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D211 Post: Medal of Honor Recipient Speaks to SHS Students

            Students at Schaumburg High School concluded a week of recognizing U.S. military veterans with a presentation by Medal of Honor recipient Allen J. Lynch who was introduced by fellow Viet Nam veteran and retired Cook County Judge John Tourtelot.             Lynch opened the presentation by telling the students about his childhood.  He spoke of being bullied through most of his early education and how it affected him.  Lynch said that he hoped discussion of being bullied would serve two purposes.   &nb...

District 211 Schools Celebrate Veterans Day by Honoring Local Veterans

This year, District 211 took a different approach to recognize a federal holiday that students usually have off of school. Each District 211 school honored and recognized Veterans Day in their unique ways. Celebrations ranged from assemblies, to musical performances, student speakers, hallway decorations and giving thanks to local veterans. While the goal of each celebration was to give thanks to veterans both in attendance and those who were unable to come, another main purpose was to teach District 211 students the history and meaning behind the holiday. At Palatine High School, students in Social Studies Club were involved in arranging for ...