All students and staff gathered around the flag pole in front of Norge Elementary on June 14th at 9:30 to celebrate Flag Day. The ceremony was led by the current SCA Officers. Mr. Deriso, a Norge parent from the Navy, worked with the officers to raise the flag at the beginning of the ceremony. Later, the officers took turns teaching us about some of our most famous patriotic symbols such as the Liberty Bell, Statue of Liberty, American Flag, Star Spangled Banner, and Capitol Building. Students and staff also sang patriotic songs with Mrs. Turner and the Advanced Recorders.
There were also a few special guests during the ceremony such as Taylor, a fifth grade student, who drove his wheelchair around the flag pole proudly displaying the original 13-star American flag.
Also, Mr. and Mrs. Conley came to the ceremony to present their children, Aiden and Allie, with certificates of their dad’s retirement from 20 years in the Coast Guard, and to celebrate the time they can now spend with him at home.
Lastly, the SCA Officers congratulated the new 2016-2017 SCA Officers who were voted into office by their peers for next year:
- President – Natalia Los
- Vice President – Andrew Hayes
- Treasurer – Nicholas Marrero
- Secretary – Brian Morillo
- Environmental Protection Officer – Madison Beacham