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Veteran's Day Assembly

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Veteran’s Day Assembly

Lillian Leslie



The Veteran’s Day assembly was one of many assemblies in the Neoga school district this year, but it was certainly one of the best so far! The high school and the junior high school Choirs teamed up for “God Bless America”  this year, and it was as if they’ve spent all year on just this one song! (They only practiced once together) Nevertheless, that’s not all Mr. Mellott decided to do with this song. They had one High School student hit the highest note in this song ON THEIR OWN!! While it was amazing, I’m not going to name this person, but congrats for hitting such a high note with such confidence and maturity. Also, congrats to Mr. Michael Mellott for having such amazing choirs and such amazing students to work with.


Not only did the High School work on “God Bless America” for this assembly, but they also worked on the “Star Spangled Banner,” in which the same student hit the highest note in this song as well!!  The song was approached with a 6 part harmony -- AMAZING WORK, GUYS!!! Only the high schoolers sang this song, but I must admit it that it was just great, and that’s always to be expected of such amazing high schoolers in this district. Neoga is very fortunate to have such an amazing music department. Like the high schoolers, the little ones were phenomenal, as well. Kindergarten and 1st grade sang “America” together, and for such little kids, they did great. 2nd grade and 3rd grade sang “Stayed in Freedom”. 4th and 5th graders sang the amazing song “God Bless the USA”. Last, but definitely not even close to least, all of these little kids from Kindergarten to 5th grade all came together and sang with one another to the song ”Battle Hymn of The Republic”. What wonderful little kids, right? As a result of all of these performances, I truly don’t think it could’ve been better for any of these performances. What a truly gifted school and community. Thank you Veterans for coming and joining us as we sang for you, and thank you from all of us for your service to this country.