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Titan Band at NYC

MHS Titan Band Performs at the NYC Veterans Day Parade

Helping honor our nation’s veterans, the McDowell High School Band traveled to New York to march in the 99th annual New York City Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 11. The parade is the largest commemoration of service in the nation, with participants from all over the U.S. marching up Fifth Avenue.

“It is an honor to host the best high school musicians in the country to participate in this annual tribute to the brave men and women who have served this great nation, and protected our way of life,” said Dan McSweeney, president of the United War Veterans Council, which produces the parade. “Participants and spectators alike are in store for a memorable experience, and we are proud that this younger generation of talented musicians is able to join us in fulfilling a debt of honor owed to our veterans.”
The parade kicked off at 11 a.m. from 26th Street and Fifth Avenue and proceeded up Fifth Avenue to 52nd Street. The McDowell High School Band joined more than 40,000 participants, including active duty military personnel, veterans of every U.S. war since World War II, veterans’ supporters and other marching bands from across the nation. All marched up New York City’s iconic Fifth Avenue in front of 500,000-plus parade spectators in the heart of the media capital of the world.

Leading the parade as grand marshal was astronaut Buzz Aldrin, a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, which is especially meaningful as the U.S. Air Force is the parade’s featured service branch this year.

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Future Farmers of America Students Place in State Competition

FFA Students place in State Competition

The McDowell FFA (Future Farmers of America) livestock judging team competed recently in Raleigh against 87 other teams in the State Contest. They finished third which is the highest any team from McDowell County has ever placed in a State competition. These students will be officially recognized on stage at the NC State FFA convention this summer. The team members are Hannah E. who was the high overall individual in the entire contest out of 316 competitors, Alyson B., Maranda S., and Madison H. Congratulations on your hard work students. We are #titanproud of you! @mcdowellcte McDowell County Schools

MHS Exceeds State Expectations

Exceeded Growth

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Basketball @ St. Stephens
Date: 12/19/2017
Location: St. Stephens High School, 3205 34th St Dr NE, Hickory, NC 28601, USA
Half Day for Students
Date: 12/19/2017, 8 AM 11:30 AM
Christmas/Winter Break
Date: 12/20/2017
Christmas/Winter Break
Date: 12/21/2017
Basketball with Foard (Home)
Date: 12/22/2017
Christmas/Winter Break
Date: 12/22/2017
Wrestling @ Maiden Individual Tournament
Date: 12/22/2017
Christmas/Winter Break
Date: 12/25/2017


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