James Monroe High School Student Government to host fifth annual James Monroe Day

James Monroe High School’s (JMHS) Student Government Association (SGA) will host its fifth annual James Monroe Day on 22 April from 10:00AM – 2:00PM.  Highlights of previous James Monroe Days included a variety of community-oriented themes such as:

  • A display of the Monroe County Courthouse Bell, cast in 1818 when James Monroe was President of the United States
  • A display from Sprouting Farms with equipment, products, and ideas for local food production and marketing
  • A display from the Monroe County Historical Society with living historians, maps, and publications regarding our community’s rich and varied history
  • Local veteran’s organizations – the American Legion and Vietnam Veterans of America
  • “Senator Jennings Randolph,” sponsor of the 26th Amendment that lowered to voting age to 18 as portrayed by Mr. Lee Dean of the WV Secretary of State’s office.
  • “President James Monroe” on his trusty horse as portrayed by JMHS’s Dr. Scott Womack and his horse, Junior.
  • One-act plays about James Monroe written and performed by JMHS students
  • Military recruiters

In addition to activities such as those listed above JMHS will use this year’s James Monroe Day to honor students who have committed to serving our country in uniform as members of the U.S. Armed Forces. There is also an anti-vaping and substance abuse assembly that day for students and a presentation on the same topic for parents at JMHS at 5PM.

The JMHS Student Government hopes to reprise these and other interested civic organizations this year at James Monroe Day.  If your group would like to participate, please contact the SGA advisor, Dr. Scott Womack, via email at swomack@k12.wv.us, phone at (304)-753-5182, or on FaceBook messenger.

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