River View plans to honor veterans, active military, alumni

| November 4, 2016

WARSAW – When Bob Buxton challenged the River View graduating class of 2016 to begin a project at the school that honored veterans, the Teen Leadership class decided to take the project under their wing. While this project is still in its infancy stage, Buxton and Stephanie Snyder, coordinator for Teen Leadership, are focusing primarily on collecting names.

Buxton would like to have a display set up in the entrance to the high school with a list of names, graduation dates, and branches of the military for all River View graduates who have served or are serving in the military. He and Snyder would prefer not to do a wall of names, and have considered ideas such as a kiosk where people could browse through names at their convenience or a scrolling screen listing the veterans’ names.

Buxton said they want to especially honor those that are high ranking officers.

“Some have made this their career and they have done really well with it,” said Buxton.

Currently, the school honors its past graduates who have served in the military by displaying their pictures in a case in the cafeteria.

If you would like to submit a name, there is a link on the River View website that will take you directly to a document where you can submit information. The link is http://www.river-view.k12.oh.us/News/64#sthash.f87boVzA.dpbs or go to http://www.river-view.k12.oh.us/ and click on “Are you a graduate of River View and served in the Armed Forces?” under the News and Announcements section on the left-hand side of the page.

“I travel a lot,” said Buxton. “I was at a school that had something like this and I wanted to bring it to River View.”

Snyder and Buxton said they are anticipating between 750 to 1,000 names for the memorial.

Tags: , ,

Category: Education

About the Author ()

I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

Comments are closed.