Many Cobb County schools are conducting special activities for this weekend’s tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. Below are some of the ways schools are honoring the Americans who died and celebrate national unity:
Allatoona High School
Allatoona High School conducted a memorial Sep. 9th at 9 a.m. in the football stadium, coordinated by the school’s JROTC program. William Cominos, first responder to the World Trade Center debris cleanup in the days following Sept. 11, spoke during the ceremony.
Floyd Middle School
The STEM Science in Action committee at Floyd conducted a blood drive in association with Life South.
Harrison High School
Each year since 2001, the student council of Harrison High School commemorates 9|11 by hosting “Feed the Firefighters” as numerous fire stations in the north and west Cobb areas. Students prepare meals and visit with the firefighters on this important day as a way of saying “Thank you!” A large group of students will be at the fire station on Dallas Highway and Midway Road, where the Spanish Club is preparing a Mexican feast and other student groups will be at various stations in Kennesaw and Acworth.
Hillgrove High School
Hillgrove held a ceremony at the flagpole on the morning of Sept. 9 at 8:00 a.m.
Hightower Trail Middle School
Staff and students shared personal memories of 9/11 during the school’s HNN broadcast.
Lost Mountain Middle School
Lost Mountain conducted “Unity day” Sept. 9, with students and staff wearing red, white and blue for national pride and unity.
Osborne High School
Communities In Schools and Osborne High School joined Hands On Atlanta to engage in service as part of the 9/11 Days of Service. Volunteers participated in an “Extreme Osborne Makeover” on Saturday, September 10. Project highlights include the creation of an outdoor classroom, fruit orchard, and planting beds as well as various painting and campus upgrades.
Palmer Middle School
The Palmer eighth grade chorus shared a recorded performance of “God Bless America” during the Sept. 9 morning announcements.
Sedalia Park Elementary
Sedalia Park Elementary students wrote comments about life in the U.S. and in memoriam of those lost on 9/11 on brick-shaped sheets of paper. These ‘bricks’ were assembled in each grade level hallway to create ‘twin towers’ of hope.
Click below to watch a video from Sedalia Park’s 9/11 commemorative activities:
Still Elementary School
Still Elementary had all students and staff wear red, white, and blue Sept. 9 and placed flags in front of the school. Still staff member Nancy Brock’s brother is a New York firefighter who appeared in a famous image with two compatriots raising the U.S. flag at ground zero. Nancy brought in items she has collected in remembrance of 9/11 to share with students in the school media center.
Tritt Elementary School
Tritt Elementary teacher Ilene Smith’s family member Mark Bingham was killed in the hijacked plane that went down in Shanksville, PA. Many Tritt classes made cards, posters, etc. that will be given to Mark’s father this weekend.
Tritt is also placing yellow ribbons all around the school grounds. Students are wearing all yellow on Friday, Sept. 9th and patriotic red, white, and blue on Monday, Sept. 12. Tritt also displayed an American Flag of Honor which lists the names of all those killed.