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FKHS Celebrates the Military Child with Purple Up Day

by Debbie Hibberd

The Gold Standard
Fort Knox, KY | May 4, 2017

Students working with Home Depot project kits
Students working with Home Depot project kits | Photo: Debbie Hibberd

As April came to a close Fort Knox High School celebrated the Month of the Military Child with Purple Up Day April 27. Students attended a talent show held midmorning and then were free for the rest of the day to participate in a variety of activities. Amid the background of music being played by a disc jockey students participated indoor activities such as karaoke, board games, ping pong, foosball and basketball. STEM activities were offered by the science department, and employees of Home Depot brought building projects that students could create and take home with them. Despite an overcast sky, cool temperatures and a brisk wind many students chose to stay outside and play flag football and volleyball. Others waited to have their faces painted or tattoos applied while some talked to Marine recruiters who had a display where students could participate in physical challenges and win prizes, and the National Guard recruiters brought a gladiator pit. Members of the PTO were on hand to offer free popcorn and snow cones as well. With the assistance of the community and staff members FKHS students were able to participated in activities various activities during the school day.


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