Ja:göh Troy Kennedy, Tianna Thuman and Mileah Pinelli of Lake Shore Central District. Lake Shore hosted Major Patrick Sorensen, Officer in Charge of the Native American Heritage Forum at West Point Military Academy. Major Sorensen presented at the Middle School and High School where he presented the Student Leadership Experience Scholarship at West Point to Mileah Pinelli. Junior Troy Kennedy was recognized for his acceptance to Boys’ State, sponsored by the Iroquois Post #1587 American Legion. Major Sorensen also presented an eagle feather to Senior Tianna Thuman for her outstanding leadership and resilience.
Major Sorensen was presented with a gift from Sergeant Major Ron Cook of a tobacco pouch and a vase from the Native American Parent Committee and student body.
Students and staff listened and learned from Major Sorenson as he took them through his life using Native American Story Telling to share his family, his experiences from his life of service, and even from his early days as a snake charmer. At the end, these incredible students were recognized for their accomplishments and for overcoming obstacles.
From the Lake Shore Schools Native American Program: A special thank you to the Anna Agro and Lake Shore Middle School Chorus students for their performance of our National Anthem, the High School Show Choir under Deanne Civilette, and our Lake Shore Award winning band under the direction of Eric Blodgett. A very special thank you to Post Commander Ret. CSM Ron Cook for his time and dedication to this event. Thank you to all of our students and staff for an outstanding event!