Tomahawk students raise money to send five local veterans on Never Forgotten Honor Flight
For the Tomahawk Leader
TOMAHAWK – Five local veterans will have the opportunity to go on a Never Forgotten Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., thanks to the efforts of Tomahawk Elementary and Middle School students.
Student council members at Tomahawk Elementary School raised money through a “nickel war” over the course of two weeks in October. They made the nickel war a contest among grade levels to see which grade could raise the most money. Through those efforts, they were able to raise over $2,000.00, with the 1st grade class raising the most money.
The middle school student council raised over $600.00 by selling ice cream sundaes. This money was included with the elementary funds to sponsor five local individuals on a Never Forgotten Honor Flight.
Meghan Barker, elementary school student council advisor, worked with local Never Forgotten Flight representatives to choose the individuals and personally invited each to the School District of Tomahawk’s Veterans Day ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 11.
Leonard Osborne (U.S. Army), Gordon Lovsletten (U.S. Air Force), Don Schultz (U.S. Navy), Sidney Lokkey (U.S. Air Force), and William Voigts (U.S. Air Force) were all present at the assembly to receive their honorary boarding passes.
Student council representatives hand delivered these passes and thanked each individual for their service during the ceremony.
To view the ceremony on YouTube, visit www.bit.ly/3ctBmU0 (part one) and www.bit.ly/3HCMb4L (part two.)