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Rosemount High School Honors Veterans Through Televised Student Broadcast

The RHS broadcast journalism class reports on the experiences of local veterans.

This Veterans Day, will forgo the traditional school assembly in favor of something more accessible.

Instead, the school’s broadcast journalism class will air a Veterans Day episode of their weekly news program, Irish Update.

“I think all of us, including everyone here at Rosemount High School, should pause and remember those who served their country,” said John Wollersheim, principal of RHS.

The show will air Friday morning and run approximately ten minutes. Over the course of the episode, the student journalists will explore a wide range of topics related to Veterans Day, as well as a few non-military stories.

The episode will begin with a historical review of the impact veterans have had on the country. Then Mark Weber, a lieutenant colonel in the Army National Guard and the parent of an RHS student, will recount his experience in the military and lead the school in the pledge of allegiance in his dress uniform.  

Following the pledge, seven RHS staff and faculty members who have cumulatively served 43 years in the military will discuss their experiences. Finally, Lt. Col. Weber will close the show by delivering the speech “Duty, Honor, Country,” by Gen. Douglas MacArthur. 

“They say the pledge every day,” said James Norris, RHS’s broadcast journalism teacher and a veteran himself. “I think it’s important to give them the history and the background and it creates more of a connection for them.”

The Veterans Day episode of Irish Update can be viewed on district cable channel 15 and will be available on RHS’s website as early as mid-afternoon on Friday.

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