ACHS Honors Veterans

Students and staff members came together, either remotely or in person, to perform and make a tribute to the country’s veterans.


Taylor Mueller

Staff and students met last week to place 800 small American flags around the high school’s campus.

Every year for Veterans Day, Antioch Community High School students have sent in photos of their loved ones who served in the military to show gratitude for protecting our country. These photos were then put together by a staff member to create a slideshow that is shown to the entire school every other year for the Veterans Day assembly. Since school days are now fully remote, many students and staff members have come together to create a presentation like no other from the previous years. 


“The slideshow that was created about six years ago has been the same one we have been working off of every year we host the Veterans Day Assembly, we continue to add vets each time,” Athletic Secretary Mary Soto said. “This year the slide show is going to be turned into an amazing video with dramatic readings, music and video from our ACHS band, and of course the pictures of many veterans.”  


Along with recognizing those from their own community, the ACHS band and choir played and sang together to create a memorable performance that commemorated the veterans that either have fought or continue to fight for this country. These videos were put on a Google Sites page created by Education Technology Specialist Kyle Bush for the entire community to view. 


“The band and choir recording was also very well done,” Bush said. “Putting that together was a big undertaking by all the students and Mr. Untch and Mr. Hickey. They did an awesome job. Seeing all those pictures in the slideshow reminded me that service is something the Antioch community takes seriously.”


The choir students put in a lot of time and effort to make sure their presentation was inspirational and showed their gratitude to the veterans. 


“Veterans Day songs are my favorite to sing because they just have so much spirit in them,” senior Madelyn Welbel said. “Listening to [the choir] sing [those songs] makes me so happy because I know how much it means to people.” 


Click on this link to open the official ACHS Veterans Day remembrance page.