On Thursday, November 8th, AES honored all veterans and specifically recent Medal of Honor recipient Garlin Murl Conner at a special Veterans Day Program. Students at AES also participated in a school-wide writing project called “The Heart of a Hero.” First and second graders wrote about heroes and thanked them for their service. Third and fourth grade students wrote poems and letters to veterans. Makinna Stockton won first place in the third grade contest and read her poem during the Veterans Day Program. The 2nd and 3rd place winners in third grade were Briana Mielu and Mason Heist, respectively. Kimaya Sears won first place in the fourth grade contest and read her letter during the Veterans Day Program. The 2nd and 3rd place winners in fourth grade were Gabby Davis and Luis Garcia, respectively. All student writings from 1st – 4th grades were posted on the walls in honor of Veterans Day.