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Arlington National Cemetery wreath dedication
On March 4, 2015, Marvin Ridge Middle School had the honor of dedicating a wreath in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. This honor was awarded to four deserving students who were required to get one teacher recommendation and write an essay describing why they wanted to participate in the ceremony.
Over fifteen entries were submitted. Winning entries mentioned reasons such as having family buried at Arlington, a family that has a long record of military service protecting our nation, and even an immigrant refugee story of how the sacrifices by our military have given their family the opportunity to live the “American Dream.” The winners of the competition were Anna Jacobsen, Anna Osborne, Ashley Cruz, and Max Watson.
These four students prove why Marvin Ridge is one of the greatest middle schools in our nation. By displaying reverence, professionalism, and courage, these four students were outstanding representatives of our school, their families, and the Marvin Ridge community.
We want to thank all the students, parents, and staff who participated in this year’s trip to Washington, DC. We look forward to many more years of great experiences which enhance the experience and learning of our eighth grade students.
Written by: Written by Matthew Sams - 8th Grade Teacher. Posted by Brita Mann - Media Specialist
Posted: Apr 15, 2015 by Brita Mann