lunny, Reporter Jasmine Jones, and Sentinel Kayla Fossek.
On Friday, May 26th, Pendleton High School hosted an "Honoring our Veterans Day." Over 50 veterans were in attendance and shared stories of their service throughout the day. Students were also able to see a number of pieces, including memorabilia from Vietnam, World War II, and Desert Storm. It was a great day for the staff and students and veterans also expressed their gratitude for being able to attend. A huge thanks goes out to Mr. Bettineski for planning and setting up the day.
Veterans walking through the Walk of Honor. Students were able to thank the veterans in attendance at the end of the day.
The Army National Guard brought a Chinook helicopter to PHS and landed it on the freshman football field. Students were able to go inside and view the helicopter.
At the end of the day, students were able to view the folding of the American Flag after hearing all of the names of those from Umatilla county that died while in active service.
Students were able to get a little energy out as they climbed the rock wall that was brought by the National Guard.
Pendleton Mayor and veteran John Turner was the keynote speaker for the Honoring our Veterans Day. Mr. Turner spoke about the need for the military and how proud he was to have been able to serve, help rebuild and rearm the military, and lead fellow Marines.
Students in the band and choir performed a medley of the armed services' anthems. As each branch's anthem was played, veterans were asked to stand for those with which they served.
Members of the National Guard presented the colors during the opening assembly.
Another picture of the Walk of Honor. Students shake Tom Tangney's hand in thanks as he walks through the hall at the end of the day.
Veteran Wes Armstrong is thanked during the Walk of Honor.
Mayor and veteran John Turner on his way through the Walk of Honor.