VHS Helps Honor Veterans!
The Vidalia High School SoundTribe and Show Choir helped the Downtown Vidalia Association celebrate Veterans across the area on Wednesday at their annual Veteran's Day Luncheon at the Vidalia Community Center.
Also participating was the JROTC Thunderbolt Regiment under the Direction of Captain. Carlos Ware, who said the members of the Regiment enjoy participating in community events such as Wednesday's luncheon, “JROTC is an organization for good kids and makes them great kids." And while the program is Army-inspired, Captain Ware said that is not the purpose of the program, “the students from the four area high schools aren't being trained for the military, but rather for whatever leadership roles they may face in the future.”
DVA Director and Vidalia High School Alumnus Tonya Parker said that although things were done differently this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, she was happy with the results “ It went really well, despite being different this year. I was pleased with the number of veterans who turned out.”
The SoundTribe under the direction of Dr. Beth Taylor and the VHS Show Choir, under the direction of Ms. Ann Marie McPhail, performed several numbers and also drew the praise of Parker, “We were so fortunate to have the Sound Tribe and Show Choir. They did an amazing job, and the Veterans thoroughly enjoyed their performances.”