Each year, students and staff at all Yorkton schools take time to recognize the sacrifices of Canadian soldier and peace keepers, both past and present. But this year, Remembrance Day will take on a special significance for students from Saint Paul’s and Sacred Heart High School.
Quinn Haider, principal of Saint Paul’s, shared, “This year, the Legion moved its location to just a few blocks away from our school. Barry Whitehead recently contacted me and asked if our students would be willing to help assemble the poppies that the Legion would be distributing throughout the Yorkton as Remembrance Day draws near. I asked for interested students to volunteer, and was very pleased with their willingness to help.”
Students met during recesses and lunch breaks to put together 5000 poppies. When completed, the volunteers were then able to visit the veterans at the Legion and show their appreciation for one another.
“We strive to build community, and we strive to be Christ’s Disciples. I feel that this project exemplified both of these goals.”
Sacred Heart High School students (pictured above) were also eager to join in helping the Yorkton Legion with an additional 5000 poppies. “Our Catholic Studies classes and our uRock (yoU Reaching Out to Create Kindness) club took on this project as a way to be of service to the Legion and show appreciation for the veterans in our community as we approach Remembrance Day,” says SHHS Vice Principal Melissa Moen.